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Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Pedro Molina, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. carl reid A Fixture

    Leave it with me Marc, maybe I can find something in the carnage I call my head to tempt you buddy...;):)

  2. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Just one word sums this piece up for me SUPERB.

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  3. Wayneb A Fixture

    Not the greatest painter out there;but I do know sculpture.....That is one great piece.
    Concept;..Originality;..Sensitivity.;........I would buy this piece even if I didn't think I could paint it.
    I think you are one of THE best out there.
    By the way,I do have some of your pieces and doing my best to do them justice with paint but still learning.
    Keep up the good work and have a great holiday..............Wayne
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  4. Dennis Active Member

    Brilliant Carl. Thanks for posting. This will be a firm firm favourite on the competition tables. Knowing what we do know now the poigiant pose will strike a cord with many modellers.
    Have a merry and safe Christmas.
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  5. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Stunning piece of work Carl, sure this one will be a winner.

    Cheers Davie
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  6. mcsneed17 Member

    the only figure i would like to see done is one of maimonides is this possible ?
  7. carl reid A Fixture

    All I can say is Thanks Guys for all your kind words, It is very much appreciated. I'm just pleased he has had a positive response for MJ.

    Thanks again!!!

  8. carl reid A Fixture

    Thank you so much for your compliments!

    We are all still learning Wayne.
    But as long as you enjoy it, is all that matters.
    After all we can't all be a Danilo, Sang, Pietro, MJ, Davie M etc. They are all fabulous painters, with very little to choose between them. But I'm sure they would all concede they too are still learning!
    So you are in great company my friend!

    Thanks again mate!

  9. Tommy's War Active Member

    A great sculpt and as you know Carl as a fellow Brummie a fantastic subject.

    The uniform and webbing is absolutely spot-on, the best reference for the Birmingham Pals is a book of that name by a Birmingham author called Terry Carter. The book shows Neville Chamberlain inspecting the Birmingham Pals before they embarked for France wearing the 1914 leather webbing and Gor Blimey cap that you've modelled there. The regiments would have been issued with 1908 webbing and steel helmets in France.

    The pedant in me has to take issue with you though ;):

    Nothing wrong with what you're saying, but just to tidy-up

    At the outbreak of the war the Royal Warwickshire Regiment comprised of the following:

    Regular army

    1st Bn - regular battalion, part of III Corps they formed the rearguard at Le Cateau and then stayed in France until 1919
    2nd Bn - again regular, they were in Malta in 1914 and were recalled to France by October 1914 for the first battle of Ypres, moving to Italy in 1914
    3rd and 4th Bns were garrison battalions and stayed in the Isle of Wight supplying troops to the front line

    5th and 6th Bns were based at Thorpe Street in Digbeth, Birmingham
    7th Bn trained across the towns of Warwickshire (Stratford, Warwick, Leamington, Nuneaton etc)
    8th Bn were based in Aston, a suburb of Birmingham

    In 1914 volunteers from the 4 battalions were requested and formed the 1/5, 1/6, 1/7 and 1/8 Bns and embarked to France in early 1915. The 2/5, 2/6, 2/7 and 2/8 stayed in England until 1916 before also serving in France and Belgium.

    Service Battalions

    In 1915 it was clear that the war was going to last longer than anticipated and far more men were going to be needed, with Kitchener's recruitment drive more battalions were raised, initially from volunteers. The Royal Warwickshire Regiment raised several battalions

    9th - from across Warwickshire, served in Gallipoli and then Mespotomia with distinctions
    10th and 11th Bn's - also from across the county, served in France and Flanders throughout the war

    12th and 13th Bn's were garrison battalions, supplying men to the various Warwickshire Battalions.

    In 1915 the Mayor of Birmingham decided to raise a Battalion for service, due to the number of recruits a second and then third battalion was raised, these were the 14th, 15th and 16th Battalions of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment - known unofficially as the Birmingham Pals.

    Raised from the City, the Birmingham Pals were often from the Birmingham middle classes and consisted of solicitors, accountants, librarians, school teachers and many others that wanted to serve their country. Their first camp was in Sutton Park before receiving training across various depots across England before embarking for France in 1916. As part of the expanded British army the three battalions were made ready for the Somme offensive, although they did not take part in the 1st July campaign. Eventually moved-up they took part in the line and were very badly mauled at Devilles Woods at the end of July 1916. The three battalions served with distinction through the war, serving in Italy in 1917 and then moving back to France for the final push.

    Carl, your figure shows a Birmingham Pal exactly as he would have appeared before leaving for France in 1916. At the time although news was starting to filter through about the conditions on the front there was still a lot of optimism that the 'new army' would be able to push back the Germans.

    The sad thing about this war is that we can count through the various elements:

    Stage 1 was the regular army
    Stage 2 was the Empire army and territorials
    Stage 3 was the volunteers of the new army
    Stage 4 were the conscripts

    Each new stage was needed when they lost the proceeding stage of men.

    The Birmingham Pals were a noble cause, like all of those volunteers in similar pal battalions, that were lost in just a few short, bloody months, and Carl has captured that emotion perfectly.

    Sorry for the long ramble, but I thought perhaps the context was important to the figure.
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