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Completed RWF Officer from TFB Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Oct 16, 2022.

  1. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I think this photo clearly illustrates the difference between the officers and OR tunics

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    Nice find Nap.
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Very true ...wasn't looking at the tunics tbh .........what mix would you use for the officers one ?

    Finishing off the headwear basecoating then the eyes

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Iffy vision update ..click on for larger images

    Basecoating all finished ...not sure what to do with hair colour yet .....or have it powdered ....Mmmmm.decidions

    Eyes next , cup of tea then set WP up for the fleshwork

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Some interesting pics here , showing the front plate , apparently a 50th Regt drummer ....notice the "L" and the drum at rear

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    Comparison between the drummers and a OR's

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    Nap
  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi to all

    Small update , finished belt plate and epaulettes first ...will do all gold bits now

    Reworked the details on the gorget as well

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi folks

    This has been highlighted by Mike ...cheers for it

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    Hi Kev,
    Saw your latest update on the 23rd Officer.
    A couple of points you may wish to look at:- I can only refer to Carl Franklin's Book British Army Uniforms 1751 - 1783 including the Severn Years War & A W I.
    1. The P of W feathers on the shoulder/ breast plate appear to be Silver.

    2.Completely new to me I thought it was much later. The silk flashes worn at the back of the Collar, I quat from the Book." A unique feature of this regiment is the wearing of the 'flash' a spray of five black ribbons worn at the back of the collar to prevent the powdered queue bag from soiling the coat. At the time of the Revolution all officers commonly wore it."
    Will leave it with you.
    Mike

    Unquote

    Easy fix on epaulettes and belt plate when being painted

    The flash ......clearly states it being worn by Officers ....so .......

    Stay tuned

    Nap
  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi folks

    Done a little more digging around ref the flash

    Found this , slightly later of course about 1799/1801 but clearly shows it being worn

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    Modern version

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    Reenactors

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    Also found this great portrait of a RWF Officer , shows the silvered POW feathers with a gold scroll on Epaulettes well as the belt plate details

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    Nap
  8. mike bush Member

    Just found this. Re Flash. https://www.rwfia.org/Traditions_Flash.htm

    Traditions of the Royal Welch Fusiliers

    General Information
    Membership Information
    Links to Living History Groups, and Historic Sites
    Links to Revolutionary War Reenactment Groups
    Regimental Information
    "The Fusilier" Regimental Newsletter
    Schedule of Events for 2008
    Photo Album

    A Brief History of the 23rd Foot

    Fusiliers of Renown

    Allied Regiments Around the World


    Royal Welch Fusiliers & United States Marine Corps


    Royal Welch Fusilier Links

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    The Flash

    The Flash is a regimental distinction of the Royal Welch Fusiliers that is shared by no other regiment in the British Army. It dates back to the early 18th century when soldiers wore their hair in a braided queue which was held in a bag to avoid the grease soiling the back of the uniform coat.


    The wearing of the queue was abolished by 1808, yet the Royal Welch Fusiliers ignored the order to remove the five black ribbons from the collar of their coats. As they were stationed in Nova Scotia at the time, there was little notice taken of their disobedience, but on returning to England in 1834, an inspecting General ordered the ribbons removed, and an appeal was made by the regiment to King William IV. In the same year the Royal Welch Fusiliers were granted the right to wear "The Flash" as a regimental distinction and have worn it ever since.
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi folks

    Today I will be adding the flash at the rear of the collar using this reference ....note the ends are not angled as in later versions but might add a slight slant

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    Also repainting the POW feathers on epaulettes and the belt plate

    ...then the rest of the goldy bits

    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  10. Nap A Fixture

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    Update ...flash on place ...needs tidying up a tad

    Need to be patient !

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    Nap
  11. Giwe Active Member

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    Beautiful work so far!!!
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  12. Nap A Fixture

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    Thank you Stephen , enjoying it , the flash has dried and now basecoated , repainted the feathers etc on epaulettes and belt plate , completed the gorget

    Next will be the blue facing

    As you might gather not sticky by to the plan for painting ..lol

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  13. Steve headley Active Member

    Hi all late to the thread, have been reading with interest.

    Nap your doing a fantastic job on him, putting your own stamp as it were good to see all the various info you managed to get. When we set out to do him. We had info from some of our American friends who gave us lots of variety with regards to the head ware. You managed to get even more so well done on that.

    Mike, we sent all the info we had at the time to Offo who had basically completed him, he then added more parts like the rosettes on the neck plate plus other parts. So he did listen and did deal with the info we gave him the only thing he did not do was embossing on the Belt buckle which could be painted on. We do our best to get things right. We use the information we can gather.

    Our customers seem to be very happy with what we have produced and so are we. I’m sure many companies have the same issues and people find out more about the subject.

    Happy modelling keep up the good work Nap it’s looking great.

    Stephen

    TFB Miniatures Team
  14. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Small Iffyvision update

    Gradually building up the red/ scarlet uniform ...happy to hear what colours you'd use for a officers coat as well

    Working on the cravat as well

    Click on pics for larger images if you wish

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap


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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi to all

    Finished cravat and the red/scarlet , since applied slightly more highs there also to the red patch an the headwear , the crossbelts are now finished off ( pics soon ) , and waistcoat done now also

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  16. Steve headley Active Member

    Great work Kev well done indeed

    Steve

    TFB Miniatures Team
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  17. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Very nicely done. I am tempted to do a full figure in 200mm, but I doubt there would be a market for it.

    Mike
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    Thanks Steve ...it's getting there


    That would certainly be impressive in the scale

    Couple of iffyvision updates click on for larger images

    Belts all done now worked on a little more , cravat completed , waistcoat and sash done , scarlet uniform complete ...might rehighlight once face is completed

    All suggestions and thoughts welcome

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    Iffyvision update

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    Just the stock and collar to do , flesh , hanging cords at rear of headwear , and the actual headwear

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    Nap
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  20. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Looking great, Kevin!

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