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Wilhelm II medals.....Dolman Miniatures

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by EDUARDO SANCHEZ BARBERO, Nov 9, 2021.

  1. Hi everyone
    Let's do the German Emperor in Russian uniform
    We have all the information except the medals on the left chest, we think we know what medals are, but we are not sure
    Does anyone know what medals are?
    Thank you

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  2. theBaron A Fixture

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    Paging Martin Rohmann!
  3. Sergei Active Member

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    It looks like the photo was originally b/w and then coloured by some Klimbim. So, the medals can be anything, and not necessarily of the colours we see now.
  4. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

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    I wouldn't use the template for a bust!

    On the photo you can see Wilhelm II in the uniform of the Tsarist Russian 85th Infantry Regiment "Wiburgski" (Vyborg), whose "Colonel of Honor" (a title, not a rank!) He was from 1888 to August 1914.

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    The colors on the - hand-colored - template are all wrong, a blue-red Don Cossack cap was NOT part of the equipment of an infantry regiment! From 1910 it really looked like in the next picture - the "Wyburger" wore the monogram of Wilhelm II on the shoulder boards.


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    Before that, the hat was dark green-red!

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    Find a better template!


    Cheers
  5. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    I'm guess that the mustard/yellow ribbon is the Prussian Centenary Medal. centenary medal.jpg
  6. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

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    You are right!
    And here all of them...:

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    Cheers
  7. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    I should have known the China Medal and the Order of the Red Eagle. :(
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  8. Martín

    Cheers

    Thank you very much for your help
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Eduardo

    Good subject and unusual to see him in a honour uniform ....what made you go for this as Wilhelm had many many uniforms within his own military

    Great info as always from Martín and Capt ......

    Intrigued about this release

    Nap
  10. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

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    An Addition:

    The "Wiburgskogo Polk" (Regiment Wyborg") was part of the 1st Corps under General Leonid Konstantinowitsch Artamonov ...

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    ... of the the unfortunate 2nd Russian Army under General Alexander Wassiljewitsch Ssamsonow ...

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    ... and in August 1914 the Tannenberg Battle in East Prussia occurred near Gilgenburg and Usdau.

    After that there wasn't much left of the unit ...

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    Cheers
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  11. theBaron A Fixture

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    Which medal is the white enameled Maltese cross he wears at his throat, too? I have seen it before, but in my mind, I confuse it with other Hohenzollern Hausorden.

    Prost!
    Brad
  12. Do you have better images of Regimental badge 1.Garde Regiment?thank you for your help
  13. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

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    This may help you...:

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    Cheers

    BTW: Im am interested in this bust - please note me as a customer!
  14. Thank you
  15. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

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    Have found good templates. Have a look above!


    Cheers
  16. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

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    No, Brad - this is the "Rechtsritterkreuz" of the Royal Prussian Order of St. John with swords...:

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    Here the version without swords worn on a black ribbon ...:

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    Wilhelm II was the "protector" of this order.

    The "Hohenzollern Hausorden" is this one ...:

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    Cheers
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  17. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks for the initial question Eduardo! It managed to fire up the amazing Martin Rohmann history machine, which is always worth following!

    Phil
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  18. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

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  19. theBaron A Fixture

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    Danke, Martin! I wasn't sure if it was the Johanniterorden. I've seen the plain badge (for lack of a better term) worn on the left breast on the uniform, but didn't realize that that was the "grand" cross. Stadden sculpted it on some of his figures of Prussian generals.

    Yes, the Hohenzollerns had a long history with the order. I remember that two of Frederick's infantry regiments carried the cross on their Fahnen, while their respective Chefs were grand masters of the order. Years ago, I managed to find Rylit's figure of one of them, and painted it as Markgraf Carl's Kompaniefahne:

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    Prost!
    Brad
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