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Young miniatures new release..British LRDG 1942

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by misfit151, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. misfit151 A Fixture

    Noticed this on his website .....new release....more pics on his site YM1888-1.jpg
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Mike

    Saw this , like it as it is but IMO it's got a lot of conversion to a WW1 piece as well

    Great artwork from Kirill

    Thanks for sharing

  3. DEL A Fixture

    Another winner from Young.
    I see the genes are as strong as ever ;)
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  4. Babelfish A Fixture

    Agree with Kev, the headgear looks decidedly WWI.

    Very nice bust.

    - Steve
  5. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    My father was attached to the LRDG , and his badge was (is...I have it) a darkened bronze . Some of them also made up their own style of wrist tags on a chain bracelet, much like the lads in WW1. I have that here too.

    As always from Young, a fine piece of sculpting.

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  7. custer760 Active Member

    Artwork????This is painted??
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  8. Ferris A Fixture

    Incredible painting....Kanaev?
  9. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting. (y) They do some awesome stuff! I am working on the Wild Wild West bust.

    Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society
  10. Helm A Fixture

    Best tell this bloke :nailbiting: It's probably just about safe now do it
    And why stop there, add a pipe for that real manly bearing
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  12. Sgt. Red Active Member

    Just gotta love this bust......
  13. Babelfish A Fixture

    Great colourised pic that Steve. Not seen it before.

    I was just agreeing with Kev's comment about the headgear looking WWI and so offering good conversion potential. I wasn't coming over all rivet-countery!! :D

    - Steve
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  14. Nap A Fixture


    Me neither Steve !

  15. Helm A Fixture

    Stand easy chaps, wasn't a dig, the bloke in the b/w pic is Paddy Mayne, that's what my safe comment referred to. ;)
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  17. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

    Yip as soon as I seen the bust I thought Paddy Mayne (a man not to be messed with), there is meant to be BBC drama in production at the minute with Tom Hardy as Paddy Mayne, however the bust is another good release from Young's and it will be really interesting to see what conversions etc our inventive members will come up with, the boxart is brilliant as always.
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  18. SerjeantWildgoose Member

    Back in the late 1980s I was posted to be Adjutant of one of our TA battalions, which had a rifle company at Movilla Camp in Newtownards. I knew that Paddy Mayne was buried in the nearby cemetery and combined my first visit to the company with a visit to see his grave. Sadly the plot, a family grave, was largely derelict and overgrown. More happily when I mentioned this to the company commander he undertook to have the company sort the grave out, which they did. It set me wondering how a small, staunchly Unionist town like Newtownards could come to have forgotten one of its most famous warrior sons. Perhaps an answer lies in the manner of his death on 13 December 1955.

    The evening before, Paddy had been to a meeting of his Masonic Lodge and afterwards went drinking with a friend in Bangor, a town perhaps 5 miles away from Newtownards. He was found dead in his car early on the morning of the 13th, clearly having collided with a stationary farm vehicle. When interviewed by the police, the farmer and his wife both reported having heard the crash at around 4 o'clock and upon looking outside, recognising Mayne's distinctive Roadster car. Asked why they had not gone to help him, they stated that it was known in the town that Mayne frequently drove while drunk and that it was extremely dangerous to approach him when he was in that condition.

    Times are now a little different perhaps because Newtownards, like many Unionist communities, has felt its heritage to be under threat and has therefore begun to identify and cherish its icons a little more. In 1997 a bronze statue to Mayne, the most decorated British soldier of the Second World War, was erected in Conway Square in Newtownards.

    He was without doubt a man of lion's courage, a superb rugby player and a soldier beyond equal - but without a rugby pitch or a war upon which to vent his anger, he was bloody dangerous.
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  19. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Beautiful rendition by two miniature artists who set benchmark for us all to aspire too.
    Whilst Paddy’s cap may have been inspiration for this chap’s cap I reckon Capt LB “Bruce” Ballantyne, second photo above, was certainly part of creative process for this bust.
    I’ve shared a pile of LRDG photos in Pinterest here:
    Not a single individual looks the same when on patrol.
    Worth having a read of background to Capt Bruce’s photo, taken during a combined op with Free French:

    Cannot wait to get my hands on this latest from Young & reckon he will go well displayed with other previous Trooper.
    My version “Alf” was shared here a few years back - here’s updated photo of him.

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