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Young Winston Churchill

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by EDUARDO SANCHEZ BARBERO, Apr 16, 2022.

  1. Hello everybody.......
    I would like to make this figure, but I need information on the uniform and equipment, I have not found much on the Internet,books ...... sometimes you find information quickly and quality images
    But this time it wasn't like that ,If you can help me you can put the information here or send me to this email
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  2. valiant A Fixture

    This photo was taken when Churchill was a Subaltern in the 21st Lancers, in the Sudan. He is wearing the standard officers uniform and has cavalry officer's horse furniture. As far as Im aware, the only non standard items were the pair of Mauser pistol holsters on the front of the saddle. Others may be able to offer more info...!(y)
  3. Thank you
    I have this picture but it says that it is from the 4th Hussars. Is this uniform correct?

    Screenshot_20220414-131410_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20220414-131451_Instagram.jpg
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  4. valiant A Fixture

    He was in 4th Hussars, seconded to 21st Lancers. He took part in the cavalry charge at Omdurman. That would appear to be the same uniform....
  5. Here differents helmets and uniform Winston_Churchill_in_uniform,_1898.jpg Screenshot_20220416-131034_Pinterest.jpg Screenshot_20220414-131410_Instagram.jpg Screenshot_20220414-131445_Instagram.jpg
  6. valiant A Fixture

    The helmet pictured with the uniform is the standard issue. The one with the larger brim is privately acquired...(y)
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  7. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    Here is a pic from "The Last Charge: The 21st Lancers at the Battle of Omdurman" by Terry Brighton, published by Crowood as part of the "silver series". It shows Churchill during the charge brandishing his Mauser pistol. Hope that it helps.


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  8. Ned Ricks Active Member

    Gents -
    My notes would have WSC as 4th Hussars at this time but seconded (on loan) to 21st at his request so he could get more medals (for future political campaigns) and to write another book (for fame and income).
    Very excited to see this as a figure available to purchase!
  9. Nap A Fixture

  10. Ned Ricks Active Member

    I agree that the pic is in South Africa as lieutenant in the South African Light Horse, I think in campaign after he had escaped from POW camp.
    The Mauser pistol was like he carried in charge at Omdurman. He had hurt his shoulder in India so a repeating pistol made more sense than a sabre. If memory serves, he had this on him at the time he was a "war correspondent" and the Boers would have not been pleased to find it.
  11. to make a good figure you need good images and good links where to get the images, if not, it is very difficult to make a quality figure, it is impossible
    detailed pictures of all items, and real pictures
  12. thegoodsgt Active Member

    Eduardo, I'll be looking forward to this figure!
  13. MCPWilk A Fixture

  14. The problem I have when looking for information is that I don't know the technical words of the equipment elements.
    For example, I call it a helmet, but it is probably a type of helmet with its name, year and helmet model.
  15. MCPWilk A Fixture

    The uniform in 7/10 above is pretty accurate except that cavalry officers had chain epaulettes instead of cloth ones as shown in the dismounted photograph above. He appears to be wearing cavalry boots as well in the mounted photograph rather than gaiters as shown in the dismounted photo.

  16. Mirofsoft A Fixture


    Omdurman Churchill (2).jpg

    I remember the 2 figurines on horse made by Phoenix Miniatures almost 50 years ago Winston and a lancer on a charge ...
    here the lancer

    gaz 33 sep  76  027 Phoenix.jpg

    and the catalogue page

    Phoenix 1979  003 (2).jpg
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  17. Ned Ricks Active Member

    Having the "correct words or verbiage" to be able to search is one of my first big hurdles. If you know something is a sword rather than a sabre, or a busby rather than a bearskin, etc.

    The American military artist Don Trioni gave talk were he told us in the audience that he has one of the largest collections of uniforms, weapons and militaria outside of government museums. When he was composing his painting of ACW battles, he would kit out men as models and have them pose. He said that he never used a model with a waist size greater than (I think) 36 inches because those fighting men were lean and his original uniforms would not fit.

    For me, picture books are wonderful for discoveries. It helps me very much if I can see (even just in my mind's eye) what I want my figure to look like when I am done. Well done box helps, too, especially if 360 degree images are available, such as a posting here.
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  18. king New Member

    I found an old article on Airfix magazine afghan-.pdf

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