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cheng

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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2007, 02:47:47 am »
WHOA!
hey Michael,
i gleaned through everyone of your pictures in this thread again...i feel like a beginner-customiser...wanting to ask you to slow down and explain one unit at a time  :P

i can visualise Rourke's Drift and zulus in the near horizon...your toppees look geobra-factory-finished...(maybe someday geobra doesnt have to commission their mould designer to make one...if youre willing to sell them your copy-right...for our sake!  :D )

i like 'two-toning' my klickies' hats...maybe its because i enjoy masking and spraying too...have you seen any real photos of toppees sporting a darker/lighter cloth band?
the complete helmet covers and the band of cloth could have been different materials...it would look even more stylish(i do compromise correctness with beauty, often) in 2-tone, if i'm allowed to add  ;D

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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2007, 08:22:48 am »
perhaps you can customize an original french shako of the napoleonic time. The geobra ones have not the right size.
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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2007, 09:20:17 am »
They are great - almost feel the sands of the desert.  I have always liked models of soldiers on camels and I have now GOT to make a camel corps figure!

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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2007, 01:52:00 pm »
@leblanc: if it is not too urgent :D i will give a french shako a try but i have to look for a suitable existing plastic part as model first
 
@cheng: the cloth (pugaree) was stained in the sudan campaign with tea or tobacco juice, which clearly looks much better. i hope to find a way to cast it in different color. a spike and spectacles are also on my list... ;D     

@dan: i am really looking forward to your camel man

@all: thank you, please have still a little patience
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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2007, 06:15:37 pm »
Your soldiers enchant to me, and he is seen them very seasoned in the combat :)

Sorry for my poor english  :-\

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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2007, 11:19:23 pm »
Third King's Own Light Dragoon, First Sikh War 1845
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cheng

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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2007, 09:04:52 am »
oh...another great custom from the indian continent!!  ;D
our themes might slowly converge, Michael !  ;)
but for now "I shall not make mounted troops"
"I shall not make mounted troops"
"I shall not make mounted troops"
"I shall not make mounted troops"  :D

Dan

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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2007, 07:56:07 pm »
HM I am seriously starting to dislike you.

My one and only attempt at painting a "flat" was an officer of the 3rd Lt Dragoons of the 1st Sikh War and it was so awful it's still hidden in the back of a cupboard because (a) I can't bring myself to show it to anyone & (b) I can't bear to throw it away either.

Now you produce a first rate model klickie of the same figure!

I'm depressed and going to lie down.
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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2007, 08:19:52 pm »
I'm depressed and going to lie down.
plz dont go hang urself Dan, i have a lot of crappy tries hidden somewhere in my boxes, I think everybody got some of those.  :-*

henry_martini

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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2007, 10:54:05 am »
@ dan: although i am a bit scared i feel encouraged to post something more, too.  :D
soon ...

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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2007, 12:59:37 pm »
Ferozeshah, 1845

Gen. Hugh Gough and ADC
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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2007, 01:06:31 pm »
On the second day of the battle he tried to distract the sikh artillery from his troops exposing himself on horseback in a conspicuous white coat.
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cheng

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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2007, 04:11:50 am »
nice nice NICE Michael !
again good use for those small white peaked caps
and ISHALLNOT ISHALLNOT ISHALLNOT ISHALLNOT ISHALLNOT ISHALLNOT make these mounted troopers...

and can i guess....so the General didnt make the 3rd day  ;D

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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2007, 12:07:12 pm »

'Nonsense, they couldn't hit an elephant at this distance'

General John Sedgwick

Sorry but couldn't help myself - Craig

Leblanc d. II.

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Re: victoria's soldiers
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2007, 05:52:23 pm »
Hi Henry. This part of history is nearly unknown to me. Have you some information for me about this conflict ::)? Your customs are great.
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