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A stirring image on the box for the new Highlanders Firing Line set. The uniforms look reasonably correct for the 42nd Highlanders, although I'm sure that experts on the kilt may flag up that there are inaccuracies; good enough for a painter of 1/72 kilts to use this picture as a reference though. I'm not sure about the strange 'pom poms' on the drummer's shoulders though...I'm comparing this with the Centjours Mont St Jean reference:
And in any case, this brave Highland laddie is about to see his plastic representation shot down once the box contents are revealed.
The muskets in this picture also look strangely short, but let's not re-open that debate.
The biggest error, perhaps, is that anyone using this box art as a reference for their 42nd Highlanders needs to be aware that the big yellow flag in the background is the Regimental colour for the 92nd 'Gordon' Highlanders....:unamused:
Yes Mark the muskets do still look short but Strelets should be aware of the problem by now & hopefully correct for future sets.
A couple of boxes will be finding their way to relieving my Airfix highlanders from their duties!
Yes, and kudos for a set of LINE troops finally. As to the colors, my first impression was the Yellow flag was with a separate formation so might HAVE been representative of the Gordon's next in line to the Black Watch. Zooming in I saw the cuffs of the other formation were also blue so a "boo-boo." Rule of thumb, facings and cuffs match the colors there are exceptions but when in doubt...
Still, a welcome addition of actual line troops I won't have to do a little cutting on to satisfy my uniform OCD. :wink: