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Re: Re: Re: Am I the first to notice...?

WWI is approaching it's first centinial aniversary, that should be a great marketing gimic

Re: Re: Re: Am I the first to notice...?

Jon,
I was thinking of early war Belgians, who had
very distinctive headgear. I've seen pictures of
their dog-drawn machine guns, and I'd like to see
them in miniature. I think the Belgians had a lot
of guts to stand up to the German steamroller.

Belgians after 1914

Hi
ACtually the Beglians did look quite a bit different from the French, although one could dispute that at a 1/72 scale this may not be that obvious... Anyway, here goes:

- The helmet had a lion (Ok, that's tiny...)
- Belgians didn't use puttees or had them covered by leather gaiters, or wore short breeches or riding boots.
- The Belgian back-pack was considerably smaller than the French one
- Finally, if I am not mistaken, the coat worn by the Belgians looked differently from the French one, which did not seem to have 2 or 3 buttons in the back...not sure about this one, perhaps somebody has better info.

Re: How about a personality set?

With this boom, how about a personality set?

Re: Re: Am I the first to notice...?

They will probably be in the same stupid format as the other recent Italian-manufacture sets, such as Italeri, but, as long as there are no really unusual poses, I don't really care. I'm looking forward to using these men as Greeks for the Greco-Turkish War of 1920-22, to face off against the Kemalists at Inonu or Eskishehir. Also, I think that the figures would work for WWI Rumanians, who wore the Adrian helmet, as well as WWII Rumanian reserve units whose uniforms were not updated until 1942. Finally, Italian reserve coastal artillery units during the 1943 invasion of Sicily continued to wear the old WWI uniforms, so there are some possibilities here as well.

Re: Am I the first to notice...?

You wait for news for weeks and then 2 in one day first Waterloo 1815's artwork for Italian Infantry WW1
http://www.hatitalywaterloo.it/

and then this http://theredbox.com.ua/set/5.htm

Happy Collecting

Re: Re: Am I the first to notice...?

Is it me or are some of the RedBox British copies of Strelets Boer War British? Either Strelets and RedBox are one in the same as I originally thought, or RedBox employs the same sculptor.

We aren't same!