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Offline Inkpaduta

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Turkey in WW2
« on: September 20, 2019, 09:41:47 PM »
If I was to do a "What if" game with Turkey being a part of WW2.
Could anyone suggest possible figures and what would the uniforms look like?

Thanks

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Re: Turkey in WW2
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2019, 07:55:53 AM »
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Re: Turkey in WW2
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 08:58:38 AM »
It looks almost like the Japanese cap. But bear in mind, in action these guys would have helmets and do this comfortable looking march -



It's not a million miles away from French uniforms.
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Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Turkey in WW2
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2019, 06:04:27 PM »
Thanks guys. What figures would work?
Do you think either Japanese or French?

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Re: Turkey in WW2
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2019, 11:01:15 PM »
If it was me, I'd go French and if you need an officer's cap, just do some minor conversion with greenstuff.

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Re: Turkey in WW2
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 02:06:11 AM »
I don't know what scale you're working in, bigger scale implies more detail on the figures. Most WWII Japanese infantry are modeled with wrapped puttees, and the WWII Japanese pot helmet had neither brim nor ridge.
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Re: Turkey in WW2
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2019, 02:13:17 AM »
Are WWI Austro-Hungarians any good for this?
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Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Turkey in WW2
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2019, 03:07:35 AM »
I would be doing it in 20mm.

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Re: Turkey in WW2
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2019, 04:41:04 AM »
So... Adrian helmets, tunics, Mauser rifles and 6 pouch and German style ammunition pouches?

Might I suggest these might fit the bill? Probably as close you are likely to get, off the peg, so to speak.

https://kromlechhistorical.com/ww2-1939-polish-army/55-polish-army-cavalry-section-on-foot-10-miniatures.html

You would want to paint or maybe convert the riding boots to knee length gaiters but otherwise, pretty close IMO.

I am currently painting some Kromlech infantry. Very nice figures, realistically proportioned and finely detailed. Match up height wise with and are nearest in heft to Paul Hicks sculpts and Eureka’s WW2 ranges.

Not that it matters much, as they would be unlikely to be mixed with other figures.


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Re: Turkey in WW2
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2019, 04:43:32 AM »
Sorry missed the 20mm bit. :-[

I have seen photos of Turks pre war in puttees. So the Eureka 28mm Interwar Chinese might work. I have also seen photos of Turks, post-war in British MkI tin hats.

Offline Inkpaduta

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Re: Turkey in WW2
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2019, 06:51:52 PM »
That is okay Carlos. I thought they would work too until I saw they are 28mm.
It would appear that I have got some options. French, Austrians, Polish cavalry if
dismounted. The search continues!