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Author Topic: News from studio "Siberia - miniatures"  (Read 133984 times)

Offline FramFramson

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Re: News from studio "Siberia - miniatures"
« Reply #375 on: September 06, 2018, 09:20:43 AM »
Thank you all for your feedback!

Unfortunately, these figures are not suitable for the period of the First World War. At least - without significant refinement of some of them. The officers are dressed in leather jackets, which is typical of the Bolsheviks, but not for the officers of the Imperial Army. In addition, they have a "red commander's sign" on their chests. Most of the caps in the set have a picture of a cockade-star, and a fur hat-ribbon (should be red), which determines their belonging to the Bolsheviks. Figures have insufficient equipment for the war, which is characteristic of the civil war in which all sides lacked weapons and equipment.. Figures do not have sapper shovels, flasks, bowlers, two figures are dressed in shoes made from wooden strips - bast shoes.
I understood everything else, but what did you mean by 'bowlers'? Helmets?

In English a 'bowler' means this type of hat:




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Re: News from studio "Siberia - miniatures"
« Reply #376 on: September 06, 2018, 09:54:33 AM »
Perhaps this name is this headpiece and became the source for the designation of kitchen utensils for the soldier? There are some similarities in shape. Who knows...





« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 09:56:30 AM by cuprum »

Offline FramFramson

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Re: News from studio "Siberia - miniatures"
« Reply #377 on: September 06, 2018, 10:14:02 AM »
Yes, the shape is similar, which is probably the origin. Soldiers love nicknaming things, after all.  :D

Makes sense now!

Offline Ben Waterhouse

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Re: News from studio "Siberia - miniatures"
« Reply #378 on: September 07, 2018, 10:56:32 AM »
The first British steel helmets were known as "battle bowlers" I seem to recall.
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Offline FramFramson

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Re: News from studio "Siberia - miniatures"
« Reply #379 on: September 08, 2018, 02:16:00 AM »
Yes, which is why I thought of helmets. Interesting that it turned out to be mess kit!

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Re: News from studio "Siberia - miniatures"
« Reply #380 on: September 08, 2018, 08:22:03 AM »
Bowlers, as in Bowls or 'Boilers' ?

 

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