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Author Topic: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted  (Read 53405 times)

Offline Sterling Moose

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Excellent info.  I was an Army Cadet at 16 Coy (LRB) RGJ, later 36 Coy RGJ, from 1977-83 at the Cedars.  Don't recall a big house but there were 3-4 more modern buildings in the complex that housed the permanent staff for the TA unit.  The Drill Hall complex butts against West Ham Park and is visible on Google Earth.

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In February 1885 the 3rd Battalion (ie the redesignated 5th Plaistow) moved its headquarters to The Cedars, a large house on the Portway in West Ham which had previously been home to the Prison Reformer Elizabeth Fry.

On the formation of the Territorial Force in 1908, the 3rd Volunteer Battalion became the 6th Battalion, Essex Regiment, which comprised a Headquarters and seven Rifle Companies, "A" to "G" based at The Cedars, with its final Company, "H," being raised at Southend-on-Sea.  In 1911, parts of H Company relocated to the Drill Hall at 110 East Street, Prittlewell (where decades later I paraded as an Army Cadet).]
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Offline Silent Invader

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Fascinating stuff (and another reason why I really enjoy this project, which isnít just about the minis   :)).

So the companies at Portway eventually became part of the RGJ while H company out in Prittlewell (Southend-on-sea) after being retasked as signals for the Essex Regiment became Royal Signals.

So both of our Army Cadet units had the 5th Plaistow as forebears. Small world!
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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 14/3 Bavarian Chevaleuger conversions WIP
« Reply #467 on: March 14, 2024, 01:31:23 PM »
The next regiment being worked on is the Bavarian Chevaleugers (dragoons). As far as I am aware, in 28mm these are only available from Foundry (too small) and Bavarian Miniatures (3D Printed). To match the sizing of my collection, Iíve elected to convert them from Perry metal Prussian Uhlans.

Itís  required the removal of some metal, the relocation of some parts, and of course finding donor heads and carbines. Iíve now finished the basics but have a fair amount of detail to add back with GS.



Apart from the leader and trumpeter, all have carbine in hand.

While working on these Iím also prepping the British Lifeguards, which have been sourced from Northstar. However the NS horses are quite parade ground and so wanting something a bit more dynamic Iím in the throes of swapping them out for Perry plastic Nappy horses.


Offline Silent Invader

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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted
« Reply #468 on: April 11, 2024, 12:31:46 PM »
Itís taken longer but was a lot less effort than expected to finish converting the British Lifeguards. The conversion was for less of a parade ground look.

A few mould lines still to remove, but this is them:







Iíve also prepped 10 casualty figures and 16 of 6 figure movement trays though have only just started the GS work on the Chevaleugers.

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted
« Reply #469 on: April 11, 2024, 01:34:44 PM »
Nice. Who makes the Lifeguards?
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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted
« Reply #470 on: April 11, 2024, 02:15:24 PM »
Nice. Who makes the Lifeguards?

Well thatís a good question. I bought them from Northstar in June 2022 (yes, theyíve been waiting) but they donít seem to be listed now. From June 2022:


Offline Count Belisarius

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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted
« Reply #471 on: April 11, 2024, 02:36:58 PM »
Those are very well done and are going to look splendid when painted.

Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted
« Reply #472 on: April 12, 2024, 07:40:58 PM »
They look great! Cracking conversion work!  :)
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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted
« Reply #473 on: April 12, 2024, 08:09:23 PM »
 :) Thanks guys

Offline AKULA

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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted
« Reply #474 on: April 16, 2024, 02:32:35 PM »
Love the conversions Steve - your thread continues to inspire  8)

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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted
« Reply #475 on: April 16, 2024, 02:56:31 PM »
Splendid, they should look lovely when painted :-*
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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted
« Reply #477 on: April 26, 2024, 09:11:36 AM »
Looks like the Perry Bros are at it again. Some Plastic Bavarians for you.
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Thanks  :D

I did see those though I already have about 130 of the Eagle of Empire Bavarian Infantry so it might just be a few Perry here and there rather than boxes of them

Offline CapnJim

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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted
« Reply #478 on: April 28, 2024, 06:36:02 PM »
Nice job on those.  Looking forward to seeing them painted...
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Re: SIís Dorking 1875: UD 11/4 British Lifeguards converted
« Reply #479 on: April 28, 2024, 06:43:23 PM »
Thanks -  just being mildly distracted by Quar but normal service will soon resume :D

 

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