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Offline Hammers

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Re: Highlanders
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2009, 01:11:04 PM »
Gun crew and ANZACs in shirt sleeves, yes. No Brits, though. The ANZACs don't really fit the bill. Too much variety and half of them are in shorts. What I have in mind are ones in the same gear as the Brits they do, just not wearing their jackets.

Speaking of another crew in sleeves: the HLBSC WWI British artillery crew is a bit funny looking, aren't they? I just painted a set and when I notice they have hands as big as their heads. It looks like heads and bodies have been sculpted by different sculptors.

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Re: Highlanders
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2009, 01:16:35 PM »
Yes, they are a bit odd. I still like them though and I don't find it too noticeable on the finished figures.

In fact three of mine are getting their first outing in a game tonight playing the role of a mortar crew.
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Re: Highlanders
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2009, 01:48:47 PM »
That's a good idea. Put Wolseleys on early war highlanders and they would do for Palestine on a cold day. Might give that a go. What would really be nice would be highlanders in shirt sleeve order though. Ordinary early war Brits in shirt sleeves would be nice too. Could use 'em for Gallipoli.

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Hey!  who said you could enter my dream?  lol  I agree, this would be ideal.  The fact is none of the existing availbale figures fit the bill, or even get close, and the latest releases (Woodbine) dont look right - kilts are too chunky for a start.
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Re: Highlanders
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2009, 02:00:03 PM »
Woodbine do figures in kilts now? Where have you seen those?

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Re: Highlanders
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2009, 02:09:31 PM »
Hey!  who said you could enter my dream?  lol  I agree, this would be ideal.  The fact is none of the existing availbale figures fit the bill, or even get close, and the latest releases (Woodbine) dont look right - kilts are too chunky for a start.

Musketeer are quite nice, I think. I'll have to convert them quite a bit for them to play the part of 192? Gordon Highlanders, NWF setting.

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Re: Highlanders
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2009, 02:40:34 PM »
Woodbine do figures in kilts now? Where have you seen those?

Duh!  Jet lagged, sorry.  Musketeer.  They are better than whats out there, but not right.  We've a great colour print of my dad's dad as an Argyle & Sutherland Highlander in WW1, and the look is much more sleek than these figures.  People were skinnier then and the kit sat better than these figs.  Maybe I am being picky on these because I know what they should be like...

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Re: Highlanders
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2009, 06:34:11 PM »
I've got Scottish blood but I don't give hoot. I'm content with well fed men in heavy kilts. :)

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Re: Highlanders
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2009, 06:55:38 PM »
I've got Scottish blood but I don't give hoot. I'm content with well fed men in heavy kilts. :)

Good for you mate, I'm Scottish and I do!!!  ;) ;) ;)

 

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