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Old Man

Rating, Royal Naval Division, Antwerp, 1914 --- Tommy's War 54mm

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Old Man    1,487

This figure represents a leading seaman of the Royal Naval Division at Antwerp in October, 1914 (the rank is indicated by the 'fouled anchor' patch on his left sleeve). The unit was formed from naval reservists called to the colors t mobilization, who were in excess of requirements for manning the fleet. Mr. Churchill saw to their being sent to reinforce the final Belgian defense of Antwerp in October, 1914. They were fitted out as a naval landing party at this time. The unit continued as an infantry division through the Great War, though after Antwerp in more soldierly attire.

 

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The figure is from Tommy's War, in resin, and comes in several pieces. It is rated 54mm (an old measurement from the ground to the eyes), but is actually a bit taller --- scaling it out at the standard 1/32 equivalent, he come out a good 6' 6". I cut fine strip of white decal strip for the stripes; the rank emblem is painted free-hand. I may eventually take it off this simple base and place it on something more elaborate, but certainly the figure itself is done.

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giemme    7,505

Impressive! :clap: It looks much bigger then 1/32; the sculpt is no doubt excellent, and so is your painting :worthy:

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