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#1 pte1643

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 04:08 PM

Chaps (and Chapesses).

I slowly putting together a little WWI project and need some advise on stores to sling on the top of a Mk.IV.

I'm looking at putting a bucket in the kit, and wondered what sort?

Do we think...

1. Standard "Tin" (ish) colour metal bucket.
2. White "Enamelled" (with obligatory chips) Bucket.
3. Canvas Webbing Bucket (No laughing at the back, they do exsist).

Cheers guys.

#2 dahut

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 01:54 AM

Chaps (and Chapesses).

I slowly putting together a little WWI project and need some advise on stores to sling on the top of a Mk.IV.

I'm looking at putting a bucket in the kit, and wondered what sort?

Do we think...

1. Standard "Tin" (ish) colour metal bucket.
2. White "Enamelled" (with obligatory chips) Bucket.
3. Canvas Webbing Bucket (No laughing at the back, they do exsist).

Cheers guys.

Id go with beat up tin.

#3 penfold

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:49 AM

Is it a battle scene, or behind the lines ??? I couldn't imagine a tin - or enamel - bucket lasting five minutes on the outside of a tank in No Man's land.....

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:54 AM

There's a hole in the bucket,
Dear sargeant, dear sargeant...

#5 Overhaulin

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:35 AM

The one on this Whippet looks like a canvas type to me. (last Image in link)

http://www.ramsdale.org/line.htm

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:46 PM

The one on this Whippet looks like a canvas type to me. (last Image in link)



Yep, it sure does.

Unless they've run over a tin one. :lol:

I should say that all 3 options were possibilities, but the Canvas one was likely the most common.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:58 PM

off topic slightly, I have read a recollection by the painter Georges Braque that he witnessed a French soldier put holes in a bucket to create a makeshift brazier. I assume that was a tin one!

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 05:26 PM

????? Did they infact use steel buckets at the front??
http://www.blitzandp.....ER BUCKET.jpg
http://img.auctiva.c...321973961_o.jpg
What about sticking flimsies in/on the dio/tank?
The one on the left is a German "jerrycan"...the others flimsies, for diesel/petrol they would be red.
http://suncompass.fa...flimsyjerry.jpg