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Buckets

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

Cheers guys.

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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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????? Did they infact use steel buckets at the front??

http://www.blitzandpeaces.co.uk/Museum/WWI...ER%20BUCKET.jpg

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/4/1/3/4/9/7...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.fandom.tv/images/flimsyjerry.jpg

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