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  1. It looks to me like he's wearing the 1880/90s 5 button frock in blue with white facings. The pointed cuffs are wrong for a British cavalry unit and if he were a British infantryman the frock would be red. The Army Service Corps wore blue with white facings but they had a double stripe on the breeches. I think he's a member of a S African volunteer unit - not a British regular at all.
  2. I'm trying to find an example of an 1890s OR's tunic of the Royal Irish Rifles. What I want to know is whether the colour of the facings was a different shade of green from the body of the garment or did they use rifle green for the whole thing? I've found an officer's tunic on line which definitely has a different shade of green, but was that also the case with ORs? Anybody know?
  3. Quick question. Does anyone know what helmet flash (if any) the Royal Canadian Regt. wore in the Boer War?
  4. They're the Britains "Deetail" figures. Made of a nice hard plastic so they could be converted into almost anything and, just to make life easier, the bases came off with no trouble at all. Plus they were so cheap that if you did have a disaster, you weren't looking at a whole month's pocket money going down the drain. I loved 'em. I had a a load of British infantry of the Indian Mutiny converted from the American Civil War confederates (the grey plastic took paint better thatn the Union's dark blue). How I miss them! BTW, Mike. That cider cup in the middle of your cabinet is great.
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    1/72 scale German light cruiser Munich. 1940

    That's one hell of an impressive hull. I was going to ask how much it weighed. As you say, no one's going to walk off with that from a display table (well not unless they're built like Arnold Swarzenegger).
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    RMLI Sergeant in Egypt, 1882 (1/6 scale)

    I am not a fan of 1/6th figures, I have to admit, but that is MAGNIFICENT! The sunburn on the face and the dust - it's faultless!