Lt., KOSB, 9Bde,3rd Div, Le Mensil, June 7, 1944

Collect. Kitbash. Customize. Community. Showcasing the Best of Sixth Scale Modeling.

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Lt., KOSB, 9Bde,3rd Div, Le Mensil, June 7, 1944

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,382

    Arrow Lt., KOSB, 9Bde,3rd Div, Le Mensil, June 7, 1944

    This is my latest Normandy Canadian/British bash.

    Leutenant
    1st King's Own Scottish Borderers
    9th Brigade, 3rd Division
    Le Mensil, Normandy
    June 7, 1944

    This officer is a forward observer of the KOSB in the actions around Le Mensil.
    He is sending corrections to a naval wireless post on the beachhead, that will relay the information to the warships offshore.

    HS: Doc Peterson
    Helmet it the bbi MkIII with the net from the DML MkII. Schrim added from pieces of cloth.
    I remove the liner, add the net with CA, then trim the net and replace the liner. I use a large needle to thread the schrim in the net.
    The BD is from Liam, Shirt, tie and binoculars from Roy figure.
    Insingia is from CVI, some of it custom using CVI paper/cloth.
    The wireless is from the bbi SAS figure. There are two sections to this radio, one is strapped to the chest with web belts, the other part of the radio is in the officers pouch on the officers left hip. I used the telephone piece from a German wireless set.
    Repainted DML waterbottle and replaced elastic with painted MFisher cloth ribbon.
    Holster is from Roy, but I used the revolver that came with the bbi British Para. Used the nech string fromt he Roy pistol replacing the bbi elastic, the DML looked better.
    The 37 web straps are form the Reggie figure and the ammo pouches are fromt he bbi Para figure. Not sure if this is the correct pattern for officers but given the parts I had this was close enough for me.
    Boots are from TUS with the moulded straps removed from the gaiters and the straps from bbi gaiters added.
    I painted the boots brown to represent a pair of officer boots.
    This is one more experiment on my quest to get a better look with British/Canadian boots.

    This bash was inspired by a photo on the Osprey CAEN 1944 Campaign book. Initially it was going to be a pair of figures, one the officer and a Bren gunner with the wireless relayin the information, but decided on a single figure.
    I selected this unit as it was one that fit the timeline and also I had the shouldertitles from the CVI airborne infantry set. There were several battalions of KOSB and this one was not airborne infantry.
    We have a lot of great variety from CVI but I would love to see a NW Europe British unit set... hint, hint...
    There is a set int he bonus sheet, but we NEED MORE! 8)
    Eduardo
    Here some images.














  2. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Concrete Jungle NYC
    Posts
    3,801
    Nice work.
    I was planning on doing a ETO SAS fig using that radio.
    Seems a shame to keep that sweet BBi revolver covered up.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Apparently, some alternate universe
    Posts
    41,776
    Just outstanding Eduardo. A fine counterpoint to your German figures. Beautifully executed.
    You are
    What you do
    When it counts---The Masao
    - Ryan Bonaminio lived his life this way -

  5. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,658
    Great posing, I luvv all the gear, especially all the modifications you've made, and the tie really adds to his officer look. Excellent work, Egonzinc

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Camarillo, CA
    Posts
    1,284
    Fantastic!!!

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Paris
    Posts
    1,325

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    11,749
    Terrific looking figure!

    Glad to see the Commonwealth forces being represented.
    Maintiens le Droits

Similar Threads

  1. Command Group "HJ" June 1944 Pt.-1 (many bashes and photos)
    By egonzinc in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-02-2010, 13:10
  2. Rifleman, 2nd London Irish Rifles, Italy 1944.
    By The Saint in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-06-2008, 13:26
  3. Ryan Reese,US ARMY 10th Mountain Div update
    By CorranJ in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-29-2005, 22:18
  4. Pvt. Mike Connolly, 29th Infantry Div, Omaha Beach, Normandy, 6 June, 1944
    By Eagle_MP in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-29-2004, 09:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Lt., KOSB, 9Bde,3rd Div, Le Mensil, June 7, 1944
[X]