OR A TRUE RELATION OF STRANGE PROCEEDINGS IN A SOMERSETSHIRE LOFT
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
1864 DANISH TINKERING
Spurred on by a post today by Tradgardmastare , who is a fan of all things Danish, I grabbed a handy volunteer from a growing pile of 54mm ACW figures. I have no reference of Danish uniforms for the Second Schleswig War other than browsing the internet but the main differences seem to be the lower flatter cap and the double breasted coat. I trimmed the kepi down, and built the rear of it up with Vallejo putty, carved off the buttons and added a new coat opening and 2 rows of buttons and a set of muttonchops
I daresay the blanket roll and straps are incorrect, but as yet I have no book to refer to with Danish uniforms in (are there any available?)
Some re-enactors below
On the subject of 54mm ACW, a hearty thanks to the Duc de Gobin, who recently sent me a very nice pile of figures he no longer needed, including some nicely painted chaps and some rare Timpo figures in there as well. Many thanks Darren. The generosity of fellow gamers is a thing to wonder at. I have to admit I find it hard to part with any soldiers, I love 'em so much, so other peoples kindness is all the more marvellous to me. These chaps may find themselves pressed into service as Danes.