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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.

7 comments:

  1. A splendid start you have made. I look forward to seeing him posted. BTW the book "Bismarck's first War"arrived yesterday - really interesting with loads of ideas for battles/skirmishes...

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  2. I forgot to say don't worry re the straps etc,move forward in the great tradition of H G Wells and let not the rivet (or in this case leather?) counters worry you. Are your Danes to fight Austrians or Prussians?

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    1. I hope to get the ECW stuff finished before doing anything else, but I will paint this guy for fun. AIP do some nice plastic Prussians.

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  3. 1864 really is in the air these days. I've been looking at my Britains Deetails ACW guys recently and thinking how easy it would be for them to suddenly become Danes and Prussians!

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    1. Go for it, and of course you could whip up some Austrians too as Prussian allies.

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  4. It was my pleasure to send them to you sir.

    They would have gathered dust in a shoebox otherwise, so it's good that they've found a good home.

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    1. Well thanks Duc. I hope I can get them painted up soon!

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