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number404 Jul 2015 3:21 p.m. PST

On the painting bench this weekend I have a box of the very nicely sculpted Hat WWI Jager as well as some not so good (the molds are getting worn and the figures have loss of detail and a lot of flash) Airfix Germans.

My question is, was the handle of the infantryman's shovel painted, left in the natural wood color or did it depend (like so may other things) on being 'as the colonel shall direct'?

Ceterman04 Jul 2015 4:23 p.m. PST

I have an original & it is natural wood. I cant tell you about the other one million…

jpattern204 Jul 2015 5:28 p.m. PST

Yep, natural wood on the infantryman's shovel.

Martin Rapier07 Jul 2015 5:13 a.m. PST

They were made of wood and left in that colour, just as were the copies the BEF used early in WW2, and the Russian copies too.

It is possible that some were painted of course, but why bother? Might as well paint the rifle stocks too.

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