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Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Jan 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

These are cheap and easy to make. Although I have been making wooden soldiers for years, not everyone goes back through the blog https://wooden-warriors.blogspot.com to see how I make things so when I showed some prototype WWI British infantry a reader asked to see pictures of the process.

So here is a step-by-step article on how I made my 12mm USMC (1941) soldiers to use with the Poor Bloody Infantry rules (or Crossfire).

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Gung ho!

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2017 11:07 p.m. PST

Nice! The faces look like they mean business.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 Jan 2017 7:44 a.m. PST

They look great, Dale. If you want (and have time) to spice it up, put EGAs on the helmets, and mustaches on some officers and senior NCOs ;)

Your 'manufacturing process' is pretty cool. I'm always amazed by the creativity of my fellow wargamers.

V/R,
Jack

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 Jan 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

An Eagle, Globe, and Anchor would be cool looking, but I see so many pictures where they were not on the helmet, so I am wondering what the regulations were at the time regarding wearing it. Same with the later camo covers; more without than with.

At this scale, and given that it should be blackened, it would be hard to see. Maybe for the NCOs, as a way of distinguishing them.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member31 Jan 2017 7:10 p.m. PST

Yeah, I've never seen a unit where everyone had them on their helmets, just threw it out there for some spice, or, as you suggest, to designate certain personnel.

V/R,
Jack

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