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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 5:03 a.m. PST

Well not so sure Armoured or Fighting, but it sure is a vehicle. More an ACV I guess……a command vehicle. What a beautiful little model this is to expand the Opium wars range from Gringos40. If only Gen Buonaparte had used this on the morning of Waterloo………


Skeptic29 Jul 2017 8:47 a.m. PST

Nice! The sandals do look odd, though, unless they are meant to be straw sandals, but have been painted as leather? But, if they are a dignitary's bearers, then might one not expect better footwear?

Roderick Robertson Fezian29 Jul 2017 9:38 a.m. PST

Another for the OFM's Sedan-chair races.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

I'll be honest about Imperial Chinese litter bearers' footwear…….I am profoundly ignorant and I do not have the Osprey book on the subject. I am better at 71st HLI at Waterloo…….even if I have got the officers' sashes wrong. OK, over the shoulder but not Light Inf style. Now that worries me.

I'll leave Ged to comment on sandals. Whether with or without socks is what my Missus says is the real decider, as to spotting the nerd abroad.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 1:48 p.m. PST

Another for the OFM's Sedan-chair races.

I was thinking the same thing.


jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

ref footwear with 400 million often impoverished people (1860)footwear was quite a luxury …as here showing dried and
cured buffalo hide…straw sandles…and their own version
of platform shoes….booties…often bare feet.

I think the Sedan chair will fit many periods…
gringo40s.blogspot .com

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

and to fortify them in their efforts we are now promised these two. Whether Theakstons' Old Peculier or water I am unsure….


jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 5:20 a.m. PST


more then likely contains "Shamso" a delicious Chinese
beverage enjoyed by our sailors in 1840 onwwards in China
althought forbidden..was a mixture of pure alcohol, tobacco juice, sugar and arsenic..with the occasional drop of gunpowder..reputedly an aphrodisiac as well as an almost instant intoxicant…sent the poor chaps into a fighting frenzy with the locals,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,!!!!and could prove fatal in some cases!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 11:51 a.m. PST

Well they have the beer and presumably this chap has the BBQ.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2017 1:22 a.m. PST

and the latest, this is not an effort to view a total eclipse (not a good idea through such a device at any time) but instead a rocket launcher!

Clever work!



Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 7:37 a.m. PST


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

The top one is my favourite.

I have modelled many vehicles for the Napoleonic Era, but they tended to be wheeled, pulled by horses and controlled by postillions…..

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 12:53 p.m. PST

more to come chaps on the equipment front¬!!

top one is mine as well……..


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