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AICUSV26 Aug 2020 10:27 p.m. PST

I was looking for a figure to represent a Surgeon for my Red vs. Blue project, and thanks to 79th PA for directing me to this guy

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 3:13 a.m. PST

I see he hasn't started his day yet……

Tom Molon Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 4:57 a.m. PST

Where is the figure from? I could use another butcher for a couple of vignettes. Thanks, Tom

Sgt Slag27 Aug 2020 5:46 a.m. PST

That figure is not historically accurate: he has all of his fingers, and he has been doing this for a long while (gray-white hair)! Most surgeons had lost at least one finger amputating limbs… Speed was critical to the patient's chances of survival! Surgeon's fingers, patient's testicles, were often inadvertently taken off, as well…

He also appears to have washed up before operating. They never washed up before surgery, only afterwards, in the ACW period. Will and Charlie Mayo were among the first to wash up, before surgery. Their father, Dr. William Worrell Mayo, admonished his son, Will Jr., not to wash up, until after doing surgery… Will Sr. had a surgical coat he wore: it had dirty needles, stuck in the lapels, with thread attached, for closing sutures; there were blood stains, and bits of dried tissue stuck to it, per history accounts. Reading about those days, and how Mayo Sr. worked, are appalling, but he didn't know any better.

Brothers Will and Charlie were among the earliest adopters of cleanliness to prevent infections. Those were dark times, for patients, but the light at the end of the tunnel, was finally in sight… Will and Charlie's infection rates dropped, dramatically, and the rest is history. Cheers!

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 5:54 a.m. PST

Looks like the surgeon in Zulu.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 6:03 a.m. PST

Yes, Conte surgeon from their Zulu range.

Nice job on the figure. I like how you painted the grey shirt, and will probably do mine the same way.

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 9:09 a.m. PST

Those must be very hard to come by. Nice figure.

Dagwood28 Aug 2020 2:36 a.m. PST

Inspector Morse meets Jack the Ripper …

Darrell B D Day28 Aug 2020 10:03 a.m. PST

If that's a 28mm figure, I'm giving up painting right now. The flesh, in particular, is brilliant.


AICUSV29 Aug 2020 10:45 a.m. PST

Thanks, but he is a 54mm

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