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von Winterfeldt31 Mar 2021 3:32 a.m. PST


YouTube link

I absolutely agree with the author, you can cheat by paintings and also sculpting, but I would prefer them in the oblique or for and aft way.

just joe31 Mar 2021 4:04 a.m. PST

what's rockes drift go to do with this topic?

just joe31 Mar 2021 4:07 a.m. PST

two types to wear a bicorne fore and aft en colone and side to wearing is en bataile

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2021 5:11 a.m. PST

Not my period but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Again the question is raised, 'How much research to film and TV makers actually do?'

FatherOfAllLogic31 Mar 2021 6:07 a.m. PST

Interesting videos.

John the OFM31 Mar 2021 6:40 a.m. PST

Does this mean that I have to take a saw to hundreds of figures and fix them?

John the OFM31 Mar 2021 6:49 a.m. PST

'How much research to film and TV makers actually do?'

In the latest remake of "The Four Feathers", the director deliberately had the British regiment wear scarlet, knowing it was wrong, because he wanted to show how alien the environment was.
However, he was accidentally correct. Harry's regiment was in England when it was called up to be sent to the Sudan, and so WOULD wear home service scarlet. There's even an Osprey plate for this. First war, of course.
So, the director was deliberately wrong, but ended up being right.

All of the errors in The Patriot >>cough spit<< were also deliberate. The director didn't want to confuse the audience by showing Green Dragoons … wearing green. So instead he showed them with ludicrous lapels. Then, the artillery's uniforms.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2021 9:54 a.m. PST

Yes, they are very informative videos. Thanks for the link.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2021 1:35 p.m. PST

Thanks for the link to the video. Learn something new everyday.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2021 1:39 p.m. PST

Ahhh, the Mel Gibson school of historic research. Just do not get me started on 'Braveheart'. Even worse than the 'Patriot'. Red Gunners indeed!

SHaT198431 Mar 2021 2:23 p.m. PST

And yet you continue to bring up these things, so the system works.
'Errors' or not, these are entertainment and if they convey a theme that gets initiated as reproducable with toy soldiers, so much the better.

von Schwartz ver 231 Mar 2021 4:07 p.m. PST

I wear my hats sideways to prevent my ears from getting sunburned

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2021 5:32 p.m. PST

That explains young men and baseball caps.

There is a funny scene in the novel Clockers (not sure if it's in the movie), where a detective asks a young drug dealer (a "clocker" in north New Jersey gangster slang of the time) where to get a baseball cap with the bill on the side. The clocker just looks at him blankly and says, "You just turn it around," demonstrating with his own cap.

Anyway, I'm too old to wear my baseball cap sideways, but I do sometimes wear it backwards, like when looking through binoculars or a rifle scope.

Thanks for great video!

42flanker01 Apr 2021 6:48 a.m. PST

'The Four Feathers'- in the A.E Mason novel the Royal North Surrey Regt departed as part of Wolseley's 1882 expedition to Egypt, during which they would have worn scarlet frocks, but by the time they were involved in the Sudan/Nile expeditions of 1884-85 they would most likely have been wearing one version or other of the 'hideous khakee' supplied to H.I.M troops for desert service (the notable exceptions excepted)

von Schwartz ver 201 Apr 2021 4:56 p.m. PST

but I do sometimes wear it backwards, like when looking through binoculars or a rifle scope.
Don't you wear it backward when playing catcher?

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 10:46 a.m. PST

@von Schwartz ver 2

If I ever played catcher, I would wear it backwards.

The closest I have ever gotten to playing catcher was shortstop. Usually I got sent to right field.

Zephyr103 Apr 2021 1:25 p.m. PST

Naval officers back in the day wore their bicornes fore and aft instead of side to side so the wind wouldn't blow them over, as the bicorne had enough area to act as a sail… ;-)

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