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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 8:19 a.m. PST

Having aquired a number of the teddy bear castings in approximate 18th century uniforms. And having decided to paint them for the AWI period.

I am faced with a deep philosophical question: would teddy bear grenadiers wear bearskins? Or would they wear the mitre?

I'm leaning to the mitre.

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 8:29 a.m. PST

If humans wear bear skin, wouldn't bears wear human hair/skin hats? 🤔 But if a dilemma, go mitre. 😉

jgawne13 Mar 2023 8:37 a.m. PST

I have some of those. The mitre is better as it looks different from the rest of the figure. Of course, they do wear bearskin on their heads UNDER the mitre, so….

colgar613 Mar 2023 9:05 a.m. PST

Maybe it's from a different sort of bear – and that's then OK? I'm thinking "wild" bear rather than "teddy" bear…

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 9:16 a.m. PST

Are they ruled by Christopher Robin? 🙂

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 9:59 a.m. PST

As noted by Colgar6, my grenadier bears wear bearskins from black bears

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 10:09 a.m. PST

Bearskins. War is Hell.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2023 11:14 a.m. PST

I'm with Daemon. Mitres with Blue coats--the Regiments von Steiff and von Gundt, perhaps? The Regiments Hammacher and Schlemmer? But red coats and bearskins for Sir Theodore Hambly's Regiment of Foot.

Zephyr113 Mar 2023 2:13 p.m. PST

Go 'fake fur', then you can paint the bearskins in all kinds of neon colors… ;-)

epturner13 Mar 2023 2:29 p.m. PST

As Pooh Bear might say…

"Oh, Bother!"


14Bore13 Mar 2023 2:41 p.m. PST

I love mitres, though tend to 1812 Russians and only 1 by rights should have them have a few regiments.
Go with mitres

Bashytubits14 Mar 2023 4:05 p.m. PST

compromise, go with bare skins.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2023 7:48 p.m. PST

I, for one, am pleased to see the British supporting our right to arm bears.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2023 10:43 p.m. PST

I'd go with mitres, for the contrast, as others have suggested. But if you want bearskins for some, why not use polar bear? White fur for contrast could look spiffy.

Zephyr115 Mar 2023 2:37 p.m. PST

If you go Ottobear, you can give them fezzes… ;-)

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