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Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Leicestershire and Rutland Post Office Rifles

Here are the Leicestershire and Rutland Post Office Rifles. Formed at the outbreak of the Civil War to protect the post they chaps have recently been uniformed at the Duke of Rutland's expense in new shiny uniforms. The uniforms are of the Duke's own design and have that toy soldier quality to the look, maybe the Duke was looking at his tin soldiers at the time, though he thinks its a Prussian look. The main blue uniform is the standard Post office uniform but the Shakos and wigs have that Prussian feel that the Duke was trying to create. The rest of the equipment again is some what borrowed from the Prussian uniform with the Duke trying to give a more military feel to the unit. I still have the Standard to complete.



21 comments:

  1. Very nice they look to mate. Great stuff

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  2. Nice job, Pk, these look super nice. Funny how the old timey troops would wear a feather on their hat...a bulls-eye for their opponents!

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    1. Lol Jay it is strange how they do but they do look nice.

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  3. Their opposition needs to train a whole regiment of little yappy dogs to chase the postmen away! :-)

    Another great unit, PK.

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    1. Lol I never thought of that but thats so true. Thanks Rosbif

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  4. Unleash the hounds! They look great.

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  5. Grrrrr! Just when I swap to 20mm for VBCW you show me these.... Curse you sir they are fine and I shall not look at them anymore for fear that I will return to 28mm....

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    1. Sorry there mate but I am sure that you can find some great 20mm figures like these.

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  6. That looks like a great unit pete

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  7. More Hicks goodness and beautifully painted by your good self.

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    1. Yeap I am just a sucker for Mr Hick's wonder creations , as you know and I believe you have the same fondness. Thanks there Michael

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  8. Beautiful work there PK! Keep 'em coming!

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