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Boxer Rebellion era U.S. Marines

Posted by Pocho Azul on 26 Jan 2021, 03:13

Part of the foreign garrison defending the Peking Legation Quarter. 25mm Figures by Old Glory

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Some more pictures of the same three figures Link

I am struggling a bit with these guys, and their pals (there are 19 of them). Their multiple layers of equipment straps (tan leather satchel and canteen over black webbing) are pretty fiddly, and their gear/uniform layout doesn't exactly match my references. Finally, the way I painted my last set of individual figures ( link ) hasn't scaled well to a large group. Paint and learn, I guess.
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Posted by Pocho Azul on 26 Jan 2021, 03:59

Oops, just noticed the scale designation for this forum.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Jan 2021, 09:47

As i started to write this...
20mm = 1/76 scale which worked out fine for my HO OO Railway, as 1/72 scale was way to large i found out at great cost i might add. A point well worth mentioning i think ?

Old Glory figures were supposed to be in (true 25mm scale) Supposed because i have none so i cannot check that out.

In the Scale creep of the recent 10 years 25mm = 1/72 scale.

However the foot to eye rule somebody dreamt up for their production line meant that it went way over scale to 28mm.

So that new 28mm Scale was produced, which i might add here is slowly creeping up again to whatever these schemers dream up next. My blunt opinion of course.

:coffee: So Michael ,these well painted figures stay here i guess? BB
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Posted by Peter on 26 Jan 2021, 15:58

No problem with the scale Michael! We keep them here. ;-)

And that are some nice painted figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by Pocho Azul on 26 Jan 2021, 17:09

Thanks! Yeah scale creep for 25s was already a major issue way back in in the 90s. I had kept enough of an eye on the industry to know about "28mm", but only heard about "18mm" oversized 15s a few months ago.
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