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Strelets 172 and 185 - Arab Revolt Part 2

Posted by Koppi on 02 Sep 2018, 10:56

Today I want to write some words about these two sets. It's also a story about camel riding...
Have fun with the report.
Report in german and english.

https://thrifles.blogspot.com/2018/09/strelets-172-und-185-arabische-revolte.html

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Posted by Wiking on 02 Sep 2018, 18:24

Thank you for the information with the camel riders.
Underlined with pic how not and who to ride on a camel.
Two surprises are that the good old Arifix do it right, at first.
Great idea to compare.
And the second thing is as a modeller who build technical things like me (right now a Gazelle :-D ), will oversee this miss easily.

In this case, a very silly error.
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Posted by Koppi on 05 Sep 2018, 20:27

Thanks. So I think many collectors will ignore that, and will buy the sets. No problem at all. But, in my opinion, it's interesting to know that there is a different riding style.
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Posted by sansovino on 05 Sep 2018, 21:24

I like your figure-reviews. It´s really a pity that Strelets has produced wrong camel-riders. Hope they will learn to do the next figures better....
Please continue your reports
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Posted by sansovino on 06 Sep 2018, 09:05

I appreciate much your reports like I mentioned already above. Your arguments on the theme of camel-riding seemed to be very convincing, but you could find also other historical photos of camel riding. It looks that both forms of riding are possible - with legs in front and splitted legs only a little bit in front like most of Strelets camel riders, but It seems that legs in front are still more often to find:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_cavalry

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-arabs ... 58765.html

https://www.cliohistory.org/thomas-lawrence/akaba/

http://www.georgerodgerphotographs.com/middle-east/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bikaner_Camel_Corps
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