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Dutch soldiers in East Indies WWII.

Posted by Jaques on 01 Nov 2018, 18:42

Hi , friends.

I am working with "forgotten" WWII troops. These are my version for the amusement, of the Dutch in East Indian. It took a lot of work to make the Madsen short-barreled machine gun used by them. Hope you like it.
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Posted by Wiking on 01 Nov 2018, 19:11

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Posted by Dad's Army on 03 Nov 2018, 16:42

I like it, interesting period.
Don't mind Wiking, I guess he is as much as I curious what kind of end result this will be!
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Posted by mickey mouse on 03 Nov 2018, 17:29

Hello Jaques, these figures looks wonderfull. In fact, they some what remind me to my grandfather, who was there as a conscript right after WWII. Where have you bought them?
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Posted by huib on 06 Nov 2018, 10:53

Very nice and realistic looking figures, Jacques. Indeed a very rare subject. These KNIL Troops (Royal Netherlands Indies Army) were very good in supressing local uprisings, but were no match for the Japanese.

An interesting addition to the figures would be th so-called Klewang, a short sabre, based on the local type of machete that was used for field craft and combat. It was often worn by KNIL troops.

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Posted by Jaques on 09 Nov 2018, 22:50

Hi , friends.
Thanks for the comments and information.
Mickey, good to know your grandfather was there.
The use of the saber seems to me to have been more used by the native troops. In future design, I will make some natives with smaller figures. These were made of carved and converted parts.
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Posted by Peter on 09 Nov 2018, 23:12

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Nice joke Erik! Japanese soldiers running away from those Dutch soldiers! :-D :thumbup:

Great work again friend Jaques! Like them a lot! :thumbup:
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 09 Nov 2018, 23:40

Very good, stunning in fact, I hope someone does them commercially one day.
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Posted by Graeme on 10 Nov 2018, 04:12

Very nice figures and they look even better painted.

It's always good to see subjects not covered by the Major manufacturers.
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Posted by huib on 10 Nov 2018, 15:54

Nice painting!
Jaques wrote:The use of the saber seems to me to have been more used by the native troops.

If I am right, miltary police, and (subaltern) officers were wearing the government issued Klewang as a standard. I think native troops used locally sourced Klewangs.
By the way, I think most unit of the Knil were of mixed origin. Officers and Subaltern officers of Dutch and mixed descendence, and the rank and file recruited from the local population.
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