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Wolf Belgian Tank Officer 1940
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 07:56 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly reviews a Belgian Tank Officer (Chasseurs Ardennais 1940) from Wolf.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 09:09 AM UTC
I like Wolf figures and this one looks good. Thanks for the review Alan.
Not sure he would fit the bill as a member of the Free State Army- too many little details to change but I have often thought of using him as a Black and Tan if can find the right context The Black and Tans
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 01:21 PM UTC
Hi Pat,

Yes, could be a B & T, but depending on the timing I think a lot of WW1 equipment would have been floating around and with a little work you could make just a plain leather coat perhaps someone form the Easter Rising, just a thought.

Nice figure thought and as is suits for me.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 07:57 PM UTC
Hi,

There is an error, the Belgian tanker did not wear leather boot.
He wearing shoes and leggings in leather.


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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 09:03 PM UTC
Hi Gerard,

Thanks for the pics and the info. Well spotted.

For my purpopses, I'll assume then he's done a deal with some passing British Officer and give him a set of Brown boots

Thanks again,

Al
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 09:13 PM UTC
Hi Alan,

You can also use the shoes and leggings of this figure



Or simply rubber boots also used

Gérard
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 09:26 PM UTC
Morning Gerard,

Fine looking figure and I have a home for him already. I could wait until you create one! . If you have a spare pair of boots that would be handy!

I'm working on a dio for the Urban Warfare Campaign, where I plan to use the early carrriers and BEF/Belgium troops you recently cteated along with this tanker. What you and Graham have in the pipe line will fit very well.

Found it hard to find any Belgium Road signs thought. It is good to see some more Belgium soldiers coming onto the market..

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 11:51 PM UTC
Hi Gerard,

Just a question you might be able to help with. Would the more senior officers in a tank regt have also worn the leggings/boots? I ask because you tend to see slight alterations in dress for more senior ranks.

I ask because I ahve a couple of Offcier types who might fit the scene too.



Thanks

Al
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 01:02 AM UTC
Here is a picture of officers May 20, 1940



There is a choice
Normally, leather boots are not staffing be are frequently personal purchases

For variations in color of the uniforms, see the model and civil making.
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 05:46 AM UTC
Thanks Gerald, appreciated.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 09:10 PM UTC
Unusual subjects like this are always a welcome breath of fresh air amid a semi-constant stream of German and US tankers.

But what about "Belgian tanks" for our new little resin friend? What would be a typical mount for him?

- Steve
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 04:56 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Unusual subjects like this are always a welcome breath of fresh air amid a semi-constant stream of German and US tankers.

But what about "Belgian tanks" for our new little resin friend? What would be a typical mount for him?

- Steve



Hi Steve

At Blitz you can find a Belgian Renault ACG1

http://www.blitz-kit.com/catalogue_blitz.pdf

Azimut Production

Reference AZI35096 ~ VICKERS T-15 LIGHT TANK
Reference AZI35033 ~ GER. VICKERS B UTILITY

Gérard
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 05:03 AM UTC
Hi Steve,

Interesting scratch build here

http://www.militarymodelling.com/news/article.asp?a=3476

Handy site

http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/bel/Belgium.htm

With the Vickers on the market a conversion might be possible??

Al
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 05:30 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Steve,

Interesting scratch build here

http://www.militarymodelling.com/news/article.asp?a=3476

Handy site

http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/bel/Belgium.htm

With the Vickers on the market a conversion might be possible??

Al



Hi al,

If you are interested, I have drawings for the T13

look here
http://www.colleurs-de-plastique.com/forums/showthread.php?20956-Char-myst%E8re-scratch-1-35

Gérard
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 06:33 AM UTC
Hi Gerard,

That's a really interesting build of a dapper little tank. I shall have to think about that.

Cheers

Al