1854 Coldstream Guardsman: part 2 - the Alma

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by JoeCivvie, Dec 13, 2009.

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  1. Another amazing scratch-built 12 inch figure and history lesson by Tony Barton of York.

  2. Excellent work - detail is fantastic.

    Is there a part 1 to this? Searched for it but can't find it.
  3. I'd forgotten to post it but I have now - here it is.
  4. Good stuff Joe, thanks for posting it. It is great that we have blokes like Tony Barton who pursue hobbies like this. It really brings history to life.

    I hope that the Coldstreamers enjoy it.
  5. I thought I had spotted an "obvious" mistake, with the rifle and the lack of three barrel bands.
    Reading the article, I found out that apart from the P.1853 (which I own a fully operational replica of), there was also a "pattern 1853" that had no barrel bands.
    So apart from being impressed by the model's detail, I am grateful for highlighting the little known P.1851. Until reading this, I had been completely unaware that the P.1853 was not the first Rifled Musket issued to the British Army. Ho hum!

    Kudos all round IMHO