Monday, October 21, 2019

1/72 Awi 42nd (Royal Highlanders) regiment on foot, (The Black watch).




After doing some English Regiments of fusilier s, I´m trying to add more variety on the English side; I Have done two units of hessians (fusiliers and Granadiers), an as well as a Loyalist unit. Now I have done a highland Regiment, so lovely with their skirts.

According to “An illustrated Encyclopedia of uniforms 1775-83”, after the Jacobite rebellion, the42nd Foot Scottish regiment were raised , first for policing the Highlands, and later was send to America, Due to his exceptionally service in the French and Indian war, it became a Royal Regiment.




Uniforms and available miniatures


There are a lot of illustrations about their uniform in the American Revolution:

-1.First Period: Full highland Dress:






-1.a. With kilts; as in the “an illustrated Encyclopedia of uniforms 1775-83”





For this uniform, I have three basics references for the highlanders..all of them of other periods¡

Napoleonic;

-Esci  Set 215 British(now Italeri Set 6058 British and Scots Infantry)

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=92
I have them. I think very good figures, slim Esci type.





-Italeri Set 6004 Highlander Infantry


I have them .Good too, their face seem a little like cartons.-









-Italeri Set 6136 Scots Infantry:
I Haven´t them but they seem vey good figures, with very good proportions;






-1.bUse of kilts and plaid; In the Presidio book “Military uniforms in America” and Blandfort colour series.



Jacobite Rebilion;

-RedBox Set 72050 Highland Infantry:

I have them. Very apropiate for the very first period, apart of using of Kilt, they wear many thing that the other references lacks; plaid cartage box in the belly, sporran…Good figures and poses, more bulky than Accurate and esci-Italeri figures.




2.Second periods;
They used normal gaiters…but who want to represent them in this appearance if you can chose with Kilts¡¡

Finally..

Finally I Have used the Italeri Set 6004 Highlander Infantry, because of the bulky appearance of RedBox Set 72050 Highland Infantry, but I think the Redbox set is more appropriate.



Transformations; As you can see, I have cut the shoulder pads, the hats, added the cartrige boxes, the sporrans, new hats…and have hidden the modern cartridge boxes modeling bags of this period above them.
The backpacks; In the Italery reference they looks very “modern”; In all illustrations they have a more rustic appearance. I have tried to transform the in this type of the AWI period.




The backpacks; In the Italery reference they looks very “modern”; In all illustrations they have a more rustic appearance. I have tried to transform the in this type of the AWI period.

Well I have to said that the true it´s that I have tried to transform them at my convenience (according to the figures I have) looking for illustrations that justify me¡¡ …as always I think all of we do¡¡













Thank you very much for watching¡¡


you can get more information of this unit in this excellent page;
http://www.42ndrhr.org/index.php



10 comments:

  1. Wonderful Scot units, excellent job...and presentation!

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    1. Thank you very much Phil¡ your opinion is very well appreciate¡

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    2. And presentation¿? In your blog you I see the one of the best and more original presentations I have ever seen…the figures, scenography, animations …

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  2. Lovely unit, your conversions are top

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  3. Paul, Thank you very much¡ but I have just begun using epoxy….it´s really very difficult for me to manage it¡ I have to look for tips for it…

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  4. Those are great Antonio, love the conversions and the paint job. Well done !

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    1. Thank you very much John; you encouraged me to continue with this blog, when it had only two entries and was completely stoped…¡As you know your blogs showed me the possibilities of the 1/72 scale¡
      Thank you again¡

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    2. I'm so pleased you feel that way, thank you very very much, it means a great deal to hear something like that from a fellow enthusiast !!!

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  5. Oh oh, I'm a new visitor and very happy to discover this blog dedicated to the One True Scale :-D
    I'm always impressed by conversions, yours are very very good!

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    1. Welcome Philotep¡¡ I think in the same way; I think 1/72 is the best balanced scale, and it´s the only one I Have used since my childhood…
      Thank you for your comment, I have discovered your blog right now too, I´m reading about your painting techniques… ¡ and of course I´m now your follower and I´m going to put it in my blog list¡¡

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