Contains 3 moulds to cast 24 different types of 54mm Toy Soldiers both marching and at attention. Contains a variety of heads for different regiments etc. You will require 75g of metal per figure. Venting guide photos should be used to help improve the moulds. You need a sharp knife or scalpel to cut the channels in the mould.
This kit has been designed so a large number of regiments can be produced from one kit. Four heads are supplied with the headdresses necessary to make many different regiments. Three styles of arms are supplied so as to make soldiers marching or standing at attention and an officer with a sword.
The tools above are arranged in the approximate groupings to make the three moulds. The left hand two tools are the soldier standing to attention with an right hand arm with rifle and an officers sword and left arm. The middle two tools are a soldier walking and a right hand arm and an arm holding an officer's sword. The right tool contains four heads as to fit either a walking or standing soldier.
This is the headdress of the five Foot Guard Regiments. All wear the black bearskin cap: the scarlet tunic has a dark blue collar, epaulettes piped in white, and cuffs of dark blue and white; the dark blue trousers has a red stripe down the seam of each leg and a white leather buff belt completes the uniform. The belt buckle is gilt as are the buttons and chain chin strap. The officer’s uniforms have a crimson or gold sash, which replaces the white belt. The tunic collars, epaulettes and cuffs are dark blue with gold embroidery; the stripe down the seams of the trousers is wider than other ranks. Officers have gold embroidery on the skirts and sleeve flaps of their tunics.
This is the helmet with the spike on the top and was issued to the Infantry of the Line in 1878. It was worn just prior to World War 1 when the red jacket for the normal soldier, other than dress disappeared. It is still worn on dress occassions by some regiments. This helmet was used by all regiments in the British Army other than Guards, Fusiliers, Rifle and most Scottish Regiments.
Painting Line Infantry The jackets were red and the trousers were blue with a thin red stripe down the seams. The collars were blue for Royal regiments, White for English and Welsh regiments; Yellow for Scottish regiments and Green for Irish regiments. The helmet was blue with the fittings (badge and spike) brass or bronze. The belt and webbing white. An interesting representation would be the Royal Irish Rifles who are normally portrayed wearing the small busby - 1881 and 1891 they wore the helmet. The whole outfit was dark green with the helmet fitting in dark bronze. The belt was black.
Another variation was the Army Service Corps of around 1890. The uniform was dark blue, with a white collar and cuffs and a white stripe down the seams of the trousers. The belt was white. The helmet was also dark blue with the fittings brass. Instead of a spike on the top of the helmet there was a ball.
As the name signifies this helmet was used on service abroad, particularly in Egypt and India. The helmet was light and was coloured khaki. Although khaki was used in India as far back 1846 it took a while before it became general issue. One can still see paintings and drawings of the 1880s and 1890’s of the khaki helmet used with the red coat and blue trousers or khaki coat and blue trousers. There were no badges on this type of helmet. The belt and webbing could be either white or black for other ranks and brown for officers.
The Peak Cap was in general issue prior to World War 1 this headgear is still used today. The cap in the mould has a slightly rounded top which is the case with the stiffening removed. If a cap is required with the standard stiffening, a little filing will give you the standard peak cap.