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Forum: Ground Forces 05-24-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Soviet Helmet Color

The answer seems to be "several shades of green". Have a look at these, on the World Helmets site( an excellent resource, by the way ).

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Forum: Out of Theater Operations 11-30-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Tony Barton
Thomas Atkins in Egypt, 1801

58th Regiment in Egypt.

Bonaparte’s adventure in The Orient in 1799, invading Egypt , beating the ruling Mamelukes, then getting bogged down trying to maintain his grip on the country, was...
Forum: General Quarters 09-19-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: british glider infantry question

It's true that Glider Pilot Regiment men were trained soldiers, for D-Day and Market Garden, and something of an elite.
But for Varsity in March 1945, a very large operation , such had been the...
Forum: Near Miss 09-10-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: WW1 IN ONE SIX Website UPDATED!!

Sorry, but the camo background now means that much of the text on the Home Page is unreadable.
Forum: General Quarters 08-27-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: british glider infantry question

On reflection both is right , since they would carry a small pack ( rations, messtins) even with a Bergen, by carrying the smallpack at the hip. I rather think everyone in a glider had a Bergen,...
Forum: Out of Theater Operations 08-18-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Tony Barton
1794, 40th Foot in Flanders

40th Foot 1794

This figure is part of my attempts to make a typical figure for each decade of the British Army’s history. This loopy idea , a dolly per decade, at least gives me something to focus...
Forum: Ground Pounders 08-03-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,367
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Pacific 'Digger'

Admirable project. Had you thought about making the slouch hats for real, in felt ? Trying to beat vinyl ones into shape sounds like more work that you want. Moulding them in felt only takes a bit...
Forum: General Quarters 07-12-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Anybody hear from Tony Barton lately?

Thanks for the concern, I'm OK. My health has been taking a tumble in the last two years, so I don't have the energy that I did, but I'm still making things. Mostly I focus on earlier periods...
Forum: Out of Theater Operations 05-02-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: British soldier in Berlin, 1960s.

Sourdoh, there's one thing in this world I hate, it's gardening! Give me making figures any day.
Forum: Out of Theater Operations 04-29-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By Tony Barton
British soldier in Berlin, 1960s.

British soldier early 1960s.

This is just a bit of fun ,outside my normal time period, that fell together from some spares I had collected, after a discussion with a friend about how one could...
Forum: Out of Theater Operations 04-02-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Swiss hallebardier Burgundian Wars (1474–1477)

Excellent figure, and so good to see something from the 15th century for a change.
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 11-28-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,081
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: 25 Pdr. QF with Limber and Quad Gun Tractor

Superb piece of work : what an enormous project to take on !
Forum: Out of Theater Operations 07-26-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Tony Barton
British Officer on the Somme

British Officer on the Somme...

When I first started getting serious about 1/6th , building an accurate Great War figure was hard. There were the Sideshow figures , but most of the parts were...
Forum: Out of Theater Operations 07-04-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Tommies from the Somme Battles

Thanks everyone. I confess that the first figure was done about six years back , and the second only finished last year. I'm not well enough yet to set up the trench diorama pieces (post-op recovery...
Forum: Out of Theater Operations 07-01-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Tony Barton
Tommies from the Somme Battles

As my recovery progresses, I’ve now had the energy to get the trench set out and take some more pics.

Here’s a few more pics on the same theme. Two more of the Northampton’s bomber, this time...
Forum: General Quarters 06-20-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,672
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Tony Barton

Update today is that I managed to walk to the village shop, and the doctor's surgery , unassisted. I can't get out of first gear and need the stick, but I can walk now. I need to keep moving to get...
Forum: General Quarters 06-18-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,672
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Tony Barton

Gentlemen , thanks for your concern.
I am very slowly recovering from a major operation to remove a blockage from my small bowel. It's going to be several more weeks before I'm well again, and it's...
Forum: General Quarters 03-25-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Soldier Story Chinese question

Well, there are lots of pics there if you Google, but some are pre-war , some post-war and they don't explain very much on their own.

First , British 8th Army :~
Replace the breeches with KD...
Forum: Ground Pounders 01-05-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,935
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: bugler oxfordshire & buckinghamshire light infantry ww2

He's come out very well.
There are a couple of points : the Ox & Bucks were an Airlanding , Glider-borne Regiment, so would wear the standard Battledress trousers, not the Parachutists type with...
Forum: Ground Pounders 09-14-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,768
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Some of my anit-japanese guerillas

These are beautiful, and such a refreshing change . Your originality in making the straw hat made me laugh : brilliant !
They are very clean.....
Forum: Out of Theater Operations 07-05-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,447
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Civil war in Russia. The White Guard. Captain-Kornilovec 1919

Another masterpiece, and you are starting to surpass yourself each time.
Forum: Out of Theater Operations 06-01-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,549
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Red Army officer 1929

That is quite superb, and I can appreciate the work involved in creating him.
Is the shinel from Troitskaya ?
Forum: Out of Theater Operations 02-28-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,499
Posted By Tony Barton
Seaforth Highlander 1890

Seaforth Highlanders 1890

In the early 20th century there was a tremendous vogue for collecting coloured cigarette cards, which were often illustrated with colourful subjects such as “ Regiments...
Forum: Out of Theater Operations 02-26-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: Civil War in Russia. Major General Vladimir Kappel, summer 1919

Another highly original masterwork. That cap is quite superb.
Forum: General Quarters 01-23-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By Tony Barton
Re: British and Italian Medical Stretchers

Yes, I do have a couple, and I made a 1/6th version. It's easier if you write to me at tony@antheads.co.uk and then i can send some pics. .
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