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Ultracast British Tankers-Summer
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Posted: Monday, February 02, 2009 - 08:42 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly reviews two separate figures from Ultracast, both portraying Canadian British Tank Crewmen-All Theatres–Summer 1939-45 in 1/35.

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Posted: Monday, February 02, 2009 - 11:24 PM UTC
I like these too. I was thinking with a change of head they'd make good Gunners
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Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 02:17 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

Yip, I have similar thoughts, either gunners or infantry.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 05:31 AM UTC
Hey Al,
Another great review, you're a fountain of information.
Very interesting, didn't know that about the different number of shirt buttons.
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 07:09 AM UTC
Hi John,

lol, lol . Yip the Canadian had what might be termed a regular shirt by todays standards., less the collar.

The British had a 3 button to the neck affaire, with a granddad collar ORs Shirt Mk I Later they went to a 3 button shirt with a integral collar and tie issued from late 44. The collar and tie were worn when 'walking out' and it could be detached if necessary, the ORs Shirt Mk II I assume

Let me think:

Shirt Mans Flannel
Shirt Mans Flannel with Collar

sounds about right

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 10:55 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi John,

lol, lol . Yip the Canadian had what might be termed a regular shirt by todays standards., less the collar.

The British had a 3 button to the neck affaire, with a granddad collar ORs Shirt Mk I Later they went to a 3 button shirt with a integral collar and tie issued from late 44. The collar and tie were worn when 'walking out' and it could be detached if necessary, the ORs Shirt Mk II I assume

Let me think:

Shirt Mans Flannel
Shirt Mans Flannel with Collar

sounds about right

Al



Hey Al,
Got a couple of books at home (I'm at Dad's place today) that show the evolution of the Canadian BD and all it's associated bits and pieces.
I'll have to take a look and see what they have to say about that.
Dad only recalls that it was odd going from wearing issued BD to being allowed to have his shirts and BD tailored as an Officer cadet.
Along with all the accessories like a sporran, sgian dubh, tam o'shanter, glengarry, diced socks and kilt for a Highland regiment officer. LOL
Cheers.

John
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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 05:58 AM UTC
Hi John,

Yes Officers could have their own BDs made or regular issued ones altered and tailored. Their shirts were slightly different too.

We still got issued these when I joined up although by that time they had evolved to the canadian style, but managed to retain their itchyness You had to burn the hairs off the inside with an iron of just get driven insane.

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 - 08:39 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi John,

Yes Officers could have their own BDs made or regular issued ones altered and tailored. Their shirts were slightly different too.

We still got issued these when I joined up although by that time they had evolved to the canadian style, but managed to retain their itchyness You had to burn the hairs off the inside with an iron of just get driven insane.

Al



Hey Al,
Dad mentioned that BD jackets were also modified with a removable collar liner that could be removed and washed without doing the whole jacket
He also recalled that the early BD's were permeated with a foul smelling anti-gas chemical that just reeked and only got worse when the uniform got wet.
I'm still trying to find those books on the Canadian uniforms.
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 01:16 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Hi John,

Yes Officers could have their own BDs made or regular issued ones altered and tailored. Their shirts were slightly different too.

We still got issued these when I joined up although by that time they had evolved to the canadian style, but managed to retain their itchyness You had to burn the hairs off the inside with an iron of just get driven insane.

Al



Hey Al,
Dad mentioned that BD jackets were also modified with a removable collar liner that could be removed and washed without doing the whole jacket
He also recalled that the early BD's were permeated with a foul smelling anti-gas chemical that just reeked and only got worse when the uniform got wet.
I'm still trying to find those books on the Canadian uniforms.
Cheers

jjumbo



Mine just stink of Mothballs!
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 10:10 PM UTC
Hi Matt,

Yes, there was that too

Al
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2009 - 09:57 AM UTC
Hi Al,
Got to protect them and insure they don't get eaten!

Matt
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2009 - 03:03 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

Sorry I forgot to post these up.





Al