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Resicast Rum Jars and Crates
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Posted: Saturday, November 07, 2009 - 07:54 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a look at Rum Jars and Crates, a newly released resin set from Resicast in 1/35.

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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 10:18 AM UTC
'Wot, no one for a shot of rum'?

Al
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 01:28 AM UTC
Good review Alan and definitely usable as Civilian Jars.
Rum issue was always something I associated with WW1 but heres a couple of photos from IWM showing rum being issued in WW2.



Men of the 1st Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment enjoy a tot of rum in a section of trench named 'Pudding Lane', 4th Division near Roubaix, 3 April 1940.

While a piper plays, a special rum ration is issued to men of the 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers to mark St Patrick's Day in the Anzio bridgehead, 17 March 1944.

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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 04:59 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

Good find on the pics. Every thing I looked at indicated that there was never an 'offical' tot for the Army or RAF even though the practice was wide speard. There was an Offical one for the Navy though, which ended in 1972.

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Al
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Posted: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 - 10:40 AM UTC
I was so glad to stumble on this review, as this is exactly what I need for two projects currently on the WB. Kudos to Resicast for this product and to Alan for such an informative review. As soon as I read the review, I ordered the set and it arrived today and boy am I pleased.
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Posted: Thursday, May 06, 2010 - 12:19 AM UTC
Hi Matthew,

Glad you enjoyed the review and the kit. They are a fun item and very handy accessories.

Al
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Posted: Friday, May 07, 2010 - 08:55 PM UTC

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While a piper plays, a special rum ration is issued to men of the 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers to mark St Patrick's Day in the Anzio bridgehead, 17 March 1944.




Hmm, would make a nice combo with the MB "Scotland the Brave" set