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Resicast 'Welkom in Belgie'
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2011 - 05:46 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly reviews and builds a new 3 figure set from Resicast, 'Welkom in Belgie', consisting of BEF Carrier Crew and a Belgian Soldier.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 - 08:03 AM UTC
Hi James,

Thanks for getting this one up. Seems like the great British reserve is alive and well

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 - 08:25 AM UTC
Alan it may be due to a few threads on the go about this product.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 06:39 AM UTC
Hi Darren,

That may be so. but it's somehting you often see as we've discussed before.

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 10:51 AM UTC
Good review Alan. I think this is the only Belgian Figure in either resin or plastic.

I have a question about the Greatcoats. The ones on the figures are single breasted. My references for the greatcoat show a double breated coat labelled the 1940 Greatcoat. Was the single breasted one general issue before this and would you have any idea if any lingered on in service say in the Western Desert.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 07:13 PM UTC
Hi Pat,

The single breasted Greatcoats were still on issue in 1939 although they had started to be replaced by the the double breasted version from 1939 to 1940 onwards. My thoguhts are that you would see both versions during that period as unit, location and supply would determine how quickly the older coats were replaced.



Al

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Posted: Thursday, June 09, 2011 - 04:08 AM UTC
Hi,

Here is the photo refernce to the realization of its figurines
As can be seen, great coats are single row of button.



Regarding figures of Belgian soldier 1/.5°, there exist a tank driver and a "Chasseur ardennais".

Gérard
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Posted: Thursday, June 09, 2011 - 04:55 AM UTC
Hi Gerard,

Thanks for the picture. These figs are spot on for the time period. Excellent stuff.

Al