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The Royal Fussilers Company C
Joined: November 16, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 02:29 AM UTC
Hey gents!

After hearing Pink Floyd's wonderfull song " when the tigers broke free", i have got to make one from the royal fusillers, at Anzio! But can any one recommend a nice 54 mm figure, or largere, and if you have any reference it would be realy nice!
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: January 11, 2003
KitMaker: 4,307 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 02:48 AM UTC
Hi Daniel,

I made a fusilier for an ex-member of the Regiment a few years ago,using this figure:
as a base. Removed the helmet, made a beret from milliput and added a hackleand cap-badge. (the hackle is a small feather plume mounted behind the cap badge and is worn by all fusilier regiments).
Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: July 20, 2004
KitMaker: 3,791 posts
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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 07:42 PM UTC
Hi Daniel

You could probably get away with almost any British WW2 figure in battledress. Anzio was fought in the winter and the British soldiers seem mostly to be wearing battle dress (and leather jerkins or greatcoats sometimes). Google for IWM Collections and search their photographic database.

Eric Waters was the 8th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers in 56th London Division, this IWM photo of soldiers at Anzio seems to show the Black Cat badge of the division on the shoulder of one of them.