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This era (1799-1815) was a period of major historical significance for many.
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Highlanders-begorrah!
long_tom
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 07:29 PM UTC
Well, I don't know if the Scottish use that word, but...

I've got some Historex Highlander figures, but one problem-no assembly directions!

First, I cannot figure out how to put the feathers on the hats, which way they go and in what direction and angle.

Also, I wonder about kilts. Would the actual tartans be even visible at 1/32 scale? If so, you'd think somebody would make decals that would fit on top of the kilts.
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015 - 02:55 AM UTC
first of all, your terminology is incorrect and secondly the tartan would most likely to be visible in 1/35 and possibly in smaller scales depending on the actual tartan itself as there are thousands to choose from
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Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015 - 03:14 AM UTC
Man o man is David correct about the thousands of Tartans. My great grandfather came to North America (Canada then US) and trying to figure out what where he was from and of course what tartan (which means you need to figure out the Clan / sept) he might of wore (if in fact he did). All plaid to me. But for accuracy you my want to pick the correct tartan. Don't want to have a bunch of Clan McDonalds figures wearing Clan Campbell tartans

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Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015 - 05:10 AM UTC
The 42nd Highlanders used general government tartans. You'd think Historex or somebody would make tartan decals to fit over kit kilts. Hand painting would be next to impossible for all but the most expert!
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Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015 - 05:27 AM UTC
Not sure if you could edit the pattern from a .jpg and try to reduce it to that scale and print it with a inkjet printer on decal film. I am sure it will look very pixelated. I did a quick google of images of the 42nd Highlanders tartan and it looks like you have multiple choices on tartan patterns.

https://www.google.com/search?q=42nd+highlanders+tartan&rlz=1T4GGNI_enUS534US534&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CDIQsARqFQoTCIWlxtjJhMkCFQElpgod-O0AVw&biw=1759&bih=921

Your question now has my interest. One of those 'how do they do it' even though I will never - ever want to take on this task, but just knowing how they do it would be interesting. I have a feeling I am way out of my league on this one

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Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015 - 05:02 PM UTC
Tom,
If you are modelling the Black Watch (42nd Foot) take heart! It is actually one of the easiest Tartans to paint and is eminently possible to do convincingly in 1/32 (54mm). It is even visible and do-able in 1/72. It consists as per Robbie's link of the dark blue ground with green overstripe. With a bit of practice getting the lines straight it's easier than it looks. Remember that where your green lines cross there is a square of bolder green.
The "Government Tartan" of the Black Watch is also the basis for most of the other regimental tartans (e.g Gordons is same with an additional thin yellow stripe).
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Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 09:26 AM UTC
OK, I decided to be cowardly and depict an officer in grey pants instead.

I still need to figure out how to build the hat though.
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015 - 09:34 PM UTC
There's no excuse for you not to know. Even a cursory Google of Highland feather bonnet 1815 and click on images would have shown losds of references.
I suppose failing all else, you could read the indtruction leaflet
long_tom
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Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 09:01 AM UTC

Quoted Text

There's no excuse for you not to know. Even a cursory Google of Highland feather bonnet 1815 and click on images would have shown losds of references.
I suppose failing all else, you could read the indtruction leaflet


I did read the instruction leaflet. If it actually said, I wouldn't be asking this question here.
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 10:54 PM UTC
Then you haven't got the right ones!!!

Apart from the text you should also have a line drawing of every option for that regiment standard bearer, officer foot and mounted,piper,drummer, sergants and private soldier.

Im addition there should be a colour postcard thay also shows the tartan plaid.

If you go to

www.histomin.com
click on manufacturers, then Historex, then napoleonic wars, select British, and finally actoss the top Line Infantry.

You can see everything they have ever made including the Historex colour cards.

OH.... and no we Scots don't use Invented Irish words like begorrah, any more than the average Joe in the USA or Canada would call a neighbour a goldarned cotton pickin' varmint !..unless we are ordering a Guiness.
if you ever want information on any british or Napoloenic uniform, please PM me and you can have the info or a link by return.

Happy modelling.
Paul
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 04:23 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Then you haven't got the right ones!!!

Apart from the text you should also have a line drawing of every option for that regiment standard bearer, officer foot and mounted,piper,drummer, sergants and private soldier.

Im addition there should be a colour postcard thay also shows the tartan plaid.

If you go to

www.histomin.com
click on manufacturers, then Historex, then napoleonic wars, select British, and finally actoss the top Line Infantry.

You can see everything they have ever made including the Historex colour cards.

OH.... and no we Scots don't use Invented Irish words like begorrah, any more than the average Joe in the USA or Canada would call a neighbour a goldarned cotton pickin' varmint !..unless we are ordering a Guiness.
if you ever want information on any british or Napoloenic uniform, please PM me and you can have the info or a link by return.

Happy modelling.
Paul



jings...cribbens...help ma boab!

an englishman who kens aboot tartans lol
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:45 AM UTC
Whit?
Am no' anglish ye peelywally.
:)
Paul