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Looking for WWII RN bust
Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 12:27 AM UTC
Guy's I've looked around the normal suspects, Young, Pegaso etc
but I can't find a bust of a WWII RN crewman or officer. Real aim is for the bust to be for one serving on a destroyer or smaller vessel and is intended to be displayed along side a U-boat commander.

Can any one point me in the direction of a company that has one please?
hofpig
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 01:35 AM UTC
How about this one?



From Mitches military models?

http://www.mitchesmilitarymodels.co.uk/busts/4551706824
TAFFY3
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 01:59 AM UTC
They also have a series of busts of VC winners and one is of Lt Cmdr. Malcolm Wanklyn RN. He commanded HMS Upholder a British submarine.



Al
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 02:45 AM UTC
I think this is the correct pic on the last one!

Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 02:56 AM UTC
Guys thank you, how I missed them I don't know especial as the u-boat commander I've already got is A Brandi Knights cross holder from them! Doh

Now I'm torn between the Arctic convoy captain which is the type I was after or LC Malcolm Wankley VC DSO & bar as the VC below would balance the Knights cross. Argh

Settled I've gone for the Arctic convoy captain as they will also have a 1/350 model displayed with them as as no one does a 1/350 U Class sub it has to be either a corvette or destroyer.
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 02:54 PM UTC
OOPS! That'll teach me to always wear my reading glasses when answering a post. My only excuse is that I was under pressure from the missus and in a bit of a hurry. Al