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SKP British Soldier with Fuel Can
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 02:29 PM UTC
Pat McGrath reviews Skp Models British Soldier with Fuel Can, a resin figure in 1/35.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 07:42 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

Thanks, looks a good figure, very useable.

Al
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 10:49 AM UTC
Resicast and Wolf do similar figures. It'd be interesting to put all three in a refueling dio.
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2009 - 05:38 AM UTC
Just to nit-pick, I don't see any trace of buttons or button-holes on the front of his BD tunic. British produced Battle Dress had exposed buttons down the front, while Canadian made, being similar, had the front buttons concealed under a fly. Guess this guy must be a Canuk!
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2009 - 07:51 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Just to nit-pick, I don't see any trace of buttons or button-holes on the front of his BD tunic. British produced Battle Dress had exposed buttons down the front, while Canadian made, being similar, had the front buttons concealed under a fly. Guess this guy must be a Canuk!



You should check your references before nit picking. I did before I wrote the review. The British P37/40 battledress tunic as mentioned in the review had the fly front on the front buttons and pockets:


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He wears the P37 fly fronted battledress with pleated pockets, with the collar turned up at the back, and top three buttons open over a collared shirt.



they may not be obvious in the photos but the buttons are there.



Doing away with the fly front was a wartime austerity measure and on the later P40 Battledress all buttons were apparent and the pleats were gone.

You can see examples of both types in use in photos throughout the war.
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2009 - 06:35 PM UTC
So sorry! I will check my Osprey book again.