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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 08:20 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly Takes a look at the new set of Austro-Hungarian Infantry recently released by ICM.


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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 01:26 PM UTC
This 'golden age' of modeling is getting more glittery! These are fresh new quality subjects, overlooked far to long.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 09:14 PM UTC
Hi Frederick,

This was my first encounter with any of the ICM figure kits. The figures are exceptional for plastic injection and the additional equipment and weapons spur adds a lot of scope to the finish.

I'm working on the Russian set at the moment and they are equally impressive as are the weapon sets.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:00 PM UTC
Hi folks,

My references haven't arrived yet from Osprey and I have a question. I wanted to do the troops later than 1914 so I could utalise more of the equipment that comes with the set.

The food bags are moulded with a strap attached at the top and to conform to the rear body shape. I'm assuming this strap is actually part of the uniform, so would this be correct for later uniforms say 1916/17? (see pic 3)

Or have I misunderstood this and the strap sits on the belt?







thanks

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:34 AM UTC

Hi Alan

the strap is certainly not part of the Uniformrock. It is usually depicted as dk brown, but I cannot believe it's leather. The Brotbeutel obviously isn't, so..!
I am not an expert of kuk troops in this period, but the WW1 section of the Army Museum is about to reopen again (in time with the Sarajewo day), and I can drive over to verify if you're interested! Just let me know!

Cheers

Romain

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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:42 AM UTC
Hi Romain,

Thanks, that would be good. I can't find a rear picture of the item so I can't quite work out what is the proper way to fix it or if the bag had a leather top and hung on a separate straps to the belt which I'd have to add.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 11:45 PM UTC
Hi folks,

I doubt the uniform colour is spot on, but I went for a 1916 finish with a mix of the 1914c trousers and 1916 blouse. Not a done deal yet but they are nice figures to paint.









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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 02:06 AM UTC

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Hi Alan

the strap is certainly not part of the Uniformrock. It is usually depicted as dk brown, but I cannot believe it's leather. The Brotbeutel obviously isn't, so..!
I am not an expert of kuk troops in this period, but the WW1 section of the Army Museum is about to reopen again (in time with the Sarajewo day), and I can drive over to verify if you're interested! Just let me know!

Cheers

Romain




Hi Alan,

today I've finally made it to the museum. The WW1 section has been completely redone. The display is now split onto 3 different levels.
I guess it looks terrific for "normal" visitors, because it looks "modern, young and dynamic" (sorry, just couldn't resist) with spotlights and angled ramps with glass railguards, etc, but if you are looking for a specific item, like the ominous dark coloured strap......you end up in Nirvana!
I would have appreciated 1 (just one! what's so difficult about that!?) full manequin in full gear, from cap to shoes!

For info, not for gaudi!

Well, to say it bluntly: I am none the wiser!!!!

The only possible leather strap "en bandoulière" for the rank and file could (at best) be the thin strap from the water bottle harness.

Everything else is either hanging from the waistbelt (bajonet, ammo pouches) or is made out of linen! Officers' map pouches do not count of course!

Sorry!!

Cheers

Romain
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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 04:45 AM UTC
Hi Romain,

Many thanks, I hope the visit was enjoyable anyway. That's progress for you!

Cheers

Al

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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 05:39 AM UTC
Hi Alan ,

i have found a rare picture of Austrian-hungarian soldiers in one of my many books about the First World War.

The time period is 1915 and they are standing in a trench somewhere on the front in Galicia. The haversack , canteen , shovel , mess tin are strapped on the back.

Only the bajonet and ammo pouches are hanging on a belt around the waist. I can send you a picture if you want ??

Cheers

Kurt
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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 06:59 AM UTC
Hi Kurt,

Many thanks

Al