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 A Mounted Gendarme, from c1910

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clive_t




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Evening all... I've spent the last few evenings conjuring up something approximating to a carbine in a holster for our law man friend. Interestingly enough, the REME Museum of Technology came up trumps! I found a photo of a weapon which would probably have been in existence in France in the year 1910 - http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/arms/rifles/armfrc.htm will tell you all you want to know and more! Anyway, here is my interpretation:

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The gun is made from a piece of thin styrene sheet, cut to a basic shape then fleshed out with Milliput. The barrel is a thin piece of brass wire. The holster is a lump of GS initially stretched gently over a the 'handle' end of a small paint-brush, then gently removed and widened to accommodate the gun.

Here's how the look painted up, and with some strapping with which to secure it to the saddle:

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Finally, with the thing in situ, taken in predictably poor light (being as I was indoors, at night)...

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I promise I will take a better pic outside, just as soon as this infernal rain stops.
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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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As promised, some pics taken outside this morning. Our 2 friends are waiting for the S&CGR to muster a horse-box so as to convey the nag all the way to the Tramway Demiel:

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Close-up of the girl:

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And finally, a close up of the copper:

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We are done here!

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Clive

Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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KleineDicke

KleineDicke

Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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Quite realistic. Nice job.

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Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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Exquisite modelling Clive. I keep looking back at it.
You can almost smell the leather of the boots and tack.

Very enjoyable to see and a tad too good methinks for a tramway down south. Twisted Evil
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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Haha. wrong epoch for you carl!! Brilliant clive, horsebox should be arriving in next couple of days!

Mikey
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KleineDicke

KleineDicke

Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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Bill Wray

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regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: A Mounted Gendarme, from c1910   A Mounted Gendarme, from c1910 - Page 3 EmptySat Nov 07, 2009 6:39 pm

Thanks, gentlemen, for the most kind comments. Interesting rendition of the photo too, Bill, thanks for sharing.

Mikey, I'll be sorting out the dispatch next week some time, postal disputes permitting Mad

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Clive

Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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To save repetition i've posted the picture of Clives mounted Gendarme on my Demiel thread

mikey
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