Saturday, 2 March 2013

Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim

 
Several blogs ago -(http://tinsoldieringon.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/an-aside-personality-figure.html) in fact, I mentioned modelling Tristram Shandy's Uncle Toby and since then I have been casting around for a suitable figure for his batman Corporal Trim . I finally decided on a old Holger Erikson mold I got off a car boot sale which seemed suitably 'old soldier' and so both characters appear above on my battered and still not read copy of 'Tristram Shandy' .
 
 
 
I have tryed to find a illustration of the gallant Corporal and the only ones I have come up with are by George Cruikshank .
 
 
I have also come to the conclusion that Corporal Trim was maybe the original military modeler ! - note the above 'Smoking Battery' and converting the antique jackboots into mortars ! - if only they had acess to 40mm figures ! what might have been acheieved ?.
 


4 comments:

  1. Try this link to Corporal Trim

    "The siege of namur"

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_siege_of_namur_by_captn_shandy_and_corporal_trim.jpg

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    1. Thanks for that , had not seen that one before.

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  2. Excellent ideas. Have you seen these on ebay

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30-Pristine-Vintage-Metal-Soldiers-/190796462993?pt=UK_Toys_Games_ToySoldiers_EH&hash=item2c6c5afb91

    seem quite reasonable and the seller has a few lots of different things

    cheers
    Mike

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    1. Thanks for bringing these to my attention , bidding now !

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