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 Posted: Thu Jan 10th, 2008 11:17 am
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Here are some photo's of the latest finished addition to my collection. A 54mm, that's about 2 1/2 inches to you colonials:D, white metal figure of a Corporal of the 41st New York.

As usual feel free to make any comments.

 









 Posted: Thu Jan 10th, 2008 12:49 pm
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As usual another excellent piece. Well done sir.



 Posted: Thu Jan 10th, 2008 01:09 pm
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Thank you sir.

It has it's faults, the head is the same as the one in another kit by the same manufacturer, I also think the pouches are a little on the large side but the subject and the subtle difference in uniform from your run of the mill model of a Union soldier make up for the negatives.

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 Posted: Thu Jan 10th, 2008 02:23 pm
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It looks great Roger, but this guy looks scared. Even if it does have the same head its still unique in its own way.



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 Posted: Thu Jan 10th, 2008 02:38 pm
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Thanks Dixie Girl I'm glad you like the expression on his face. That's maybe why it was worth using on two figures.

 Maybe before I go back to work I will have a figure from a bit farther south to show you ;) Perhaps Georgia, sorry I haven't got any Tarheels lined up yet.

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Pardon my sophomoric response Roger but I can't help and giggle at the thought of hearing you say "Tarheels" with a British accent.  Very cool :cool:

Nice to have friends and fellow CW enthusiasts across the pond by the way.  Welcome.

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Thanks Fuller.

Giggle?  Tarheels with a Yorkshire accent would probably make you =+++ 

During my visits to the USA with the Royal Navy a few people were a bit confused by the different accents, not exactly Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins but it did have some advantages if you know what I mean:P  

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Roger another amazing figure.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  Just a hint though from a friend on another board the word is Tar heels   two words. 

As to the accent the first time I was on my way to England I was on the Calais to Dover ferry.  My friend and I were chatting with some crewmen.  We had been on the Continent for some time and were excited to be where we would understand the language again.  Well I spent an hour saying excuse me please , could you repeat that again.  The gentlemen were Irish, Northumbrian, Corwallian and a Scots .  Their accents were so thick to my Californian ear I could only understand half of what they were saying .

keep the pictures of the models coming .

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 Posted: Thu Jan 10th, 2008 05:41 pm
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Thank you Susan.

Tar Heels two words:shock:!!! I bet this could be a discussion on it's own. I must've been reading the wrong books:D

You should be careful talking to sailors....... hang on a minute what am I saying



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Roger, it's funny you should mention Mary Poppins because when I read your post up there about "Yorkshire", I immediately brought out my best impression of an accent and start singing the classic Disney Mr. Toad's "Merrily Song".  The singing was all in my head of course.

I don't get out much.

Great figure by the way.  I stopped in a hobby store the other day and saw some figures.  Not as detailed as yours but it still caught my eye.  I think I could get into that.

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I would've liked to have heard that!!
Your lucky to have a hobby store to stop by at, they've all just about disappeared over here. I buy all my figures and hobby supplies online. Due to the financial situation at the moment I get a lot of stuff from the States.
Have a look here for a excellent slection of Civil War figure kits.
http://www.milminwh.com/

Roger



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Oh I could think of a few thousand things you are lucky to have close by.

Thanks for the cool link.



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Your very welcome.



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Roger,

Tar Heels? Tarheels?

OK, here's the deal. When I came to North Carolina as a budding journalist 31 years ago, I was told that 'Tar Heels' is the nickname for all the University of North Carolina athletic teams, while 'Tarheel' was a resident of the venerable aforementioned state. At the very least, that was the accepted Associated Press style.

About five years ago, the AP changed its style, and 'Tar Heel' (note two distinct words) was now the correct style.

Keep in mind, that was the AP version. In reality, who knows? Here's a current web site definition, for what it's worth. It may — or may not — prove helpful:

http://www.tarheels.com/

Not everybody got the memo. I still see 'Tarheel' as often as not. I even see, on occasion, 'Go Tarheels' (for example) on UNC-sanctioned sports paraphernalia. Go figure (and UNC has a highly respected journalism school, you'd figure they'd know how to spell their own name. Damn media.)

I really think nobody knows for sure. Or nobody cares.

I briefly thought about making this a separate thread except that I figured Texas Defender, ConnYankee and 38 Miss. Walker could give a flip about Tar Heels. Or Tarheels.:)



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Pvt Clewell-

  I can't speak for Connyankee or 39th (not 38th ) Miss. Walker, but at my present age, I don't think that I could give a flip if my life depended on it. ;)



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Thanks for the explanation PvtClewell it's perfectly clear now;)

Funny how we've got around to accents considering we started with a " I fights mit Sigel" figure. 



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To us North Carolinians Tarheels is one word. We are the Tarheels and for us its always been one word. I can fake a British accent so good it sounds real. There is a lot of words that are better left unsaid while using the accent, it just sounds to weird.



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Which British accent DixieGirl?

Scottish, Irish, English or Welsh? We could could then divide those into geographic locations for more accents.

Sorry, only teasing:D  I got laughed at for my accent saying Tarheel and nobody here has heard me:D

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Don't worry I get laughed at to. Like I said some words are better left unsaid with a British accent



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