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Master Box “Scotland The Brave!”
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 04:33 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly provides an In-box review of “Scotland The Brave!”, a four figure set by Master Box in 1/35.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 04:57 PM UTC
A good review Alan of a kit with what looks to be some difficult painting involved. whats he wearing under the kilt?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 06:39 PM UTC
Hi darren,

Thanks, in answer to you question - Nothing under thye kilt

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 07:18 PM UTC

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Hi darren,

Thanks, in answer to you question - Nothing under thye kilt

Al



Hey Al,
Another comprehensive review of a great looking set of figures !!
BTW - the name for the Scottish dirk worn by Highland troops is sgian dearg (in English, it sounds like "shkin dueg")
And the standard Q & A about kilts is 'Is anything worn under the kilt ??", the answer being "No, everything's in working order !!!"
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 10:53 PM UTC
Dissappointing that they don't include waterbottles or bayonets. Sure they can be sourced elsewhere but you're robbing Peter to pay Paul then and they really should be in the kit.
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 02:53 AM UTC
Hi John,

Yip ,

Hi Pat,

Agreed it was a big oversight on MBs part. The water bottles that came with the Paras were a bit big I thought, the No 4 rifles in this set seem better proportioned or else it's just my eyes.

Al
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 03:14 AM UTC

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Dissappointing that they don't include waterbottles or bayonets. Sure they can be sourced elsewhere but you're robbing Peter to pay Paul then and they really should be in the kit.



I wonder if it would be worth mentioning this oversight to the company via Jim R (I believe) before they damage their brand reputation with such an obvious omission that could so easily be corrected.
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 03:53 AM UTC
Good job, Man!
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 06:18 PM UTC
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Dissappointing that they don't include waterbottles or bayonets. Sure they can be sourced elsewhere but you're robbing Peter to pay Paul then and they really should be in the kit.



I wonder if it would be worth mentioning this oversight to the company via Jim R (I believe) before they damage their brand reputation with such an obvious omission that could so easily be corrected.[/quote

Hi Darren,

Don't know if Jim's still off with the shoulder injury?

Bill,

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2009 - 11:49 PM UTC
The piper's kilt could benefit from a company producing 1/35 scale tartan decals in different patterns. Much like they have done for german camo.
I know it won't happen though. No matter what its always nice to see another British / Commonwealth set.
Darryl
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 03:01 PM UTC

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The piper's kilt could benefit from a company producing 1/35 scale tartan decals in different patterns. Much like they have done for german camo.
I know it won't happen though. No matter what its always nice to see another British / Commonwealth set.



OMG Darryl,
It's tough enough researching the proper uniform and their colours !!
Unless affiliated, most Highland regiments wear different styles and colours of tartans.
The Canadian Scottish wear the Hunting Stewart:

IIRC, the pipers will sometimes wear the Royal Stewart, a completely different sett or pattern/coloured kilt to the rest of the regiment when on parade.

That's one accuracy debate I would avoid like the plague !!!
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 11:18 AM UTC
Nice review of a much desired kit (at least by me!). One correction however, the knife positioned in the hose with traditional Highland dress is in fact known as a Sgian Dubh, not a Dirk. A Highland Dirk is a completely different beast.

Sgian Dubh:



Highland Dirk: