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42nd Foot The Black Watch Crimea/Mutiny

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:13 am
by Mark Griffin
Having aquired my bodies for my event in Oct for the 1815 period as well as the others we are doing, 1739, 1787, 1916 and 1944 I am now rushing against a stupidly late, self imposed deadline for getting a uniform together for a private in the 42nd foot for Alma/Lucknow era.

I have Seams Historic doing the fabric stuff, already have the Enfield but everything else I'm starting from scratch and am very much in the dark. Regt. museum being very helpful, NAM trip tomorrow but if anyone has any suggestions for suppliers of the kit, I'd love to know! This isn't my period so am coming to this very ignorant.

any help & suggestions appreciated.


Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:12 pm
by steve stanley
Red kit or Indian tropical?....I think you need to talk to the 19th guys........

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:14 pm
by Mark Griffin
kind of in hand, red kit on way as the maker has right kit in stock

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:17 pm
by steve stanley
Not sure if the Enfield was around for the Alma.....Minie was standard at the beginning of the war......

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:19 pm
by Mark Griffin
checking on who had what tomorrow.

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:26 pm
by wurzul
FWIW, Thin red line used to be very useful suppliers.
They've ceased trading, but their stock must have gone somewhere.

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:25 am
by Mark Griffin
yes I recall the chap died and emails and calls have gne unanswered, think his wife isn't really doing anything about it. But I could be wrong and as its been a while and I'm desperate I'll try again.



Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:48 pm
by Nigel
er if its the enfield Iam strong for you its the wrong type

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:49 pm
by Ronco
I have bought from them in the last month!! Telephone her she will get back to you if what you want is in stock.