Another figure taken directly from the pages of ‘Vanished Armies‘. I believe Miller truly lamented the fact that WW1 required such a great amount of manpower to make the colorful uniforms of the previous generation obsolete. Fortunately for the uniform enthusiast, he had a wonderful eye for detail and the time and postings to create these historic paintings. He was also a military man, serving in the 7th Highland Light Infantry during the Gallipoli campaign. He knew what details to look for to distinguish rank and specific regimental uniforms.
This figure is a complete Dorset Soldiers casting. The figure came with a kilt, but I added the tartan slung from his shoulder by molding two part epoxy and rolling it flat with just a little oil to keep it pliable. Then I draped it and used shapers from worn out paint brushes to for both the tartan and the cross belt. In the toy soldier world this is known as a conversion. Taking an existing figure and making it specific to a regiment is common.