This figure is taken directly from plate #11 of A.E. Haswell Miller’s book “Vanished Armies’ and I imagine he sketched this infantryman either standing guard outside the palace, or somewhere else around London during any one of his postings before the Great War broke out. This is the quintessential British toy soldier, navy pants, red tunic, detailed cuffs and braid, and of course the tall black bearskin hat.

Reverse view

This figure is a home casting from Prince August miniature molds. The mold is one piece body standing at attention, with various heads and arms to create many different uniforms. The rifle is a single piece casting from Dorset miniatures. The backpack is scratchbuilt. I carved the master for the pack from two part epoxy and had a couple dozen cast out of pewter/white metal by Old Glory castings.