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Wee Friends Dispatch Rider
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009 - 01:49 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a look at Motorcycle Dispatch Rider, a 1/35 resin figure by Wee Friends.

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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 12:42 AM UTC
Hi James,

Thanks for organising this one. Now all we need are some 1/35 Scale motor cycles to go along with the figure

Al
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 03:46 AM UTC

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Now all we need are some 1/35 Scale motor cycles to go along with the figure



I agree----- how many more Zundapps and R75s' are we going to see, before we get a British Bike?
Nice review Alan.
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 05:53 AM UTC

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Now all we need are some 1/35 Scale motor cycles to go along with the figure



I agree----- how many more Zundapps and R75s' are we going to see, before we get a British Bike?
Nice review Alan.



Hi Dave,

We live in hope



Al
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 09:55 PM UTC
And another for reference:



Al
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 11:18 PM UTC
Alan

The nomenclature applied to these jerkins is a bit of a fantasy. The inclusion of seams has (in reality) nothing to do with the pattern the jerkin manufacturers were working towards but simply reflects the availability of the right size of leather piece used in construction. It is quite common to come across jerkins made up of multiple and irregular pieces of leather - basically, these items were made up of off-cuts (from larger skins). Wartime economy demanded the type of efficiencies (sustainability) we now strive towards.

As for the cross-fertilisation of British and Canadian kit = equally very common. It's well known that Canadian BD was popular for its deeper (green) colour and relative quality and was acquired (by non-Canadians) for walking out dress. The distribution of other kit was more widespread - certainly Canadian manufactured webbing crops up all over the place (origin of manfacturer knows no distinction). There's no reason to believe that something as generic as a jerkin would be treated any differently?

I hope that helps someone.

Cheerski

Karol
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 11:45 PM UTC
Hi Karol,

Yip, never though it was, thanks for your input, confirms what I already thought.

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 09:37 PM UTC
Hey Al,
Guess I missed this one first time around.
A very nice review of a rarely covered figure type.
I wish one of the major players would consider doing some of the various Allied motorcycles. hint, hint...
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 09:49 AM UTC
Hi John,

Yes, you, me and a few 100 others would like to see that too. Again, maybe one day.

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 04:08 PM UTC
Good review, Al. Thanks!


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you, me and a few 100 others would like to see that too.



Add me to that list, boys! Given what an important role motorcycles played during the war it's surprising that it's really only the more well known German bikes that are produced in plastic.

Rudi
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 04:47 AM UTC
Hi Rudi,

British plastic Motorcycles are like British plastic Trucks, a completely ignored element by the 1/35 plastic injection world and I don't even know of one in resin!! More's the pity.


Al