TW32C04 - Trooper, 17th Lancers, Amiens 1918

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Full assembly instructions to help you build Tommy's War model TW32C04, Trooper, 17th Lancers, Amiens 1918.

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Instruction

Manual

TW32C04

Trooper 17th Lancers,

Amiens 1918

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TW32C04 - Trooper 17th Lancers Amiens 1918

The History

The 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) was raised in 1859

and is most known for it’s participation in the Charge of the Light

Brigade during the Crimean War and it’s engagement at Ulundi

during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1879.

At the start of World War One the regiment was based in India and

landed in France as part of the 2nd Indian Brigade in the 1st Indian

Cavalry Division in November 1914 for service on the Western Front.

The regiment fought in its conventional cavalry role at the Battle

of Cambrai in November 1917 and was then transferred to the 7th

Cavalry Brigade, part of the 3rd Cavalry Division, in February 1918

and was used as mobile infantry, plugging gaps whenever the need

arose, both as cavalry and as infantry during the last-gasp German

Spring Offensive.

After the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918, the

regiment remained in continental Europe, joining the British Army

of the Rhine in Cologne.

The regiment then served in County Cork, Ireland, where it operated

during Irish Uprising of 1921, the title of the regiment was altered to

the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own).

In 1922 the Regiment was amalgamated with the 21st Lancers to

form the 17th/21st Lancers.

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Set-up

Before you begin

You will need a few tools, I recommend a scalpel with new

blade, small tweezers, glue (I used super glue) and a glue

applicator. The parts are very small so I wore optivisors for

fixing the parts and I cut the photo etch on a glass board (as

traditional cutting mats tend to bend with the part meaning

that the etch can bend with the cut).

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Step 1.1 - Fitting the Lance

Fitting the Lance

Find the small sprue as the image, the longer piece is the top

section of the lance. Remove from the casting block leaving

some of the sprue intact (this will slot into the brass tube used

for the lance).

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Step 1.2 Fitting the lance

Fitting the lance

Insert the pieces of sprue into the brass tube to test-fit, at this

stage do not glue as you’ll read the tube into the Troopers

hand and fit the bottom piece after.

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Step 2.1 Fitting the bridle and reins

Fitting the bridle and reins

In 1914 the British army were using a mix of equipment.

The saddle was in the main the 1912 universal pattern

saddle. The bridle and bit were part of the 1902 pattern

equipment. This additional part is shown in the small

photo-etch fret provided with your kit.

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Step 2.2 - Fitting the bridle & reins

The two parts were cleaned-up and placed ready.

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Step 2.3 - Fitting the bridle & reins

I did trim the part to allow a better fit, see the

images of the actual horse , you can see how the

individual parts fit together - see page 17, fig 1 & 2.

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Step 2.4 - Fitting the bridle & reins

Fig 1

Fig 2

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Step 2.5 Fitting the bridle & reins

In progress

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