March 15, 2016

MTSC FIGURE (S) OF THE WEEK #111: Figures Inspired by...

They say Art Imitates Life which surely holds true in these figures released by W Britain as part of their World War I series.

This two piece set #23081 was inspired by one of the more iconic images from WWI of wounded British soldier and a German prisoner sharing a cigarette during Battle of Epehy 1918. This image is in the Imperial War Museum collection and has been wrongly identified many times as being from the Christmas Truce of 1914 and perpetuated throughout the internet. This is of course laughable considering steel helmets didn't appear until late 1915-16.




This single figure #23112 is inspired by another famous image from the Great War of a wounded British soldier holding his helmet, which has been pierced by a piece of shrapnel, during the advance on the Somme near La Hamel in 1916. When originally published the image carried the caption "Lucky Bastard!" and indeed he was. These latest pieces we have chosen as our FOTW have also made it into our Gallery Collection: Inspired by... A collection of Dioramas, Figures and Models that were inspired by original photographs and illustrations. You can also find these images in our Images of War - The Color of War in both their original black & white and new colorized versions.



DYK: W. Britain is a MTSC Bonus Company. Get a free $10.00 Gift Card with every $100.00 of WBN products you order!

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