Dated: January 22, 2001.
From the mind of Messori comes another most esoteric conversion: The Russian Medical Staff.
"Hi again and Happy New Year....
I have some new close ups of course about Russian army that I want to complete ASAP...
I have here the Russian medical staff, after a long work of research, and thanks to the help of Boris Megorsky from St. Petersburg I could made these conversions.
You can see the field pharmacy, and some non-combatent craftsmen, those men where used for all the support work, these, probably barbers were often used like medical staff; the sous officer has yellow loops, the medic or surgeon has the bicorn and the green uniform.
From many contemporary paintings I've noticed that Russians were using often their typical little carriages for transporting wounded men...so here is one of it. Thank you, Francesco Messori"
Many thanks to Mr. Francesco Messori for sending in his contribution.
Webmaster's notes: The first picture shows what looks like a chest of drawers on wheels, which is probably a good method of transporting medical supplies neatly. The cart shows a triad of realistically and grossly wounded men, full of blood and gore, but thankfully no entrails. I can even see a man holding a huge compress to the back of his head. And realistically, it appears that all the wounded who get to ride on the cart are officers! The converted figures are interesting. The shape of the bases gives a clue as to what brand of figures they were converted from. The heavily modified man with his own photograph at the bottom even comes from a HäT re-issue set! Bravo and encore!
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