Sunday, 16 March 2014

Beau Geste Digest: New DD Releases

Following hot on the heels of the latest WW1 releases from BG are these tremendous new elephants and spectators for their flagship range of figures celebrating the magnificent Delhi Durbar of 1903

There are four elephants in all, each representing the mounts ridden by various ADCs at the head of the procession

378-379-380-381 - Elephants of the Aides-de-camps, in front of the Main Procession, Delhi Durbar, 1903

378 - Elephant of the Aides-de-camps of the Viceroy, Capt. Baker-Karr - Capt. Wigram, Delhi Durbar, 1903

382 - Occidental Ladies Spectators, Delhi Durbar 1903

383 - Occidental Ladies Spectators, Delhi Durbar 1903

384 - Occidental Gentlemen Spectators, Delhi Durbar 1903

"I have more spectators on the make, almost ready, but I didn't want to hold the releases any longer. There will be one more set of occidental gentlemen, three sets of local spectators, and one box with photographers. I will be updating the elephants pages when they are all ready, and will send the usual brief background then. But in the meantime, here are the images that inspired the four elephants of the main procession."

"There were six elephants in total, with the Aides-de-camps, before the elephants of the Viceroy and the Duke, in front of both columns of the Main Procession. I will make the other two within the next two years. Their howdahs were quite different from the other four and, mainly, I didn't want to release six elephants at once :) Here is a photo showing the six of them."

Happy hunting!

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