Bolt Action model displayed in New Zealand Museum

One of our Captain Charles Upham miniatures has been put on display in the New Zealand National Army Museum, and featured as their Artefact of the Month for September:

Capt Charles Upham VC & Bar minature

Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham is one of New Zealand’s greatest war heroes. He received the Victoria Cross twice during World War Two. You can read more about him here.

“This miniature of Captain Upham was recently donated to the Museum. It stands 28mm tall and was designed by Paul Hicks for Warlord Games in England. Warlord Games create historical military miniatures and this one of Captain Upham is a giveaway with their Armies of Great Britain supplement.

Captain Upham is sculpted preparing to throw a grenade, his preferred weapon. Interestingly the figure is wearing a helmet. Although one of the most iconic images of Captain Upham shows him in a helmet, he was renowned for his dislike and refusal to wear them, reportedly because he could never find one to fit.”