He wore a tailor made uniform and looked the epitome of the dashing Victorian officer:
- Foreign service helmet with cloth puggaree - reportedly stained with a good scotch rather than tea!
- Blue tunic styled on the 1878 pattern undress frock coat with gold plated buttons - Darling preferred blue to scarlet for his tunics he commented it complemented his deep aqua eyes better!
- Tan baggy pants
- Custom black boots from London with tan puttees
- A Webley Mk4 pistol in a leather holster on his belt
- A Pattern 1845 sword
His belt buckle was often remarked on as it was a custom item in gold and featured a crown over the Egyptian symbol of the 'all seeing eye', it was said he acquired this during his African campaigning and many rumours abounded about its magical portent and some said Darling dabbled in the dark arts of the African healers, better known in Imperial quarters as 'witch doctors'!
How how does one represent a legend in 28mm scale for gaming purposes well with a Perry miniature that's how!