Pacific War Peruvian Col.Alfonso Ugarte (Self Customs) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:51473
Name:Pacific War Peruvian Col.Alfonso Ugarte
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Self Customs
Date Added:July 5, 2013
Base Figure:Van Helsing 5" Action figure
Height:5.00 inches
Completion Time:13.00 hours
greetings friends! This time I present my last work based on one of the actual Pacific War Peruvian heroes of the Battle of Arica, which occurred on June 7, 1880.


Alfonso Ugarte (July 13, 1847 - June 7, 1880) was a Peruvian military commander during the War of the Pacific, between Peru and Bolivia against Chile. He ultimately rose to the rank of Colonel.

At the beginning of the War of the Pacific, Ugarte was about to leave the country for a business trip to Europe, but instead he decided to stay in order to organize a battalion using his own money. This unit was recruited from the workers and craftsmen of Iquique. It was named "Battalion Iquique N° 1", and it consisted of 429 enlisted men and 36 officers.

He fought at the Battle of Tarapacá, where he was injured. The Peruvian forces retreated following this battle, and merged with the Army of the South, commanded by Major General Juan Buendía; the combined force marched from Tarapaca to Arica.

Ugarte was head of the Eight Division in the defense of the city of Arica. In Arica, he participated in the two military councils held by Colonel Francisco Bolognesi, where the agreement was made to defend the bastion "until burning the last round".

Ugarte died fighting at Arica. He rode his horse over the Rock of Arica in order to prevent the Peruvian flag, which he was carrying, from being captured by the Chilean troops. Thus, Alfonso Ugarte indeed fulfilled the promise to fight to the last bullet.

Ugarte is today considered a Peruvian national hero.


Since high school I always admire this Peruvian hero for their dedication, courage and love of country, which despite having a large fortune and be able to leave in time to avoid war, he stayed and gave his fortune to form a proper battalion and fight for their country, it is true that that day Colonel Ugarte, was killed in the battle, but won the glory and eternal gratitude forever, is my thinking.

-van helsing basic action figure.
-uniform and all the details, sculpted in epoxy putty.

Thanks for visiting!

User Comments
NeCrollector -
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Very interesting captured the likeness really well. Kudos for making such a cool custom!
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