Great News, the first items in 3D print are available at the new FranznapMiniatures3D Shop !!!! See the link in the above menu. The first release is the Bavarian Ordonance Manson System, with the 3 calibre guns, 6pdr,12pdr, and 7pdr owitzer, the limber , ammunition wagon and wurst wagon. the metal version of them will be released after in the Armies series.
Blog posts : "Conversions"
Here my real first attempt on 28mm, I'm doing as test for my friends of Westfalia Miniatures, here compared in proportions with a Perry.
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Yestrday i tried a new technique for sculpting headgears i learned from my german friends, here the first result... may be will be followed by the entire figure...
The shop will be open for few days in order to learn the process, we have few sets still available so hurry up and get them. For the unlucky ones who can't find what they where looking for, don't worry, in few weeks we will try to provide you with a full stock.
From Master Schilling, the test casts in metal, first set of Franznap Armies, better for war gamers, the details are amazing. Soon for sale, will follow the french lancers.
I tried also this Neapolitan Guardsman, the back pack, cartridge pouch and sabre are a part piece, here the paint test as Granatiere and Velite della Guardia.
Despite the sculpture (which was one of the first) has some small problems of proportions, the painted ones are very impressive.
Hi everybody, after my wedding and move to new house I'm finally ready to dig into franznap production.....
have many things waiting to be finished.... keep posted and soon you will have some surprise .
Finally i had some time for home casting the second Series of the French Line Lancers .
The spare heads and arms allows different variations, one horse has spare saddlecloth to be used as private and officer one.
These tests are not ready for production, but help me to check the feasibility of the sculptures .
Having very few time for my favorite hobby, i post here some advancing steps in sculpting, the King Murat, some horses sculpture and 2 attempt on foot miniatures which i would make in a serie, a drummer boy which can fit many napoleon armies and an Highlandres NCO which could be part of a Colour party.
An other entry in the Neapolitan Staff sculpting group, here a Guard Hussar which can also be used as Guide and as ADC of Murat,
My first horse sculpt will be the one of a Lancers Officer, which head I've already done , although the anatomy is not super perfect, and the front legs are a bit shorter i'm quite satisfied of the result, see the progress in the sculpt page.
Here a conversion of a French lancer, i used the Italeri French Dragoons main body and i made the details with greenstuff i will sculpt the officer and i will cast them.
i just received this beautiful poem (in italian) by my older and mor beloved friend Stefano Bonfreschi, painter in Modena,
it is an honor to post it here.
JENA, 14 ottobre 1806
era così nera
che pareva notte
e miriadi di pezzi
quasi come stelle
fumavano i cavalli
e rimbombava il cielo
quasi mi fossi rotto
sentivo sulla lingua
un denso gusto
di polvere da sparo e di sudore
per una volta ancora
con l'ultimo sapore
Thank you Stefano
I finally made a long time desired conversion: The "Grey Devils", one of the best light infantry units of the Napoleonic Era, about them