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French Line Lancers Painted tests

Finally I can present the painted test of the French Line Lancers  FC-003 and FC-004 command and team; they come with interchangeable and spare arms and saddles, here are depicted as 1 regiment. the Officer is the first miniature and horse i ever did, and it shows it, so i'm doubting to substitute the horse....

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French Line Lancers Command & Team

Here the two sets of the French Line Lancers, they will be produced in resin and in metal, will follow other sets with mounting an dismounting and dismounted, you can see my first own casts  in the images 

This is one of my first work, which I started from conversions , so i had completely re-done most of the pieces, in particular the horses, so now every piece is original.

French Line  Lancers Command : 3 mounted miniatures, 2 spare arms, 2 interchangeable saddlecloths.

French Line Lancers Team : 4 mounted figures, 5 interchangeable arms.

soon available for purchase

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Test Casts first Sets Franznap Miniatures

Finally today the first test cast arrived, very very  few defects , and fantastic detail quality. 
I will start with 60 copies per set .

the first sets will be the following:

Austrian Hussars Command  3 mounted figures +2 spare arms
Austrian Hussars Team : 4 mounted figures 
French Line Lancers Command (3 mounted figures +spare arms and saddles)
French Line lancers Team (4 mounted figures + various interchangeable arms)
French Lancer in winter Dress (1 mounted figure)
French ADC (1 Mounted figure)
Austrian Cavalry Artillery Pack horses (2 horses, 1 standing figure, 1 mounted figure +pack cover)
Neapolitan Mounted Generals (5 mounted generals + interchangeable saddles)

and two Limited Editions:
Marechal Davout  1 mounted figure designed for the French Forum Addict Figurines (100 copies available through the forum, 30 copies still available by us)
King Murat (1 mounted figure in 100 numbered copies)

SOON THE WEBSHOP WILL BE RUNNING.......



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Horses Horses Horses.....

Just keeping trained in my favorite work:
i'm now doing some  horses for a preparation work,
i will cast some copies and transform them in different
units, as artillery, hungarian saddles etc...
I'm doing the different movements, standing, walking,
trotting, cantering, galloping , and falling;
i will produce spare horses sets .

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Saxon Officers 1806

I'm working to complete the set of this Saxon officers, there are now three , a general, an infantry officer and the last  hussar officer; here the last one . I will add a n other one or two cavalry officers and two foot infantry officers .


 

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Austrian Hussars Masters ready

Finally i'm ready with the masters, 3  mounted command and 4 mounted hussars, 7 pieces in total, 2 with trousers, and the rest with hessian boots.The 7 horses are all different and i will add some spare arms.

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More Austrian hussars ready for production

Almost ready for production, i added 3 mounted hussars in order to have a command set and 4 privates.

Being these units my first casting attempt  almost 2 years ago i slightly modified also the others adding details and modifying the horses.

here the 3 new guys almost finished.

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More veliti and horses different poses

Finally after 1 year preparation and concept i have developed a system to produce easily horses masters in different poses, and it works!!!! I'm happy to show you here the first tests. I hope there it will become  soon a production  of spare horses in the main poses, to add variety and avoid to use some very low quality ones.

The Veliti della Guardia are still on the workbench, making muskets and backpacks....  see the progress 

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Veliti della Guardia

Here the first shots of the Veliti della Guardia, which can also converted as Granatieri della Guardia; I'm here trying standing figures poses and proportions which i must say i'm still not very good at ; I want to make 8/10 figures "at ease" and may be later trying more action ones.

and a new standing pose Paul Yves Bernard de Lavauguyon ADC of king Murat

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Franznap Lancers 2nd serie

Finally ready painted the test shot of the French Lancers; took me several months to finish but I'm glad to show you the possibilities of conversions due to separate arms and spare heads.

the mounting and dismounting lancers are quite useful and with a head change could be used as other units.

SEE THEM IN THE SCULPT&CAST CHAPTER

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One offs from the workbench

Back again on business, i'm still not settled in but i enjoyed on some One Off pieces just for warming up again.....

Here a French Guard Foot Artillery officer , and an Austrian hussar welcomed by his dog.

The advantage of making unique pieces is that i have not to think about mold undercut and i can detail everything as i want.

It is almost 1 year since I started sculpting, and I learned a lot, may be i will post some of my experiences in this technique  if somebody is interested on.

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New mounted Neapolitan officers

Here some new masters for the Neapolitan General Staff, with King Murat Himself and a Major of the Guides

see all the picts in the section Sculpting and Casting ; i'm now busy with more horses.

I'm also ready with the french lancers masrers second group .

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New sculpted ...

Added a new mounting lancer, busy with the officer headgear, working at horses (see Horses in Casting page)

An austrian Hussar colonel with horse. 

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Two mounted neapolitan ADC

Here 2 almost finished first mounted officers, a general staff ADC 1813 , and an ADC of the King Murat. 

 

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My first resin casts

  After years of thoughts, finally i made my first molds and casts of toy soldiers, the technique works very fine and the detail is excellent, i first casted an French officer horse  , after i started the first Austrian Jagers conversions which went quite fine although while making i could  think of small adjustments to improve the work.      

I'm now busy with a conversion of Austrian Hussars which i found a big missing item in the production, 

    

This is my first own casted piece painted.... good result i think... isn't it?

    

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