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Neapolitan Veliti della Guardia test shots

Finally the test shots of the coming two sets of Granatieri / Veliti della Guardia of the Kingdom of Neapel . Will be produced in metal 6 pieces per set.

           

 

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Some Heads

Last weekend i trained a new technique for making hats i learned from my german friends, so far it works very well and i'm improving.... here a Guide de Bonaparte and a republican fantassin... im thinking to add the bodies to them...

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Austrian Hussars now available for sale !!!

The first set of "Armies" is ready for sale !!!! The sets consists in 8 mounted figures, in 2x4 poses, which are casted from the same masters of their resin counterparts: only one figure is different . The detail quality is the same of the resin ones, thanks to the experience of Meister Schilling. Soon will follow the french lancers and some command figures. this set is very useful for war gaming purposes .

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WIP Austrian Uhlans

Some more Uhlans, and Work in progress...

 

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SPARE HEADS IN PRODUCTION

44 spare heads are in production now, hopefully for sale in April, they belong to the french army and cover different units and periods of the era, they will be divided in different packages per unit with some multiple copies per head. They are in metal . will follow some allies sets which can be used well with french army bodies.

 

 

  

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Austrian Hussars in Metal

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.

 

 

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DAVOUT COMPETITION IN ADDICT FIGURINES

The Competition about the Davout miniature is in full activity, great works can be seen there .... i will add a special one off to the winner.

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Spare Heads ready to cast

Here some 40 spare heads related to different headgears of the french army, it is amazing how many differences you can find in the years . These will be sent soon for casting and i will do more of them.

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Hat Austrian Grenadiers

Waiting from my first sets to come, i got back in time when i was only painting, and i enjoyed this time. Now something about this set: it is definitively not the HAT standard. I believe is made for fast painters, probably very easy with black priming, but not very fancy for detail painters, the undercuts fillings are really taking away a lot of details, like in the shoulders where the greatcoat is, and the flesh very difficult to take away so i gave up and painted them with it on.

I think i did my best and after all the effect is no too bad, Hat forgiven though .......

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Austrian Hussars Skirmishing Masters

Here a trio i always wanted to do : Mounted Hussars shooting their guns, i made 3 typical poses : picking the cartridge, hammering the ball and shooting, for this last one i will add the bridles. Hope you like them.

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Neapolitan Mounted Generals

Here the painted test shots of the Neapolitan mounted Generals, soon available for sale; the horses are sculpted with interchangeable saddle clothes so it is possible to add many variations of the uniforms, these miniatures are also suitable for other armies uniforms.

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Murat King of Neaples Limited Editions

Here the painted test cast of the second Limited Editions of Franznap Miniatures, King Murat depicted as King of Neaples, i used the horse from the Gros painting, and the uniform from other prints of his time in Neaples, you can see he is wearing mustaches, as i found in the portrait from the time 1812/14
Will be released in 100 numbered copies under the label  Limited Editions , soon available here.

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Austrian Cavalry Artillery Pack Horses

Finally the painted test shots of this great set : it will be ready for sale within Christmas , two pack horses, one without the pack cover (as separate piece) for let the collectors enjoy to paint the ammunition bags. Complete the set a mounted Fuhrweser , and an artilleryman opening the ammunition pack.

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Marechal Davout

Here the rough photos of Davout, i made for the french forum Addict Figurines, as 1st anniversary of the forum. it will be produced as Limited Editions in  copies numbered and signed, 100 will be available by the forum, 30 copies will be available in our webshop.


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Baden Infantry

Trying to fulfill the expectations of a german friend, i approached this first test of a Baden infantryman, i suppose that they wore long overalls on campaign, i tested also the headgear, which in my sources must have been shorter than the Jager ones.
Any comment is welcome

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Spare heads test

I tried some dimensional test with  a beautiful Zwezda grenadier body, here the result with some of the already realized heads; it is funny but the headgear was a part of the uniform which could variate so much, if we trust  see the many sources sources of the Napoleonic era... 
 






























 

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More Spare Heads

While i'm busy with my first 28mm sculpt and with spare horses, i did some more spare heads.
 

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two new Marines de la Garde

almost the set done, with two advancing Marines , trumpet and Flag bearer, i need to do the quartermaster and the porte fanion
 

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French Pontonniers

I started to sculpt the french pontonniers, which can fit with for example Hat pontoons....
here the first two figures, i'm experiencing for the first time  part of human anatomy to sculpt....

 

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Marins de la Garde, trumpet and flag Bearer

Here two more and two in progress....
 

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