Blog posts : "172 scale soldiers"

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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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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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)


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More Neapolitans

Two more from the test mold : in Yellow an officer of Ussari della Guardia, with the white horse an ADC of the King.

the first one can be painted also as Guide and as late guard Hussar.


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