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Imperiale Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 3:46 a.m. PST

I realise this isn't a wargames question but i'm looking for some information I have just purchased a figure representing an Officer Royal Horse Guards 1814 it measures approx 18ins in height and around the base it is marked ACADEMY TM I am seeking information as to who made it and if there are any others in the series any info will be gratefully recieved MTIA

Jana Wang Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 7:43 a.m. PST

Sounds like the Academy Plastic Model Co. in Korea.

Imperiale Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 6:17 a.m. PST

Many thanks unfortunately this wasn't the one

Seroga Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 8:45 a.m. PST

Kind Sir,

Maybe these are form the series:
Is this the figure?
auction

picture

I see one more Napoleonic-era piece:
Officer 1st Dragoons Guards 1813, Napoleonic Figurine Cavalry ornament 50cm tall
auction

picture

Plus 4 US Civil war figures.
-- U.S. Civil War, Union Cavalry Officer
-- U.S. Civil War, Union Cavalry Soldier with Carbine
-- U.S. Civil War Confederate Artillery Officer
-- U.S. Civil War Confederate, Foot Soldier with Gun


As only a guess, so far, I think that the figures themselves might have been made by The Academy Platic Model Company in Korea, and sent for painting by hand somewhere in Asia.
link

This Academy company may be have been, however, copying some prior artwork, such as a set porcelin figurines of some rather greater age. Their range of plastic model kits seems to include several "derivative" works, based on other companies' kits.

I will keep looking, if this is the correct figure series, as I am happy to try to repay a little of the debt that I owe to you for your generous assitance!

Seroga Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 8:57 a.m. PST

The "Officer 1st Dragoons Guards 1813" looks much like plate D1 of the Osprey "Wellington's Heavy Cavalry" and the "Officer Royal Horse Guards 1814" looks much like plate H1 of the same work.

Do you know of smaller figures, such as from New Hope Design in 1/32 scale, that are essentially the same? Scaling-up the figure and making a mould is not too hard with modern 3D modelling and "rapid-prototyping" techniques. But, I do not have good photos or actual examples of the New Hope Design figures to determine if they are really the same.

marshalGreg Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2013 12:59 p.m. PST

Seroga,
How do you up load pictures into these post? Sorry for the no-subject request but I have not been given direction in other requests.
MG

Seroga Inactive Member24 Jan 2013 7:13 p.m. PST

You just post the internet location of the image and the forum will show it. The location will end in an image file type (.jpg, .png and .gif are the most commmon.
For the image above, the full web address is :


h t t p : //i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjQwWDQ4MA==/$(KGrHqV,!hkFCfi8CFoIBQ5Kv6OLN!~~60_3.JPG

I added some spaces in the begining so that it would show as text. If the extra spaces were not there, you would see the image instead.

The image itself can be located anywhere on the internet. But it is not actually uploaded to the forum.

Imperiale Inactive Member25 Jan 2013 10:28 a.m. PST

Seroga many thanks yes the top one is the one I have some one suggested to me that it may have been produced by the Academy men at arms series of resin figures sizes ranging fron 6" to 18"any further info will be gratefully recieved.

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