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Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Feb 2014 6:11 a.m. PST

There are something wrong with old topic, show error messages etc.
Therefore continue with new one.

I was ill couple of week and must now reach the schedule..
Mounted officer are almost ready.

Gloria Smud03 Feb 2014 7:49 a.m. PST

They look fabulous especially nice to see some painted up & en massse.

If the command, etc are as good as these then perhaps it's time for a Kickstarter – you may need to buy a centrifugal casting machine to keep up with demand!

1st502Strike Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2014 9:30 a.m. PST

Hi Sho,
I have been reading through all the previous post on your Russian's project and they look very nice. I will be placing a small order but want to wait until the command figures are ready. Can you tell us when they will be in production.

Thanks, Bill

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Feb 2014 9:49 a.m. PST

Thanks, guys! I suppose, that command group for infantry will be on sale after two-three weeks. May be faster, if nothing prevent my work. But there already are couple of known events, who direct me away from my soldiers.

VonBlucher03 Feb 2014 10:57 a.m. PST

Excellent!! Unfortunately all my armies are geared to 1800 to 1807.


Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2014 6:34 a.m. PST

Thanks, VonBlucher! One time I will cover this period too.. Towarzcys already are ready.

But now I have question. What I must do with battallion commanders right hand? Must he 1) saluting, 2) pointing or 3) resting?
Initially I plan do it saluting.. but if there are many of them and all saluting.. this will be weird.

Poor NCO stand here too, I three times fully rework this figure and again must replace his left hand.

Murvihill07 Feb 2014 7:41 a.m. PST

How about carrying a leather case with his orders and maps in it?

Redcurrant07 Feb 2014 11:06 a.m. PST

Resting, or reading his orders

Eclipsing Binaries07 Feb 2014 6:09 p.m. PST

Why not cast the battalion commander as he is and do three figure, one with each arm? I'm sure people would buy one of each.

von Winterfeldt08 Feb 2014 12:40 a.m. PST

I would prefer pointing, or even better holding a sabre at his shoulder – surly they had drawn sabres in battle.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Feb 2014 4:55 a.m. PST

Orders and maps cases best fit with ADC, I presume.
But Eclipsing Binaries give me one idea. Are there anybody, who produce 15mm with separate arms? Is this acceptable?

paulalba08 Feb 2014 6:53 a.m. PST

Hi Sho, good to see your progress! Sorry for not contributing more over the weeks, hectic life at moment. If it's ok to say I wouldn't go for separate arms. As much as I enjoy modelling and converting pinning an arm can be a pain especially in 18mm. It may put people off and will require a good superglue and with handling may get bumped off.

If he is the battalion commander for myself he will be on a base marching forward with the troops so the sword or at rest arm would work best. If he is pointing he would work well on separate command bases.

What ever you decide, I look forward to them!
Great to see you putting in the effort.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Feb 2014 8:36 a.m. PST

Thanks for help, guys!
As most votes was for resting or sworded arm, then now colonel have resting arm.
And NCO shout with angry face..
The second flagbearer takes shape too.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Feb 2014 12:14 p.m. PST

At moment..

Eclipsing Binaries10 Feb 2014 3:50 a.m. PST

I'm really interested in getting a 32 man battalion of these guys once you have finished the set… even though I'm supposed to be concentrating on Marengo and the 1800 campaign.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Feb 2014 12:54 p.m. PST

A little progress..
New guys get kiwers and colonel get sword and sash.
Must finish colonel's gorget, flagbearer sword and some shako cords.. then I do possible little corrections and figures are ready for moulding.

There are little problem with 32 man units, because all my sets are with 6 figures. There are reason for this if there are more figures than 60 (10 sets), then transport cost doubles (weight of packets exceed the minimum limit).
Is this reasonable to do special battalion sets with 32 figures?

paulalba12 Feb 2014 4:36 p.m. PST

What's the best option for both of us? I'm looking to buy 2 battalions of 32 to start with maybe a couple of extra mounted colonels if possible for command bases. Is it better to split the shipment? Can you drop me an email ? Paulalba2004(at)

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Feb 2014 6:26 a.m. PST

This is not affect me. After 60 figures PayPal are programmed to double the transport cost, after 120 to triple.. etc.

There are no differenties in cost between sending more than 60 figures in two packets (with minimal trasport costs for both) or in one packet with double cost.

However.. it is possible, that two foot battalions don't exceed the minimum weight limit, because weight of different figures are different and foot figures may be lighter than Murat figures (primarily used for measurement and formulas).
I must reweigh all new figures and maybe lift the limits for median weight.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP17 Feb 2014 10:49 a.m. PST

Russian Command 1809-1815.

Figures ready, mouldmaking begins..

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Feb 2014 3:10 a.m. PST

First cast of command figures succeed.
I think, that I prepare special 32-men battalion offer too.
Infantry figures are lighter than cavalry ones and two infantry battalions fit in minimal postal weight limit.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Feb 2014 3:45 a.m. PST

Bug? Topic don't move..

.. now works again.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Feb 2014 7:29 a.m. PST

32 man battalion.

Tomorrow all this (command) figures will be available.
(Except horses and flags, of course.)

paulalba25 Feb 2014 10:23 a.m. PST

Looking grand!!!

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Feb 2014 4:43 p.m. PST

Thanks! :-)
Now they are available.

paulalba26 Feb 2014 12:31 a.m. PST

Order sent ;-)

franznap28 Feb 2014 4:17 a.m. PST

wonderful sculpts !!

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Feb 2014 9:43 p.m. PST

Thanks, Franznap!
I like your splendid sculpts too..

paulalba04 Mar 2014 4:14 a.m. PST

Got my new figures today Sho,
Superb and strangely much, much better in the flesh than the enlarged pictures above? Really impressed with them and look forward to getting some painted up. Highly recommended for anyone doing an 1812 Russian army in 18mm.
keep up the great work!!
Best Regards

franznap04 Mar 2014 8:01 a.m. PST

Best compliments for this wonderful production. They perfectly match the AB ones, bravo Sho!!!

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Mar 2014 1:35 p.m. PST

Thanks again, guys! :-)

Franznap, have you seen them together in the flesh?

Paul. Yes, I know, that on photos they looks worse than in hand. I cast them with high quality alloy and they are very shiny. I don't learn yet, how do take photos of them with better results.
I look forward to see your masterful paintings..

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Mar 2014 10:24 a.m. PST

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Apr 2014 11:38 a.m. PST

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2014 12:32 p.m. PST

Spray your metals in matt pale grey (even white!). Then a light wash of any propriety black. I use GW Nuln Oil purely because easy to get. Camera on tripod, no flash, just the light you bring in, aperture as wide as you can get it, low ASA setting, shutter cable or 3 sec delay on the shutter, auto white balance…….fool proof!

Wonderful castings but one (and only one) criticism. Why is everyone now doing recessed buttons? Calpe figs in 28mm are unbeatable, but all their overalls (not the coats mind) have sunken buttons. How to paint them I ask? Perrys give me sticky out buttons and, with a cocktail stick, it's a cinch. Now at your scale, I can only think………. paint the buttons first and then the coat up to the edge.

Can the experts advise me?

von Winterfeldt03 Apr 2014 12:50 p.m. PST

the faces are a dream

paulalba03 Apr 2014 1:12 p.m. PST

Very nice who,
What's the mounted guy?

Deadhead, with the buttons here they are recessed but they are there so shouldn't be to difficult. Some AB figures had recessed to. I prefer buttons to stick out a bit to.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Apr 2014 1:42 p.m. PST

The mounted guy is russian right wing commander – Miloradovich.
I try to create some sticked out buttons now..

Eclipsing Binaries04 Apr 2014 3:06 a.m. PST

I hate painting buttons.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Apr 2014 11:14 a.m. PST

Now with buttons. Looks better?

von Winterfeldt04 Apr 2014 11:50 p.m. PST

excellent, how did you do it?
Is it worth the effort??
with recessed buttons – you don't necessarily have to paint them, when you put over a wash, the wash would assemble in the resses and create a nice effect (in my view)

Also – when like on gaiters also in reality buttons would be more or less recessed – while on other parts of the uniform, they would stick out.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2014 4:20 a.m. PST

I simple add pieces of material and round them.
If result is better than before, then it is worth the effort.
This little things may have colossal influence to final results.

von Winterfeldt05 Apr 2014 4:33 a.m. PST

you can do it for big buttons, but how to do on lets say cuff flaps??

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2014 6:24 a.m. PST

AB have holes in cuff flaps.
May be recessed buttons are good choice there?

patrick76605 Apr 2014 8:02 a.m. PST

Sho, when do you think the Miloradovich set will be available to purchase?
Thank you,

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2014 8:41 a.m. PST

Miloradovich will be in first set of generals, where is
Kutuzov & Masha
Barclay & Bagration
Miloradovich & Bennigsen.
First two pairs are available separately now, until I sculpt Bennigsen. Then they all will be in one set together.
I know, that in next week I don't have time for sculpting, so I cannot say, when I finish Bennigsen.
Foot officer goes to infantry command set.

patrick76605 Apr 2014 9:42 a.m. PST

thank you for te response,

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP12 May 2014 7:42 a.m. PST

Sculpting of new figure started.
Konovnitchyn. Commander of 3.infantry division.
(refreshing picture)

The Emperors Own12 May 2014 8:58 a.m. PST

your work is very good ………. I will be masking a order soon for the murat and Prussian Lancers !! been waiting for years for AB or Somebody to make them !!! Thanks for your hard work

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP12 May 2014 11:22 a.m. PST

Thanks! You are welcome.
Some Murat molds are broken and there are only 4 full sets of Murats left for now from first edition.

Fredloan28 Aug 2014 11:31 a.m. PST

very impressed with your sculpting, may have to order some figures in a few weeks.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Sep 2014 2:20 a.m. PST

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