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Sho Boki29 Mar 2014 4:55 a.m. PST

15mm Bagration and Barclay de Tolly.
Borodino 1812.

MajorB29 Mar 2014 4:58 a.m. PST

So who makes 'em? How mauch?

abelp0129 Mar 2014 5:03 a.m. PST

Oh, I like that de Tolly figure! Sho, when are you putting them up for sale?

Eclipsing Binaries29 Mar 2014 5:10 a.m. PST

Sho, Your minis are getting better and better.

Sho Boki29 Mar 2014 5:28 a.m. PST

Thanks. I do my best.
This are first casting of them. Very capricious mold. After 8 hours of casting I got only 7 good quality pairs today.
I try to cast 10 pairs more of them today and tomorrow they will be on sale.

Kutuzov with mistress are ready too.

Major Bumsore, I make them and sell here..

VonBlucher29 Mar 2014 6:03 a.m. PST

They came out excellent. When you have enough different masters to fill a mold you shoould start looking into someone who could professionaly cast these for you. It would sve you time and allow you to drop the price somewhat.

marmont1814 Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Mar 2014 8:16 a.m. PST

Hi like the Russian and Generals are you interested in some commissions for figures, if you are drop me a line at Lancashire Games –

paulalba Inactive Member29 Mar 2014 5:16 p.m. PST

Hi Sho,
As usual I will be happy to support. Is that you for the Russian command figures or do you plan to add others to accompany the big chaps (no offence meant to Kutuzov!)

If you are planning others I'll hold off a wee while to buy the full set.

I think John has a good suggestion there Sho.

paulalba Inactive Member29 Mar 2014 5:19 p.m. PST

Also, great figures sho, What's the thinking with Kutuzov and his lass? Is this a well know scene or from your imagination?

Sho Boki30 Mar 2014 4:08 a.m. PST

Paul, this is only beginning. I cover all major russian and french Corps generals for Borodino.
I need them for my EMPEROR wargame rules.

About Kutuzov. It is known, that Old Satyr allways has some 14-year old girls near to him for satisfy his sexual needs, and that at Borodino such girl was disguised as cossack.
So the scene is imaginational, but probable.

paulalba Inactive Member30 Mar 2014 7:27 a.m. PST

Lol, I'm sure the disguise fooled all his subordinates. Ill wait till you have the other Russian command figures complete and get them together.

Sho Boki30 Mar 2014 7:36 a.m. PST

No problem, I put them proactively on sale for Abelp01, who ask for Barclay..

Sho Boki06 Apr 2014 2:35 p.m. PST

Project current status
(refreshing picture)

paulalba Inactive Member07 Apr 2014 3:15 p.m. PST

Very ambitious Sho,
Do you have a plan to do the opposing commands area by area or all Russian 1st then the dark side?

Also will you be adding additional hangers on, sort of like separate command sets?

Good luck, will try to support where possible.

Redcurrant08 Apr 2014 2:57 a.m. PST

I think that this project will take a while to complete, but think that the wait will be well worth it.

I already have the Murat collection, and look forward to seeing how the rest of the Russians and French come out.

I fully expect to be ordering some in time.

Steve J

Sho Boki08 Apr 2014 5:03 a.m. PST

Dark side (russians) first, Paul. High level and then infantry corps commanders level. I have well researched profiles for them.
After this, before cavalry generals, Napoleon and high level french may be done.
But in same time the other projects may run in parallel courses.

paulalba Inactive Member08 Apr 2014 5:31 a.m. PST

Sounds good Sho! I await your creations!

Redcurrant04 May 2014 10:03 a.m. PST

Any news on how the sculpts are progressing?

Sho Boki06 May 2014 7:07 a.m. PST

Really not. Have 3 weeks exhausting works and have 2 similar weeks forward.. only yesterday-today have time for sculpting. Now all figures on table get sticked out buttons. I find extremely hard to paint my recessed buttons.

Sho Boki08 May 2014 8:38 a.m. PST


KaweWeissiZadeh11 May 2014 7:35 a.m. PST

The Epaulettes of Benningsen look like sausages. :-)
Great work on the Generals though.

tuscaloosa Inactive Member11 May 2014 8:21 a.m. PST

You've nailed actual facial expressions.

Sho Boki11 May 2014 1:05 p.m. PST

Thanks! :-) Epaulettes are smaller now.

paulalba Inactive Member12 May 2014 1:45 p.m. PST


Sho Boki19 May 2014 9:16 a.m. PST

Painted old Kutuzov.

Recessed buttons looks badly.

Sho Boki23 May 2014 6:43 a.m. PST

Ostermann-Tolstoi and Baggovout on worktable..

paulalba Inactive Member26 May 2014 4:37 a.m. PST

Very nice Sho

The Emperors Own Inactive Member26 May 2014 7:25 a.m. PST

Looking good

Redcurrant26 May 2014 7:36 a.m. PST

Ostermann-Tolstoi looks either to be wearing glasses, or he has very high cheekbones, neither of which appear in a portrait in Dr A Mikaberidzes book on the Russian Officer Corps 1792-1815.

I look forward to seeing all your new generals, both Russian and French.

Steva J

Sho Boki26 May 2014 10:57 a.m. PST

Thanks! :-)

Tolstoi wear glasses on Borodino. Eyewitness words.

von Winterfeldt26 May 2014 1:47 p.m. PST

great – your figures are full of character

Redcurrant26 May 2014 3:28 p.m. PST

Hi Sho

Thanks for clearing that up.

Steve J

Sho Boki27 May 2014 6:42 a.m. PST

Bennigsen improved. (see picture above)

Baggovout ready. New generals beginned on worktable.

Eclipsing Binaries28 May 2014 6:36 a.m. PST

Your figures are getting better and better. I wish you would do some 1790's French, Russians and Austrians.

Sho Boki29 May 2014 8:09 a.m. PST

This is not impossible, because I devote my future to tin soldiers.. but this takes time.

Meanwhile I try to sculpt my first horses on scale..

Sho Boki30 May 2014 1:00 p.m. PST

Redcurrant31 May 2014 2:06 a.m. PST

Wurttemberg looks good, but I have to admit that I would prefer to have all my generals mounted, so that they can get around their troops quicker.

Steve J

Sho Boki31 May 2014 2:46 a.m. PST

You are right, but I sculpt them for EMPEROR ruleset.
Divisional commanders are low-level generals and nonplayer command markers and therefore unmounted. Brigade generals are even represented by flags. This generals must take as smallest as possible place on table.
Corps commanders and higher (and his ADC) are mounted, as player figures.

At first I don't plan sculpt divisional generals at all and use usual AB unmounted field officers instead, but after researching I came to the conclusion, that some legendary personages are worthy of capturing.

von Winterfeldt31 May 2014 3:30 a.m. PST

Tough I like your sculpting the waist seems too low – especially at this time high waist were faishonable and I would opt for a higher sash, also the head – though incredibly well sculpted, seems a bit too large.

I support Redcurant's view of mounted generals.

Sho Boki31 May 2014 4:04 a.m. PST

I agree.
1. In normal circumstances maiors, colonels and higher must be mounted. My game markers are exceptions.
2. Head are a bit big, but near other officers the difference is tolerable.
3. I resculpt the waist. (Thanks. I has feeling, that something is wrong, but not detect the cause.)

Redcurrant01 Jun 2014 3:48 a.m. PST

You may sculpt them for the Emperor ruleset, but far more of us will be using them for other rules, perhaps something to think on as we will be your purchasers.

Steve J

Eclipsing Binaries01 Jun 2014 4:12 a.m. PST

I think if we had separate mounts with an ADC/horseholder as an available set that can be based along with the figure on foot, then having the Divisional Commanders on foot wouldn't be an issue. More work for Sho though.

von Winterfeldt01 Jun 2014 5:59 a.m. PST

@Sho Boki

When you rescuplt the waist – look also at the construction of the officer's great coat – it might be that it had also two vertikal pockets in the rear folds – and the folds should start from the waist down and not middle of the coat.

Sho Boki01 Jun 2014 7:33 a.m. PST

Don't worry, Redcurrant. There will be plenty of mounted generals. At least 17 russians. Unmounted officers will be on separate set.
Though Eclipsing Binaries offer are worth of sculpting.

Von Winterfeldt, you mean, that back of overcoat (шинель) are similar to surtout (сюртук)?
I search long time for overcoat back image, but don't found anything. Even russians don't ansver. Only clear image, what I get, was from old movie "War and Peace." And I use this.
I simply cut off lower side of waist. Waist becomes thinner and visually higher.

von Winterfeldt01 Jun 2014 9:11 a.m. PST

I don't think similar to redingote – but the runing of folds at the back, in my view must go from waist down, I know a difficult subject, maybe similar to a Prussian generals great coat.

Sho Boki01 Jun 2014 9:58 a.m. PST

Soldiers overcoats have folds and pockets, but generals ones seemingly not..

paulalba Inactive Member01 Jun 2014 11:20 a.m. PST

Hi Sho, as much as I admire your sculpting i'm a wee bit puzzled on this guy. He isn't beside another figure to compare and I don't know the stature of wrurtemburg in person however the length of his lower body looks very short along with the areas yourself and von winterfeldt discussed.

Sho Boki01 Jun 2014 11:32 a.m. PST

Hi Paul. I just put my camera's batteries to charge. After charging I shoot for you all unmounted officers together.

Sho Boki01 Jun 2014 12:12 p.m. PST

julianmizzi Inactive Member01 Jun 2014 6:13 p.m. PST

Sho , they are looking truly spectacular.

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