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Ligniere Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Oct 2014 8:06 a.m. PST

One issue with cannons, and other equipment, in any scale is that they do not have an attached base, unlike the infantry and cavalry. That attached base will always misrepresent the height.
In the photo above, if the cannon was placed on a base, to elevate it, I wouldn't doubt that the top of the wheel would be in line with the infantryman's shoulder – which would probably be about right.

Sho Boki09 Oct 2014 9:31 a.m. PST

Like this?

This is russian cannon, the wheels are 10 inch smaller than French ones.

Sho Boki10 Oct 2014 6:59 p.m. PST

von Winterfeldt10 Oct 2014 11:30 p.m. PST

any test casting yet??

Sho Boki11 Oct 2014 6:58 a.m. PST

No. Today I finish dolls and tomorrow begin to make one middle mould before the final one.
If all goes well, then in beginning of November there will be on sale the whole 6mm Russian line for Borodino and second 18mm russian generals set together with new infantry in overcoats.

Marc the plastics fan17 Oct 2014 4:42 a.m. PST

Very impressive

zaevor2000 Inactive Member17 Oct 2014 10:49 a.m. PST

Absolutely incredible detail for 6mm.

Would LOVE to see these in production.

I am blown away by the very good body proportions and the amount of detail that you are able to put into these figs are unbelievable.

Please continue and also PLEASE make them commercially available.

You are an artist of rare talent…


Sho Boki17 Oct 2014 3:09 p.m. PST

Actually I am bookkeeper.. ;-)
But thanks! :-)

First full 6mm army will be commercially available on beginning of November, after 2-3 weeks. If all goes well..

Freshly casted masters for production mould.

Sho Boki22 Oct 2014 7:27 a.m. PST

Command group takes shape..

von Winterfeldt22 Oct 2014 2:02 p.m. PST

the casts look good so far.

Sho Boki22 Oct 2014 5:53 p.m. PST


Sho Boki22 Oct 2014 5:55 p.m. PST


Sho Boki22 Oct 2014 5:57 p.m. PST

von Winterfeldt22 Oct 2014 11:15 p.m. PST

lovely – inspirational

Eclipsing Binaries23 Oct 2014 7:06 a.m. PST

I love the Revolutionary period Austrian. Please, please, please do some 18mm figures for this period – French, Austrian, Russian, any other country. I would buy lots of them.


Sho Boki23 Oct 2014 11:30 a.m. PST

This is possible. I finish my current projects and will seek the next ones.
Definitely the Revolutionary period will be covered in 6mm.
In 18mm there von Winterfeldt already inform me about missing troops in AB Austrian revolutionary line.

Sho Boki24 Oct 2014 4:58 p.m. PST

Sho Boki25 Oct 2014 3:17 p.m. PST

Sho Boki03 Nov 2014 12:05 a.m. PST

Last items for Borodino Russian army..
I lost 2 moulds because the air bubbles and therefore I'm a whole week behind schedule, but small infantry mould is ready and if next two small moulds will be successfully maked, the whole bunch will be on sale in next week.

WeeWars03 Nov 2014 3:58 a.m. PST

Superb! And great progress! Looking forward to seeing some painted after they are released!

Sho Boki03 Nov 2014 12:53 p.m. PST

French new main figure for grenadiers and voltigeurs (with simple plume conversion for other legeres and middle guards too) are ready..

Sho Boki06 Nov 2014 12:04 a.m. PST

Lets mouldmaking begins..

Sho Boki08 Nov 2014 9:36 p.m. PST

The middle of the mouldmaking..

Sadly the main cavalry, the dragoons, failed in four moulds and may stay away from first production, if last attempt will be unsuccessful too.

Sho Boki10 Nov 2014 3:11 a.m. PST

Little moulds for infantry, generals and cavalry are ready. Last, artillery and infantry command mould must be done next.

And dragoons don't work out, only some castings come out satisfactory. Here the notorious dragoon himself stand..

.. and some teasers from next lines.. early austrians and french grenadier/voltigeur. And russian casualties.

von Winterfeldt10 Nov 2014 3:33 a.m. PST

A pity for the Dragoons, a must for any Russian Army, maybe you can ask a master caster why particularily this mould is not running well.

Sho Boki10 Nov 2014 5:23 a.m. PST

Not "particulary this mould".. but all 5 different moulds with this dragoon. This dragoon is cursed. More complicated but similar hussar figure comes out with no problem.

I suspect, that my horse is too big too. Heavy cavalry horse.
May be I must sculpt lesser horses for light cavalry.
Anyway the artillery draft horse (in correct size) looks like a pony near my cavalry horse.

I sent all these figs to Richard "Perfectsix" for reviewing and comparing.

Sho Boki13 Nov 2014 12:19 p.m. PST

Sho Boki23 Nov 2014 12:05 a.m. PST

Unfinished cavalry on painting table.
Clear to see, that light cavalry need smaller horses.

von Winterfeldt23 Nov 2014 10:12 a.m. PST

the cavalry makes a good impression

Sho Boki28 Nov 2014 11:55 a.m. PST

"Interesting artefact! What is this?"

Sho Boki09 Dec 2014 10:15 p.m. PST

Try to sculpt the better wheels for artillery and wagons.
On left Russian and on right French size.

Sho Boki11 Dec 2014 6:30 p.m. PST
Sho Boki17 Dec 2014 9:47 p.m. PST

WeeWars18 Dec 2014 3:58 a.m. PST


von Winterfeldt18 Dec 2014 9:00 a.m. PST

maybe the size of the bearskin cap is a bit over the top

flipper Inactive Member18 Dec 2014 9:50 a.m. PST


Although I like Ros & Heroics for their accurate proportions I also like other styles – in particular Adler's earlier castings.

Yes, the bearskin is massive, but at this scale I like carricature.

IMO if anything needs to be looked at it is the legs!

Sho Boki18 Dec 2014 10:01 a.m. PST

This is the problem of mm scale.
You can't rise the figure when you portrait higher man, he must stay 6mm as others, but you may rise his hat.

Sho Boki18 Dec 2014 4:21 p.m. PST

paulalba Inactive Member19 Dec 2014 5:01 a.m. PST

These are very cute!

Sho Boki12 Feb 2015 6:04 a.m. PST

Sho Boki26 Feb 2015 12:40 p.m. PST

First big production mould is ready at last.
But I have some problems with flash.

paulalba Inactive Member26 Feb 2015 5:04 p.m. PST

I find myself cleaning off flash from all the figures I paint either OG or AB, as long as it's fine flash and is easy to remove I can't see there being much of a problem Sho? Perhaps with them being 6mm it may make it more difficult to clean them but if the figures are nice enough then the effort should be worth it.

Maybe some of the guys that paint 6mm figs regularly can give a better insight?

Sho Boki03 Mar 2015 7:17 a.m. PST

Problem solved.

Contrary to all manuals, instructions and knowledge.. who all says, that tiny details need more spinning speed and pressure.. the flash disappears when 6mm figures mould rotation speed and pressure are lowered down to only half of 18mm figures mould speed and pressure.
Quality of figures remain the same.
Only artillery pieces needed new mould. I put these in cavalry mould. But infantry casted satisfactory.

Now I cast and pack, cast and pack..

paulalba Inactive Member03 Mar 2015 9:13 a.m. PST

That's good to hear Sho!
All the best with your 6mm stuff!

Sho Boki03 Mar 2015 5:15 p.m. PST

Thanks Paul. I probably do all powers for myself anyway, even if they don't have selling success.

Sho Boki03 Apr 2015 2:40 a.m. PST

Almost ready for selling.
Very limited edition of 30 sets (as on picture, but unpainted). Packed and ready, but some background works must be done before.

Eclipsing Binaries03 Apr 2015 3:11 a.m. PST

Very nice Sho.

paulalba Inactive Member03 Apr 2015 9:23 a.m. PST

Hi Sho,
Will the artillery be part of the set or will they be sold separately and will you be including limbers, caissons for the artillery sets?

Can you put me down for 1 set?

I also would really like a foot plus horse battery to see how they look painted up next to their big brothers.

forwardmarchstudios03 Apr 2015 9:49 a.m. PST

What frontage are those battalions on? Those looks great!

Sho Boki04 Apr 2015 2:53 a.m. PST

3-man stands have frontage 1cm or less.
So 8 stands are approximately 8cm wide, and with officer, flagbearer and drummer markers it is 9cm.
Rounding up for base 10cm or 4 inch.

For EMPEROR rules there are two game units with four 4-stands bases of troops ( 2x1 cm ) per unit and separate markers.

Artillery equipment casted badly with this mould, too many flash. New mould needed.
So only infantry will be in first sets. Btw, there are casualty markers too in set, not showed on picture.

I cleaned some artillery pieces up for myself..

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