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spontoon03 Aug 2017 3:31 p.m. PST

Capt. Nolan after the Light brigade charge?

Sho Boki25 Sep 2017 11:41 p.m. PST

Ninth quiz..

von Winterfeldt26 Sep 2017 3:43 a.m. PST

so here we go with the Gendarmes D'Elite

Sho Boki26 Sep 2017 4:59 a.m. PST

Pairs of Elite Gendarmes for all napoleonics periods.

Sho Boki01 Jan 2018 6:58 a.m. PST

Tenth Quiz..

Until mould with new dolls develop, I started this year with this fellow.

Valmy9201 Jan 2018 7:35 a.m. PST

Skirmisher to go with early French?

Sho Boki01 Jan 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

But early period is right.
I wanted to try to sculpt his distinctive but strange hat.
When I finish this hat, it will be chrystal clear what figure this is.

Sho Boki09 Jan 2018 4:05 p.m. PST

Hat is not finished yet, but shape is clear.

von Winterfeldt10 Jan 2018 2:45 a.m. PST

ah yes, I would opt for the hat being a trifle wider please look again at the photos I did sent.

Sho Boki10 Jan 2018 5:27 a.m. PST

Adding lace will add volume to hat, but otherwise I folloved the dimensions of the only survived hat from the picture you sended to me.
Also on your photos line infantry wear exactly this narrow hats, only light infantry have much wider ones.

von Winterfeldt10 Jan 2018 6:16 a.m. PST

lets wait for the lace, which was really thin for rank and file.
I cannot see a difference between the size of line and light infantry, check Thieme on that, the differences in hat size is due to wear and tear of hats as well as different sizes due to different production sources, as usual in that period.

Sho Boki10 Jan 2018 6:58 a.m. PST

Thiemes heads are extremely small, compared to usual figures heads.
If I do on figure "Thiemes head", the hat will immediately look much wider.

von Winterfeldt10 Jan 2018 7:04 a.m. PST

I don't like to spoil the quiz – in case a reader comes up with the answer I will put up more immages here to profide a wider platform of discussion and see what the readership thinks.
Just do the "lace" and then please do a photo again, it may have solved the problem.

Valmy9211 Jan 2018 5:36 a.m. PST

Definitely the hat makes it obvious. 1792 Prussian kaskett.

von Winterfeldt11 Jan 2018 6:04 a.m. PST

Yes- right for the battle of Valmy

von Winterfeldt11 Jan 2018 6:22 a.m. PST

so here some immages

Here Thieme Füsilier 1792

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Thieme Musketier

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Original in Zeughaus Berlin pre WW2

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Prussian IR Nr 19 about 1792

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Sho Boki11 Jan 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

As we see on pictures, musketeers kasket is not much wider than their wigs.

Monogramme on the front of kaskett sculpt or let plain?

von Winterfeldt11 Jan 2018 1:10 p.m. PST

ok the lace did it nicely

Monogram, FRW – for musketeers, I would say no, eagle for fusiliers yes.

Sho Boki11 Jan 2018 1:42 p.m. PST

Well, then next, eleventh quiz..

von Winterfeldt12 Jan 2018 1:56 p.m. PST

Alas not Austrian Jäger

Sho Boki13 Jan 2018 5:04 p.m. PST

No, this is one set from my Mass Army project.
I do Austrian Jägers too for this project, but not action figures as you ordered. Jägers in action will be separate set.

Valmy9213 Jan 2018 6:52 p.m. PST

If it's Napoleonic era Nizam-i-Jedid?

Sho Boki13 Jan 2018 10:26 p.m. PST

Yes. They are.

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 5:27 a.m. PST

Does this mean the Borodino personalities are not on the production schedule anytime in 2018 or beyond?

Sho Boki02 Feb 2018 7:04 a.m. PST

Does not mean this.
Just looked at this generals couple days ago and thinked about adapting these to my horses and continuing the line.

Sho Boki14 Feb 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

Twelfth Quiz..

von Winterfeldt14 Feb 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

In case, I wouldn't opt for a step where the foot is hitting hard with the heel, by that you will end steping on the heel of the soldier in front of you – I would prefer a more flat foot on the ground

von Winterfeldt14 Feb 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

Otherwise my guess soldiers from Cylon or South India, Madras infantry perhaps??

Sho Boki15 Feb 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

Wow! :-)
I have no idea, what infantry exactly, but India is right.
East Indian Company. Sepoy.

Sho Boki23 Feb 2018 6:55 a.m. PST

13th Quiz..

Not exactly about uniforms, but how the content of this youtube clip are connected with Boki? ;-)

von Winterfeldt25 Feb 2018 12:38 a.m. PST

maybe it is your birth town?

Sho Boki25 Feb 2018 2:06 a.m. PST

Yes, it is. Home, sweet home. :)
One member of our little gaming group made this clip.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2018 1:29 p.m. PST

But this is Estonia…………

How did von W know this?

I have no idea why, but I somehow always imagined you were from the very Far East. I mean Japan, South Korea, Chiang's China (Formosa/Taiwan) etc

von Winterfeldt25 Feb 2018 1:32 p.m. PST

How do I know this, simply by buying miniatures from this very talented sculptor

Sho Boki28 Feb 2018 6:59 a.m. PST

Are you very disappointed, Deadhead? ;-)
Actually Bill added Estonia to TMP countries database after I arrived here and this is visible on my profile.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2018 9:49 a.m. PST

I am never disappointed by you or your work……that is for certain. But Sho Boki is not an Irish name….and does not sound too Estonian!

Sho Boki29 Mar 2018 3:20 a.m. PST

14th Quiz..

Distinctive helmet of Unit.
Will add more photos when sculpting develop, but one hint for now:
Wire in front of helmet comb/crest are there for purpose.

Valmy9229 Mar 2018 7:51 a.m. PST

Italian Gardes d'Honneur?

Sho Boki29 Mar 2018 8:57 a.m. PST


Sho Boki23 Apr 2018 3:29 a.m. PST

15th Quiz..

von Winterfeldt23 Apr 2018 3:50 a.m. PST

very nice pose – in case I would opt for British infantry of 1792 in Flanders

Sho Boki23 Apr 2018 4:20 a.m. PST

Yes of cource, but you should'nt "quess" figures, commissioned by yourself. ;-)

Franck23 Apr 2018 6:03 a.m. PST

As usual all these sculpts are excellent. Do you know when they'll be available ?

Sho Boki23 Apr 2018 6:36 a.m. PST

By schedule all MAP 2018 (Mass Army Project) sets must be released on July.

Sho Boki24 Apr 2018 3:55 p.m. PST

16th Quiz..

von Winterfeldt25 Apr 2018 1:28 a.m. PST

longitudinal pockets on the coat tails, cut back round laples of 1806 style, musket with rings, I am almost tempted to guess French infantry in white uniform – the cartridge pouch belt looks however too narrow, was well as the cartridge pouch too tiney for French infantry

Sho Boki25 Apr 2018 1:43 a.m. PST

I already got instructions from commissioner, that pockets must be horisontal. Will resculpt.

Sho Boki25 Apr 2018 6:11 a.m. PST

The commissioner also defer you about cartridge pouch and belt.
Google translator says, that "defer" means "agree" and "repel" in same time, but I suppose, that he agreed with you.
So I will resculpt. But pity, I especially tried to sculpt the belt with real width in front.

von Winterfeldt25 Apr 2018 1:11 p.m. PST

real width was 3 pouces of 81 mm – at least for Revolutionary time – sabre belt, was narrower – 60 mm, because originally it as a waistbelt.

So one has two width of equipment belts, also obvious at good contemporary prints.

Sometimes maybe – one has to exagerate a bit, like you did on your the cuff flaps, or buttons, otherwise it may not work out, but I agree – it is a matter of concept and taste.

Sho Boki26 Apr 2018 8:53 a.m. PST

Resculpted one..

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