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22 Jul 2017 8:57 p.m. PST
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Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Jan 2017 9:11 p.m. PST

Do you like miniature figures sculpted with facial hair?

(a) Yes, I like miniatures that come with mustaches and beards.
(b) No, I prefer clean shaven faces. I'll paint them on myself if I want facial hair.
(c) It depends (please explain)
(d) ______________________________________

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut04 Jan 2017 9:31 p.m. PST

(c) historically, were the guys the models represent usually adorned with facial hair?

Disco Joe Inactive Member04 Jan 2017 9:32 p.m. PST


Cyrus the Great04 Jan 2017 9:44 p.m. PST


Rich Bliss04 Jan 2017 9:47 p.m. PST

C) ACW yes. AWI. No

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member04 Jan 2017 9:59 p.m. PST

+1 Rich. The 18th century had an abhorrence of facial hair. Moustaches were for wild men. Or grenadiers.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2017 10:02 p.m. PST

A. And I think they're a bit easier to paint that way.

No, I prefer clean shaven faces. I'll paint them on myself if I want facial hair.

Not quite the same. And I've painted chest hair on my Early Germans.

McKinstry Fezian04 Jan 2017 10:25 p.m. PST


wrgmr104 Jan 2017 10:34 p.m. PST

A number of my Calpe figures have moustaches, ok by me.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2017 11:51 p.m. PST

Depends on the historical period and what was common at the time.

freerangeegg05 Jan 2017 2:55 a.m. PST

c, if it was what the actual units had.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 3:00 a.m. PST

A. Addendum (if applicable)

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 3:48 a.m. PST

I like a mix of facial hair & clean shaven. Also like a mix of hair on heads, short, long & sparse!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

Depends on the period

For Celts, love to have the facial hair there

Same as for SYW grenadiers

Would look strange on Roman legionaries though

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Jan 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

For the black powder stuff, you gotta have fabulous facial hair.

14Bore05 Jan 2017 12:30 p.m. PST

C if the figure comes with it I paint it. (15mm)

durecell05 Jan 2017 1:04 p.m. PST

I prefer clean shaven because it's easier to paint but if facial hair was fashionable for the period the models are from then they should have it.

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

What Cerdic said. If it was common at the time, absolutely.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jan 2017 7:13 p.m. PST

c. When it is appropriate.

Painting facial hair on a mini works for stubble or Boston Blackie. Real facial hair really needs to be a part of the mini …

Who is that stunning figure?

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

If they had it in real life. The figures should have it also

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