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Sho Boki23 Apr 2017 1:38 a.m. PST

Here I sculpt Dolls for my 1:100 (15(18)mm) Action Pose figures. These are first ones in process. There must be some kneeling poses too in future for Line and Light.. and advancing ones.
Any suggestions and remarks welcome..

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2017 2:48 a.m. PST

Would not mess with those grenadiers! They are truly big lads

von Winterfeldt23 Apr 2017 3:21 a.m. PST

the French grenadier shooting position, looks like he is still walking like modern assault rifle shooting, I would also opt for a dolly with trail arms, often used in skirmishing

Sho Boki23 Apr 2017 3:42 a.m. PST

Say "trail arms" with other words, please.
Google cannot translate the this correctly.
I am sure, that this not mean "camping path for hands", suggested by Google.

freerangeegg23 Apr 2017 5:05 a.m. PST

I think he means like this one:


Valmy9223 Apr 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

Loading would be good as well (both ramming the charge and priming the pan). A hornist for both Jaeger and legere.

Sho Boki25 Apr 2017 2:54 a.m. PST

Thanks Freerangeegg. Yes, von Winterfeldt mailed me the similar pose, but with musket in more upright position.

Loading grenadier pose we have here (the right one on first picture), priming the pan pose skirmisher will be, but ramming poses I don't like.

Moving Grenadier..

Sho Boki25 Apr 2017 8:53 a.m. PST

Loading Grenadier..

von Winterfeldt25 Apr 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

a bit too crouched, would be very uncomfortable to load like this

Sho Boki25 Apr 2017 9:26 a.m. PST

They all are skirmishers.. so under fire and behind obstacles. Crouching is natural.

von Winterfeldt25 Apr 2017 1:40 p.m. PST

One must look at battle paintings of contemporaries to see how they depict such scenes, I will have a look to see what I can find, Kobell, Adam, Lejeune, should be good starts, the danger is to make 21st century action poses, the handling of the musket may have caused different poses compared to modern guns

Sho Boki25 Apr 2017 10:51 p.m. PST

Firing Grenadier..

These three giants are my first dynamic Action Dolls, started long time ago and finished now. But if von Winterfeldt agree, I am more than happy do not use these giants at all and develop skirmishers in proper sizes and poses instead.

von Winterfeldt26 Apr 2017 1:25 a.m. PST

it is up to you to decide Sho, I can only voice my opinion.
If you deem them too big to mix with your already produced French Revolutionary infantry – then it would be a good idea to use dollies wich fit.

Sho Boki26 Apr 2017 2:14 a.m. PST

They are not too big to mix but are in grenadiers size and skirmishers (voltigeurs) are usually the smallest or average men.

von Winterfeldt26 Apr 2017 3:41 a.m. PST

remember in the Revolution grenadiers did skirmish as well, nothing wrong to make grenadiers skirmishing.

Addtional from good soldiers of a unit the so called eclaireurs were formed as well, drawn from all companies, so there are some historical correct options for that.

Sho Boki26 Apr 2017 4:58 a.m. PST

Line infantry firing (part of line firing triade)..

Sho Boki27 Apr 2017 2:22 a.m. PST

Next in triade..

.. and together.

von Winterfeldt27 Apr 2017 7:54 a.m. PST

don't forget the man with the side step

Sho Boki28 Apr 2017 1:45 a.m. PST

Yes, two of them. I call this "English style", because have sample images with British uniforms. ;)
These here are therefore "French style", because I sculpted these according to your photos about Marengo French reconstructors.


von Winterfeldt28 Apr 2017 2:22 a.m. PST

I am confused – but in due course I will send a e mail directly to clear up this matter.

Sho Boki28 Apr 2017 2:39 a.m. PST

In J.A.Houlding's book "French Arms Drill of the 18th century" are shown French style side step, different from my "English style". I suspect, that you mentioned this.

von Winterfeldt28 Apr 2017 1:39 p.m. PST

I will send you some nice illustrations which will show it, I am hard pressed for time, but within the next days I will be able to send good material to you.

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