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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 8:29 a.m. PST

It seems Gringos40 are again at work in the Napoleonic Era. Lots at the green stage it seems and here is another promising imminent release. Poor old Boney has oft been portrayed looking thoroughly hacked off, usually just after Grouchy's failing to turn up, as below.
This 28mm figure was just what I was looking for when I did his carriage a few years ago. Almost tempts me to do it again! My one suggestion was that he lacked his famous hat by his side (although I admit not one portrait below shows it) and, it seems, others agreed and he will get it in his right hand. Sneak preview anyway.

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Zoltar19 May 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

I feel like that sometimes

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

I've always liked this one.

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'Just because you have had a good breakfast, it does not mean that you are going to have a good day!'

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

I love that, but have never seen it before. It must be Courcelle surely. In Le Caillou?

So much better than the film. The bit where Rod Steiger pronounces "This one!" with the piggy eyes. What did he choose? Why was it better than the others? Why did the retinue all abandon a perfectly good breakfast just because he was in a strop?

Did the Household do justice to what was left?

How come we now visit the museum to see all these "relics"…… when history tells us the Prussians burnt it in revenge?

This picture I save!

Marc the plastics fan Inactive Member20 May 2017 5:50 a.m. PST

The middle picture shows his hat?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 8:24 a.m. PST

Oh yeeeeeah………….well I was nearly right. Nearly.

Personally I would rather his hat separately, as an added bonus to the figure. More flexible use then in a diorama, as indeed in the mid of the three pictures at top.

Perris070720 May 2017 2:16 p.m. PST

Looks like he needs to lay off the pie…

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 May 2017 2:21 a.m. PST

True, which was exactly what struck everyone on his return from Elba. I somehow suspect he was lighter by The Belgian Campaign, or the observers were being more cautious in their observations?

janner21 May 2017 9:29 p.m. PST

The second image also has him wearing a sword, which I think would be nice to see on the model thumbs up

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP23 May 2017 3:42 a.m. PST

thanks for the feedback chaps….famous hat to be added
but not the sword as it would mean hacking out chuncks
of greenstuff…………..input appreciated

regards
Ged
gringo40s.com

davejl Inactive Member28 Jun 2017 11:25 a.m. PST

What a great figure. Just caught the rotund Emperor just right. Well done. Has he dropped anything down his shirt Ged, like one well known known figure producer I know?!!!!!!

Best Wishes davejl

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