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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

Now I have shown this figure in his "Greenstuff stage", but tonight Ged has sent me the painted version.

This is good, very good, I think. He does actually look like the "Great Thief of Europe". Not sure I have seen a better Napoleon in 28mm.

I never paint eyes…because mine never work out like this. I love the shading around the reins. They will always be a solid chunk and hard to disguise that. Not sure about Napoleon's Cockade, looks gold to me rather than tricolour, but that is truly nit picking.

Others have asked about his hands. Reins in right….not impossible. Left hand? I would leave it to the purchaser to maybe give him some Legion d'Honneur medals to hand out, or a map to work out where is Grouchy? What could he do with his left hand (that is appropriate for the internet)?


AuvergneWargamer13 Oct 2017 9:56 p.m. PST

Bonjour Deadhead,

He does look absolutely fantastic!

Can't wait to get one.



jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 12:44 a.m. PST


glad you like him!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 3:44 a.m. PST

Just got several more pictures of him. Well worth showing I think…..

this is skilled painting as well as sculpting.

and the cockade is faultless after all!






grecian1959 Inactive Member15 Oct 2017 12:06 a.m. PST

Ged go to the top of the class AGAIN
Well done classic sculpt!!

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Oct 2017 2:40 a.m. PST

Grecian 1959
many thanks!


Footslogger18 Oct 2017 3:16 a.m. PST

Woo! Somebody's just had some news he didn't like. What a scowl!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

"Sire, you know what we said about observing de Grouchy approaching Plancenoit…….well……"

von Winterfeldt19 Oct 2017 3:20 a.m. PST

very very nicely painted, first class

arthur181519 Oct 2017 3:52 a.m. PST

Looks like tear streaks through the grime of battle – he's met his Waterloo!
But a beautiful model.

archiduque Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 7:34 a.m. PST

Excellent work!

davejl23 Oct 2017 6:22 a.m. PST

That's a brilliant representation. Belly, posture and facial representation brilliantly done.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

Must say I do agree. This is the Napoleon of Waterloo, rather than Austerlitz. Many commented on how his whole appearance had changed and aged

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