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Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 4:45 a.m. PST

Just found this from Tony Barton (a different one I think)


You may have seen them before.


Black Hat Miniatures06 Dec 2017 5:54 a.m. PST

No, it's the same Tony Barton….


Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 6:17 a.m. PST

Gorgeous figures.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 6:34 a.m. PST

They are wonderful and just show the talent that can turn to 1/6th scale from 1/100th beauties.

Never been too sure about this. 27th were Buff faced, so did they use unwhitened buff leather for their kit?. Must say I have never liked the look, but had little choice for my 71st and 52nd.

Green Tiger06 Dec 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

As Black Hat says it is indeed the same Tony Barton… who else?

4th Cuirassier06 Dec 2017 6:49 a.m. PST

@ deadhead

Buff-faced units wore normal belts and equipment etc, but added ochre to the pipeclay, to turn it from white to buff.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

Well I never……….I honestly have thought for ages that it was just untreated leather, with the obvious drawbacks for preservation making no sense at all.

Many thanks for that

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

(Again, note the dark color of the French habit, painters.)

Marc at work06 Dec 2017 9:10 a.m. PST

Go that Dark on one of mr barton's Excellent 18mm figures and on the table you might as well leave them in the black undercoat. Scale effect…

Footslogger06 Dec 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

I'm sure I can make space on my mantelpiece for all three.

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Dec 2017 3:39 a.m. PST

I really wish there was some way to capture the texture and the way light works on that wool cloth on smaller figures without stipple, stipple, stipple. grin Ah well…

Trajanus07 Dec 2017 4:50 a.m. PST

Thanks for the link, very interesting website, more interesting than just the Napoleonic figures in fact!

1/6th Modelling eh? Who knew!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2017 7:46 a.m. PST

1/6th …………Who Knew?

I'll bet you did but did not "know" it

What scale do you think was your Action Man (or GI Joe if you inhabit King George's Lost Colonies)?

Barbie or Cindy I am not so sure about………

Anthony Barton08 Dec 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

Have a couple more…that are now on my website yet. Making large figures is a very entertaining distraction from the tiny ones , a welcome break on occasions.

58th Foot in Egypt 1801:


And the Coldstream at Waterloo:



The 40th in Flanders 1794( not a period you often see depicted ) :



Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

The 58th Foot …the lace detail. Simply no excuse now when painting AB figures in 18mm. I never knew there were little hooks to hold up that ugly neck flap that is so often modelled.

Hard to believe that is not a real face looking at us for 40th in Flanders….

The Buff belts for 40th. Long wondered what "buff" meant in truth for leather, not facings. Now I am convinced, having learnt a few days back that they were still pipeclayed. It was just with Ochre added.

Invaluable pictures for reference.

von Winterfeldt08 Dec 2017 10:39 a.m. PST

I like the Flandern Brit what an elegant uniform I wouldn't mind if you would make some in 18 mm ;-)).

Sebastian Palmer Inactive Member08 Dec 2017 11:43 a.m. PST

Aren't they fabulous! As someone else observed, seeing the apparel in all their varied textures is just terrific.

dibble Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2017 12:05 p.m. PST

Umm! The 58th were square pairs, not square single, as were the 40th

Apart from that, very nice figures indeed!

Paul :)

Gazzola08 Dec 2017 1:51 p.m. PST

Sir Able Brush/Anthony Barton

Don't think the scale will ever take off for wargaming. LOL

But very, very impressive.

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