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Cesar Paz16 Dec 2017 2:22 p.m. PST

Hi, I want to share with you some photos of my Simple homemade 30mm Napoleonics. You could find more pictures of this and other of my projects here.
I hope you like them!

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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 2:25 p.m. PST

Literally homemade? They are beautiful.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

I agree. Very nicely done.

Cesar Paz16 Dec 2017 2:42 p.m. PST

Absolutely! I have sculpted the originals with FIMO, then made RTV molds of them, dropcasted, assembled (in the case of cavalry figures) and painted every piece of this two small armies.


Kropotkin30316 Dec 2017 3:07 p.m. PST

Absolutely fantastic. I'm a fan of drop-casting. Your figures are perfect. Great animation on the horses. Bravo.

bobspruster16 Dec 2017 4:37 p.m. PST


Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 4:59 p.m. PST

Lovely work! Simple, yes, but very effective. I'd be proud to own an army like that.

Markconz16 Dec 2017 5:34 p.m. PST

They look great :)

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 8:41 p.m. PST

Very nice!

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2017 10:48 p.m. PST

Good anatomy on the horses. For some reason horses are hard to sculpt correctly. Very nicely done.


von Winterfeldt16 Dec 2017 11:29 p.m. PST

I agree lovely figures and excellent horses

Yellow Admiral17 Dec 2017 1:56 a.m. PST

You should be proud. Your figures leave out a lot of the hyperdetailing that's become expected and commonplace in our hobby, but your poses and animation are spot-on, and your proportions are are actually better than many of the professionally sculpted dwarves on the market. Individual figures may be less breathtaking than many current purchased figures, but the results in large formations are delightful.

It's projects like this that impress me most in this hobby. This is scratch-building taken to it's furthest extent. How can this hobby ever die if craftsmen make miniature militaria using nothing more than commonplace materials, sweat and inspiration?

Please post more photos as you make progress.

- Ix

Artilleryman17 Dec 2017 2:58 a.m. PST

Quite inspiring. Their very simplicity is very attractive.

foxweasel17 Dec 2017 3:04 a.m. PST

They are lovely, you should be proud of your work. They remind me of the boys from Pippin Fort. Thanks for showing them.

Personal logo paxx88 Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 3:25 a.m. PST

Beautiful figures, I would love to own an army of these miniatures. You are a very talented indidivdual & I agree your horse sculpts are superb.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 3:30 a.m. PST

I can do nothing but add my wholehearted agreement to the comments above. Fantastic.

pbishop12 Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 3:55 a.m. PST

I'd buy some…. nice

rustymusket17 Dec 2017 5:33 a.m. PST

They are elegant. Thanks for sharing.

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 5:40 a.m. PST


coopman17 Dec 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

Very nice!

paul liddle17 Dec 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

Brilliant work Cesar, you are a very talented man. Thanks for showing them to us.

jambo1 Inactive Member17 Dec 2017 9:34 a.m. PST

Great stuff, lovely to see your work, hope we see more. Superb!!!

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member17 Dec 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

really good.

grahambeyrout17 Dec 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

Absolutely brilliant. Love the simple lines

arthur181517 Dec 2017 1:52 p.m. PST

Very attractive figures with good proportions and ideal for painting in different colours for ImagiNations armies.
You have a great talent!

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 3:40 p.m. PST

Very well done sir! Superb.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member18 Dec 2017 1:22 a.m. PST

I'm stunned!


cavalry47 Inactive Member18 Dec 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

very elegant almost art deco

JimDuncanUK18 Dec 2017 2:05 p.m. PST

Needs a FB account which I don't want so can't view these pictures.

Cesar Paz18 Dec 2017 4:03 p.m. PST

I really appreciate your kind and encouraging comments. Thank you very much to all of you.
JimDuncanUK: I created a Flickr album of this project in order you can see the pictures. Here is the link:
You can also see pictures of other of my projects here:


JimDuncanUK19 Dec 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

Fantastic work Cesar and thanks for the Flickr access.

More power to your elbow.

DHautpol20 Dec 2017 8:32 a.m. PST

Quite astonishing, beautiful in their simplicity.

Pauls Bods24 Dec 2017 4:25 a.m. PST

Absolutely stunning!!! Are the guns homemade as well?

Cesar Paz28 Dec 2017 4:53 a.m. PST

Thanks again for your comments and interest.

Yes, guns are also homemade:

I modeled each carriage individually with balsa wood, card and aluminium wire.

For tubes and wheels, I sculpted the masters, made moulds, and casted the pieces using a twoo part epoxi putty.

Clays Russians01 Jan 2018 8:12 p.m. PST

You should market these, they are charming

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 10:07 a.m. PST

Wonderful work

Bandolier02 Jan 2018 6:52 p.m. PST

They look excellent.
Keeping the proportions realistic and using subtle detail is a clever way to create elegant and classic wargame figures.

Tyler32620 Jan 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

Have you thought about making these available to other gamers/ collectors? I am sure you would get s great response. These are great looking figs and I second the horses. They are spot on .

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