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AppaloosaSculpting17 Dec 2017 2:15 a.m. PST

here you can see my latest two figures:


Here is my full blog:

Thank you.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 2:42 a.m. PST


Nice Potsdam Grenadiers!

14Bore17 Dec 2017 3:47 a.m. PST

Very well done, one question -why the seemingly odd size or are they for 28's?

AppaloosaSculpting17 Dec 2017 4:09 a.m. PST

They are a slightly taller size than normal 28mm.
The grenadier should be a man tall about 1.95m, the drummer is a smaller 15yo boy not reaching 1.70m

Musketier17 Dec 2017 11:28 a.m. PST

Its great to see this unique unit properly represented!
By way of constructive critique, the boy's face doesn't look boyish to me for some reason. Should it perhaps be a tad larger in proportion to the body, or softer around the cheekbones? And he needs to be in step with the grenadiers, or the drum major will have his hide!
Also, the musket could perhaps be longer: The whole point of having a unit of "giants" was to give them longer-barrelled weapons, which shorter men couldn't reload at drill speed.
Finally, the cartridge pouch could be made bigger (it was originally designed to contain the grenades), and the hair was worn in a long, tightly taped queue, quite different from the British style:

Supercilius Maximus15 Jan 2018 10:05 a.m. PST

Also, the musket could perhaps be longer: The whole point of having a unit of "giants" was to give them longer-barrelled weapons, which shorter men couldn't reload at drill speed.

I'm 6'5"(1m 95.6cm) and at order arms, a Long Land Pattern musket (62.5"/159cm) comes to about mid-way between the top of my armpit and the top of my shoulder; the Short Land Pattern (58.5"/149cm) just fits into my armpit, and the 1723 Potsdam Musket (56.5"/143cm) comes to just above my nipple. At the start of the AWI, General Howe ordered that all the Long Land Patterns being used by troops in N America should be collected up and re-issued to the grenadier battalions.

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2018 4:44 p.m. PST

Do you sculpt in other sizes such as 54mm or 75mm?

AppaloosaSculpting17 Jan 2018 2:14 a.m. PST

Thanks for all critics. They are always useful for me.

Yes, i can sculpt also in 54 and 75mm.

Editor Alexa25 Oct 2018 9:00 p.m. PST

Hi ,
Those minitures are looking good.

rob polymathsw26 Oct 2018 5:36 a.m. PST

Wow, amazing work! That is such an interesting Regiment too…I've learnt something new today


williamb15 Feb 2019 7:25 a.m. PST

Nice looking figures, but usually drummers were full grown men link

seneffe27 Feb 2019 2:50 a.m. PST

Very nicely sculpted indeed.
However, I think they would marching and carrying their muskets something more like seen here from 00.45-02.00 mins -

YouTube link

Early c19th Russian drill resembled mid-c18th Prussian drill quite closely- being at least partly derived from it.

It was a straight legged march which actually also resembles the modern British Army slow march, but without the pause in mid step. Even some of the otherwise very accurate mid-C19th German artists get this wrong, showing their c18th subjects using later period drill.

Au pas de Charge16 Mar 2019 6:40 a.m. PST

Where can you get the drummer boy?

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