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Mateus29 Jan 2018 2:55 a.m. PST

More pics on my blog:


Reliant Inactive Member29 Jan 2018 3:48 a.m. PST

Great Work. Who made the figures?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2018 4:01 a.m. PST

He tells us HAT and currently not in production, so rare. Do visit the website. Many more images there, well worth a look

Marc at work29 Jan 2018 7:00 a.m. PST

And a Zvezda grenadier officer with a painted over plate

Very nice as always

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member29 Jan 2018 7:55 a.m. PST

man the proportions and action and variety of this scale and material cannot be beat. Just fantastic.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2018 8:27 a.m. PST

Ah ha, Marc spotted the square end to the lapels, a grenadier!

Nice one. I will not mention twin tassels on the bearskin for Chasseurs……

These are brilliant and so well based and photographed

wrgmr129 Jan 2018 10:14 a.m. PST

Very nice work!

Markconz29 Jan 2018 4:21 p.m. PST

Excellent job!

GROSSMAN29 Jan 2018 8:30 p.m. PST

Great paint jobs, it makes me sad these are plastic.

Marc at work30 Jan 2018 5:48 a.m. PST

Why sad though Gross? Surely nice figures are nice figures. And Mateus uses his regularly in gaming, so that's a double win. Personally, I am never sure why the material should make a difference – when my table is groaing with figures, no one playing is bothered at all by their underlying material. They just enjoy the spectacle of a good, big, game with loads of nice toy soldiers.

And if you want comparable metals, AB make an excellent range in 18mm, or go to one of the Continental outfits (like Franznap) who make glorious 1/72 figures in metal.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 4:35 a.m. PST

I thought AB 18mm are too small to mix with 1/72? I even thought 20mm was a little to small. Don't mind buying metals to fill gaps but it seems the choices are limited.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 5:38 a.m. PST

AB are wonderful but far too small for 1/72.

For metals look to Germany. Superbly animated and of human proportions.

FranzNap Miniatures
Waterloo 1815 range
Schilling Figuren
Hagen Miniatures

Marc at work01 Feb 2018 9:35 a.m. PST

Sorry, I didn't mean to confuse. Yes, ABs are far too small for 1/72 (as directly confirmed to me as a deliberate choice by Mr B himself at a show). I meant more that, in terms of quality, I felt ABs were comparable. The Franznap range is directly comparable size-wise to 1/72 as he started by making conversions to plastics, and some of his initial horses were quite clearly based on the italeri ones.

20mm is too small (IMHO) although I know some people mix and match. The only "20mm" range in metal that I have found comparable size-wise is the SHW/Kennington range – but definitely not Newline, who are 20mm and too small.

ANd Liam is correct as to where to look for metals. Europe never seemed to catch the distorted 28mm cartoon look, as they appear to be focussed on dioramas, so like their figures to be close to human proportions.


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