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02 Feb 2018 4:36 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Wellingtons Infantry 1812-15 28MM Scale Miniatures " to "Wellingtons Infantry 1812-15 28mm Scale Miniatures "

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

"28mm Wargame figures, British Infantry for suitable for games like. for Black powder, sharps practice, grand manner…"



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Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2018 3:34 p.m. PST

Sharp Practice…

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2018 10:08 a.m. PST

Thanks for making me aware of this KS. They look like superb sculpts. I pledged.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2018 10:59 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2018 12:50 p.m. PST

Hate to quibble but the shakoes seem a bit tall.

AIUI a Belgic shako was a Tommy Cooper fez with a false front about the same dimensions as the peak. It looked rather grotty, was widely slagged off and rapidly replaced.

Marcus Brutus03 Feb 2018 1:58 p.m. PST

I think it is appropriate to sometimes slightly exaggerate features in sculpting. It gives a better effect than being totally scale accurate. Don't see any problem with these figures. We do the same thing when we chose colours for painting figures. I tend to use a slightly lighter hue than was historical because of the smaller surface area and dark rooms generally gamed in.

Three Armies03 Feb 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

Maybe they are tall but my calipers say they are EXACTLY the same size as the Perry ones in this scale, so just shows you how deceptive pictures can be.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

@4th Cuirassier; you have a valid point.

I just checked my Franklin uniform bible and the shako plate should be centered equal distance from the shako base and top. Also, the top the shako is flat not rounded as portrayed in the photo. Only the sides of the false front are rounded.

In fact this shako looks more like an American "tombstone" shako, discounting the badge and the way the cords are draped.

If the top of the false front were flattened it would be just fine. Then again, maybe the photo is deceiving us.

These are still nicely sculpted figures with lots of character and I don't regret my pledge.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 2:12 p.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend!.


Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2018 2:51 p.m. PST

The faces are great too.

Three Armies05 Feb 2018 1:21 a.m. PST

thanks chaps, project is 200% funded now so def going ahead, all master moulded and awaiting funds for production moulds, So there will be no delay in the March target for dispatch. And yes tops of shakos is an error, should be flatter by the time production moulded. ;)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 3:36 a.m. PST

Great to see a positive response to what was a helpful bit of feedback. I have done a bit of processing on a couple of pics and they do look better with a flatter false front.

Much variation, esp in reproductions and re-enactors, but extant caps (mostly officers') do show the flatter upper edge.

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