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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2018 9:10 p.m. PST

A beauty!!!


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Amicalement
Armand

John Edmundson29 Mar 2018 10:29 p.m. PST

Another beautiful model. I like this one though: link

Cheers,
John

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 2:02 a.m. PST

The coach is very nice indeed and it is 28mm, in the old Westfalia Forge Range. It is in their 18th C range though and, to an enthusiast, it is certainly much earlier than Napoleonic.

I showed it here a few years ago as Louis XVIII's night time flight from the Tuilleries. I added postillions , four more horses, shutters on the door windows, baggage and a roof frame (to hide the curved top) and a Bourbon emblem on the side. I had meant to change to C springs but never did get around to it.

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Artilleryman30 Mar 2018 6:06 a.m. PST

Deadhead, that is a brilliant diorama. Who are the mounted coves and which figures did you use?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 6:23 a.m. PST

Oh thanks for that!

Really appreciated.

Perry throughout, plastic mounted and metals foot.

The only exception is Louis XVIII, himself. He is a Perry plastic AWI command figure, with much greenstuff added to his cheeks and waistline!

The chaps in front are Black Musketeers (because of horse colours…there were also Grey Ms), the two behind are Gendarmes du Roi (one a trumpeter, in reversed colours). They are simple enough conversions from plastic carabiniers. The Musketeers were shown in the film Waterloo.

Let me hunt for the original posting for lots more pics.

Got it. Four years ago!

TMPlink

Here is a pic of the escort that I did not show then. They are now somewhere in the attic! I should redo the daylight shots, they are far too dark and I have much better backgrounds these days

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 7:16 a.m. PST

In case anyone has the slightest interest in this shower (which I do but cannot explain) here is an image from someone showing them "in action"….or as near as they ever got. Officers of course, which is why they are so…."relaxed"

Left to right;

Gendarme du Roi

Grenadier a Cheval

Black Musketeer offering a toast

Just under his left hand, a Grey Musketeer

Then, pouring drink down that lass' throat, a Chevauleger du Roi

Then another Gendarme du Roi, back to us and clearly enjoying the company.

Oddly no Garde du Corps shown here. Yes! Just found them, behind the Black M's right arm and seated right end of table!!

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 9:47 a.m. PST

Brillant ideed!…. Congrats my good friend!. (smile)


I was thinking on you when I found the coach… I remember you love them….(smile)


Amicalement
Armand

C M DODSON30 Mar 2018 12:19 p.m. PST

Hi,

Very nice Mr D.

The lighting I feel is very evocative and difficult to pull off as a photograph.

You have succeeded.

Best wishes,

Chris

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 12:32 p.m. PST

It is the strangest thing….

Louis XVIII's Maison du Roi was surely the best turned out, but the most useless, unit of our era of interest,

Their uniforms did anticipate trends a decade ahead and were so good at dropping what Boney had left behind.

Only slight snag was their value on any battlefield, which, thank God, was never remotely challenged

Trust me. Their uniforms, if you collect, were incredible. They are so well recorded, but if you ask about Neapolitan troops……….and their combat value……….these would need a better dice throw!

Cuirassier Inactive Member04 Apr 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

Wow, deadhead… Wow! That's a beautiful diorama! Very impressive.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2018 9:20 a.m. PST

Thanks! It was a while ago and I would photograph it better, especially the set of daylight images. Louis almost set off midday but saw sense and returned to the Tuilleries.

See how well these chaps are shown in "Waterloo 1970". Even a trumpeter in reversed colours.

It was the mounted chap at la Musee de l'Armee Paris that started me off on the First Restoration uniforms.

The uniforms simply amazed the Parisians. They beat anything in the rest of Europe and were very much a la mode. The wearers were absolutely useless and deserted in droves at the first threat. Wellington wanted nothing to do with the Royalist troops

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Niels Rullkotter's work for Westfalia was superb and the range in 28mm was just coming along nicely in 28mm (unusually for Germany). Black Hussar do seem to be picking it up now. The Schilling range in 28mm is very limited for the Napoleonic Era but has tackled some unusual subjects, to be fair

If I was doing the coach for 1806-1815 I would have to;

-Change the springs to the C shaped style

-Move the door to the centre. I really did think about that but looked far too much work in metal

- Get that curved roof disguised to look flat. A simple brass strip along the edge would have done that, then adding the bags.

Best of intentions

Cuirassier Inactive Member04 Apr 2018 7:10 p.m. PST

I brought some gifts for you, deadhead. :-)

THESE IMAGES ARE VERY LARGE. RIGHT-CLICK ON THE IMAGES, COPY AND PASTE THE URL/ADDRESS OF THE PHOTOS, THEN CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM.

UNIFORME DE GRANDE TENUE DES CHEVAU-LÉGERS DE LA MAISON MILITAIRE DU ROI, RESTAURATION, MODÈLE 1814.

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HABIT DE GRAND UNIFORME DES GENDARMES DE LA MAISON MILITAIRE DU ROI MODÈLE 1814, RESTAURATION

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HABIT D'OFFICIER DES GARDES DU CORPS DE LA MAISON MILITAIRE DU ROI, MODÈLE 1814, RESTAURATION.

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UNIFORME COMPLET DE PETITE TENUE DE SORTIE DES GENDARMES DE LA MAISON MILITAIRE DU ROI MODÈLE 1814, RESTAURATION.

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Cuirassier Inactive Member04 Apr 2018 7:28 p.m. PST

Casque de Gendarme de la Maison du Roi, 1814.

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Portrait d'un mousquetaire de la Maison militaire du Roi.

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CASQUE ET CUIRASSE TROUPE DE CUIRASSIER DE LA GARDE ROYALE, MODÈLE 1816 (premier modèle), RESTAURATION.

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CASQUE D'OFFICIER DES GARDES DU CORPS DU ROI DE LA MAISON MILITAIRE DU ROI, COMPAGNIE DE GRAMONT, MODÈLE 1820 (SECOND MODÈLE), RESTAURATION.

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Cuirassier Inactive Member04 Apr 2018 7:41 p.m. PST

The last one…

CASQUE D'OFFICIER SUPÉRIEUR DES GENDARMES DE LA MAISON DU ROI 1814, ayant appartenu au COMTE DURFORT.

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dibble Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2018 10:57 p.m. PST

Here are the related Rousselot plates

Paul :)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2018 3:13 a.m. PST

Amazing quality pictures.

Some of these I had seen, but not at this resolution. All now saved in a substantial collection of such.

This really does inspire me to set to it with some more conversions. Many thanks

Cuirassier Inactive Member05 Apr 2018 5:34 a.m. PST

Forgot this one.

CASQUE DE LA 2ème COMPAGNIE DE MOUSQUETAIRES DE LA MAISON MILITAIRE DU ROI, DIT MOUSQUETAIRES NOIRS, MODÈLE 1814, RESTAURATION.

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

My favourite uniform of the era, but had never the helmet at this quality of image

and apologies to all for what must be the ultimate "hijack" of a topic!

dibble Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2018 11:20 a.m. PST

All those Rousselot plates and many, many others can be found here on A.C.G this page, the preceeding and following pages too:

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Paul :)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

Get thee behind me Satan…

I have ACW Bushwhackers to do for one of my sons before he starts his PhD ( a long story, but a surprise gift for his flat in Newcastle…you can guess his study subject and that Missouri trip is involved)

Then the new Three Armies British infantry arrived yesterday.

And I do want to do another firing line based on the latest Brigade Games Min releases.

But I have long wanted to do Louis XVIII in an open carriage…easily made in 28mm or using the Tsar's again from the old Westfalia range….with a large parade escort of Maison du Roi……..

But I will be 65 in six months…..and still working….and refuse to have any screening tests whatosever (seriously)…so much to do and so little time……

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