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Sho Boki22 Jun 2018 3:31 a.m. PST

Doll wait for moulding..

nickinsomerset22 Jun 2018 4:40 a.m. PST

Much needed, will await their release in a controlled excited manner,

Tally Ho!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2018 8:07 a.m. PST

an eagle on the helmet crest… 15/18mm scale……

Impressive modelling

Sho Boki10 Sep 2018 6:09 a.m. PST


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 6:40 a.m. PST

Superb detail on the lace and aigulettes. Now you could nexteasily convert him to this chap. A member of the most useless, but best turned out units of the era. Louis XVIII's Mousquetaires Noirs;


Sho Boki10 Sep 2018 2:32 p.m. PST

Possible, but who wants them?

Tuesdays teaser..

rmcaras Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 2:43 p.m. PST

Dry nice, but will this be released as a unit, like the Éclaireurs? Other figures?

Any plans to return to the Borodino Generals set?

Sho Boki11 Sep 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

Yes, it is a unit. Every day one teaser, until set is released on next week.

Wednesdays teaser..

Borodino Generals are on table, I prepare new mould for improved old Generals also. I finish requested sets and continue with Generals.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

Sho Boki, your work is incredible.

If only we could attract you to The One True Scale.

You ask who would want figures from Louis XVIII's Maison du Roi. The answer is no-one (but me), certainly not wargamers, as they were useless. Wellington wanted nothing to do with them. Mind you, most had already abandoned the king, on the flight to Belgium, anyway.

But, when I get my Black Hussars Saxon Garde du Corps finished (indeed even started), the next thing will be a really clever conversion, to create a unit of Black Musketeers. I have done them before, from Perry plastics, but I have a new cunning plan………..

How clever you are to just move the arms around, for variety. Both poses you have shown are just so well thought out. The convention is that the left arm of any cavalry figure must be across the waist, at belt height. The right arm can be waving around like a lunatic, or thrusting, or sloped sword, basically. Then you get something different, but rarely.

Drawing the sword, two hands on the reins, one hand on the sword hilt, whilst still in its scabbard. That is imaginative. Really well thought out.


Sho Boki12 Sep 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

Thanks! :-)
You must wait, there are two poses coming, I never seen in Napoleonic before.

But now Thursdays teaser..

Sho Boki13 Sep 2018 12:01 p.m. PST

Fridays teaser..

Sho Boki14 Sep 2018 12:20 p.m. PST

Saturdays teaser..

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2018 1:40 p.m. PST

I love Friday's Teaser. Again you have posed a figure that allows us to paint him!

We can get to the best part of his uniform, the chest and lapels.

He is not waving his arm around like a lunatic, brandishing a sword.

The fist on right or left hip is a classic for cavalry, esp occifers…but rarely shown for models. It just looks so elegant.

von Winterfeldt14 Sep 2018 11:44 p.m. PST

maybe it is how you did the photo, but the right hand on the last miniature, I guess a standard bearer – is on the large side, as big as the face?

Sho Boki15 Sep 2018 3:51 a.m. PST

Yes, thanks, I noticed this too.
Hand is smaller now.

Sho Boki16 Sep 2018 1:27 a.m. PST

Sundays teaser..

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2018 2:31 a.m. PST

Now that glass would break all UK government guidelines, for weekly alcohol intake, in one go. It takes real skill to paint glass on a solid 3D structure. The trick is to "fill" the glass with something red and then gloss varnish +++.


Sho Boki16 Sep 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

Drinking alone is not a good manner.
Mondays teaser..

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2018 12:56 p.m. PST

Champagne flute je pense…………


But you have anticipated the rotation of the Earth. Unless you are posting from the South Pacific…it is too early for Monday.

But again…imagination. You have shown something different. If only, in 28mm, we could get something remotely like this

Sho Boki17 Sep 2018 2:47 p.m. PST

Tuesdays teaser, the last one..

Testcasting is done, results are perfect..

.. and Gardes are available now..

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