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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 6:02 a.m. PST

Now this does strike me as one of Ged's most imaginative recent releases for Gringos40 (unless we include the Tonkin War range of course!).

That man Lasalle, himself. I imagine based on the painting I found. This figure is 28mm of course and currently at the "green" stage. But all the extras are to be included as a mini diorama.

What a change to see him in any pose but the classical rearing horse, right arm raised, with his pipe in hand!



Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 6:03 a.m. PST

I like it!

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

thanks chaps
he is indeed based on the famous painting
en avant!!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

Well I was so enthusiastic, I was rewarded with four more images of the man himself;





rob polymathsw Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 7:25 a.m. PST

Awesome, that looks like a really nice sculpt

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 8:27 a.m. PST

Artilleryman and Rob
many thanks indeed


gunnertog11 Jul 2018 8:28 a.m. PST


I expect he will coming your way once Ged releases him.


jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 1:44 a.m. PST


I hope to release Lasalle in about 3-4 weeks
as soon as really!


Marc the plastics fan13 Jul 2018 5:56 a.m. PST

Of course, you do know that Hagen do a standing Lasalle in 1/72

But agreed. This is nice and unusual

archiduque Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2018 7:10 a.m. PST

Excellent Ged!!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2018 8:04 a.m. PST


I think we all, increasingly, accept that what comes out of Germany is usually far better cast, proportioned, animated, imaginative, cheaper, easier painted….but apart from that….what has 1/72 ever done for us 28mm folk?

Except make us weep……

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2018 4:00 a.m. PST

Amen Deadhead. Amen.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

and I still recall being an altar boy dressed in the full rig for the occasional funeral in a Catholic Church in North London….in the late 60s….

and for him we would have said;

"Requiescat in pace"

as we did for my dad.

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jul 2018 3:38 p.m. PST

thank you chaps one and all!


jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jul 2018 6:21 a.m. PST

just to say Lassalle vignette has now been released


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 8:46 a.m. PST

and here is in all his splendour;


Lord Hill15 Aug 2018 10:48 a.m. PST

Gosh, very nice. That braid looks like it required far more skill and patience than I'll ever possess!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 1:55 p.m. PST

The braid is easy. Pah….not the real challenge here.

Any Artist will tell you is that of still life, is a glass structure, that is the sign of an expert. (see the jug in front of him…wow)

But, even then, if you see a Dutch still life master, you are seeing the image from than one fixed direction, through the frame.

Modellers must acheive that in a third dimension. The highlights cannot be done, the same way.

I cheat, with 3D figures, when later I post in 2D images, because I know where to highlight

Trust me. It does get complex….

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 2:32 p.m. PST


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2018 2:47 a.m. PST

I did ask Ged for more details as to the artwork and got this response;

"The painted work is by Stephen Maughan, a splendid Napoleonic painter and animator who enjoys putting together 28mm vignettes.

I have some of my figures painted by him in my personal collection

His speciality is the Napoleonic period."

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