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Sho Boki06 Sep 2018 5:26 a.m. PST

BOKI Mass Army Project 2018
Revolutionary Les Bleus

Source images..

Trooper Doll..


DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2018 9:47 a.m. PST

Very nice. What scale are they?

Sho Boki06 Sep 2018 10:00 a.m. PST

As usual, 1:100. 15(18)mm.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

Love that little drummer boy. Actually, these days, saying that on-line, let me rephrase that. What a nice little figure that drummer boy presents. Oh heck that is worse. Look, you are off to a great start here.

Must be hard for you guys in this scale. We have to contend with big 25mm and very slender 28mm figures, but then the Hobbit style, with huge heads and hands and tiny short legs. You have this 15/18mm challenge and that does seem to represent quite a range of human sizes, but at least every maker seems better at the proportions, for some reason.

Your's are more at the 18mm end of the spectrum I think?

von Winterfeldt06 Sep 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

Ah ca ira – ca ira – ca ira

very nice work

Valmy9206 Sep 2018 3:12 p.m. PST

Love it, looking forward to painting them

Three Armies08 Sep 2018 5:05 a.m. PST

Nice work. i'm doing some of these in 28mm for Revolutionary Armies range. started with a base 4 and will variant from there with different heads. The one thing i have kept consistent has been the coat, the rest of it is all over the place. lol I love this period Boki, Keep up the good work.

Sho Boki09 Sep 2018 9:44 a.m. PST

Thanks! :-)

Drummer boy is 14mm, other chaps 17mm. So yes, the higher end. But I have trooper dolls with different height, for example Ottomans and their counterparts, Austrians and Russians, are 16mm.

These chaps have common only coat too, all other stuff is wildly variegated. I suspect, that because of this, the British set, the next one, may be ready even before Les Bleus.

Sho Boki02 Oct 2018 12:29 p.m. PST

von Winterfeldt03 Oct 2018 3:09 a.m. PST


atommmm04 Oct 2018 9:00 a.m. PST

very nice!! what an interesting project, in the mean time with the 3 armies 28 project! Thanks for sharing the doll pictures.

Stoppage05 Oct 2018 1:11 p.m. PST

Don't forget that the troops would be smaller than usual because of their Marie-Antoinette-approved cake-based diet.

I've just googled Mr Kipling's French Fancies – just thinking of eating one makes me feel sick.

Valmy9206 Oct 2018 5:52 a.m. PST

Really like what I'm seeing so far.

Sho Boki17 Oct 2018 2:04 a.m. PST

Sho Boki17 Oct 2018 11:49 p.m. PST

von Winterfeldt18 Oct 2018 4:36 a.m. PST

I know difficult for casting but please do the hat fore and aft, as shown you can sculpt it but you would hit the brim when shouldering arms and knock off the hat

Valmy9218 Oct 2018 4:44 a.m. PST

vonW, IIRC hats were also worn "en bataille" (across), but the left point slightly back and the vestigal front point over the left eye which would prevent knocking the hat off that way. Who has some that way in an earlier progress shot.

Sho Boki18 Oct 2018 6:39 a.m. PST

There will be several troopers with fore and aft. And en bataille too.

von Winterfeldt18 Oct 2018 9:53 a.m. PST

like last miniature is perfect, in case you will wear en bataille, you will knock the hat off with your musket when shouldering your musket – otherwise you can wear it slanted as you described but then they will be obliquely on the head.

Here as I sculpted mine, slanted and en colonne – alas the wrong scale 1 / 72

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Sho Boki17 Nov 2018 4:19 p.m. PST

Long time no photos here..

Sho Boki22 Nov 2018 8:46 a.m. PST

Troopers hat positions.

Valmy9222 Nov 2018 11:45 a.m. PST

Looking good, nice variety.

von Winterfeldt22 Nov 2018 12:52 p.m. PST

yes looking good, great work

Sho Boki29 Nov 2018 6:37 a.m. PST

All bunch..

von Winterfeldt29 Nov 2018 12:16 p.m. PST

almost all ;-) – the NCO is missing – they look great

vive libre ou mourir

Sho Boki30 Nov 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

NCO may be taken from casquetted infantry sets.

von Winterfeldt01 Dec 2018 2:43 a.m. PST

yes but another one in a hat would be nice too

Sho Boki12 Dec 2018 10:32 p.m. PST

Some rear view..

von Winterfeldt13 Dec 2018 12:37 a.m. PST

very nice

Stoppage13 Dec 2018 4:36 a.m. PST

How about one with a wooden-spoon 'pom pom'?

Osterreicher Inactive Member13 Dec 2018 11:19 a.m. PST

I was resisting, and promised myself not to engage in another period. But the rear view and the bread or sausage on the bayonet pushed me over the edge. Ok, I'll order up a unit…..
Curse you Boki!!! ;)
Lovely figures, I guess I'll need to get some beloved Österreicher to put down the revolution now as well…..

Sho Boki13 Dec 2018 8:16 p.m. PST

Thanks! :-)

You mean the 5th figure from left? What about him?
There are another figure with spoon also, but his spoon is visible from front side.

I am cursed. :-)
I also have Österreicher Cavalry available, but I will resculpt these. So far I resculpted only Dragoons.
On sculpting table stands Jägers, commissioned by von Winterfeldt, and line infantry against my Ottomans.

Osterreicher Inactive Member13 Dec 2018 8:30 p.m. PST

Servus Boki!
Thanks for the additional information. When will 'les Bleus" be available? Please let me know when and how I can pay you. I looked at your site but didn't see ordering for these. No worries, if you are not ready for orders. I'll be happy to paint some Österreicher for now.
Danke viel mal!

Sho Boki13 Dec 2018 8:51 p.m. PST

"Les Bleus" still standing on sculpting table, but are scheduled to release in December. Purchasing goes through PayPal.

Sho Boki18 Dec 2018 10:03 p.m. PST

"the NCO is missing"

OK, now we have NCO too..

But does he must wear loose hairs as other troopers or wig?

von Winterfeldt18 Dec 2018 11:12 p.m. PST

loose hairs were hardly worn at all – but he should wear a queue – in fact we would also need kind of bleues looking more traditional with long gaiter and also with overalls, hairs in queues.

Sho Boki18 Dec 2018 11:27 p.m. PST

There are some with traditional long gaiters and now NCO too. But this set was ordered to be as savage as possible.

Sho Boki21 Dec 2018 10:26 p.m. PST

Last master to add in mould..

von Winterfeldt22 Dec 2018 12:18 a.m. PST

looks great – as savage as possible, yes indeed

britishbulldog22 Dec 2018 9:24 a.m. PST

That sausage/bread is a nice touch of realism. I wish Perry's and Warlord would do a few figures with loaves on the bayonets and poultry hanging from knapsacks. We have got plenty of onions!

von Winterfeldt22 Dec 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

in the photos at the start of the thread you will see round bread loaves attached on a string and worn across the shoulder.
In the French back pack only one – out of the theoretical two bread loaves could be carried, the other had to be carried elsewhere, quite common the loaf on a cord – no bread bags for the French army.

Sho Boki24 Dec 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

Test castings..

Sho Boki25 Dec 2018 12:55 a.m. PST
Sho Boki28 Dec 2018 4:01 a.m. PST


Gazzola28 Dec 2018 4:29 a.m. PST

Wow! Miniatures with sausages on bayonets! I never thought I'd see that. I almost feel like changing my scale – almost.

Gazzola28 Dec 2018 4:31 a.m. PST


Love the post. But you do realise you have called a boy a boy, don't you?

von Winterfeldt28 Dec 2018 5:42 a.m. PST

already ordered.

Valmy9228 Dec 2018 12:03 p.m. PST

Me too

Sho Boki03 Jan 2019 10:26 a.m. PST

I rewrited my homepage.
Now available here..

von Winterfeldt03 Jan 2019 2:02 p.m. PST

very nice new home page – congratulations

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