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Cesar Paz26 Nov 2018 1:36 p.m. PST

I share pictures of some very simple "Horse & Musket" figures I have modeled in 18, 20 and 30mm.

You can find more images here: link
and here: link

epturner Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2018 2:55 p.m. PST

Holy Cow! Those are just brilliant!

You made these?


Anthony Barton26 Nov 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

Wonderful.Despite their apparent simplicity, they have far more sense of movement, proportion and style than most commercial figures.

Cesar Paz26 Nov 2018 3:12 p.m. PST

Eric and Anthony, thank you very much for your kind comments!
Yes, I modeled them from scratch, I like to make my own wargame soldiers.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2018 4:03 p.m. PST

Keep on it. They are just the thing.

I wish I had that skill.


14Bore26 Nov 2018 4:25 p.m. PST

Nice work

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2018 4:26 p.m. PST

Wonderful figures you have made.

bobspruster26 Nov 2018 5:08 p.m. PST

Very cool! Nice work.

Desert Fox26 Nov 2018 5:17 p.m. PST

They look great!

Please tell us how you made them!

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2018 5:31 p.m. PST


Aethelflaeda was framed26 Nov 2018 7:32 p.m. PST

I'd buy them. They remind me of the old minifigs, when a toy soldier was just that.

bruntonboy27 Nov 2018 2:54 a.m. PST

Fantastic figures. Honestly there is a market for simple to paint sensible figures out there.

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2018 3:31 a.m. PST

I think they are terrific. Very nice touch from Mr Barton to write what he did.

Please show us more Cesar Paz!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2018 4:04 a.m. PST

Yes, praise indeed from the acknowledged expert.

Anatomically very well proportioned and animated

Allen5727 Nov 2018 8:06 a.m. PST

I like the old school toy soldier look and your figures fit that wonderfully. My only change would be to paint/spray them glossy.

Prince Alberts Revenge27 Nov 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

Cesar, I remember your homemade Arab conquest figures based for DBA. I think they were 10mm or so. Those were some beautiful sculpts, as are these. Did you ever sculpt an opposing army for those Arabs? Do you still have pictures of them?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

That is a very good suggestion. A gloss varnish would "lift" the colours even more. I wondered is these were from 3D printing but reading the website it seems not.

paul liddle27 Nov 2018 12:43 p.m. PST

Great work, Cesar, your best yet!.

JimDuncanUK27 Nov 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

I think Cesar said in an earlier post that he made them from a modelling clay product like Fimo in the UK.

Cesar Paz27 Nov 2018 6:47 p.m. PST

Thank you very much to all of you for your kind and encouraging comments and suggestions. Many deserve a detailed response but, I will not be able to do it properly till next monday because I will be away for a short trip. Hope you could wait till then.Thanks!

arthur181528 Nov 2018 3:34 p.m. PST

Cesar, I can only echo other posters' admiration for these charming figures and their 'toy soldier'style. You have a great talent!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2018 3:45 p.m. PST

Enjoy your trip. Any posting that attracts 22 responses is doing well on this forum.

You must be doing something right!

Nic Robson Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Nov 2018 6:15 p.m. PST

Love your work. If you ever need any of them cast into metal, I am offering to help.


Cesar Paz03 Dec 2018 4:59 p.m. PST

Desert Fox: Here is a garphic I did some time ago to explain how I made my 9mm figures. The method is more or less the same I employed to made these. Main difference is that now, as Jim Duncan says, I use FIMO soft instead of epoxi putty.
The diameter of the armature should be 1/10 of the final heigh of the finish figure. It could be made of soldering wire, aluminium wire or electric cable
I sculpted, molded and casted the 20 and 30mm muskets previously. The 18mm muskets were made in-situ with a piece of telephone wire.
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Prince Alberts Revenge: Is good to know you like and remember my 9mm Arabs. I did not made any opposing armies for them but, as I have enough elements to built two armies, I played several DBA games with them. They are too tiny and fragile, and some years ago the box that contains them fell from the shelf and some elements were damage and need repair. Here you could see some images of them (in their good days).

Nic Robson: Thank you very much for your offer, is great to know I could count with your help. I intent to made to armies with these soldiers to play with them, so I will need to make molds and metal castings of them but, before that I will make more test figures and prototipes.

Allen57 and deadhead: Thank you for your suggestion, once you have metal copies of these figures I will do some painting tests with glossy finish and show the results.

Thanks again to all.

Desert Fox11 Dec 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

I would seriously be interested in these in 15mm.

the older i get the less of the details I want to paint.

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