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Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2019 2:14 p.m. PST

What 1/72nd scale plastic figures would work best to represent Nutcracker figures?
Those toy soldiers that appear at Christmas time based on the Nutcracker Ballet. My hope is to be able to simply use paint conversion techniques rather than have to actually convert the plastic parts.


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Soaring Soren07 Nov 2019 4:42 p.m. PST

I'd say Napoleonic figs standing at attention would be easiest, but I don't do Napoleonics to be able to add more than this to your quest.
Sounds fun though!

14Bore07 Nov 2019 4:59 p.m. PST

Definitely find some with plumes, lots of cords on the shako but simple backpacks.
Maybe French young guard or voltigiers

Art07 Nov 2019 7:06 p.m. PST

G'Day Mike

Best figures from Airfix would be the following in a box:

Airfix Set 01744 Waterloo French Infantry

O Bulgar and drummer standing at attention (1 each in a box)
O Mounted officer (1 in a box)
O soldiers marching at right shoulder arms (6 figures)

For the mounted officer, add small rockers to the horse to make it look like a rocking horse.

The Christmas mounted nutcrackers are on rocking horses that I have seen.

Best Regards and have fun -Brilliant


La Fleche07 Nov 2019 7:31 p.m. PST

I agree with Art above. The Airfix Waterloo French Infantry would fit the bill.

However I do love these figures, though they're 28mm

Painted examples:

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