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photocrinch27 Sep 2021 7:44 a.m. PST

I have begun expanding the French forces in preparation for a recreation of the battle of Vimiero. To see the first units finished in the expansion, pop on by my blog. There are a ton of photos to entertain any Napoleonic history or toy soldier enthusiast.

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 8:27 a.m. PST

Love it.

photocrinch27 Sep 2021 8:41 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed 79thPA!

cavcrazy27 Sep 2021 11:35 a.m. PST

Old School Cool!
You can't help but love that shiny eye candy.

photocrinch27 Sep 2021 12:54 p.m. PST

You said it cavcrazy!

BillyNM28 Sep 2021 5:04 a.m. PST

What do we want! Vimeiro!

When do we want it? NOW!

John Leahy28 Sep 2021 1:26 p.m. PST

They are awesome! thumbs up thumbs up I'm not a fan of glossy, but you sure did a great job on those figs. I love the scale. Mine aren't nearly as pretty. Plus I onw a bunch of Der Kriegspilelers.

Thanks

John

photocrinch28 Sep 2021 3:09 p.m. PST

BillyNM – Did you say something? I heard this buzzing but it wasn't clear.. :)

photocrinch28 Sep 2021 3:13 p.m. PST

John Leahy,

The Der Kriegspielers are definitely a bit more challenging to paint as they just aren't as well detailed being copies of the Hinton Hunt originals for the most part, but can be quite effective with a little patience. I have a bunch as well. Next up will likely be the legion du Midi made with Der Kriegspielers.

I never used to appreciate the glossy look, but have really come to appreciate it in this application. Somehow the toy soldier look just seems appropriate for these classic miniatures.

John Leahy28 Sep 2021 4:28 p.m. PST

Yeah, they were knockoffs of HH. I lived near where Custom Cast operated in Dayton, Ohio. That's what made up my Nap armies in the 70's and early 80's. Still have them. I love the scale. Only got some HH over the years. Last were from David Clayton. Had to work to get that order.

Thanks

John

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