FIW war band

25 Mar 2017
Nino /
Here come my first eight resin French-and-Indian-War figures... Indeed a wild-looking FIW war band just about to fall upon an unsuspecting British settlement somewhere on the frontier of Pennsylvania or Virginia!
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Woodland Indian running with musket and butcher knife

24 Mar 2017
Nino /
You can see here the master of my latest Woodland Indian figure, a running warrior holding a flintlock musket and a large butcher knife. The overall appearance, the weapons and kit of this figure are in line with those of my other eastern woodlands warriors, the distinctive features of this particular savage including two large [...]
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Audubon’s Wild Turkey

20 Mar 2017
Nino /
John James Audubon (1785-1851), the famous French-born American painter and naturalist, is the author of The Birds of America, a collection of plates covering virtually all then known species of North American birds. The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), which Audubon painted in 1825 and choose as the frontispiece plate of the first edition of The Birds of [...]
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French colonial infantry muskets

18 Mar 2017
Nino /
French colonial infantry were organized as independent companies under the jurisdiction and in the pay of the Ministry of the Marine (hence Compagnies Franches de la Marine). From the close of the 17th Century, the soldiers of the Compagnies Franches were issued flintlock muskets manufactured by the gun factory of Tulle, France. By the early 1730s these muskets, [...]
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More resin castings

09 Mar 2017
Nino /
I have produced some more resin castings of my Canadians and Woodland Indians. This time, the poses were a little bit more articulated than with my first Indian, and making the one-piece mold required more attention, as well as the venting of critical areas. This said, the result has again been very encouraging…
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