Now available! French Line Infantry Fusiliers!

09 Sep 2020
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I have now completed the production molds for nine of my recently sculpted French Line Infantry Fusiliers (see here), which I have added to my CATALOGUE page. These are: FR-C-01: Standing, holding musket at ready. FR-C-02: Standing, firing musket. FR-C-03: Standing, thrusting bayonet. FR-C-04: Running, holding musket at level. FR-C-05: Running, thrusting bayonet. FR-C-06: Kneeling, [...]
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Banana trees

20 Jul 2020
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Banana, or plantain, trees are actually no trees at all, but rather a giant form of grass. Indeed, bananas are the largest of herbaceous flowering plants… Bananas come in two species, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana, both originating in South-East Asia. The Arabs brought them to Africa in the Middle Ages, and the Spanish and [...]
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Highland command figures

27 May 2020
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Realizing that command figures be a much needed addition to my range of toy soldiers, I decided to sculpt a Highlander officer and a sergeant. British and French line infantry officers should follow at some future time… Planning ahead, I started with sculpting a mannequin that I would use as a base for the masters [...]
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French regular infantry masters

08 Feb 2020
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You can see here the masters of my first French regular infantry figures, a much needed addition to my War-of-the-Austrian-Succession range. These French line infantry fusiliers (equivalent to British musketeers), come in the following poses: Standing, holding musket at ready. Standing, firing musket. Standing, thrusting bayonet. Standing, charging bayonet breast-high. Standing, thrusting bayonet shoulder-high. Kneeling, [...]
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Highlanders – Experimenting with acrylics

29 Jan 2020
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Ever since I was a young kid I have been painting my toy soldiers and figurines in HUMBROL enamels. I was well aware that most people now paint in acrylics, but being a rather inertial person, I was reluctant to changing my painting habits and stubbornly stuck to enamels… However, over time I have developed [...]
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Canadian Militiamen

23 Mar 2019
Nino /
Here come my latest three Canadian Militiamen (see the masters here), just painted and ready for battle. Disciplined, frugal, and well trained in forest warfare, Canadian Militiamen proved to be an invaluable asset in the defense of New France. On campaign, their dress was hardly distinguishable from that of their native companions. In the Summer, [...]
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