Regular infantry figures mannequins

27 Jul 2017
Nino /
I am soon to release my first mid 18th-Century regular infantry figures. Needing some proper foes for my Indians and Canadians, my first regulars will of course have to be British. French regular infantry will come next, perhaps both line infantrymen and soldiers of the independent companies in colonial service... I would also like to [...]
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New molds and resin castings

18 Jul 2017
Nino /
A few months ago, after producing a few batches of resin figures for me, my resin casters decided to retire from business. This came as something of a shock to me. I tried to locate an alternative source, but unfortunately to no avail. In the event, I resorted to becoming my own caster and purchased [...]
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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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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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Horses!

06 Feb 2017
Nino /
I am going to add some mounted figures to my range. To start with, I will make Hungarian and French hussars of the War of the Austrian Succession, and for that I need... horses. At that time, hussars were employed exclusively as light cavalry skirmishers. Their mounts were small, rugged Eastern European horses, about 1.40 [...]
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Resins!

30 Jan 2017
Nino /
I use polyurethane resin to produce my mannequins, but I had never considered making my toy soldiers in resin or palstic. Now, with the help of a friend who introduced me to some resin miniature specialists, I have produced a test run of resin castings of one of my Woodland Indians. The results are truly [...]
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More Woodland Indians

19 Jan 2017
Nino /
I wanted one of my Woodland Indians to wear leggings, or mitasses. The option was between wrap-around cloth leggings or center-seam leather ones. In the event I choose the latter. The leggings are suspended to the warrior's waist with narrow strings attached to the breechclout belt. In addition, colorful ribbon garters are worn just below the knees. [...]
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Woodland Indians

14 Jan 2017
Nino /
You can see here the masters of two of my Woodland Indians, built from my resin anatomy mannequins. The heads and arms come as separate parts, as required to minimize undercuts when making the RTV silicon rubber molds I use for low-volume batch production in white metal. The head (or, rather, the face) of the standing figure is [...]
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