French hussars

22 Jan 2018
Nino /
I decided that my first light cavalrymen should be French hussars, so as to employ them against my British regulars. By the time of the War of the Austrian Succession, most hussars in the French service were no longer recruited in Hungary as had been the norm during the 1720s and 1730s. For the most [...]
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More Redcoats

20 Jan 2018
Nino /
I have just released three more Redcoats, and have now enough British regular infantry figures to recreate realistic battle situations. Yet more close-combat fighting poses are in the making, and hopefully will soon be ready to join their comrades-in-arms… I have sculpted the kneeling figure's master converting one of my standing Redcoats, and fitted it [...]
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Redcoats resin castings

10 Nov 2017
Nino /
After a rather long while since I posted the pictures of my first three British regular infantry masters, here come the first Redcoats resin castings... As I have anticipated in an earlier post, I decided to do away with the complexities associated with single-part molding, and opted for the more conventional, but altogether simpler, approach [...]
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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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