Highlander command figures

27 May 2020
Nino /
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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First Highlanders figures now available

04 Dec 2018
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After some time since I posted the pictures of my Government Highlander master (see here), here come my first two Highlanders figures. The poses are maybe a bit conventional, but all in all well suited for setting up a regular infantry war game unit... I painted a couple of figures in the Black Watch, or [...]
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Firing line!

11 Oct 2018
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Having painted a sufficient number of my British regulars, I could not resist deploying them three ranks deep to form a firing line, and have them discharge a deadly volley against an unseen enemy, perhaps the French, or perhaps a yelling host of frenzied Jacobite clansmen… The well-trained regulars have already delivered a few controlled [...]
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Highlanders!

26 Sep 2018
Nino /
The rugged mountaineers of the Highlands of Scotland were the first British regular infantry units to be employed in petite guerre operations. As such, Highlanders make a most natural addition to my range. Sculpting my first Highlander figure has been a bit of a challenge for a number of reasons. The first obvious problem consisted [...]
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More Redcoats

20 Jan 2018
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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
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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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Flintlock muskets

07 Jan 2017
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Here is the master of a French trade gun (Fusil de Chasse), made of balsa wood, A+B putty, lead foil, styrene sheet, and sewing pins for the barrel and ramroad. Below is a white-metal casting of the same. Since the lock is the most complex part of the musket, I have used locks removed from scrap [...]
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