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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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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Canadians

07 Jan 2017
Nino /
These are the master and primed metal casting of one of my Canadians, a Militiaman or maybe a Coureur des Bois, ca. 1745. As usual, the starting point is a resin casting of one of my anatomy mannequins, to which I have added the details with DURO epoxy putty. I made the head in A+B putty, [...]
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Flintlock muskets

Nino /
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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