Thursday, 2 June 2016

French Infantry - Sculpting Complete!

I've not posted anything for over a month, so I thought it time for an update - just to show I am still here!

It's been a long learning process..........however I'm pleased to say that Chris has now finished the sculpting of the French infantry - and they have been tweaked a bit to make them fit in even better with the older figures.

He has also taken the opportunity to add two new figures - a standard bearer:



And also an NCO without turnbacks (so the chap with a sword I discussed in the last post is an officer).


In addition to the tricorns there will be a grenadier head




And a bonnet de police (not quite finished)


The 3D printing is now all sorted, below is a casting of the French infantryman with turnbacks advancing (right), shown alongside an advancing Austrian (er left), as you can see they are a pretty good match. (Since this version the facial features exaggerated a little, and the tricorn enlarged, see image).





I should get a set of test moulds shortly - AND THEN THE CAVALRY!

11 comments:

  1. Bring 'em on!

    Very glad to see the forage cap, its going to be damned useful gor me.

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    1. Ross
      Do you think he forage cap will be much used, at present I have asked for it to go in with the NCO?

      I suspect they will be very useful on the Russians in waistcoats for French in Canada?

      Steve

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    2. and for making militia out of figures without turncoats as well as those in waistcoats. I'm not sure what others will use them for. A good start for early French dragoon caps perhaps. Of course one could also use some on ordinary French infantry as what they are, forage caps, perhaps marking them as garrison troops or European militia or volunteers or just a few in a unit to indicate that a particular regiment is at less than peak efficiency.

      I think 1 head in 1 mould should be sufficient.

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  2. They look good. Bring on the cavalry!!!

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    1. Steven

      You are not the only one waiting for cavalry - I am keen to get some too (and artillery, staff and lights)!

      However it was worth doing the French infantry to get the scaling right.

      Steve

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    2. Agreed. How soon do you think we will see the first computer render pics of the cavalrymen?

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  3. beatifull !!! need all of them !! the bonnet de police will be the great thing of this lot !!! my canadians will grow quickly ! i am just finishing the Roger Rangers !!

    best regards
    paco

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  4. It is good to see everything moving forward again. I see that the new bayonets are quite different from what has been done before.

    No coat pockets on the coat of the "full-skirted" fusilier?

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    1. Rahway

      The bayonets are a bit more slender but look fine. (I file mine down to triangular anyway as I think the old ones look too heavy).

      I have checked with the sculptor, unfortunately it is too late to add the pockets - sorry I missed that!

      Steve

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  5. Easy enough to paint on, I would suppose.

    Any interesting photos of the Battle of Chotusitz?

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  6. Rahway

    I will do a post when I have time, in the meantime there are a few photos on Mark Dudley's blog:

    http://ilkleyoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

    Steve

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