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54mm
Artillery Officer
Polish Horse Artillery Officer
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by: Marcin Kardaszewski [ WARLORD ]


Originally published on:
Historicus Forma

introduction

Poland after being partitioned by Russia, Austria, and Prussia in 1795 was erased from the map of Europe. In 1807 Napoleon had established The Duchy of Warsaw from lands ceded by Prussia. The Duchy of Warsaw in theory was an independent state, with own army and government, but in fact was one of Napoleonic creations. After Napoleon’s defeat, the Duchy was partitioned again in 1815.

M-Model added a new 54 mm resin figure to Napoleonic series – Polish Horse Artillery Officer, 1809 (32140). The figure is standing, with one leg leaning on barrel and watching battlefield through field-glass.

box


Kit is packed with M-Model’s typical sturdy black box with inspiring picture of finished figure on top. Parts are secured with foil and bubble wrap.

The kit contains 11 parts plus a small base in artillery style, all cast in grey resin. You won’t find any assembly and painting instruction in the box (beside an instruction on side of the box how to work with resin and what sort of glue to use), so the only guide is the box art and reference materials.

kit


Base provided in the kit has a ground structure, few pebbles, a piece of wooden entrenchment and canon balls cast on. There is also a place cast for placing figure’s foot and a barrel.
Figure builds up of 6 parts:
- Torso with left leg
- Right leg
- Arms
- Shoulder board
- Hat
As separate part in the kit are included: field glass, sabre (in scabbard) and handle.

Casting blocks are small and removing them should bring no problem. On Sabre handle little flesh is present, but with little help of sharp hobby knife clean up should be easy.
Kit’s part have a lot of details and casting is crisp and clean (only earlier mentioned sabre’s handle will need a little care). Almost no mould seams are present, so only minimal sanding will be needed here and there. I found no air bubbles, but two very small placed on face (one on chin and one on top of nose). These will be easy to get rid off with a help of small drop of Mr. Surfacer or Superglue and needle.
Face is very well detailed, full of expression and definitely is a big advantage of the figure.

conclusion


Very well sculpted figure with great details and only one or two minor flaws. Interesting pose and provided base will help this figure to become an eye-catcher in your collection.
My experience with M-Model products shows that this manufacture’s resin is easy to work with thus any casting flaws are easy to fix.


Thanks to M-Model for review sample.
SUMMARY
Highs: Nice details, great pose, small base provided in the kit.
Lows: Very small air bubble on face.
Verdict: Very good kit. Recommended!
Percentage Rating
91%
  Scale: 54mm
  Mfg. ID: 32140
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 19, 2010
  NATIONALITY: Poland
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 92.40%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 83.40%

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About Marcin Kardaszewski (WARLORD)
FROM: WARSZAWA, POLAND

I began my modelling adventure when I was 12, building 1/72 aircrafts. Few planes later I got bored and gave up my hobby. After few years break I returned to modelling, but switched to modelling 1/35 armour and figures in all scales.

Copyright ©2017 text by Marcin Kardaszewski [ WARLORD ]. All rights reserved.


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Comments

91% is quite high for M-Model, but on the other hand their latest kits are much, much better from the older ones. Thanks for review Marcin!
AUG 20, 2010 - 03:37 PM
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