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Historical Miniatures: Napoleonic Era
This era (1799-1815) was a period of major historical significance for many.
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cptan
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Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 11:01 PM UTC
Guys,

A friend of mine got this half built 120mm resin figure from another friend and wish to know the identification:

- Which manufacturer did this figure
- Is it a Hussar? which colour to use to represent which unit?

CPTan
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Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 11:58 PM UTC
My first thought is that it looks like a Verlinden figure. I'd have said infantry though from the shako.

I'll be interested to hear what it is...

Rudi
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 12:21 AM UTC
Rudi: I would also guess verlinden. But from looking at the boots and uniform I would say it's cavalry.

The uniform looks very similar to pegaso's Louis Brun de Villeret, ADC of Soult.


Marcel.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 01:20 AM UTC
Hi,

I used to have this figure - it is a now OOP Verlinden 120mm figure that was entitled " ADC To Marshall".

I cannot recall the Item No.

The box art showed it painted in a mustard coloured tunic with sky blue breeches (as the other reader indicated like that on the Pegaso 54mm ADC figure). That said, It could have been painted I suppose as any of a number of French Napoleonic ADC's from cavalry regiments.

It's a nice figure and went for a very good price when I sold it on ebay a year or so ago. It seemed a lot of bidders were interested in securing one. That said, mine was boxed and unbuilt and not painted so that could affect a price if you are going to sell it?

HTH.
Graywolf
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 09:08 AM UTC
My dear friend,
The figure is (as Marcel and Gary said) OOP Verlinden figure Louis Brun de Villeret, ADC of Marshall Soult. The left hand of your figure is converted. I think this link will help you more than words.
PF link

Pegaso Models has the same figure in the same pose in 54 mm. If you need a painting reference you can use the following link.

Pegaso 54-224

Keep safe
Engin
cptan
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Posted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 03:37 PM UTC
Thanks a million guys, I'm sincerely grateful fro all your valuable feedback.

CPTan