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Historical Miniatures: Napoleonic Era
This era (1799-1815) was a period of major historical significance for many.
MiniArt - 1/16 French Dragoon
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 02:05 PM UTC
Hi guys. Im on holidays at the moment, and to relax, I built this figure. Took a week, as there was quite a bit of sanding and filling, and re-shaping. I altered the pose a little from aiming/firing, to just holding the musket. Some belts were added with lead foil and the pack and blanket on the back were made from magic sculpt. Comments and critic are welcome. More images and full build report will come shortly.



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Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 05:40 PM UTC
Hi..! Frank,...
mate with a little work these Mini Art figures can really look spot on, l like that look you've given him, shall l take a shot or not?? l'd say take it... will have to follow your WIP,..rather like the French Dragoons, perhaps the money tin will be found with a hole in the bottom, me thinks...

looking forward..Phil..
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2009 - 03:52 AM UTC
Your added details are a really nice improvement.
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2009 - 05:59 AM UTC
Nice work on the alterations frank and also the build itself, as Phil said with some work these are very nice figures.

Steve
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2009 - 07:43 AM UTC
Nice work Frank!

i shall follow with interest

Mark
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2009 - 12:55 PM UTC
Hi Guys. Thanks very much for your comments and support. They are appreciated.
Although I usually do armor/figures in 1/35, I like to dabble a little, with the larger figures sometimes, for a change. I also believe painting in this scale ... as everything muct be painted ... makes awareness much sharper, for when going back to the smaller scales.

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.... as Phil said with some work these are very nice figures.


I agree. Its an impressive model .. size-wise... when complete, and theres no chance of having anything similar in resin or metal ... in this price range. I paid 156 SEK which is $19.83, €14.16 or Ł12.17.
The price is the main lure ... however ... it took me a week (a few hours each day) to build and improve details. Too much filling and sanding for my liking. Im sure there are those who would take this further and could do a much better job, but the details close up are still a little on the weak side. None-the-less, I enjoyed building it and am looking forward to painting it. IŽll post progress over the next few days. IŽll also be posting more images, where you can hopefully see the details better.
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2009 - 05:04 PM UTC
Hey there Frank,

My wife actually built the other horse and rider that Mini-Art has, French Curaisseur.







Yeah, they require a little more work, but for the money...they can't really be beat!

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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2009 - 10:52 PM UTC
Looks great Frank. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 02:09 PM UTC
Thanks very much Scott and Jesper. Appreciated.

Scott .. your wife has made a pretty decent job on the figure. Not easy to put together. Congratulate her for me.
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 03:25 AM UTC
Hi Guys

The first blog installment is now online, featuring further images and some build notes
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Cheers.