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This Thread is here specifically as a place to post any photos of Non-Civil War Miniatures, either your work, or your photos of amazing work you think is worthy of showing off to others!

Please don't post Non-Civil War Miniatures photos anywhere but this thread!

Please don't post any Civil War Era Miniatures in this thread! If you see that someone has mistakenly done this, please report it and we will probably move it out and turn it into it's own thread so it can be featured on the forum and shared properly!

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I had 3 years or more of issues. I think I was missing only Issue No. 2. I kept a few---one is on the uniforms of the Italian Colonial Troops just prior to WW2.

Now I just pick up Del Prado figures at a cheap price. I have a friend who sales these at some of the antique malls. When he has a Father's Day or Christmas sale going, I can pick up a mounted figure for $20 or less.
I display them on small wooden racks. One was made from a pattern for displaying golf balls.

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A Del Prado German Grenadier 1805 with an Austrian Grenadier that I painted in the background.
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Can you identify this figure? Base is marked Frontline Figures 1997.
What officer is this? A General or an Aide to a General??
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Oh! I'm getting off the subject of Civil War.
I collected some Britians Civil War figures from National Parks that I've visited.
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Then there is this Britains set of a Williams Gun.
I was researching this cannon and my friend who sales figures found this one. I paid about $80 for the set. But it motivated me to start building my 1/6 model of this rare Confederate breech-loader, aka "Machine Gun".
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Sorry for such large images but I lost my Photo Editor program when I upgraded Windows.

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I found the Frontline figure on the internet . It is identified as French Horse Artillery . I'm not sure because I am no expert on Napoleonic uniforms .
 

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Wow! We have some talented people here.
I see no reason to limit posting pictures to only those of the CW. It's my hope that by posting the pictures, it will inspire others to either renew the hobby, or to take it up. The skills learned are transferable to any time period.

But it would probably a good idea to post the occasionl CW figure. I mean, after all, this is CWT.

Also, if possible, if you know the name of the company who made the figure, include their name, what medium you used, etc. Give details just like Kurt G did, if possible. (that boy knows how to handle a brush!).
 

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I found the Frontline figure on the internet . It is identified as French Horse Artillery . I'm not sure because I am no expert on Napoleonic uniforms .
Thanks. I never tried googling the figure. French Horse Artillery is a possibility but that leopard skin saddle cloth is typical of either high-ranking generals or an elite cavalry unit of the Imperial Guard.

{Edited} Oh. The mounted figure could be an officer of the Imperial Guard Artillery. That would explain it. BTW, the Horse Artillery wore the fur busby and the foot Artillery wore a plain shako. But the Imperial Guard would indeed have more elaborate uniforms.

French General LaSalle(Del Prado fig) standing next to his mount.
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Oops. I meant to remove those extra photos in my post that were too large.
 
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Thanks. I never tried googling the figure. French Horse Artillery is a possibility but that leopard skin saddle cloth is typical of either high-ranking generals or an elite cavalry unit of the Imperial Guard.

{Edited} Oh. The mounted figure could be an officer of the Imperial Guard Artillery. That would explain it. BTW, the Horse Artillery wore the fur busby and the foot Artillery wore a plain shako. But the Imperial Guard would indeed have more elaborate uniforms.

French General LaSalle(Del Prado fig) standing next to his mount.
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Oops. I meant to remove those extra photos in my post that were too large.
I do some aircraft ( mostly allied WW2 ) and a fair amount of WW2 armor but have never had the courage to try to paint a 109....or a 190 . I would really struggle with the mottled camo . If that is yours you've done a great job on it .
 

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If that is yours you've done a great job on it .
No. Again, another Chinese pre-assembled kit. They once sold these at WalMart and Target but not any more.

Here is a figure of another category. Collectibles.

My dealer friend pointed this out to me. I had to get it.
This figure comes from the estate of the comedian Jonathan Winters. He had an enormous collection of figures as well as a good collection of militaria---don't forget the time he wore a Union uniform on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show. Another comedian who liked to collect was Robin Williams. Johnathan Winters and Robin Williams would get together and arrange their toy army on the floor.


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As I recall, the names on the card indicate this was a figure made by Scruby and painted by Dan Patterson. It would be interesting to find out more about the original painter.
I probably would not have bought this but I liked the figure with the Flag.

Check out these links on Winter's collections.

Article about a figure set made for Jonathan Winters and mentions his Collection.

An Auction house for some of Winters military collection.
 
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No. Again, another Chinese pre-assembled kit. They once sold these at WalMart and Target but not any more.

Here is a figure of another category. Collectibles.

My dealer friend pointed this out to me. I had to get it.
This figure comes from the estate of the comedian Jonathan Winters. He had an enormous collection of figures as well as a good collection of militaria---don't forget the time he wore a Union uniform on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show. Another comedian who liked to collect was Robin Williams. Johnathan Winters and Robin Williams would get together and arrange their toy army on the floor.


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As I recall, the names on the card indicate this was a figure made by Scruby and painted by Dan Patterson. It would be interesting to find out more about the original painter.
I probably would not have bought this but I liked the figure with the Flag.

Too bad there's not a video of the two of them on the floor with their soldiers. I remember the night your talking about when they were on Johnny Carson, way funny.
 

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For all you Star Wars fans, bet you didn't know Grand Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) painted soldiers.

I did not know that. Should have guessed it would take an expert on Napoleon to hold Vader's leash.

I did remember Wells' infamous phrase from Little Wars: "...and that more intelligent sort of girl...". :redcarded:

"...like chess, but more interesting." I've got mixed feelings on that...
 

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Why does it look like some of these soldiers are riding ponies????? I have a "Britains 2000 Made in China 70 152 1L" marked on bottom of the base. It's the Confederate cavalry officer with binocs in right hand. The figure is almost the size of the horse....
 

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Why does it look like some of these soldiers are riding ponies????? I have a "Britains 2000 Made in China 70 152 1L" marked on bottom of the base. It's the Confederate cavalry officer with binocs in right hand. The figure is almost the size of the horse....
The newer Britains are better . Some of the newer horses may actually be too big . I think their horses have never been that great and their figures from that period were not so good . The current Civil War series is much better with some nice artillery and decent infantry .
 

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Can you identify this figure? Base is marked Frontline Figures 1997.
What officer is this? A General or an Aide to a General??
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I found the Frontline figure on the internet . It is identified as French Horse Artillery . I'm not sure because I am no expert on Napoleonic uniforms .
Due to the dark blue uniform beneath all that gold braid and belting I believe this is the commander of the Imperial Guard Horse Artillery (Artillerie a'Cheval de l'Garde Imperiale) For most of the Empire the Imperial Guard was the size of a regular army corps and consisted of units of heavy, medium, and light infantry, heavy and light cavalry, and foot and horse artillery. This uniform is the basic style of a hussar or chasseur a'cheval officer, leading me to think he's the Guard horse artillery commander; note also what appears to be crossed cannon insignia on his sabretache.
 
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… My dealer friend pointed this out to me. I had to get it.
This figure comes from the estate of the comedian Jonathan Winters. He had an enormous collection of figures as well as a good collection of militaria---don't forget the time he wore a Union uniform on the Johnny Carson Tonight Show. Another comedian who liked to collect was Robin Williams. Johnathan Winters and Robin Williams would get together and arrange their toy army on the floor.


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As I recall, the names on the card indicate this was a figure made by Scruby and painted by Dan Patterson. It would be interesting to find out more about the original painter.
I probably would not have bought this but I liked the figure with the Flag.

Check out these links on Winter's collections.

Article about a figure set made for Jonathan Winters and mentions his Collection.

An Auction house for some of Winters military collection.
Of course the original actor/collector/historian was Cliff Arquette, AKA Charley Weaver, whose Gettysburg Soldiers Museum was a fixture there for many years. Here's the post I made on it remembering my two visits there during the 1960's Civil War Centennial.
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I've posted these before, but are the only fruits of a one-time desire to create a diorama of Napoleon and his Marshals and generals. All except two of them are pirated figures made by a Massachusetts maker named Bussler who used the well-known English figures by Charles Stadden as his models. The mounted figure of Marshal Bessieres was an original Stadden figure purchased as a kit in a hobby shop. The marching French Guard Grenadier at right is an original Bussler figure. Below, standing beside Besseries and holding a telescope is Marshal Ney by Rose Miniatures. The photos were taken by @mkyzzzrdet ca. 1971.

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I still have all of these but unfortunately the diorama was never completed; Napoleon himself was sold, but the rest remain in a small glass wall case.

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I did not know that. Should have guessed it would take an expert on Napoleon to hold Vader's leash.

I did remember Wells' infamous phrase from Little Wars: "...and that more intelligent sort of girl...". :redcarded:

"...like chess, but more interesting." I've got mixed feelings on that...
He's not alone, Derek Guyler, a British character actor in the 50's through the 70s was a real expert at modeling and painting ancient figures as well as gaming with them. He advised on all sorts of TV series and movies, not always under his real name. I believe he was President of the "Society of Ancients" at the time of his death.
 

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Of course the original actor/collector/historian was Cliff Arquette, AKA Charley Weaver, whose Gettysburg Soldiers Museum was a fixture there for many years. Here's the post I made on it remembering my two visits there during the 1960's Civil War Centennial.
Nice article. When I began reading it, I got hung up on the term, "hand-carved," thinking that it was a mistake in terminology by the reporter. But no, he actually did hand-carve the figures!

In a previous post, you ( James N ) were explaining about the French soldiers' uniform:

Due to the dark blue uniform beneath all that gold braid and belting I believe this is the commander of the Imperial Guard Horse Artillery (Artillerie a'Cheval de l'Garde Imperiale) For most of the Empire the Imperial Guard was the size of a regular army corps and consisted of units of heavy, medium, and light infantry, heavy and light cavalry, and foot and horse artillery. This uniform is the basic style of a hussar or chasseur a'cheval officer, leading me to think he's the Guard horse artillery commander; note also what appears to be crossed cannon insignia on his sabretache.

It got me thinking about how much it must have cost the French government to clothe it's soldiers. How many more divisions could it have put into the field if they didn't have to spend so much on their elaborate uniforms? Or did the soldier have to purchase their own uniforms?
 

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I've posted these before, but are the only fruits of a one-time desire to create a diorama of Napoleon and his Marshals and generals. All except two of them are pirated figures made by a Massachusetts maker named Bussler who used the well-known English figures by Charles Stadden as his models. The mounted figure of Marshal Bessieres was an original Stadden figure purchased as a kit in a hobby shop. The marching French Guard Grenadier at right is an original Bussler figure. Below, standing beside Besseries and holding a telescope is Marshal Ney by Rose Miniatures. The photos were taken by @mkyzzzrdet ca. 1971.

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I still have all of these but unfortunately the diorama was never completed; Napoleon himself was sold, but the rest remain in a small glass wall case.

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When I first saw this I was sure they were Stadden !
 

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… In a previous post, you ( James N ) were explaining about the French soldiers' uniform: It got me thinking about how much it must have cost the French government to clothe it's soldiers. How many more divisions could it have put into the field if they didn't have to spend so much on their elaborate uniforms? Or did the soldier have to purchase their own uniforms?
I believe as was customary French officers supplied their own; naturally, enlisted men were clothed at government expense. In the Ancien Regime most French officers were members of the minor nobility (like Napoleon himself and Marshals Berthier and Davout), so might be able to afford infantry or artillery officers' uniforms; the cavalry, therefore was more often led by members of richer families. The French Revolution, however, swept most of that away, and some of Napoleon's generals had literally been stable-boys (Murat), smugglers (Massena), or mere enlisted men like sergeants (Bernadotte), or hussars (Ney). So Napoleon was almost uncommonly generous, showering them with titles and rewards to enable their splendor. One reason for doing this was that Napoleon, like Hitler later, liked to appear on most occasions in a simple and unostentatious green or dark blue cutaway with few medals, against all the finery of his staff and subordinate commanders.
 

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It got me thinking about how much it must have cost the French government to clothe it's soldiers. How many more divisions could it have put into the field if they didn't have to spend so much on their elaborate uniforms? Or did the soldier have to purchase their own uniforms?
Well, you also have to realize that NOT all the soldiers wore their "dress uniforms" into the field. They switched to pants instead of high buttoned gaiters. Even in the American Revolution, the British highlanders switched to plaid pants instead of kilts. Their plums came off and their hat was covered with an oil-cloth.
When you are selecting a figure to paint, you should consider how the soldier looked in the field. I don't collect the classic "toy soldiers" typical of Britains figures. They just look took shiny and no realism. When I wanted to paint a Napoleonic War figure, I would go to some reference books with old paintings of the battles.

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