Tuesday, April 28, 2015

French Napoleonic Artillery - 40mm Flat

 

Here's an interesting Heinrichsen flat from set # 4052 - Schlacht an der Katzbach. The set was initially offered in 1888, dating from what I think was the golden age for Heinrichsen, many great 40mm sets being issued in the 1880's.  From the same set, here's another artillery group as yet unpainted, representing the Prussian side.



And the reverse of the painted casting.  Heinrichsen was the early master of these one piece figure groups.

 

Objectively, not one of my best paint jobs but the casting itself is well animated. In any case, it's good enough to be of service in my 1815-1830 imagi-nations project.  I've also been casting and painting some of the Creartec French and Nowikoff Russians.  These latter figures I haven't shown yet, will post something about them soon.

14 comments:

  1. Excellent figures and paint job ! , Tony

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    1. Thanks, Tony. Glad you like the figure.

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  2. I love the artillery set. Didn't initially catch that it was a 1 piece casting rather than a grouping.

    Very attractive painting, gives me the feel of a full colour print on card.

    Nowikoff?

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    1. Thanks very much, Ross. Yup, it's one piece casting.

      The Nowikoff casting molds yield 40-45mm Napoleonic toy soldiers, thin in stature and toy-like. The infantry are identical in style to the Creartecs that I posted about previously.

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  3. The artillery looks very good.

    Did your Nowikoff come with a sample casting in the mold? It surprised me when I opened mine, the charging Russian Grenadier with mitre.

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    1. Thanks, Rahway. I don't have the grenadier mold but I do seem to recall getting a casting in one of the others.

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  4. Splendid painting. I look forward to seeing Nowikoff ones.
    Alan

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    1. Thanks very much, Alan. I was going to wait to cast/paint more of the Nowikoffs but as there seems to be some interest, I'll post sooner than later.

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  5. Animated grouping and a splendid paint job as always. Well done.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Springinsfeld.

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  6. There is nothing about this not to like! Thanks for showing the comparisons between painted and unpainted metals. That is always a great thing to see, and shows how much you can bring out in a flat.
    Cheers
    Ths

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    1. Thanks, Thomas. I showed the Prussian gun & crew to contrast the one piece casting with a more conventional group of figures. But good observation on your part, it does sort of function as a "before and after" even it it's not the same casting(s).

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