Corporal Shaw Lifeguards vs Cuirassier Waterloo

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Grod, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. Grod A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Happy New Year to all.

    Please find attached some photos of my next 75mm project sculpted by Maurice Corry.

    The vignette was inspired by an incident at Waterloo involving a corporal Shaw of the Lifeguards. Shaw was a well known boxer and held the world boxing title at one time. A very big man and fencing master. During the charge of the Lifeguards against French cuirassiers Shaw was supposedly responsible for dispatching up to 14 cuirassiers. . His sword was broken after which he used his helmet to fight the French. He was eventually wounded and died on the field of battle.

    I hope to have this set available for the Bolton Model Show after which it will be on general release.

    The price is £85.00 which includes worldwide shipping.

    Anyone attending the Bolton show and would like one for collection at a very nice show price please contact me on gordonmi@hotmail.com

    Anyone interesting in pre ordering please let me know by email only please. I will send a Paypal invoice once I have a set available.

    I have quite a few new releases coming up this year and will keep you updated on these.

    Cheers
    Gordon

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  2. mortier A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Excellent work
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  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
    The episode in pictures...:

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    Cpr. Shaw's skull in Nottingham Museum:

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    And a Memorial in a Nottingham churchyard...:

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    Cheers
  4. igor_belousov Active Member

    Country:
    Ukraine
    Very cool
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  5. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Another excellent sculpt from Maurice. What skill!!! Master sculpter indeed.
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  6. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Just have to say Gordon... bloomin marvellous.....another one to put in my mounted 120 series.

    Whoops..miss read it's 75... o well maybe in the future 120 will appear......
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  7. NeilW Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice combo.

    There's an interesting account of Shaw's life, including his boxing career, together with those of the two others from his village of Cossall in Nottinghamshire, here: https://www.waterlooassociation.org.uk/Cossall.pdf

    It also discusses how Shaw and/or his fellow villager, Richard Waplington (aka the Cossall Giants), may have captured, then lost, the 55th Regts. Eagle (the LG Museum representation shows him with it).

    The DNB account is less nuanced: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Shaw,_John_(1789-1815)_(DNB01)

    Another account, including how his skull ended up on display is here: http://www.thorotonsociety.org.uk/publications/articles/cossall-monument.htm

    Though this states that it was reburied near Cossall church's font in 1898, an alternative version has it that after being exhumed at Sir Walter Scott's instigation from la Haye Sainte he held on to it and that it remains on display at Scott's house in Abbotsford. Either way it seems that Martin's photo is of a cast: https://ageofrevolution.org/200-object/cast-of-skull-of-corporal-john-shaw/).
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Gordon

    A nice release depicting the incident at a muddy Waterloo !!

    Shaw was certainly a larger than life character

    This will paint up well ...plenty of mud and weathering

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to 2020 releases ...especially busts ( Veteran ) ...of course ..lol

    Happy 2020

    Nap
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  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    This would be great to paint it.
    I think I gonna order it as a birthday present.

    Marc
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  10. martin tabony Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Lovely!! Bring on brick hanging.
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  11. Reptor A Fixture

    Just Fantastic !!!!! :love::love::love:(y):D
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  12. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Excellent sculpt of a famous incident. Military Modelling magazine had a great article about this many moons ago.

    Cheers

    Huw
  13. Trevorkats Active Member

    fabulous, but wish it was the standard 54mm

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