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Review Cromwell from Foxwood Miniatures

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, May 13, 2022.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Name a ECW leader and the Cromwell will certainly be right up there , from a rich landowning family in Cambridgeshire , he is often known as "The man who killed a king" , of course this was Charles 1st in 1649 by beheading .
    No real military education before the ECW , he led from the front at battles like Edhill and by the time he fought at Naseby he was a Lt General
    In 1649 he led the invasion of Ireland , his troops killing 3500 including religious and civilians , in 1657 he was made Lord Protector
    Dying in 1658 from suspected kidney failure, in 1661 his body was exhumed and the head cut off , this remained on a pole outside Westminister Hall till 1685 where it was fell... off in heavy winds and taken home by a guard !!! ........appearing at a private exhibition in 1710, sold and resold eventually being reburied at his old Cambridge college in 1960...in the original 1815 box !!!, Cromwells body remains at Westminister

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    Books are of course many , all providing interesting information not only on Cromwell but also the ECW itself

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    Details of the figure

    Title: Cromwell

    Scale: Approx 1/9th

    Orginal Sculptor: Rob Hardwick ( released by Imperial Gallery ) ..information from Foxwood

    Material: Gray Resin

    No of parts: 1

    Box Art: N/K

    Casting: Richard Wharton (the same of Oakwood Bases fame )

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    I will deal with any prep as we look at the resin

    Continued in next part

  2. Nap A Fixture

    Lets look at the rein ....

    Firstly I would like to say that Foxwood tell me the master was amongst many other subjects in a box they bought up , this is in my opinion a fairly old sculpt and obviously sculpted using traditional methods .

    Casting/slip line on lower arms to remove
    Some rework on the hair is recommended and where it falls on the collar
    Under the chin a small bit of filling is needed
    Cleaning up the edges on the armour straps
    The swordbelt/buckle would benefit looking at
    Sanding on the underside and filling tiny air holes

    The sculpt shows Cromwell with facial hair , the hints of which you can see in the death mask but as yet not seen in accessible portraits, so I feel this is him later in life .

    He wears a buff coat under a breast and rear armour , a large collar , in the middle we see a neck gorget , above the collar a neck scarf .

    The head is bare with the head turned to the left , long hair sitting on the right shoulder and hanging down at the rear , the distinctive warts are sculpted on the forehead

    Facial features are not the best , the nose seems too full , the mouth lacking definition as does the eyes which also need levelling up , however access for painting is no issue

    The hair will benefit some putty work , tidying up the strands ...you will see this in the pictures

    The sash has some good folds but there are tiny air blows to fill

    Underneath there is a fitment point for a post to fit ...nice touch


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    Final thoughts.....

    A good subject but I have seen better sculpts since this was first available , however I have really looked at this and feel time spent reworking details you can have some fun producing a finished piece

    to contact Foxwood :

    Email: foxwoodfigures@btinternet.com


    Thnaks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

  3. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    It looks awfully like the actor Nigel Davenport to me.

    housecarl likes this.
  4. valiant A Fixture

    With considerable work, this could be made to look OK, as a generic ECW subject, but bears little resemblance to Cromwell, IMO. Just my two penn'th(y)
    chippy, housecarl and Nap like this.

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