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French Dragoon & Drummer of the Line In 90mm

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Auggie, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Auggie Active Member

    This time I'm posting some photos of small vignette of some larger 90 mm figures of a French Dragoon and a Drummer of the Line.
    The Dragoon is from Poste Militaire and the drummer is from Le Cimier.

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  2. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful work and painting

    Mobo
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  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    very nice work.

    marc
  4. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Love it, second time that we have seen this classic Poste Militaire French Dragoon appear on PF lately and to couple him up with the drummer has resulted in a excellent chunky 90mm vignette, I can almost feel the weight of this old school piece, wonderful stuff!
    I also noticed that a couple of started kits of the above mentioned Dragoon have been getting snapped up on Ebay lately, just wonder if its anything to do with its recent appearance on PF and which one of the PF members were responsible for outbidding me lol.
    TERRY
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  5. Banjer Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Lovely work, beautifully painted.

    These old pieces stand the test of time. Quality will always shine through.

    Bill
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  6. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    What a unique way of displaying both figures. This vignette tells a story whilst showing off two figures to great effect.

    Mike
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  7. Tom W. Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    One of the nicest dragoons ever.One of those golden oldies that never lost their charme...hope I can get one in the future.........:D
    OldTaff likes this.
  8. Auggie Active Member

    Thanks very much for your comments guys.
    I still like the older lead/white metal figures. I like 90 mm, 30 mm, 40 mm, any size in white metal is good for me! I have a huge collection of 54 mm plastic Historex figures that I really enjoy converting. I'm not a big fan of the new resin figures. Detail and sharpness in casting is superb though.
  9. oldtrousers Active Member

    Fantastic display and excellent work!

    Scott
  10. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice painting and presentation of these figures.
    I had a go at turning the sideways picture for you image.jpeg

    Cheers

    Andrew
  11. Auggie Active Member

    Wow! It looks fantastic right way up, if I do say so myself! lol
    Thanks Andrew
  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Augie

    They look great together and you shoukd be very pleased with the results...bet it's heavy though !!

    Turned your pics as well as Andrews which was showing sideways ..technology eh!

    It's great to see the older figures and the older ones certainly stand up ...think the dragoon was on a Military Modellng cver as well

    Keep posting once you have 50+ you can enter in FOTM then as well

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  13. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  14. Agesilaus Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Great painting and figures! (y)
  15. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Which Le Cimier figure is this? Is it figure TIL by Roger Roussel, but modified?
  16. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice painting and setting, both figures compliment each other.
  17. Auggie Active Member

    Richard, the Le Cimier figure is a "Tambour Infanterie Grenadier Ligne 1804-1812" sculpted by Charles Conrad. I bought the figure while in Paris more than 30 years ago. I did some converting to it to make him fit with the scenario depicted.
  18. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks, I think that we are talking about the same figure. I have a Le Cimier catalogue from 2003 and I think that I misread the figure code and it is by Charles Conrad. If it is, it would mean changing the right arm to pointing position, the left arm to hold the pipe instead of a drumstick, and the drum being slung on top of the back behind the figure's head.
  19. Auggie Active Member

    You got it! I also had to put the drumsticks into the slots on his cross belt. Glad you like it. I don't even know if Le Cimier is still around? A great shop in the day.
  20. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Sadly not, closed a few years ago. Some of their figures are still sought after and change hands for elevated prices, especially the 180mm ones. Bruno Leibovitz managed to recover the masters of his 54mm 1st Empire figures and now sells them under his Metal Modeles range. Would be nice to see some of the larger scale figures making a comeback too.

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