Review General Yermolov from Legion Miniatures

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Legion Miniatures continue to release at regular intervals so lets have a look at one I received

    The subject is a Russian General that I had not known too much about ...till now !!!

    Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov/

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    His own military skill was highlighted during the Napoleonic wars as you will see here:

    During the 1805 Campaign, Yermolov served in the rear and advance guards and distinguished himself at Amstetten and Austerlitz. Promoted to colonel on 16 July 1806.

    He was promoted to major general on 28 March 1808 and was appointed inspector of horse artillery companies. In 1811, he took command of the guard artillery company and in 1812, became the Chief of Staff of the 1st Western Army.

    Yermolov fought at Smolensk and Lubino (Valutina Gora) for which he was promoted to lieutenant general on 12 November 1812

    For action at the Great Redoubt, Yermolov received the Order of St. Anna (1st class). During the rest of the campaign, he served as a duty officer in the headquarters of the main Russian army and fought at Maloyaroslavets.

    On 3 December 1812, he was recalled to the main headquarters where he became the Chief of Staff of the Russian army. Three weeks later, he was appointed commander of the artillery of the Russian armies.

    During the European campaigns of 1813 and 1814, Yermolov was in charge of the artillery corps of the allies his skill at command proved crucial to their success in the Battle of Kulm.

    In 1813, he fought at Lützen, and Bautzen and at Kulm where he was decorated with the Prussian Iron Cross.

    In 1814, he distinguished himself in the battle around Paris and was awarded the Order of St. George on 7 April 1814.


    Some picture references

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    Some good books on the actual Russian armies during the napoleonic wars ...there are many others !!!

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    Heres we have a painted version of the piece by the artist VLADIMIR GLUSHENKOV
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    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lets have the details on the release:

    Title: Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov ( In Russian on the review box ) part of "The Greatest Men " series

    Reference: LMBT087

    Scale: 1/9th

    No of pieces: 4

    Material: Medium Gray resin

    Sculptor: Alexander Bodunov

    Casting: In house

    Box Art: N/A on Review box


    Prep

    Having seen quite a few of Legions releases I was looking forward to minimal prep ...well I certainly wasn't unhappy .....

    • 2 casting posts and a fine line to sand on the underside and tiny air hole to fill
    • Casting post from under neck to remove and fit head
    • Slight raised rounds on epaulettes to sand level
    • Make up 2 part base if you choose to use this
    As usual the parts were in a nice laser cut box with a unpainted picture of the piece on the lid , inside parts were in a clear bag and sandwiched between foam layers

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    Initial thoughts
    • Very smooth casting
    • Very little prep
    • Minimum of parts to deal with
    • Undercuts are very well done
    • A simple looking subject but certainly a really good subject...not too much "bling" to worry about
    Parts consist of just 4 parts ...torso, head and 2 parts to the base

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    Looking at the pieces

    Torso


    This is a one piece casting of the subject wearing a overcoat with the upper parts folded back onto the chest on each side, the arms are cut at a slight angle with both having good strong folds and creases

    Underneath he wears the uniform with the neck order hanging at a slight angle at the collar on a ribbon

    The work on the folded back material is very good with well cast openings at the top , the edges are finely edged with the button holes nicely defined , buttons on each side and the epaulettes are well rounded and with a design on of the eagle , not overworked which is good to see but enough to assist the painting

    Moving up to the collar on the coat this sits high as seen in pictures and uniforms again we have fine edging going all the way round, the collar is thin so be careful

    The under uniform itself is a plain one with small buttons leading up to the neck order this is a really good shape but plain with no details ...a good blank canvas for detail painting

    The ribbon around the neck is sitting into the lower neck with some nice folds , painting will be no issue as the area is easy to get to

    The heavily tasselled epaulettes are very sharp in their definition as is the crescent , no excess resin to sort out where they meet the uniform

    On the review piece they had a slight raised rounded surface but easy to sand back level ........ I am looking at it really closely with my optivisor!!!!

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    Head


    Looking straight ahead , the sculptor has in my opinion captured the man well , the nose is shaped well as are the eye details particularly the upper eyelids , the fleshwork of the cheeks and chin are good ....with the same care being done on the ears

    Above the lip we have the slightly drooping moustache , with texture , the eyebrows are the same , but slightly raised , this movement is reflected in the upper eylids

    The hair is styled as per pictures of the man good work on the strands slightly sweeping forward at the sides leading onto a fine pair of side whiskers

    Fit into the neck area on torse is simple and easy with accurate cutouts

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    Base Pieces

    A new way to have the base , coming in 2 pieces , fitting together well , when in position the base is just under 20 mm in height ...as I said you could replace this with a brass rod ...the choice is yours

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    The T piece fits onto the underside shaping :

    Making this base: [IMG] ( this picture is from the previous review here: https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/marshall-konstantin-rokossovsky-from-legion-miniatures.203237/) but the base fits the same !!

    The circular part fits against the curve .

    Final Thoughts

    This is a good release , well cast with not too much to get worried about in details , painting will bring out the subject well , paying particular attention to the facial features will bring dividends


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    There are others in "The Greatest Men" series .....all are well worth a look at ......more re Napoleonic subjects

    Legion are releasing a great many busts and its always a pleasure to handle them close up


    RECOMMENDED

    Legion are members here ( user ID Andrey ) [IMG] )

    ....so you can order direct from him here on PF or via the website which is:

    www.legionminiatures.org

    They also have a FB page:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/214757915731528/


    Thanks to Legion for the review item and to you all for looking in(y)

    Enjoy the bench time...whatever you paint


    Nap
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  3. MrBMB A Fixture

    Nice one Nap
    The casting quality of figures/busts coming out these days is amazing
    Nice pics and read :)
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  4. misfit151 A Fixture

    Looks a super sculpt.....(y) and even better casting.....Mike
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb sculpt and casting. Can it get any better than this.
  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks BMB appreciate your comments
    It is Mike and casting certainly with busts is of a really high level

    Thanks Bob ... as all company's do ...they strive to get better

    Thanks for comments

    Nap
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