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Open Book Masterclass- Chassuer a Cheval Officer 1812

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by ChaosCossack, May 25, 2012.

  1. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Ceremonial Studios did a nice version of this in 80mm around 1985-1990, sculpted I believe by the late Richard Almond. I have a painted one in the cabinet and sold a spare kit about a year ago. Worth buying if you can get your hands on one.
    Masterclass have also re-released the Gericault "Wounded Cuirassier Officer retreating.

    Keith
  2. itsonlyakit Member

    Country:
    Canada
    While reading through this thread I went to my bookshelf and found in "Color Treasury of Model Soldiers", the figure Ron Tamburrini spoke of. Ray Lamb was the modeller who converted a 54mm Historex plastic kit to the high bar of the day. My book, published in 1972, has a nice 10" X 10" photograph by Philip Stearns of the mounted masterpiece.
    Take your time Colin this piece will be a test. Cheers Gord.
  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Great mind jogger Gord.
    I still have (somewhere:confused:) the Historex catalogue that featured the model full page in black and white inside.
    Fantastic modeller Ray Lamb.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  4. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    You are right this was the piece which established Ray's reputation as a modeller and raised the bar on what could be achieved-probably one of the most celebrated conversions of all time.
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    It is this one Roger. Price is € 16,-.
    Number is MSW23.
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  6. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thank you Marc, yes that is the one I was thinking of. Although it is just a drawing I've done some of the other figures from the same range and can vouch for their quality.
  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Guys,
    I did look at this one, Alexander Wilken pointed this out to me on his website but if you compare the two the angle is a little too shallow. If I could see the actual casting I would probably buy it but as you say Roger it is only a drawing.
    Cheers,
    Keith
    PS. I am sure that there is a French company that have done a flat version of this and the Manet Pfifer painting. Any clues Roger?
  8. yellowcat A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I have this 30mm flat by SEGOM. Excellent detail and casting.

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    SEGOM has some other fine flats too.
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  9. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Now there's a coincidence, the flat of Manet's painting of the fife player is also by SEGOM.
    www.figurines-soldats.com/
    I can't see the pics Felix has posted but I assume they are of the Chasseur?
  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thank you Guys.
    Beautiful figures.
    Sorry you cannot see them Roger but; the casting is sharp, the figure angle is spot on, the ground work includes the damaged canon wheel and the task is daunting (30mm is almost the size of my smallest brush).;)
    Thank you for the time and trouble you have taken. Now I will be looking for tips and advice.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  11. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    You're welcome Keith, are you going to have a stab at the 30mm SEGOM? Or perhaps both of them. ... why not. ;)
    If you think I might be able to help please give me a shout I'll be pleased to assist in any way I can.

    Roger.
  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    I will try the 30mm to begin with, at 7 euros you cant go wrong!!!
    Thank you for your kind offer of help, I am sure that there are some subtle and different techniques on flats that need to be mastered.

    Cheers,
    Keith
  13. Mat Lambert A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great to see those Rousselot designs available, I just love these - straight from the Historex catalogues. And the Detaille paintings as flats too! Will have to save up for some. Thanks for the link Roger.
    Cheers Mat
  14. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    You're welcome Mat, they are very nice figures but not cheap, actually 7 euro is quite expensive for a 30mm figure but probably still worth the money for the subject and the hours of entertainment they'll provide.

    Roger.
  15. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Is it 30mm or 54mm? 7euro seems a lot for a 30mm figure.
    Roger.
  16. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Confucius.
    You are all at sea.......ah. Roger...you actually are at sea. I think?
    I have ordered the SEGOM version that is both 30mm and 7 euros.
    Having never bought a flat figure I thought this was reasonable for a mounted figure. What would you normally expect to pay for such a figure. The Fifer, again 30mm, was 4 euros.
    Cheers,
    Keith
    Confucius he say "Woman who cook carrots and peas in the same pot very unhygienic".
  17. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Keith, compare the prices with those in Alexander Wilken's webshop, Wilken's prices are about average :eek:
    http://www.zinnfiguren-wilken.de/
    Roger.
    PS Yes I'm at sea, just over half way through the trip. (y)
  18. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Roger,
    I see what you mean; 10 mounted Napolionic Hussars for under 20 euros.
    Thanks Mate and all the best for the rest of your trip.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  19. Mat Lambert A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Roger - its becoming clear that you have to get pretty good at languages if your into flats!
    Cheers Mat
  20. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    It's very easy to get carried away keith..... be careful :D

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