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Review Metal Modeles Chasseur Capitaine unboxed

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Steve Edwards, May 23, 2024.

  1. Steve Edwards Active Member

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    Here's my latest recruit, a captain of Guard Chasseurs 1857. It's heavy, man. I've been buying mainly resin figures recently and they're as light as a feather. So the weight of this one came as a surprise and I nearly dropped it on the floor. The baggy pants and full-skirted jackets of the mid 19th century make for a lot of metal. Heavy metal.

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    It's an unmistakable Metal Modeles product, you know exactly what you're getting. Fine detail, excellent modelling and not too many parts.

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    Rough assembly with white tac. Here's the cigar man looking very 2nd Empire. It is going to be a pleasure to get some paint on this. Probably some eyestrain doing the medals.

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    This figure has the familiar Metal Modeles man-about-town metropolitan pavement base. I usually paint it a sort of grey and rub a few pigments on. But, being a great artiste, I feel that I should observe from nature and I've taken to going about the place looking at the ground observing and taking pictures. Trees, grass, rough ground. I'm there with my iPhone. This is a picture of the paving at the back of a pub. A pub which I visited purely to take pictures and observe.

    I bought a few drinks as well. Just as a matter of courtesy.
    Przeborz, DaddyO, RossM and 4 others like this.
  2. Warren SMITH A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice review. Metal Models are a fine company..
  3. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve

    A lovely looking figure , very classic in the pose , good pics highlighting the quality of the sculpt and how good MM are

    Lovely detail on the aguilette and the medals

    Look forward to seeing this featuring on V Bench

    Thanks for your time in sharing ...well done on suffering the location for the basework ...lol

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Have fun @ the bench

    Nap
  4. Jaybo Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Does anyone else have a problem trying to get in touch with Atelier Maket? I would like to order a specific head from one of their Metal Modeles kits. I have sent Guy several emails with no response.

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