Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Luis R., Jan 28, 2016.
Officier des Chasseurs à Chéval de la Garde
54mm white metal
Tempting as hell. Might order it the next few days.
There are also 2 ex Le Cimier figures reissued - Jolly of the light horse lancers and Eugene de Beauharnais.
I like this one, but there's something that just seems a little "off." I think it is that the rider seems strangely static compared to the dynamic pose of the horse. If the rider were a bit more animated, it would be perfect.
The pose is typical of the iconography of the first empire period and I think it suits this figure.
Just me view.
I may just have to get this one. Nicely done. I agree with Huw's assessment.
Very Nice indeed shame it's not 75mm 54mm too small for me. but still a great figure.
If you don't mind unnaturally stiff figures just because they are typical of the iconography, then to each his own.
To me it looks like a rider meant to be placed on a horse standing on all four legs has been placed on a rearing horse. Separately, they are both great. They just don't look quite right TOGETHER. That is, of course, just my opinion. I still like the kit.
A departure for Metal Models as their poses are in the main fairly static or just trotting. This is not a criticism as I have most of the range in the grey army.
Bravo Bruno and I am sure this will sell well to all of us Napoleonic fans.
I might receive the kit tomorrow. I will post some pictures.
While I have the greatest respect for MM, I do think there are occasional boo-boos. Jason's comment had me looking more closely at the figure and I agree with some of what he says. What strikes me most, though, is the position of the scabbard: if the horse was rearing, as shown, surely the scabbard would have swung to the rear, like a pendulum. A little thing, I know, but moving just that one piece might add to believability.
I think that's a solution that suits all. Thanks Jeff.
I think it's a miss understanding of Bruno's sculpt
this is not John Wayne on Horse, that I respect,
This is a figure of an officer, this is "a high school riding" officer...
I see, Didier. Even so, my comment - for what it's worth - still stands. And if the horse is supposed to be doing dressage, like a Lippizaner, note the rider's grip on the reins - very tight, unsurprisingly, pulling them taut and straight, unlike the model shown.
Don't get me wrong. I still think it's lovely.
A simple adjustment of tilting the body slightly forward to stop the illusion of the rider getting left behind would help; and as already mentioned let the sabretache and scabbard fly just a bit.
No point in just doing the bog standard pose with MM you gotta add a little something
The big thing about this one is the addition of a horse with movement in it, I can see lots of conversion possibilities just by changing the regiment .
It is also easy to pull the reins tight
I receive my exemple ... just fantastic ... best than on photos ... o)
Lucky you. I tried to order this figure last night but the site played up so I tried to log in once more and now it's locked me out... so will use another network tomorrow or go via 4g. Pleased to read it's better in the metal.
I like it very much, as Huw said, according with the iconography of the era, and more dynamic than other horses of the brand. Also, it allows to use this horse with other figures of the brand, the officer of hussars, the horse artillery officer etc.
Military miniatures painted by Eduardo Garcia
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