New Metal Modeles

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Luis R., Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Luis R. Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Officier des Chasseurs à Chéval de la Garde
    54mm white metal

    [IMG]

    [IMG]

    [IMG]
    Edorta, Martin64, Range Rat and 23 others like this.
  2. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    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.

    Cheers

    Huw
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Beautifull figure.

    Marc
  4. JGREEN A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    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.

    Jason
    Blind Pew, Mat Lambert and SLR like this.
  5. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    The pose is typical of the iconography of the first empire period and I think it suits this figure.

    Just me view.

    Cheers

    Huw
  6. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I may just have to get this one. Nicely done. I agree with Huw's assessment.
    Huw63 likes this.
  7. ellie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  8. JGREEN A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States

    If you don't mind unnaturally stiff figures just because they are typical of the iconography, then to each his own.

    Jason
    Babelfish, Huw63 and SLR like this.
  9. JGREEN A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    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.

    Jason
  10. Claude Portsmouth Active Member

    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.
    Blind Pew and Huw63 like this.
  11. Paul20100 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    I might receive the kit tomorrow. I will post some pictures.
    Huw63 likes this.
  12. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely.

    Paul
  13. Tonton Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    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.

    Jeff
  14. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    I think that's a solution that suits all. Thanks Jeff.

    Cheers

    Huw
    Tonton likes this.
  15. DDantel Member

    Country:
    France
    HI,
    I think it's a miss understanding of Bruno's sculpt

    this is not John Wayne on Horse, that I respect,

    [IMG]

    This is a figure of an officer, this is "a high school riding" officer...
    [IMG]

    Didier
    Paul20100, Tonton and Luis R. like this.
  16. Tonton Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    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.

    Jeff
    martin tabony and Huw63 like this.
  17. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    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
    Huw63, Paul20100 and Tonton like this.
  18. daniel Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
    I receive my exemple ... just fantastic ... best than on photos ... o)

    Daniel
  19. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    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.

    Cheers

    Huw
    OldTaff likes this.
  20. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    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
    Huw63 likes this.

Share This Page

planetFigure Links

Reviews & Open Box
Buy. Sell & trade
Articles
Link Directory
Events
Advertising

Popular Sections

Figure & Minis News
vBench - Works in Progress
Painting Talk
Sculpting Talk
Digital Sculpting Talk
The Lounge
Report Piracy

Who we are

planetFigure is a community built around miniature painters, sculptors and collectors, We are here to exchange support, Information & Resources.

© planetFigure 2003 - 2019.