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Open Book PEGASO 75mm Mounted figure French Cuirassier

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Zastrow.cuirassier, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Eagle Bearer French Cuirassiers

    Here is the title given to this figure by PEGASO
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    I do not pretend to invite you to read a review with the quality of those offered by our friend NAP
    His English is really better !!:whistle:
    But first of all I must thank PEGASO for his professionalism that is equaled bythe quality of their product.
    I had made a mistake on my address by directly ordering them this sublime figure; and it is at their expense that the problem was fixed, thank you again and congratulations!
    I would not do the history of French cuirassiers, very long, too complicated.
    But for the little history, the nicknamed of this centaurs in the French Army: "Les Gros Frères"
    Also be aware that these soldiers still exist in our army, represented by the 12th Cuirassiers, belonging to the 2nd Armored Brigade heir of the famous 2nd armored division camnanded in WWII by Géneral Phillipe Leclerc de Hautecloque.
    Leclerc (sic)tanks have of course replaced horses.
    Now what we have in doc :
    Commandant Bucqouy cards series :
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    Histoire et collection :
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    Conrad plates :
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    Rousselot plates :
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    If you still have photos of the period:
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    And many other books and plates
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    The figure now
    I would no comments, be aware that it has created some controversy in France, but for me it remains one of the finest achievement of at PEGASO
    CODE:75-917
    CATEGORY: 13 France XVII-XIX Cen.
    SCULPTOR:Richard Galicek
    PAINTER:Danilo Cartacci
    MATERIAL:white metal
    PIECES:39
    WEIGHT:700
    SIZE:75 mm
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    To be continued ...
  2. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    So now The figure :
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    And just for the fun :
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    For our British friends :
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    Hoping other figures of this quality!:love:
    Again thank you to PEGASO.
    Thank you to its sales team(y)
    Thank you to you for watching.
    And thank you to some of my ancestors that made us the French we are not always ridiculous !!!:oops:



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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    ZC ,

    A wonderful open box excellent references of an excellent model

    Why did this cause controversy in France ?...just wondering

    Nap
  4. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    The controversy concerns the pose of the rider, looking down, some would have preferred a martial pose.
    It seems that the chosen pose shows a jumper afraid of the enemy, or ashamed, so defeated.
    Some would have preferred a pose like the paintings of DETAILLE

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    Finally much ado about nothing!
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    touché

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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great review,
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  7. Claude Portsmouth Active Member

    Nice review of a must have figure, will be adding this to the grey army at Euro for sure. For me the rider is looking ahead full of concentration.........I'm sure I would have been in similar circumstances....LOL
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  8. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Excellent review of a fabulous looking kit.

    A kit that I will never buy as it is too expensive and too round :D , however the references will be very useful for whatever 1st Empire Cuirassier is being painted.... ;)(y).
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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    this on facebook
  10. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Only one Eagle ?;):whistle:
    1417 flags (including british) taken from the enemy were at the Hotel des Invalides before the German invasion in 1940, they were burned by the Governor of the monument that these flags are not the spoil of the invaders.
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    Now it only remains in the Cathedral of Invalides that some of them ...
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    And who is the most famous man after J.C -> N 1
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  11. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Only one eagle ! I can see Zastow's point as ten British standards were captured and presented to Bonaparte at waterloo
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  12. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    ten British standards were captured and presented to Bonaparte at waterloo
    ....... that worked out for him then .........
    And who is the most famous man after J.C -> N 1
    ...... Nelson Mandela
  13. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Only stating an overlooked point Del and anyway it is really the battle of Mont St Jean :D
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  14. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    At least we can be sure they weren't used as towels ;)
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  15. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Yes Nelson Mandela is famous, like Gandhi, Mère Theresa, Jean-Paul II, Winston Churchill.... but I'm not sure they fascinate so many people (and that's a pity) as Napoleon (the 1st).
    And just for the anecdote, I had the chance to see, meet and talk with Nelson Mandela.
    But this is another story ...
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  16. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Nice review and a good selection of resources concerning cuirassiers. Note that the plate showing horse furniture shows yellow facings on the saddlecloth and portemanteu which indicates the Polish cuirassier contingent and not the French regiments apart form the 14th when they moved from the Dutch to the French army in 1810 but whose blue was lighter.

    I got mine a couple of weeks ago and still open the box and stare lovingly at the contents of the box.
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  17. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I don't care where he's looking, that's an exquisite model and Master Cartacci's painting is as fantastic as ever.

    Jeff
  18. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    This is certainly one beautiful looking figure, another one to dream about.
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  19. Grod A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Looks great Luc. I like the posture of the rider.
    Gordon
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  20. Stephan PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    I always like reviews like that, thats a lot of work, thanks for that.
    Huw63 and Zastrow.cuirassier like this.

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