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Pre review of the future 75mm WW1 French infantry soldier MODEL CELLAR

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Zastrow.cuirassier, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    It's been a long time since I did a review on my favorite forum.
    Did not fear anything it was not due to this disease which ruins our life now!
    Lazy, FB, but above all a lot of work ....
    First I want to apologize to Paul from Model Cellar for deflowering a future novelty. I also want to apologize to him and to those who will read this post, for the poor quality of my photos. She does not showcase the real beauty of these figures!
    What do you want, it seems that I am good at my job but not in photos, so no recoversion possible.
    Let's get into the thick of it. This post will be split in half like Kevin and I usually do.
    First, the figurine in general, the references in book or other, then in a second post, the figurine in detail without comments (or almost) on my part.
    So here's :
    WW1 French Infantryman Poilu + scenic base 75mm Resin by Greg Girault
    [IMG] IMG_8965.JPG IMG_8967.JPG

    Be careful, the "Adrian" helmet is that of the infantry (and some service) For the other branches of "Armée de Tarre" (name in French of the Army), you will have to change the badge of this helmet, we will see later!
    The references :
    Verlag Militaria (www.militaria.at available at www.zinnfigur.com)
    [IMG][IMG]

    Two relatively expensive books, but real jewelry, highly recommended

    Cheaper, but almost essential, and without breaking the bank, Osprey:
    [IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG]

    From H& C (Histoires et collections) https://histoireetcollections.com/fr/livres-en-anglais/2671-french-army-1918-9782352501053.html
    [IMG]
    From Pen & Sword books :
    [IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG]

    Let's go back to the helmet badge, some web references to help you:
    http://bleuhorizon.canalblog.com/archives/2007/05/18/4997837.html
    http://www.histoire-passy-montblanc...nds/du-kepi-de-1914-au-casque-adrian-de-1915/
    General references :
    http://www.lesfrancaisaverdun-1916.fr/uniforme1024.htm
    http://87dit.canalblog.com/archives/2012/10/12/25250138.html

    To finish this first part, I would like to thank Paul and Greg (as well as Steve from SKMINIATURES) for this figurine, my Grandfather was engaged in 1914 and had survived in this "butcher", after the Marne, Verdun, 1917 (Chemin des Dames)
    I had the chance to know him, and especially his sadness when I asked him to tell me about this war!
    He was just telling me: "we had to do it"!
    For information, several of my great-uncles had to make this war, one had even lost his leg there, another gained his French nationality there, being a legionnaire from 1913 to 1920!
    Let's not end without a nice photos of these great people!
    [IMG]


    The rest of this post in the second part for the single figure!

    Luc
  2. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    WW1 French Infantryman Poilu + scenic base 75mm Resin by Greg Girault
    [IMG]

    No comments in this continuation of the post, otherwise the photographer is bad (but everyone knows it), but the figurine is just superb
    Choice of subject: 10/10
    Sculpure: 10/10
    Casting: 10/10
    Figurine to be placed in the very high-end category of that of the great war on the French side, like that of Didier DANTEL, JM DANEL or Jon SMITH ..... (sorry, I must forget some, no one is perfect! )
    IMG_8966.JPG IMG_8967.JPG IMG_8969.JPG IMG_8973.JPG IMG_8975.JPG IMG_8977.JPG IMG_8981.JPG IMG_8984.JPG IMG_8985.JPG IMG_8988.JPG

    Small detail, you must have noted that the rifle had the barrel broken, it's my fault, I was not careful enough when I unpacked the figurine which is, and it is important to note extremely well packed and protected!
    That's all folks see you for an another post !
    Edward, ModelCellar, Redcap and 4 others like this.
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Luc

    Great to see you posting and a review , certainly looks a nice figure and good to see the basework included ....instant Mini diorama

    Painting options as well with the blue and weathering

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  4. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Thanks everybody for the very positive response.

    re:>> First I want to apologize to Paul from Model Cellar for deflowering a future novelty. >>
    Zastrow, no need to apologize. =). It is 'good press' and creates interest. Plus, it make me get my rear end in gear =)).

    After many email requests and urgings, I put the two 75mm French figures into our catalog on the 75mm page:

    https://modelcellar.com/product-category/75mm/

    So they are available to order. ...and I will make them as fast as I can =).

    regards,
    Paul
    www.ModelCellar.com
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  5. ModelCellar A Fixture

    ...by the way, here are the two of them paired together to make a bigger vignette:

    Greg Girault 72.jpg

    regards,
    Paul
    Zastrow.cuirassier likes this.
  6. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ooo thats very nice
    Zastrow.cuirassier likes this.

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