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The Patrol III, ArtSoldiers 54mm

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by ArtSoldiers Miniaturas, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. ArtSoldiers Miniaturas Active Member

    Hi friends we present the third part of the Patrol ...
    ASM54008 The Patrol III
    Scale: 54mm
    Sculptor: Antonio Meseguer
    Painter: Juan Fco Estevez Piriz

    Orders and reservations.




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  2. Von Bock Well-Known Member

    I like these pretty nice looking set. Will have to put them on my to get list. Regards, Brock
  3. Warren SMITH PlanetFigure Supporter

    Excellent work (y)
  4. DaddyO A Fixture

    My initial thought was lovely, but (and I stand to be corrected here) shouldn't the strips on the shield be on the back of it as well? I believe the strips are woven in and out of slots
    There's also something not quite right about the shape of the helmet (although it may be just the photograph's giving a slightly false impression of the shape)

    Both are relatively easy tweaks to make and I love the relaxed and natural feel of the figures so they probably won't stop me buying them
  5. valiant A Fixture

    The helmet should have 6 panels, not 4 - a really common error on many models of FS helmets.(y)
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  6. ArtSoldiers Miniaturas Active Member

    Dear friend, I appreciate your observation, from now on all my figures of this era will wear six panels in the helmet.
    But I also have to point out that most brands of figures have four panels and that many of the military sheets of the best artists in the world have four panels.
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  7. valiant A Fixture

    Even artists can get it wrong - the panels are lines of stitching in the cotton material which covers the cork part of the helmet. The cotton is cut into six panels because this was the best use of material which prevented creases when the cover was applied to the helmet. There are compound curves on the helmet, in two directions, top to bottom and side to side. The cotton covering did not have any elasticity in it and was steamed to create a tight fit over the cork. If there were only four panels, you can imagine how difficult it would be to get a tight fit on the covering, as the material segments would be too large. Imagine how difficult it is to wrap a present with curves...!

    I hope this explains things(y)
  8. Richie A Fixture


    No need Xaby 4 panel helmets were also in service for this period(y)
    fs4.jpg fs4a.png fs4b.jpg
  9. valiant A Fixture

    "..Army Order 35 of 1877 stipulated six panels and was never overridden. It would have been cheaper for helmet makers to make them in six panels because of far less wastage of finishing cloth.."(y) The only reason that there may have been 4 panel versions (albeit very rare) would be private purchase.
  10. Jed Active Member

    Very nice looking set indeed

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