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War & Peaces Miniatures - French AVIATEUR (LIEUTENANT) FRANÇAIS 1916

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by PropBlast, Mar 2, 2023.

  1. PropBlast Moderator

    Just looking around on FB and saw this newly realeased and very nice figure from War & Peaces Miniatures. I'm sure this is going to be very popular indeed but Nap might have to add a few more medals! ;)


    The sculpture is by Benoît CAUCHIES and the casting is done in FRANCE by Aurélien DIOT of Deep Space Factory.
    Thanks to Philippe, Luc, Michel and the collectors who contributed to the elaboration of this project.
    65mm tall, resin.
  2. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    In fact this figurine represents Lieutenant Heurtaux.
    Alfred Marie Joseph Heurtaux, also spelled Heurteaux, born May 20, 1893 in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) and died December 30, 1985 in Chantilly (Oise), was a French soldier, deputy and resistant.

    An exceptional pilot during the First World War, he will total a record of 21 approved and 13 probable victories. Deputy of Seine-et-Oise during the inter-war period, he joined the Resistance after the defeat of 1940 and created the Hector network alongside Jacques Arthuys. Arrested in November 1941, he was first detained in Fresnes, then spent several months in various prisons in Germany before being taken to the Buchenwald camp in 1945. He was made a companion of the Liberation the same year.
    Honors :
    Grand-croix de la Légion d'honneur Grand-croix de la Légion d'honneur
    Ordre de la Libération Compagnon de la Libération par décret du 12 juin 19457
    Croix de guerre 1914-1918 Croix de guerre 1914-1918 (17 citations)
    Croix de guerre 1939-1945 Croix de guerre 1939-1945 (3 citations)
    Ruban Chevalier de l'ordre de Léopold Chevalier de l'ordre de Léopold (Belgique)
  3. Nap Moderator

    Hi Pete

    Saw this also , a lovely looking figure ..I have a bust from this period ..with medals .......fear not ..lol

    These pilots were brave beyond words

    Nice details on the figure ...would love to see Mike "The Kiwi" paint this fellow up

    Good details from Luc as well

    Thanks for sharing

  4. Martin Antonenko A Fixture



    If you want to paint this guy, here are the details...:

  5. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    I’ll paint him one day I’m sure Nap.
    Especially given excellent provenance from Luc - “brave beyond words” is on the money mate!
    And grateful for the invaluable details shared by Martin.
    Jean-Luc & Benoît will be grateful for this thread.
    Thanks for your support guys.
  6. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Today I received my first two figures from this firm and the figure is just jaw dropping : excellent sculpting, perfect casting and almost no mould lines to detect! Each figure came with a writting description what colour each piece should get. No box-art unfortunately.

    I can strongly recommend these figures without any hesitation.

  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    What figures did you get Gino?
    David Lane has painted many & good reference for painting.
    Jean-Luc will soon be adding these photos to his website too.
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  8. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Have a look at :
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  9. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Hi Mike,

    I've bought Tireur FM chauchat, autome/hiver 1916 (RF-RMLETC) and Brancardier français et son chien 1915 (RF-branc1) but I know I'll be bueying more of them as I had such a hard time choosing which ones I would buy first; I want them all. I hope to show some pics of my painting in the (near) future.


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  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Excellent choices & please do share your versions Gino.
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  11. David Spencer A Fixture

    Very tempting. A nice figure.
    Although I was hoping he represented Charles Nungesser!
  12. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter


    The red insignia, like i wrote before is wrong, this is the insigna of the Spa 153
    It's also a big bird "Gypaète " in French , in English "bearded vulture"

    Heurteaux or Heurtaux was Spa 3 with also a bird in insignia the famous "cigogne", storks in english ![/quote]
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