Monday, 6 February 2017

Handmade Persian Napoleonic Infantry and other stuff - MartinC

Today I completed my 1st ever Napoleonic units. They were amazingly Persians for the Russian Persian way of 1807-1813. Whilst you can buy the figures from Westfalia and Irregular miniatures I decided to make my own.

This is the target uniform

I made a body out of an old zombie body and added some milliput to give baggy trousers and straps

Cast 20 of them - I had 220g of swarf collected

Added a Mahdist head and ACW arms and musket from Perry Plastics

Modeled the tall woolly hat

Painted them up with a standard bearer and an Old Glory Persian officer'

Really very pleased  with them. I purchased some Old Glory camel gunners. These come with matchlocks so I replaced the matchlocks with 1/2lb culverins for 3 of the 6. I also changed the hats

Camel gunners
These mixed with irregular Afghans will give a pretty good Persian army

I've had a few figures lying around that I've been painting up with left over paint


Hasslefree Boudi figures. These are great sculpts

Sub-Roman Brits from Crusader

British Zulu war figs with mealie bag and bucket

Copplestone Detective

Northstar Greek

Slave market

Overall 34 foot and 6 mtd figures (230pts) plus what ever bonus is awarded for casting my own figures my lovely minion deems fit to award

MilesR: Hand cast? Hand casted figure - oh good lord that takes the cake.  I stand in utter amazement at your industriousness.  As for bonus points, I'll need to confer with the snow lord but have awarded 10 points as a placeholder for sheer audacity.  You get the the homemade points bomb award this year!


32 comments:

  1. and people say I am mad... Nice work Martin, always good to have something in the collection no one else does!

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    1. Cheers. Should try silicon moulds next

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  2. Kudos for handcrafting those Persians: very good!

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  3. WOW... and I thought I was bad with home made terrain.

    Very Impressive.

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    1. Ta, well done on the super bowl and more importantly the upcoming happy event. Now that will be a home made figure

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  4. Really interesting unit, always admire a spot of DIY.

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  5. Fantastic work Martin - great conversions for the Persians :)

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  6. Love the Persians Martin, I think you deserve more than 10 bonus points!

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    1. Me to. Hoping for 100s of bonus points☺

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  7. Hand casted?? Holy sh*t - Martin, I bow to your mad hobby skillz...well done sir!

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    1. Thanks, been trying to get it right for a while now. Will make some more soon

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  8. Terrific work on these - handmade, no less!

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  9. What an eclectic post! Wonderful work on the Persians, Martin. I would have had no idea that the core of that figure was a zombie figure! Amazing. This is turning out to be a very unique Napoleonic force. Bravo!

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    1. Cheers, need cast some artillery men next to go with the camels

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  10. Home casting! Seriously old school Martin. Great end results on those Persians.

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    1. I can recommend it, it's very rewarding

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  11. Well, I'd say casting your own miniatures really shows dedication. Well done on all of them.

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  12. Hard to add to what others have said but happy to echo the praise, great work and the results are so very good

    ian

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    1. Thanks, I really enjoyed doing them. I'm no sculptor but it was fairly easy

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  13. Really neat work on creating your own figures. Well done.

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  14. Hand cast figures! And the Hasslefrees are lovely as well.

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    1. The Hasslefree figs are great sculpts, a joy to paint, cheers

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  15. A zombie becomes the start of a whole unit - brilliant! Excellent use of spare plastics to save yourself casting them too. The extras figures are a nice change I'll bet, they've come out a treat.

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    1. Cheers, the trick with a body and legs pose is that it has to be fairly simple to mould in the plaster. Tricky poses don't work. This one was perfect

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  16. Great looking persians nice use of bits.
    Best Iain

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  17. Blimey. Bravo. Huzzah with highly polished brass knobs!

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