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Making Napoleonic casualties?

Posted by stewaoi on 27 Mar 2017, 23:00

I'm progressing well through my Nappy diorama. . but i'm completely stumped as to how to create casualty figures for my British, Prussian and French soldiers. Does anyone have any knowledge or suggestions on how to do this?
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Mar 2017, 00:34

Take plaster castings from figure impressions in blu tac or plastercine.

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My blu tac mould on `Modelling', might help you a bit. BB
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Posted by Susofrick on 28 Mar 2017, 07:49

I have a method, probably neither perfect or good, but it works for me. BUT!!! There is hot water and a sharp knife involved! The old ESCI figures' plastic were perfect for this treatment and some Airfix. Don't know about the more modern brands.
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Posted by Thomas Mischak on 28 Mar 2017, 16:50

Hello Stewaoi,

do you know "YKREOL" - they have a lot of dead and wounded figures, horses and more...

http://ykreol.com/SerieYKRIP.html

Greetings
Thomas
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Mar 2017, 17:23

Imagination is the real key to success, and only trail and error will show the real way upon any roadway of creativity. The real thing is to enjoy doing it. BB
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Posted by MikeM on 29 Mar 2017, 08:30

Casualties are amongst the easiest figures to make. All those Esci/Italeri ballet dancer poses are just screaming to have their bases cut off and be used as casualties, as the only way they would achieve such anatomically ridiculous poses would be to have been hit by roundshot! ;-)

I also use the good old Airfix casualties, of which I have quite a stash. Esci/Italeri figures helping wounded comrades to the rear also make good disruption or fatigue markers.
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