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Danube 1809

Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 29 Mar 2017, 09:42

Here are the figures of Francesco Messori (Franznap) for our Danube diorama. Francesco has done a fantastic job here.

Francesco still makes single heads, bareheaded, with bonnet de police and with bandaged head


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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 29 Mar 2017, 09:54

Fantastic job indeed!
Will be any pontooniers?
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 30 Mar 2017, 10:21

Franznap and Wolfgang this is great!
All those poses of walking cavalrymen, the small differences in the equipment like the plume-wraps.... and the bonnet-heads: I feel like I want to do Napoleonics again.
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Kostis Ornerakis wrote:Will be any pontooniers?


Kostis I think Wolfgang will use Franznaps French pontoniers he presented to us last year. You can see them here:

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But very probably he will sculpt some extra men sitting in the pontoons to manage them and keep them from drifting and stop water leaking in while the army is crossing the pontoon bridge.
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Posted by Rathgeb on 10 Apr 2017, 15:58

I must say that I see Francesco's participation with a tear in one eye and a smile in the other; on one hand, I love Francesco's sculpting, and it sure is great to have more hussars, especially in such interesting poses.
On the other hand, there are many other figures from Francesco I have been waiting for since long ago, mainly the Neapolitan cavalry (Chevaulegers, Veliti a Cavallo) which are in "sculpting" stage since... I don't know when. Now, I'm afraid that I will have to wait still longer because of this (great!!!) project...
But well, there are more than enough figures waiting to be painted by me in the meantime...
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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 19 Apr 2017, 10:16

For our Danube 1809 Diorama, Niels Rullkötter is developing other carts of the French train alongside the Austrian pontoons.
Here is a French ambulance. Francesco Messori (Franznap) will master the figures for an ambulance car.

The carts and wagons will be offered by schilling figures.


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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 20 Apr 2017, 10:49

My compliments to Niels Rollkotter!
And I look forward to see Franznap's ambulanciers.
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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 27 Apr 2017, 10:13

Two pictures from the workbench of Niels Rullkötter.
Austrian pontoon waggon under construction.

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Testcast of French hussars at Francesco Messori. Very good casting quality of Schilling figures!


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Posted by C M Dodson on 27 Apr 2017, 14:04

Wonderful stuff Wolfgang and Francesscos hussars on his Franznap site are excellent. That ambulance would have saved me a lot of chopping converting the Hat version.

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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 24 May 2017, 06:47

The 8. hussars are ready!

Francesco did here a fantastic paintjob, wonderfull!!! :yeah:

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Posted by stenfalk on 24 May 2017, 13:14

Eye candy. I'm sure not just for my eyes... :love:
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Posted by Roland_Kupski on 03 Mar 2018, 11:18

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have a look on my interpretation. My skills are not high enough, to show all the high-resolution sculpting.
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Posted by Lacc on 03 Mar 2018, 11:59

Ole, ole and ole!!! Wonderful work of modeling and painting! !! High level of 1/72 diorama, I love the faces and poses of yours figures.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 03 Mar 2018, 18:07

Marvellous as always. The painting is superb and the faces make them come to life. Really looking forward to seeing the ground work.

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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 31 Aug 2018, 19:33

The first new infantrymen of Franznap are already painted. We present several complete companies of the 18th Line Regiment. Francesco currently makes a lot of unique pieces, eg. the complete flag group of the 18th Regiment. At infantry we will have about 400 figures on the diorama. The first trees for the Lobau and the Mühlau are already made. Oak trees in the leaf-stand May. Another great work by Jos Geurts!

The reference figure in the oaks is a Preiserlein in HO.

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Posted by Wolfgang Meyer on 31 Aug 2018, 19:36

The 8. Husares painted by Roland Kupski:

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Posted by C M Dodson on 31 Aug 2018, 22:25

Fantastic as always Wolfgang.

Those trees are something really special.

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Posted by Peter on 04 Sep 2018, 20:52

This topic is full of eyecandy! :thumbup:
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Posted by Emperor on 05 Sep 2018, 11:47

Those figures are painted excelent and they have depth in color...Compliments to masters...
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Posted by sansovino on 05 Sep 2018, 21:27

Great work!
I will hope to see the fantastic new Franznap figures quite soon in the internet-shops
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Posted by Susofrick on 06 Sep 2018, 07:50

Agree with the above!
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