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Which nappy figures in my hobby luggage for Togo?

Posted by Mr. Andrea on 11 Aug 2015, 22:10

Dear BFFmates, I changed my account flag from Germany to Togo some days ago. That's because my work will take me to Lomé for around a year, starting from next September 14. As you can imagine I am spending my days packing up. Great attention is put on my hobby luggage, on what figures should I put in for painting during my lonely African nights. Space is limeted, but not that little. They found their way in already a 1/72 Carthaginian army, a 15mm Louis XIV French army, and a 1/72 XV century Swiss army. There is still space for a box and, after having seen (and loved) so many nappies around I decided it's time to start my French napoleonic army. But for which box should I go? From where to start? I need your help brothers in arm. I have some ideas, but I am sure you have better ones. Cast your vote. Thanks a ton!

My ideas:
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=887
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=835
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=506
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1062
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=192
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Posted by Marvin on 11 Aug 2015, 22:35

Well, I'm bound to say go for the wonderful Italeri French Dragoons as I've just finished some. That Zvezda Imperial Guard set also looks excellent and I've had my eye on that one too.

I thought Zvezda's Polish lancers that I painted recently were very good too.
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1717

Hoping that your Togo year goes really well for you! How exotic! :shock: :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 11 Aug 2015, 22:38

Mr. Andrea, I hope you have not fell for the 419 Advanced Fee Schemes Scams operating from Lome Toga? Others members can look up "Scams Lome Toga,"on Line .
If you are going,get yourself reliable armed security, and stay safe because you are headed for a very unsafe area of Africa. BB
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Posted by Zed1 on 12 Aug 2015, 04:48

Well - speaking of Africa, there are much unsafer places to go right now...

If you're going there for a year, you need mounted figures because they usually take longer to paint. French dragoons are always a good choice. The Mamlucks had no completely unified uniform, so they'll take quite a time as well.
Oh - and French infantry. Just because it makes the bulk of the army.

Btw - would you like to send me a PM about what you're doing in Togo? I'm pretty interested in first-hand-info from African countries. ;-)
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Posted by MABO on 12 Aug 2015, 08:07

Just see this topic. I hope this is a good job. How bad that Bonn is loosing you... Will you come back?
But for the next Group Project we will have a part from Africa. :mrgreen:

For French army I would suggest:http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=767 if available.
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Posted by Kekso on 12 Aug 2015, 08:28

From listed above I would say French Carabiniers. Dragoons are excellent too.
Have a safe trip and take care. I hope you will have internet access there so we won't miss you much.
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Posted by Peter on 12 Aug 2015, 08:44

Wish you a safe trip and stay there, Andrea! :thumbup:

A year? We can't allow that because then you won't be able to be present at the next FIGZ! :nono:

My suggestion for you are the cavalry sets! All three of them! ;-)
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 12 Aug 2015, 09:30

MABO wrote:For French army I would suggest:http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=767 if available.


Uhm...100 infantrymen sounds a great and cheap start for an army.

I may squeeze and found place for 2 boxes, for dragoons are very "sexy"! :tongue: :mrgreen:

Thanks guys!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 12 Aug 2015, 09:53

Mr Andrea,I hope you will be able to keep in contact with us guys on the Forum, and perhaps continue to post a little something now and again. BB
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Posted by Ochoin on 12 Aug 2015, 10:36

They're old but they're still good....The Old Guard.

Keep in contact if you can.
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 12 Aug 2015, 12:31

Internet reached Africa! Connection may be unstable (frequent electricity black out in Lome), but I am sure I will not disappears from the BBF. As said, I have plenty of painting plans for my African nights. Family will not be there initially, so I have to kill loneliness. Thanks again to you all for the kind words.
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Posted by vellek on 12 Aug 2015, 16:50

Don't forget to bring along the excellent Zvezda French Artillery. It has everything you need for those nights at the hobby bench: horses, riders, troops, ordnance, wagons...

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=965

Safe travels my friend!
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Posted by Susofrick on 13 Aug 2015, 08:03

Anything that takes time painting is my advice. Wish you a great year in Africa! And take care!
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Posted by Kekso on 13 Aug 2015, 08:25

Susofrick wrote:Anything that takes time painting is my advice


Hussars are always challenge to paint and take a lot of time to do it. Both sets (Italeri French and Zvezda Russian) are great IMHO
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Posted by Marvin on 13 Aug 2015, 10:01

How to pass those long evenings? Anything with lots of braid, intricate details and preferably 100 figures to a box.

We make it sound as though he's going to spend the next year alone in prison! :lol:
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Posted by Peter on 13 Aug 2015, 10:19

Marvin wrote:We make it sound as though he's going to spend the next year alone in prison! :lol:

Maybe he is! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Marvin on 13 Aug 2015, 10:28

...with nothing but bread, water and a complete range of Vallejo Model Color acrylic paints.
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