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Speira "Citizens of the Revoluton"

Posted by Traveller1865 on 08 Mar 2019, 12:50

8th of March today so our upcoming release is very timely! Re-create the famous women's march towards Versaille or any other event of the French Revolution where armed citizens took up arms against the royal regime.

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More pictures are coming soon,
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Posted by Graeme on 08 Mar 2019, 13:02

Wow! They are fabulous and potentially very versatile.

You'd better tell them to stay clear of that little Corsican Artillery General though.
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Posted by FredG on 08 Mar 2019, 15:34

Little? Above average height is little? :shock:
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Posted by Graeme on 08 Mar 2019, 15:45

OK, perhaps I should have written "Corporal".
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 08 Mar 2019, 18:10

Whence comes the historical misperception that Napoleon was short while living? Because he is short by 21st century standards?

As for the women's march mob, I like them. And I am sure it is a cost thing, but it is throwing me off a little bit that they all have exactly the same face. It makes them look more like fem-bots than French townswomen.
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Posted by Paul on 08 Mar 2019, 18:37

or...the French inch was actually longer than the British inch, ? He ( Napoleon) would have been 5 foot 2 inches by the French measurement, which is about 5 foot 6 by the British. Take the French Inch Version of his height, add some anti Napoleon propoganda, Gillray etc to lessen the threat and over time it´s stuck.
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Posted by FredG on 08 Mar 2019, 19:06

Bluefalchion wrote:Whence comes the historical misperception that Napoleon was short while living? Because he is short by 21st century standards?


The artists who frequently pictured him standing next to Grenadiers didn't help. They're tall already and then the bearskin on top makes them look even taller.
What surprises is that the French also seem to portray Boney as short. Rather strange for their celebrated victor of Waterloo and beloved Emperor.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 08 Mar 2019, 19:14

Some more pics, later on we will make more variation in headwear and hopefully faces too.

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Posted by FredG on 08 Mar 2019, 20:45

They need to be older to match the usual portrayal of the female masses of the Revolution. I can't remember ever seeing them shown as anywhere near semi attractive or as well dressed either.
The attractive ones are usually those awaiting their turn on the guillotine.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 08 Mar 2019, 21:42

These ones all look like supermodels. Just a friendly bit of input. No offense intended.
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Posted by Dad's Army on 08 Mar 2019, 23:27

You should give her a broom as well, must look awesome!
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Posted by FredG on 09 Mar 2019, 00:02

Brooms are normally not lethal weapons unless used for impaling. I'm not so sure they were used for sweeping away the ruling class. :P
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 09 Mar 2019, 09:00

FredG wrote:They need to be older to match the usual portrayal of the female masses of the Revolution. I can't remember ever seeing them shown as anywhere near semi attractive or as well dressed either.
The attractive ones are usually those awaiting their turn on the guillotine.


Not sure about well dressed? They're wearing simple skirts, aprons, cap, clogs? Which is typically shown in contemporary drawings.

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Posted by FredG on 09 Mar 2019, 09:47

Now how did I know you'd pick those propaganda drawings. If you grab a section of the female population in any society you will not find them all about the same age, height and slim build and the lower classes in a 18th Century city will not have unrepaired pristine clothing. It's a rebellion not a Sunday outing for the Womens Institute.
Did the lower classes ever wear corsette and farthingale? They are in the drawings.
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 09 Mar 2019, 10:05

FredG wrote:Now how did I know you'd pick those propaganda drawings. If you grab a section of the female population in any society you will not find them all about the same age, height and slim build and the lower classes in a 18th Century city will not have unrepaired pristine clothing. It's a rebellion not a Sunday outing for the Womens Institute.
Did the lower classes ever wear corsette and farthingale? They are in the drawings.


They can be printed in different sizes, the height is not a problem, yes the drawings show corsettes and also simple skirts and aprons which the figure is modelled after, do you even know how much it would cost to make a full set of a dozen different faces and different builds and different level of clothing? As I wrote in my second post in this thread there will be variation.
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Posted by FredG on 09 Mar 2019, 11:23

To be honest, when you first posted in the "Let them eat cake" (Qu'ils mangent de la brioche) thread, I thought you were modelling Marie Antoinette just prior to losing her head, even though the quotation is erroniously attributed to her. I think using this figure for the rebels is going into the same fantasy as the Linear-A Amazons, without the attraction of naked flesh.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Mar 2019, 12:59

…… ,it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.... Charles Dickens
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Posted by Traveller1865 on 28 Mar 2019, 21:40

Some new variations.

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Posted by FredG on 29 Mar 2019, 00:24

:yeah:
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Posted by Graeme on 29 Mar 2019, 04:02

Very nice variations on very nice figures.

I like Remko's suggestion too; I would be tempted to convert one of these and give her a broom, turned right way up and used as a broom rather than a weapon. That would be a very nice accessory figure. Actually a broom might be a more appropriate weapon for a Paris mob than a scythe.
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