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Posted by Ben Bob on 25 Mar 2020, 22:52

They look great!
It seems like all the figures are wearing armor on their forearms - I thought that these were only used much later in the Balkans.
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Posted by Paul on 26 Mar 2020, 16:48

The armour on thier forearms could be wrappings like the ones (various designs) shown on the opening battle of the film Gladiator* from 2.30 onwards.

The Manica, the metal arm protection went from shoulder to wrist.

*I know..Gladiator isn´t very historically accurate but the forearm protection on the sword arm side would make sense.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 01 Apr 2020, 19:21

004s - Waterloo after the Battle Set 1 French Disaster

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Posted by CPN on 01 Apr 2020, 19:49

Good evening,
Thank you for this magnificent masters pictures. I am also very curious about their Prussian cavalry set especially with Strelets sets coming .
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Posted by marc zijp on 01 Apr 2020, 20:57

Such a dramatic pose. And so perfect for my Plancenoit dio.
Perhaps two more to come and shortly the masters for the British disaster too. Bit more patience needed for the Landwehr cavalry.
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Posted by Bessiere on 02 Apr 2020, 05:13

Figures like these make me think more of large statues than toy soldiers; which suits me fine incidentally. The nicer the figure the more motivation I have to paint them well. That is a fabulous master!
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Posted by marc zijp on 02 Apr 2020, 08:14

This work is the inspiration of course.
Don’t know the painter, for medieval/renaissance art is more my real speciality.
https://thedetailedhistory.com/the-old- ... june-1815/
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Posted by CPN on 02 Apr 2020, 18:42

Hi everyone,
It has probably been already said but it is obvious that Linear and Strelets use the same sculptor? Even the background of the pictures of the masters is the same. What are the relationships between the two as far as you know?
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Posted by Michael Robert on 03 Apr 2020, 11:40

Bonjour CPN,
well, here the facts we know. Before Linear-A there was Linear-B who clearly had its sets sculpted and manufactured by Streletz team.
From some names on the Linear-A site you can guess ties to Ukraine.
What is indeed interesting is to follow the improvements in sculpting. We have discussed in the past that Streletz has probably 2 sculptors - there seem to be 2 styles, and how else can you keep the output they have?
On the VK site (type of Russian Facebook) people discuss sculpting a lot and maybe they know more. Surely Streletz people discuss at least with Haron / Redbox / Orion - about future sets, periods to cover, etc.
Personnally, it seems to me that there are 2 sculptors who have consistently improved - there is still style of the original sets (I have recently painted figures of the GNW - some of the first sets!, and Marvin has shown his contributions). It would be worthwhile to do a comparative study on this.

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Posted by CPN on 03 Apr 2020, 15:37

Merci cher ami.
C'est ce que j'appelle un bel article informatif.
Prenez soin de vous.
Bien cordialement.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 04 Apr 2020, 22:10

More previews. :thumbup:

004s - Waterloo after the Battle Set 1 French Disaster

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005s - Waterloo after the Battle Set 2 British Disaster

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Posted by marc zijp on 05 Apr 2020, 08:33

Is the french figure at the right a surgeon? An atypical hat I think?
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 05 Apr 2020, 08:45

marc zijp wrote:Is the french figure at the right a surgeon? An atypical hat I think?


Apparently a civilian targeting the casualities teeth, which were used to create dentures.

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33085031
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 10 Apr 2020, 14:07

020 - The Minoans 1600-1450 B.C. Late Minoan period

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Posted by stephane42 on 10 Apr 2020, 16:55

Wonderfull the Minoen !!!
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Posted by Michael Robert on 10 Apr 2020, 22:51

These new sets from Linear-A,
I have no idea that I would ever collect Minoan time minis, but I think I will. Just to have a few of these beautiful guys from a long lost and mysterios culture in my hand, paint them and let my phantasy strive.
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Posted by marc zijp on 12 Apr 2020, 19:10

Some minor expansions, but no pictures yet:
Normal set:
# Eastern Roman Empire 6th century ‘Roman infantry set 1’

Small set:
#012s Publius Qunctilius Varus ‘Disaster’ varus give me back my legions
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Posted by marc zijp on 17 Apr 2020, 18:51

More Minoans.
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Oh boy, just how I imagined the Minoans would look like.
That once but never again fashion.

(and much to my regret)
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Posted by Graeme on 18 Apr 2020, 11:47

Love the Minoans. :love: I wouldn't mind if they made more for a full size set.

The Roman Legionaries look good, some very nice poses there but to be honest, I think I'd buy the set just to get the two guys using the dolabra. They are great.

The Waterloo casualties are fine, I can see how I might make a change to the pose of the "Waterloo Teeth" collector. Perhaps a bit anachronistic but one must have figure is the Highlander at the McGonagall recital.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 28 Apr 2020, 21:54

020 - The Minoans 1600-1450 BC Late Minoan period
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