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Posted by Captain Blicero on 09 Feb 2008, 06:23

I was wondering if you esteemed gentlemen have any of the Kennington 20mm Napoleonics? I am thinking of ordering some up from SHQ in the UK, but as it is across the pond and the dollar is weak I thought I’d ask about the quality of sculpts and compatibility with 1/72 plastics before I took the plunge…
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-Eric
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Posted by rpardo on 09 Feb 2008, 09:43

Eric
Maybe you have seen the post 'Eagles' in the Miniatures subforum. Kennington figures are very beautiful but somewhat small when compared with "normal" plastics (such HAT) and they seem like dwarves when side to side with the last Italeri giants!....
I use Kenninton in command bases because I like their officers, drummers, porte-aigles, standardabearers..... My own solution to the size problem is to mount them over an additional 2mm thick cardboard base. I am a wargamer so, according to the 3 feet (one meter) rule, when you see the figures from above at that distance, the differences in scale become almost negligible. :-D
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Posted by Thomas Mischak on 10 Feb 2008, 08:17

Dear Eric,

I agree with Rafa:

the figures are small for combinations with the HÄT 1812 French or
the new Italeriefigures.
But you can mixed the figures with HÄT French Fusiliers or Young Guard.
I have a lot Brunswickers, Nassauers and French Light Infantry from
Kennington. And you can use the Commandsets (nice Drummers)...

Please look at www.mbmmodels.com - there are some pictures of
these figures...

Please tell me your e-mail-adress and I will send some pictures of
my Kenningtonfigure to you (thomar@01019freenet.de)

Greetings from Germany
Thomas
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Posted by rpardo on 10 Feb 2008, 10:44

Another metal figures could be NEWLINE DESIGNS
http://www.newlinedesigns.co.uk/
but they suffer from the same size problems
The best napoloenic metal figures true 1/72 are those from ART MINIATUREN
http://www.schmaeling.de/
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Posted by Captain Blicero on 12 Feb 2008, 01:45

Thanks for the information gentlemen!
I love 1/72nd scale and I also love lead so this is really helpful.
Thomas my e-mail is (jimmyfishpaws at gmail.com)
I would love to see some pics... :-D
Happy Wargaming!
-Eric
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Posted by deon on 29 May 2018, 23:39

ImageIm quite fond of Kennington, I dont worry about different size troops, I just keep the same manufacturer within each unit, since with different poses and different hats they all look different height anyhow.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 30 May 2018, 03:38

Lazarus, come forth! Deon has resurrected a thread that has been dormant for over a decade. Good show.
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Posted by Susofrick on 30 May 2018, 08:06

It's a long time since we heard from Rafa, but he said goodbye in good manner. I think he moved to bigger scales which wasn't allowed at the time. If so he is very welcome back! Captain Blicero wasn't that active so I don't remember him. Thomas Mischak is still here though. Remember a duel I had with Deon and he made a dio with an archeological digging. Very nice! He won.
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Posted by Kekso on 30 May 2018, 11:38

I'm too young to remember forum in 2008. :xd:

But welcome back. We're looking forward more new projects and photos from you.
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Posted by deon on 01 Jun 2018, 19:33

Yes i remember the duel! great fun. Im looking forward to more once my painting studio is more organized :). Its amazing to see the great quality of many new figures, a real challenge for the brush and a delight for the eyes!
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