Kindheitsträume

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Re: Kindheitsträume

Beitrag von Wolfgang » Fr 27. Nov 2020, 19:03

Fantastische Bemalung!
Liebe Grüße, Wolle

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Re: Kindheitsträume

Beitrag von Cryns » Sa 5. Dez 2020, 11:53

Very nice indeed dear Egbert.
I love your paintingstyle.
And wonderfull conversions.

As with the most of you I too know these figurines so well.
Its my childhood too.
I just wrote some words in the KAMAR item about painting my Airfix French and British with just two cans of paint: blue and red. I was age 10 and had a speach at school about the Battle of Waterloo.

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Re: Kindheitsträume

Beitrag von Cryns » Sa 5. Dez 2020, 12:03

But now about some original Airfixposes:

As a boy I never understood how to use the kneeling French and Prussians at Waterloo, both the Fuseliers of the line as the Guard Grenadiers or the Landwehr.
For kneeling Napoleonic soldiers, there is only 2 common options: being in the frontrank of a carré or being a tirailleur. And even then, carré's and tirailleurs were often in standing position.

The British had many carré's and defending buildings and a famous rifle corps so these men in kneeling poses make sense.
But the French and Prussians mainly advanced, waited or retreated, all of these situations making a kneeling pose useless.

All of my Napoleonic parades, columns, lines and batallions at ease were always destroyed by those kneeling figurines. And since we had a thousand Airfix Napoleonic figurines, there were hundreds of kneeling men. I used them anyhow because numbers of men were more important to me than right poses.

My big question is: How did you use those kneeling men?

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Re: Kindheitsträume

Beitrag von Egbert » So 6. Dez 2020, 13:48

Dear Cryns,
thank you for your kind words and for your detailed reports.
I will show both units, French and British, in a square corner.

The uniforms, gear and posture are wrong, that's right!
But I didn't want to make too many changes either so,
that the complete character of the figure sets was not changed.
Even if the representation is historically incorrect.

But as I said, it was very important to me
to dedicate a special place in my collection to these old Airfix boys.
LG Egbert
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