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Re: Person, who shaped our hobby

I think in answer to Garrisonclay's question, most of what he mentioned may have been Niblett, but maybe not. The horses are the clue for me. Thanks for the link ironsides. I forgot about those figs. I always wondered how would those ECW figs would have sold. They look nice.

And you can see Niblett's iconic horse poses on his sets. The Parliamentarian mounted on the far right has the same horse pose as Airfix's ACW Artillery mounted officer.

While the Cavalier in the middle of that picture looks like he's on the standing horse that was in the Cowboys, Indians, Wagon Train and 1st version Foreign Legion sets.

In the 11th c. and 12th c. knights picture at the bottom of the Niblett page shows the running horse pose from the Cowboys and Indians set on the back/left and on the back/right is the mounted Cowboy horse (I usually put the guy waving his hat on that horse).

So I feel like the horses give us a clue he definitely did those. So Robin Hood/Sherriff of Nottingham, Arabs And US Cavalry have the same horse poses. Obviously all done by the same person, but different poses than the Cowboys/Indians/Foreign Legion. I wonder who that was if not him.

Re: Person, who shaped our hobby

Geniale il maestro¡

Grazie per tutti gli belli momenti. Arte en 1/72.

My first soldiers were his atlantic egiptians in 1979 and the last ones made by him the french foot dragoons.

Thanks a lot Strelets for sharing the video and article.

I hope he continues his outstanding work, perfect for the napoleonic soldiers. He has the touch in these period as your new sculptor does in the new napoleonic series.


Re: Person, who shaped our hobby

Many thanks for the link to this most interesting article. Put me in a nostalgic mood. Would love to see one of the war monuments he sculpted.

The hobby has lost several of key figures lately (like the heads of Zvezda, Armourfast and Emhar) so here's hope he is still going strong, and that Strelets' current sculptor will continue to become one of our hobby's legends as well.