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Re: The Best Napoleon?

Thanks Handle with Care, you can only have so may Napoleons, so I chopped his head off and sat him in front of La Belle Alliance with an infantry shako and his foot on a drum:


Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

A little vignette that I put out for this week's bicentennial of the death of the Great Man.



Having begun with la mort de Napoleon I'm now working forward from 1796 with the other 20. There won't be one per year but rather a few different command stands and/or vignettes, inspired by famous paintings. A few are partially completed others to be commenced, all planned to be done in this last of the bicentennial years. Strelets' Napoleons feature heavily.

Regards, James

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

A very different diorama to the norm and certainly one very inspiring & definately one well executed.

Top work there James. Very thought provoking.

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Great work James, very nice!

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Great idea James and very well realised, I really like this.

I look forward to seeing the rest of the series.

My favourite Napoleon and Marengo is the Italeri mounted figure. I managed to get the now very rare Strelets Napoleon sitting with with his foot on a drum, which I think is a fabulous figure, but an army commander needs to be mounted and the Italeri figure does everything you need it to.

My Wellington, Blucher, and Major Henry Percy are also Italeri. Gneisenau is an Italeri figure with a Strelets head. Orange, Brunswick, and Picton are from Waterloo 1815. But Uxbridge, Hill, De Lancey, Richmond, Ney, Grouchy, Bulow, and sundry other personality figures are all from Strelets. And wonderful figures they are too.

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Very good, I particularly like the fact he is dying with his hat on:wink:

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Boots too Alan! :)

Thanks all for your supportive comments.

Bonaparte and staff at Castiglione, based on the painting by Boguet, is next in line. I have spent time this morning doing some prep. and simple conversions for a stand for Marengo, based on detail from Lejeune's famous painting, which will be number five in the 'series'.

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Speaking of Castiglione. There was an 1/72 Republican general Bonaparte by Bruno Arnal ...

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=106800

:relaxed:

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

I have used an Imex Washington from the "George Washington's Army" as the basis (and a figure from the Accurate "American Militia" for Pont a'Arcole). Improvising and adapting are all part of the fun for me.

James

Re: The Best Napoleon?—the first of vingt et un

Thanks for sharing James! This thread just makes me happy in general. :grin: