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To Strelets, thanks for using your excellent forum...
To the collectors I can tell that we have added lots of news pictures etc, to our range of personality figures.
Also we are now working on a new set in plastic with teutonic knights. This set will include a downed horse, knights and sergeants. Proberly there will be 8-10 different poses.
To the napolics I can tell that we are working on some napolic personalities...
The first 10 personality figures will hopefully be released next month and the plastic set in november.
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the teutonic knights should be a good seller. the italieri set was good, but it could use some additions. as far as napoleonics, everyone freaks out over them before they're even released! so i hope you do well with these ideas, Valdemar. your work so far has been excellent.
A single set of Teutonic knights is not enough. You need knights, mounted sargeants, men at arms and footmen, even 2 or 3 sets more.
Thanks for the nice words... actually we hope to be able to do more plastic sets in the future
THANKS,I will be very interested in both sets-Teutonic knight-I thing would sell well and napoleonic they allways sell well-if quality is good.
As for french cuirassiers,I desperatly need a lot french "tall" cuirassiers.ANY CHANGE OF PRODUSING THEM?
Thanks in advance!
For now my partner from SOL are working on some masters... But I do know that Napoleon should be one of them...
Sounds exciting. Who's SOL? Soldatini On Line?
Will these be mounted figures? I think people generally find marshalls mounted on horses more useful than foot (would the forum agree with that?).
Who else besides Napoleon, and how about a mounted French Line Colonel in shako (not a personality figure, but a gap aside from the poor Airfix figure)?
How about distribution? Just Michigan Toy Soldier in the U.S., or elsewhere?
SoL is Soldatini on Line
Maybe 't was too early to spread the news, but...
Just two words to clarify the situation: I have several (too many?) projects running; one of this is a line of mounted figures just like Valdemar's personalities.
As Valdemar is covering the medieval period, I was thinking about others, including napoleonic of course. No decision has been made, but one of the figure will be the young Napoleon riding (after David).
It is possible that the most relevant personalities will be sculpet in different poses: the range should be useful for collectors and wargamers too!
The first figures could be cast in resin and later (if the masters will allow it and we'll find the money ) we could release the same figure in soft plastic...
We are in a very early stage, but you can see a preview of a basic horse on the SoL forum, in this thread: http://freeforumzone.leonardo.it/viewmessaggi.aspx?f=51221&idd=955
Just a plain horse, but useful for future conversions...
At this moment we cannot even talk about distribution!
Anyway all suggestions/requests are welcome
A few suggestions:
-Napoleon of course..... perhaps also in a sled leaving Russia
-Ney, both on foot in fur coat (1812) and dishevelled on horseback, waving a broken sword (1815)
-Eugene de Beauharnais in simple uniform and in full hussar outfit (forgot who painted that!)
-Murat, in one of his many outfits
-Bagration, Kutusov and Barclay, all mounted
-Massena in a carriage, leading his troops at Wagram (or was it Aspern?)
-Platov holding up a ceremonial mace, on horseback
-Junot in a really gaudy uniform
-Bernadotte as Crown Prince of Sweden
-Archduke Charles grasping a colour at Eggmuhl, as well as mounted
-Mack surrendering his sword at Ulm
-Schwarzenberg on horseback, reporting to the Czar, Emperor and King of Prussia
-Moreau as a Russian general, being killed at Dresden
-Louis XVIII fleeing Paris
Just some random thoughts...... but would dearly love to see any personalities!
I will need another life!
Anyway, some of the entries in this list have good chances, other less...
I'll keep you informed when the first figure will appear on SoL, and then also a list of possible candidates will be posted