Wednesday, December 23, 2009
From Left to Right:
AN32 German Musketeer in Shako Advancing
AN62 German Grenadier Advancing
AN122 Hungarian Musketeer in Shako Advancing
AN152 Hungarian Grenadier Advancing
NCO's, Drummers, Pioneers and Color Bearers to follow
From Left to Right:
AN51 German Officer with Shako
AN81 German Grenadier Officer
AN141 Hungarian Officer with Shako
AN171 Hungarian Grenadier Officer.
Andy continues to produce excellent work!
These masters go to the caster really soon.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Superb designs and work from Andy Stadden!
ANC01 - German Infantry Colonel in Helmet on horse H01
ANC02 - Hungarian Infantry Colonel in Helmet on horse H07
ANC03 German Infantry Colonel in Shako on Horse - H01
ANC04 - Hungarian Infantry Colonel in Shako on Horse - H08
ANC05 - German Grenadier Colonel on Horse - H01
ANC06 - Hungarian Grenadier Colonel on Horse - H04
ANC07 - General on Horse - H02
ANC08 - General holding telescope on Horse - H01
ANC09 - Field Marshall on horse - H01
ANC10 - Field Marshall in Oberrock Coat on Horse - H06
ANC11 - German Aide Delivering dispatch on Horse - H07
ANC12 - Hungarian Aide holding dispatch on Horse - H01
Top Row (left to right) Horses 1 through 4
Bottom Row (left to right) Horses 5 through 6
These are the finished figures in the range of the 12 Mounted Officers and the 8 Horses and the masters go to the caster for mould making this week.
As soon as they are available I will publish pricing.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Prototype for Hinton Compatible ANC02 Hungarian Infantry Colonel in Helmet
Andy Stadden never ceases to amaze me - this prototype looks marvelous! albeit modifications and improvements are ongoing.
The Austrian Mounted Officers will consist of:
ANC01 - Infantry Colonel (German) in Helmet
ANC02 - Infantry Colonel (Hungarian) in Helmet
ANC03 - Infantry Colonel (German) in Shako
ANC04 - Infantry Colonel (Hungarian) in Shako
ANC05 - Infantry Colonel (German) in Grenadier Fur Hat
ANC06 - Infantry Colonel (Hungarian)in Grenadier Fur Hat
ANC07 - Staff Officer (German) in Bicourne (worn front to back)
ANC08 - Staff Officer (Hungarian) in Bicourne Hat (worn front to back)
ANC09 - General in Bicourne Hat (worn Left to right)and wearing short coat
ANC10 - Field Marshall in Bicourne Hat (Worn left to right) in Parade Uniform
ANC11 - ADC in Tall Plumed Bicourne Hat (worn front to back) wearing a sash and with dispatch
ANC12 - ADC in Tall Plumed Bicourne Hat (worn front to back) wearing a sash Galloping with dispatch
The final decision was to have the rider and saddlery together and the horse separate despite my earlier concerns about the two parts not fitting together to well. However Andy assured me they would! Looking at the prototype I guess he is right!
This allows us to have several different horses to choose and it is more efficient. The final horses will have a base attached. The riders poses will all be different.
I an very excited and personally can't wait to get my hands on these figures.
Friday, September 18, 2009
I am pleased - at last! - to announce the availability of the first in the HC (Hinton Compatriots) range of Hinton Hunt Compatibles figures - Designed and Sculpted by Andy Stadden.
The first in the series are Austrian Napoleonic Line Infantry Musketeers in Helmets - Advancing.
First two series are German and Hungarian types. Each series consists of 2 Officer poses, Ensign, Drummer, 2 Pioneer poses, 1 NCO and 1 Private for a total of 8 figures for each series.
In sculpting right now 12 different Mounted Generals, Infantry Field Officers and ADC's
Next 2 series will be the Grenadiers in Fur Hat - German and Hungarian types - masters almost completed.
Shako Musketeers - Advancing - 2 series - German and Hungarian will follow those.
Based on how these series go I will contemplate a set of Marching figures also.
Jagers, all the Cavalry types and Artillery (including guns and limbers) will complete the Austrians.
|Austrian Napoleonic Line Infantry - In Helmets - Advancing|
|Private Advancing High Port||AN02||AN92|
|NCO Advancing High Port||AN12||AN102|
|Drummer Advancing Drumming||AN15||AN105|
|Pioneer/Sapper Advancing Axe in Hands||AN18||AN108|
|Pioneer/Sapper Advancing Shouldered Axe||AN19||AN109|
|Officer Advancing Pointing||AN21||AN111|
|Officer Advancing Waving Sword||AN22||AN112|
|Standard Bearer Advancing - Note: Standard is separate||AN27||AN117|
Note: NCO's differ only in that they have a sabre and have heads turned slightly - so can easily be used in the line as variant other rank.
|Sold in the following packs at USA$ 6.00 / £ 3.60 per pack:|
|(German) 4 Fusiliers AN02 and 1 NCO AN12||ANP01|
|(German) 1 each of Officer AN21, Drummer AN15, Pioneer AN18, NCO AN12||ANP02|
|(German) 1 each of Officer AN22, Standard Bearer AN27, Pioneer AN19, NCO AN12||ANP03|
|(Hungarian) 4 Fusiliers AN92 and 1 NCO AN102||ANP04|
|(Hungarian) 1 each of Officer AN111, Drummer AN105, Pioneer AN109, NCO AN102||ANP05|
|(Hungarian) 1 each of Officer AN112, Standard Bearer AN117, Pioneer AN109, NCO AN102||ANP06|
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Pricing reflects the relatively short production runs and smaller market versus costs.
I have had to change my original policy of allowing single figures and any mix to be ordered since I have received all sorts of lopsided orders - example 20 Pioneers! This was not contemplated and the molds were set up for a more balance production.
Cavalry/Mounted Figure pricing will be announced as soon as all costs are in.
See various figure images in previous posts.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The final two poses for the Austrian Napoleonic in Helmets - Advancing (German Troops)are now completed.
These are the alternate Officer and the alternate Pioneer. This will make a total of eight figures for this (German) series.
The equivalent eight figures for the Hungarian types will be ready next week - then they all go to the caster. I will have final pricing and availability a few days after that.
I am getting excited. I am also planning on mounted officers next to make it possible to build complete German and Hungarian infantry units in helmets (Advancing).
Friday, June 12, 2009
These are the first samples from the master mold - on the way to me now!
Thanks for all the comments.
As I thought before I decided to produce the new range - Folks will all have there own specific needs/wants and it would be difficult to produce everything that everybody needs. That's why I picked items I wanted first! However if enough people ask for similar items then of course they get done first!
Yes the bases are different to HH - I had discussed this with the sculptor earlier - the animation is severely restricted on the smaller base - as you can see from the comparison shot of bases on the earlier post.
I have also a problem with deciding how to set up the molds - again folks all have different requirements and use different rules which dictate different number scales for their unit sizes - i.e 12/18/24/36/48 per battalion. Also some like the officers/pioneers/drummers to not be in the line as it were and have them stand separately. I do not want to produce figures willy-nilly! so I am trying to be efficient with the figures in the mold to minimize the number of runs.
As an example I use a overall figure scale of 33:1 and based on lots of research average battalion size in the field of 600 rank and file for my French infantry. Also the biggest problem with ground scale is the depth of the figure which is why I only ever use single line stands. I also had decided to make each Regiment consists of 2 battalions.
In the period I modelled this meant - for the French battalion - 6 companies of 3 castings in single line (18 figure battalion on 6 x 3 figure bases). But I wanted officers to stand off from the battalion so I added 1 Officer figure. I also normally use the Grenadiers and Voltigeurs as combined battalions and as detached combined battalions and with there own officers. This resulted in a remaining 4 center companies each of 3 castings which made a 12 man battalion with one stand off Officer - with the 2 battalions of the regiment together this finally resulted in 24 OR's plus 2 officers for my French regiments. I put the ensign and drummer on the first company stand. See here for what this looks like: French Battalions
Now this just happens to be great for the mold size - I could put the 22 fusiliers, the Drummer and the Ensign together with 2 officers onto one mold of 26 figures very comfortably. The Grenadiers and Voltigeurs would also have there own 2 battalion mold.
The same 600 rank and file average sized battalion is also used for the British (albeit in 10 x 2 casting companies plus Officers) - so again the battalion fits well onto a mold.
With the the Austrians - we have much larger average sized battalions at least double the size of the French! so they do not fit onto a single mold - Roy uses 48 figures for the Austrians - I use 36 (6 x 6 casting companies - 1200 man battalion). Also again I put all the various figures onto the coy bases except for 2 officers per battalion - which would make a 38 figure battalion - this would mean one and a half molds (or 2 molds for Roy's 48 sized battalions). Thus my dilemma!
What size battalion would you/do you use for Austrians?
Would you put Drummers, Pioneers, Ensign, NCO's and Officers on the coy base?
How many of them would you use per battalion?
After Advancing (High Port Arms) what pose would you prefer next for line troops - Attack Marching, Firing, Kneeling, Charging(Low Port Arms - other?
Comments and suggestions would be welcome!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I am pleased to show below the first figure masters of my new Hinton Hunt Compatible Napoleonic Range. The range has been named 'Hinton Compatriots' to signify the compatibility with that range.
The first set of six figures comprises: Fusilier, NCO, Drummer, Pioneer, Officer and Ensign of the Austrian (German Regts) in Helmets. The final flag carried by the Ensign will be engraved with the Austrian 1792 Ordinarstandarte.
The figures are designed and sculptured by A.C.Stadden and are the exact same scale as Hinton Hunt. See below comparison of new fusilier to Hinton Hunt Austrians:
My objective with the range is to make available to myself (and anybody else that is interested) a selection of figures of different nationalities that are Hinton compatible and help fill the many gaps that now exists since the Hinton Hunt range is now defunct and any available figures are scarce, poor quality and expensive.
The next series will be as above but Hungarian regiments in Helmets - Advancing to compliment the first series. The production plan includes Grenadiers, Jagers, Mounted Officers and Cavalry, Artillery Crew and Guns/Limbers. The Infantry will also be produced in a Charging, Marching and Firing series. I am also considering doing later infantry with shako's subject to demand to complete the Austrians.
Each series will include all the elements of the battalion as the first does.
Other nationalities are also being planned - Including British in Stovepipes and Early French. I am open to suggestions and requests however.
Anybody interested please contact me with requests, commitments, orders etc. I will be able to set pricing when all the bills are in! I should state that I do not wish this to be a full blown money making business and I am planning just to recover costs with pricing.
I also may only be offering in battalion sets at first since the molds will be set up that way.
I currently expect the first set of figures to be available in about 3 weeks.
Update new images received: Preproduction German Grenadier Advancing and Master for Ensign with engraved flag
In response to why not same base size as Hinton - Sculptor thinks (and I) agree the small square base restricts the pose animation and results in some unrealistic stances (Can you say oops - soiled breeches again!). Attempting to round off new base from square was unsightly - thus the base we use.
And yes that's an officer master for the 'shako' range being contemplated.