Sunday, May 28, 2023

Coming soon., Maximilian's Execution in miniature.

I will soon have Home Cast figures of the execution party.

Capitán Simón Montemayor and Sargento Aureliano Blanquet.


 Sargento Aureliano Blanquet has an interesting career during the Mexican Revolution.

         A portrait photo of Capitán Simón Montemayor in the same uniform on the right.   

".......There are three squads of seven shooters each; one for each prisoner. Its boss is Captain Simón Montemayor, 22, originally from Villa de Santiago, Nuevo León. As a special request, the emperor requested that good marksmen be chosen and that they aim for the chest; so only experienced sergeants make up his firing squad: Jesús Rodríguez, Marcial García, Ignacio Lerma, Máximo Valencia, Ángel Padilla, Carlos Quiñones and Aureliano Blanquet. The soldiers ready their muskets; They are single-shot Springfield rifles, manufactured in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, USA.


Captain Montemayor holds his sword up. He suddenly drops it and as it tears through the air the cry "Fire!" is heard. A closed, uniform, thunderous discharge crossed the space above the Republican troops and the prisoners fell to the ground. The captain still distinguishes signs of life in Maximiliano and orders Sergeant Aureliano Blanquet to reload his rifle... He shoots him right through the heart."


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Home Cast 54mm Chilean Soldiers

 Soldiers from the War of the Pacific 1879-1884. Home Cast Grenadier Guard molds figures with heads from All The Kings Men. ATKM castings are no longer available. 

Cantinera figure 

                            Soldiers wore canvas cartridge belts.

                                          Sergeant 1st Class. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Prussian Marketenderin 54mm

 Conversion of home cast figures to Prussian Marketenderin from the Seven Weeks war and Franco Prussian War.

The original figure was a female skier for Christmas scenes.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Using Britains Toy Style Civilian figures for military settings.

 Resistance and Partisans.

Home cast male skater makes a good advancing fighter with a cjange of right arms.

Farm workers make good auxiliary stretcher bearers with Britains medical figures. The wagon is a repro Rell wagon body with Britains team horses.  The Hobby Bunker in Wakefield, Ma has these sturdy plastic wagon for only a few $$$.


Farm women can make good refugees, background civilians, of resistance.

I use civilian figures in set ups of War of the World.

This Inn Keeper figure is a favorite. He's standing up to the Prussian invaders.