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Offline Johan

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Belgian Soldiers in the Congo
« on: October 14, 2019, 10:10:26 PM »
Hi guys (and girls),

on the 9th of november it is Crisis again in Antwerp and the first 1800 through the door get these 2 nice figures of Belgian soldiers in the Congo. They are called Lt. Lippens (lying down) and sgt. Debruyne. They were in the Congo when the Belgian army was fighting the slave traders and these guys were captured by one of those. When Sgt. Debruyne was offered the opportunity to get to safety, he refused to leave his officer behind to a certain death and returned to captivity. It didn't matter much as both of them were killed soon after anyway. A statue was erected for them in the coastal town of Blankenberge and several cities have streets named after these brave soldiers. As usual you can of course use them as you see fit. The extremely talented Paul Hicks sculpted these figures, with the assistance of Iron Duke for the weapons and Griffin Moulds cast them.

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Re: Belgian Soldiers in the Congo
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 11:45:55 PM »
Nice sculpts!
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

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Re: Belgian Soldiers in the Congo
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 07:14:59 AM »
They are lovely sculpts; really dynamic posing and realistic posture.

Who is the sculptor?
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Re: Belgian Soldiers in the Congo
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 08:55:45 AM »
They are lovely sculpts; really dynamic posing and realistic posture.

Who is the sculptor?

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The extremely talented Paul Hicks sculpted these figures, with the assistance of Iron Duke for the weapons and Griffin Moulds cast them.

@OP, interesting choice and nicely executed. Looking forward to Crisis, if nothing untoward happens.