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Author Topic: Conquest of French Western Sudan  (Read 10017 times)

Offline marco55

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Re: Conquest of French Western Sudan
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2023, 11:31:53 PM »
Finished figures.
Mark

Offline italwars

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Re: Conquest of French Western Sudan
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2023, 11:17:01 PM »
Marco..as you are, like me, a fan of French colonial history..in that case AEF and AOF ..i would like to point you some new 3D minis that are available from a French manufacture..(but i think they also have a US distributor) ..In their vast WW2 catalogue they list some apparently nice Méharistes camel troopers  which, except for the rifles, which is not so distinguishable at that scale, could be absolutly  perfect even for combats in Mauritanie,  Niger, AOF, Soudan borders and the conquest of Sahara from 1890. Méharistes are, in my opinion, unavoidable if your have read Douglas Porch..

Aside that, with your Tirailleurs Sénégalais you can recontruct that iconic scene in the moovie "Fort Saganne" in which the Méharistes long range travelling column lead by Gerard Dépardieu is halted at gun point by a patrol of tirailleurs sénégalais lead by the histerical capitaine shouting something like "Messieurs ne bougez pas..vous etes maintenant en Afrique Occidentale Francaise!!!"  lol lol lol ...a real episode that i found on my rare antiquarian books about the French colonies.. :o

They are  sold both in 28mm and in 1/72 (which is your favourite scale) plus , in case you have a printer or a willing friend, in stl file which is far more cheaper.

i'm in the process of ordering some (in 28mm).I'll let you know and post some images when they ll arrive.

https://eskiceminiature.fr/en/products/meharistes-ww2-x10
« Last Edit: December 08, 2023, 12:14:25 AM by italwars »

Offline marco55

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Re: Conquest of French Western Sudan
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2023, 01:20:19 AM »
Yes I've seen these before. Not really what I will use but I hope you like them. My figures aren't really 20mm but 22mm to fit with Massimo Costa's figures. Something a little different, French Army of the Levant figures plus others. I think they are some very nice figures. They just had a Kickstarter that was very successful. I'm going to get a few  as  collectibles.  https://www.destrancheesauxbarricades.com/
Mark 
« Last Edit: December 09, 2023, 01:22:03 AM by marco55 »


Offline marco55

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Re: Conquest of French Western Sudan
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2024, 02:39:29 AM »
Proto-types of a Frenchman and a Senegalese. More work to be done.
Mark


Offline marco55

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Re: Conquest of French Western Sudan
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2024, 02:43:03 AM »
Based on a couple of figures in this picture.
Mark

Offline marco55

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Re: Conquest of French Western Sudan
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2024, 03:04:52 PM »
The almost finished French officer and Senegalese. All opinions are welcome.
Mark


Offline JBaumal

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Re: Conquest of French Western Sudan
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2024, 02:05:57 PM »
Great figs Marc, my only negative comment would be that the officer’s pistol looks a bit small.

Offline marco55

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Re: Conquest of French Western Sudan
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2024, 02:27:18 PM »
Sculptor was going by the picture in  post 35.
Mark
« Last Edit: February 06, 2024, 02:45:27 PM by marco55 »

Offline marco55

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Re: Conquest of French Western Sudan
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2024, 03:27:14 AM »
I emailed the sculptor about the pistols and their feet. Also I think the back leg seems unnatural, the foot should be more forward.
Mark

Offline marco55

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Re: Conquest of French Western Sudan
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2024, 12:41:03 PM »
My latest .
Mark

 

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