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Author Topic: My Napoleon: A Unique Tony Barton Figure?  (Read 660 times)

Offline Jemima Fawr

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My Napoleon: A Unique Tony Barton Figure?
« on: January 21, 2022, 01:22:17 PM »
I expect that 95% of Napoleonic gamers here will have their own Napoleon figure, but here's mine.  As far as I know, he's a unique* figure by Tony Barton, the supreme being behind Battle Honours and AB Figures. 

He was originally modelled as a master Mk 2 Napoleon figure for Battle Honours, but was rejected.  For some reason he never then made it into the AB Figures range and Tony sculpted a whole new (though very similar) Napoleon figure for AB Figures.

I'd be very interested to know if anyone else has the same figure.

* When I say 'unique', Tony will normally create his own drop-cast mould from the original sculpture and then cast off a dozen or so master figures for the mould-maker to make the production mould, so there were probably around a dozen of these Napoleons made.

http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2022/01/21/vive-lempereur-a-unique-tony-barton-napoleon-figure/



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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: My Napoleon: A Unique Tony Barton Figure?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2022, 06:10:20 PM »
My little man in the funny 'ats over 50 years old!



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Offline Jemima Fawr

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Re: My Napoleon: A Unique Tony Barton Figure?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2022, 06:13:46 PM »
My little man in the funny 'ats over 50 years old!



 :P

 :-*

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: My Napoleon: A Unique Tony Barton Figure?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2022, 07:12:33 PM »
Jemima your Napoleonic collection is just fantastic!  ;D

I'd be very interested to know if anyone else has the same figure.

Not me. But as you say, the AB Napoleon is pretty darn close.

Here is mine:


Offline Jemima Fawr

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Re: My Napoleon: A Unique Tony Barton Figure?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2022, 08:35:23 PM »
Gorgeous painting there Ray!  :-*

Yes, someone did immediately say "I've got the same figure!" but it's the AB one.  I've no idea why Tony bothered re-modelling him!

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: My Napoleon: A Unique Tony Barton Figure?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2022, 09:05:32 PM »
Gorgeous brushwork! I'm always amazed at the brilliance some people have painting AB's 18mm figures!
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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: My Napoleon: A Unique Tony Barton Figure?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2022, 02:41:15 AM »
Are you sure that’s not Rod Steiger?  ;)

Somewhere I have the dismounted version. Buggered if I know where it is.
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Offline Tony Barton

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Re: My Napoleon: A Unique Tony Barton Figure?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2022, 06:01:36 PM »
I actually have four masters of Boney in my little drawer : The original BH version , in Fimo; and two slightly variant versions in metal which include the current AB one ; and an unissued 1790s figure.There's also another head. At this distance in time I can't recall when or why  made the one you have , but although it looks familiar , I don't seem to have it myself !

Offline Jemima Fawr

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Re: My Napoleon: A Unique Tony Barton Figure?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2022, 07:44:06 PM »
 lol

Flippin'eck!  That's really interesting.  Thanks Tony!  :D

I think I'd best deploy the standard Antiques Roadshow response: "Well he's part of the family now and I could never sell him..." ;)

As mentioned above, Mike's story was that he was a Mk2 Napoleon figure for Battle Honours, but was rejected and then didn't make it into the AB range for some reason.

Offline italwars

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Re: My Napoleon: A Unique Tony Barton Figure?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2022, 04:44:28 PM »
My little man in the funny 'ats over 50 years old!



 :P

Blurred pict but, at least for me, beautiful and very interesting....always a pleasure to detect Airfix soldiers still in activity...if, by any chance, do you have some other picts of your Airfix/Plastic armies in action to post ..maybe even in another dedicated topic ..i'll really love to see them....sorry for the hijacking ... closed parenthesis :-X ;)

 

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