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French Infantry:
Museum Miniatures

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Museum Miniatures might become a very good line at some point. Judging by this example, there are some definite strengths to the figure. However the bete noir of so many other brands here appears to spoil the overall impression. The various parts of the figure are out of proportion to each other.

Generally the sculpting here is precise and measured. The face is nicely sculpted and details are easy to pick out. There is a clear commitment to keeping details very apparent, and it appears to me that much thought has gone into which details to feature and which to omit. The musket, for example, has no flintlock mechanism at all. Given the tight space between the right hand, wrist and thigh into which it would have to have been squeezed, I think the decision to leave it off a good one. Likewise, the blanket roll is somewhat stylized and relatively cylindrical. Again, given the scale and overall aesthetics of the figure, this is a good choice. In all other respects the details of the figure appear to be accurate. The great benefit of such a figure is that it is a pleasure to paint, as well as a pleasure to the eyes.

 

Unfortunately, this could be another entry in our “ham-handed” series. The arms of the figure are too long, and the hands far too large. This extra length makes for an awkward posing of the arms, resulting in an overall pose that appears, to me, quite ungainly. To my eyes, the final pose looks quite hesitant, as if this soldier is quite reluctant to press home the advance.

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