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Spanish Soldiers circa 1740s at St. Augustine
modelmaker70
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Florida, United States
Joined: June 06, 2014
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 04:21 PM UTC
Hey guys, can anyone recommend figures for the Spanish soldiers who manned the fort at St. Augustine, Florida? I've narrowed it down to the 1740s, but it seems hard to find the right figures. I'm looking for 1/32.
Bravo1102
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 05:24 PM UTC
Military costume between 1700 and 1750 didn't change much so you could convert figures of almost any European army from the War of Spanish Succession up to the War of the Austrian Succession.

I think Art Girona makes Spanish soldiers of the War of Austrian Succession in metal. They did a bunch of Spanish subjects. There are also figures of the French regulars in America of the French and Indian War from any number of makers that would also match the desired style of uniform. Some are even in their waist coats as soldiers in the colonies often were.

The perfect figures would be the old Historex ancien Regime French infantry 1740-1750 in plastic . But they are very rare. Preiser makes Prussian infantry in plastic but the Prussian uniforms were cut slimmer than most other European nations. They are a bit pricey but their sets come with up to a dozen figures. Being plastic they would be easy to convert however.

Just to give an example it's an easy conversion to make a Seven Years War Prussian into an AWI Hessian or even a early Napoleonic Saxon. The uniforms and gear remained the same for that long.
modelmaker70
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 02:12 AM UTC
That's a good point about the uniforms. I've been looking at the corresponding British and French armies and I think I found a good Armies In Plastic set, their French & Indian War of 1754-1763 French army set. Any opinions on this set?