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What kind of hussar is this?
wampum
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006 - 06:29 PM UTC
This 54 mm figure came to me from Russia. It is selled as a collection piece. I have no idea who produced it. I have no info about it. It seems that the figure is a tin-lead alloy casting. I easily could disassemble it so that I can paint.

Does anyone knows what kind of Hussar is it? It looks like a "unwinged" Polish Hussar but I'm not sure. Any info about the figure would be great.
Thanks.

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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006 - 09:00 PM UTC
Polish would be my guess.
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006 - 10:53 PM UTC

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thought for certain that this would be a piece by Russian artist, Eduard Kasinzev of (www.leadwarrior.com), but after checking his site, I did not find it listed... so, I am afraid I am of no help. I have several of his pieces, and this sure looks like his style and casting method.


Rob, thanks for your reply.
I have several figures from EK castings and when I had this one I thought that this is one of them because it came from the same source. But as you've done I checked from their site, too. I'll try to ask to them about this figure.
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 01:07 PM UTC

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Please do post if you find out. It sure is in the style of an EK, isn't it? Perhaps it is an early piece he no longer offers?


Rob, I mailed the picture and my questions to leadwarrior. Mr. Alix replied immediatly and he says that he is not familiar with this piece and it seems to be not Kasintzev's figure.
I didn't build till now anything without knowing the historical background. At this time I even don't know the name of the product

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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2006 - 06:26 AM UTC
He resembles Polish king Jan III Sobieski (aka John III of Poland). BTW, not all husars used the feathered wings on their back.

Link to his statue in Poland - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/Pomnik_Sobieski_Gdansk.jpg

Link to info from Wilkipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_III_of_Poland
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:38 AM UTC
That was a good research and satisfying answer.Thanks Marty
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2006 - 12:10 PM UTC

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He resembles Polish king Jan III Sobieski (aka John III of Poland). BTW, not all husars used the feathered wings on their back.



Marty, thank you very much for the information. From now on the figure is John III of Poland I'll search about him.
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2006 - 03:22 PM UTC
Alguhan , whats the quality of this figure as casting and sculpting ,and if you dont mind telling us the price of it .
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2006 - 04:35 PM UTC
Costas, last year I received from a friend who is trading models from Russia some EK casting figures. This one comes from there. It does not have EK casting's impress on it but he says that he took it from the same place in Ukraine.
I gave 15 $ for it. But here in Romania usually he doubles the buying price; ofcourse he pays some customs taxes, too. Anyway it is cheap.
The figures are collectibles so they are sold assembled. But it is not hard to disassemble the fitted pieces with CA or epoxy.
The sculpting is very nice with some beatiful details. But the casting is not satisfactory. I'm no expert on figures (yet ) but I think the quality of the metal is a problem here. EK casting says that their figures are from lead-tin alloy. This looks the same. It is much softer then the white metal and due to this it is hard to work on before painting. You can bend it very very easily.
I received it without the feather on the "colpak" and with a wooden base. Due to the packaging problems some pieces were bended but without any damages. You can see some products of EK castings atleadwarrior.com.

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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2006 - 06:02 PM UTC
Engin and Alguhan, you are very welcome.
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2006 - 08:23 PM UTC
I think he could be Hungarian,Hungary is where the Hussars first came from,the pelt across his shoulders looks lt might be a Wolf pelt,the Hussars would drape this over one shoulder,this is where the Pelisse in later Hussars comes from,they were also very heavily armed,hope this is of some help.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 01:18 AM UTC

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I think he could be Hungarian,Hungary is where the Hussars first came from,the pelt across his shoulders looks lt might be a Wolf pelt,the Hussars would drape this over one shoulder,this is where the Pelisse in later Hussars comes from,they were also very heavily armed,hope this is of some help.
Arthur



Arthur, thanks for your reply. I am not sure if he is Hungarian. I have the Osprey's "Hungarian Hussar" book and I couldn't find in that something similar to this one. Maybe mine is older then those presented in the book. The later hussars had different kind of uniforms and a very different headgear. Anyway maybe you are right but I like the idea that this figure is Polish king Jan III Sobieski, the great commander who fought and winned against Turks at Vienna. I made a search and really the figure resembles the king.
Actually the pelt is a bear. But of course this is not a point of identification.

Alguhan