jueves, 12 de mayo de 2022

Zuave of the Imperial guard, Crimea 1855

                                                  Zuave of the Imperial guard, Crimea 1855



Otra impresionante figura de Fer miniatures. La calidad es excelente, como siempre y la escultura es una delícia para el pintor. Un figurón súper intiutivo y con un esquema muy resultón. La verdad que es una de las figuras con la que más he disfrutado últimamente.

Another impressive figure from Fer miniatures. The quality is excellent, as always, and the sculpture is a delight for the painter. It's super intuitive figure with a very successful scheme. The truth is that it is one of the figures with which I have enjoyed the most lately.

Esta figura, representa un Zuavo de la guardia Iperial durante la guerra de Crimea. En esta famosa contienda Europea, considerada por muchos la primera guerra moderna, fueron muchos los paises beligerantes contra Rusia. Entre ellos estuvo Francia al lado del imperio Otomano. Los Zuavos eran una tropa de infantería francesa de élite, formada por indigenas Argelinos. Sus épicas victorias y colorido uniforme los hizo famosos, siendo su nombre y uniforme copiado por diversos ejercitos de todo el mundo, desde los estados pontifícios hasta los estados unidos de America.

This figure represents a Zouave of the Iperial guard during the Crimean War. In this famous European conflict, considered by many to be the first modern war, there were many belligerent countries against Russia. Among them was France on the side of the Ottoman empire. The Zouaves were an elite French infantry troop, made up of indigenous Algerians. Their epic victories and colorful uniform made them famous, their name and uniform being copied by various armies around the world, from the Papal States to the United States of America.

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sábado, 26 de febrero de 2022

Finnish stug III "Sturmi" 1960'

 In 1943, Finland bought 30 Sturmgeschütz 40G assault gun to Germany during the winter war. Some of these veterans which fight during the second world war against the invasion of the soviet union survived until our days. Some of the veterans finnish Sturmi continued in service until the 1980'. 

I wanted to represent one of those veterans, specifically the Ps531-21. This vehicle, took a hit in the superstructure in Portinhoikka on June26th 1944. It was reconverted in 1959 with a Saukopf gun and some improvements and was maintained in service until the begining of the 1960'.

The Sturmi crew use to paint the name of the girlfriends, wife or Daughters over the driver protection. There isn't evidences of names in this stug, so I write my older daugter name, Jana. I want to dedicate her this work with all my love.

I have to mention one detail. The rifles carried by the soldiers are Soviet AKMs. It is a small mistake, because the correct rifle is the AK47. Finland did not have AKMs until 1990 and these were from Germany.

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