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    new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  alexbb on Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:19 am

    i dont know if any of you have seen these yet im posting these from a freshly received e-mail

    Cari amici, vi presentiamo le novità per il catalogo MASTERCLASS di marzo
    2010:

    MCF54032 Cavaliere Teutonico/crociato
    (soggetto realizzabile in 2 versioni con 2 teste presenti nel kit)
    scultura: Vincenzo Alberici
    pittura: Steve Reynolds
    € 28,50


    MCF54033 Ironside - guerra civile inglese
    scultura: Vincenzo Alberici
    pittura: Elio Stella
    € 28,50


    MCF54034 Sceriffo Western
    (kit con ambientazione inclusa)
    scultura: Vincenzo Alberici
    pittura: Elio Stella
    € 35,00














    i like the english civil war figure best

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  iCocker on Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:13 pm

    + Franco of Masterclass has added to his range the ex-EMI offerings in 54mm and 90mm, many from the capable sculpts of Laruccia, inc. the Coronation of Napoleon, Hoplite, Julius Ceaser ... and probably much better cast then EMI!

    http://www.masterclass.it/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=22&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=243

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:55 pm

    iCocker wrote:+ Franco of Masterclass has added to his range the ex-EMI offerings in 54mm and 90mm, many from the capable sculpts of Laruccia, inc. the Coronation of Napoleon, Hoplite, Julius Ceaser ... and probably much better cast then EMI!

    http://www.masterclass.it/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=22&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=243

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    Mouth watering stuff Razz

    Is the Doge of Venice Francesco Morosini's harness suitable for a Knight of Malta Ivan? I know it may sound a silly question but for the benefit of a discussion (Marco qed gas down bil-pics u l-info u qed jaghddina qatieh) a small explanation by you, would not do any harm for the lurkers of the forum Twisted Evil

    I saw this figure for the first time during WE 2000 in Glasgow....it was part of Jesus Gamarra's awesome display pale

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  iCocker on Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:41 pm

    Hi Ray

    During our visit in Catania last December Franco [owner of Masterclass] told me that we are to expect a 16c armoured knight, I am wondering if he was refering to this exquiste Doce by Laruccia. This morning as i saw the news over planetf my mind was thinking on your same wavelength [great minds think alike they say ...LOL].

    Speculating a bit I think with some tweaking this gem of a figure can be turned into a high ranked knight. They had a way to pose with such decor and pampalonia, being the grand aristocrats and wealthy of Europe. So a little inside about the armour. The armour is a milanese half armour type, NB though that he has leg protection much more associated with cavalry. Lucky we have some good items at our Armoury in Valletta. Thinking aload my first idea went to a GM of the order, dressed with a rich cloak fit to a king as is the Doce here, but then I came back to land, alas to us we almost have record of all the GM armours, of memory I can't remember any posrtrait of any GM dressed with this type but again I have to recheck my referances better ... of note we know that we had some GM that were very fond of horsemenship, including Verdala. Unfortunetly most of the periodic portraits of GM of that particular period are in full armour, but as usual never say no till we have some more concrete referances ... this is a must have kit and I give it my 100% and probably will get one, I just like to conferm with Franco if theese are newly cast or re-packed old EMI stock as EMI had some nasty pitting, I experienced some bad casts myself ...

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  iCocker on Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:51 pm

    Forgot to mention also this gem, which is again available under Masterclass and is a very good potential candidate for GM Manuel de Vilhena, we have a magestic statue for referance, Floriana near our old show place ...








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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  Ray on Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:34 pm

    Tempting Ivan Twisted Evil very tempting indeed Twisted Evil

    However that Landsnecht we spoke about at club is top of my list Razz I always thought that it was 120mm Shocked

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:41 pm

    you are so right Ivan, he looks just like Vilhena. It would be brilliant to portray him like that.

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  iCocker on Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:19 pm

    Yep mate been in the pipeline for some years this idea, hope I manage to realise in the near future, contemplating on the Doce found out that at the period depicted 1668, in Malta we had GM Nicholas Cottoner, the man who made famous by home town, Cospicua, would be appropriate making the old man as well! Here is his bust, during the re-placment at the Cottonera gate after restoration ...










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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:28 pm

    What an ugly guy, do you have to choose a figure so ugly?!!! you would have to sculpt it yourself.

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  Ray on Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:50 pm

    bcauchi wrote:What an ugly guy, do you have to choose a figure so ugly?!!! you would have to sculpt it yourself.

    I think the handler just poked Cottoner in the other eye Twisted Evil hence the pop eyed look lol!

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  iCocker on Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:34 pm

    Let us face it no GrandMaster was the look alike of Brad Pit, apart that La Vallette just look like Sean Connery [am I instigating something to Hollywood here Laughing ] ... but let us face it we do not lack referances in our tiny island, thank God for the Hospitaller's legacy!

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  Ray on Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:16 am

    iCocker wrote:Let us face it no GrandMaster was the look alike of Brad Pit, apart that La Vallette just look like Sean Connery [am I instigating something to Hollywood here ] ... but let us face it we do not lack referances in our tiny island, thank God for the Hospitaller's legacy!

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    Yes il-La Valette kien ragel sabih Laughing

    X'ma nghidx Viva La Valette kull darba li naghddi mil-Porta del Soccorso, jistghu mhux jghiduli mignun Twisted Evil

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:02 am

    l-imgienen mhux fl-SSM qeghdin zgur!! Nista nsemmi ftit postijiet fejn hemm imgienen ta' veru.

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  jojjemannen on Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:44 am

    iCocker wrote:Let us face it no GrandMaster was the look alike of Brad Pit, apart that La Vallette just look like Sean Connery [am I instigating something to Hollywood here ] ... but let us face it we do not lack referances in our tiny island, thank God for the Hospitaller's legacy!

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    Uhm, I still want to see the Maltese that looks like Brad Pit or Sean Connery.. affraid affraid

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    How about....

    Post  Dottore on Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:08 am

    ...A Maltese guy thats the splitting image of American sex symbol, and star sportsman Andre Agassi... Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  iCocker on Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:23 am

    Tiny La Valette was french, and yes we have locals who look like the Hollywood stars, await till elections arrive, you see many nice faces on billboards! Twisted Evil

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  Ray on Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:44 pm

    Tiny just look around you when you're at Club and you'll see a bunch of Hollywood Stars Twisted Evil

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  jojjemannen on Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:41 am

    Ray wrote:Tiny just look around you when you're at Club and you'll see a bunch of Hollywood Stars Twisted Evil

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    Hmm, I think I see the hollywood actors .. "15 years later"

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    Re: new 54mm from masterclass

    Post  William on Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:53 am

    That Doge of Venice looks interesting but surely complicated as the Tartan bounce

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