Sunday, 10 January 2010

Tony Barton's 1/6th scale Marlburian infantryman

I admit to being a fan of wargames figure sculptor Tony Barton's 1/6th scale figures. They take the idea of a scale model to high levels of accuracy that are an education. This model of a British redcoat of 1706 is another triumph. Excellent work. If you want more here's a link to his Spanish musketeer of 1604.


Corporal_Trim said...

Wow ! That's a superb creation. I like everything about it (even if he does look like a cross between Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell ;-)), even the irregular shape of the tricorne is convincing.

It's funny, I disliked the 1/6 section of Toy Soldier & Model Figure magazine. The figures were crudely articulated and collecting them seemed uncomfortably close to grown men playing with dolls. But this is elevates 1/6 figures to an altogther higher plane.


Sir William the Aged said...

These two models are truly amazing!

I have seen a magazine article many years ago on E. Leliepvre's mannequins in the French Army Museum and I believe that these surpass them. The level of functional detail recreated is simply beyond belief.

I second Steve's comments regarding the commercial 1/6th figures that I have seen; too much like G.I. Joe toys. These, however, are an example of a master sculptor applying his talents to an established medium and elevating it to an art form. Well done Tony!


Andy, "Captain Riposte," "Sempai" said...

Tony also did an excellent New Model Army model:

Does anyone know if this guy sells any of his work or if similar historical models are sold anywhere?

Thanks for sharing! :D