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Cofalu ACW Figures

Posted by Peter on 21 Mar 2023, 13:29

Today again a before and after story. Found this figures in a big bunch of other figures and first I didn't know what brand they were. Thanks to the help of some friend on Facebook I know now that they are Cofalu toy figures. French brand 54mm.

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And there is something with the officer that isn't right. Maybe you can find out what? ;-)

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Some more pictures and blabla on the BLOG

I hope you like them and thanks for watching. :thumbup:
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Posted by Bessiere on 21 Mar 2023, 15:24

The green of the base reminds me of my old Britains swappits. I had revolution and civil war figures probably 100 or more. No idea how valuable they might become I gave them away as a teenager. That officer has no epaulettes or lace anywhere so mb he's pretending?
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Posted by Rich W on 22 Mar 2023, 00:27

Very nice job on these Peter!
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Posted by Peter on 22 Mar 2023, 13:07

Bessiere wrote:The green of the base reminds me of my old Britains swappits. I had revolution and civil war figures probably 100 or more. No idea how valuable they might become I gave them away as a teenager. That officer has no epaulettes or lace anywhere so mb he's pretending?
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Thank you David! :thumbup:
I have 4 from those Britains swoppets for sale, but the bases are a bit darker. The base looks like the Britains figures with metal bases. It's a bit youth sentiment because I couldn't have these figures when i was young. Now most of my 54mm figures that I paint have this green base.

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The answer on the officer is not what I'm looking for. ;-)

Rich W wrote:Very nice job on these Peter!

Thanks Rich! :thumbup:
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Posted by Kekso on 22 Mar 2023, 13:23

Nice repaint Peter. You've bring them to life again.
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Posted by Peter on 22 Mar 2023, 14:37

Kekso wrote:Nice repaint Peter. You've bring them to life again.

Thanks Dalibor! :thumbup:
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Posted by Bessiere on 22 Mar 2023, 15:45

The feet fit on pegs of the bases, yes, those were the ones I had. My Revolutionary war figures even had separate wigs! Then they switched to cheaper models but with metal bases but the entire figure was static. Ah memories. No bars or sash for your officer - was that what you're looking for?
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Posted by Susofrick on 22 Mar 2023, 16:37

Hmm, the sword sheath (?) and pistol holster should be reversed? Think we had one or two of the ACW swoppets. Cowboys we had A LOT, but soldiers weren't that common.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 23 Mar 2023, 18:39

Yes no shoulder bars.
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Posted by Peter on 23 Mar 2023, 22:16

Bessiere wrote:The feet fit on pegs of the bases, yes, those were the ones I had. My Revolutionary war figures even had separate wigs! Then they switched to cheaper models but with metal bases but the entire figure was static. Ah memories. No bars or sash for your officer - was that what you're looking for?
Cheers,
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Beano Boy wrote:Yes no shoulder bars.
Great to see these Peter. BB

Thank you Paul! :thumbup:
He has no bars or stash but that wasn't what I was looking for.

Susofrick wrote:Hmm, the sword sheath (?) and pistol holster should be reversed? Think we had one or two of the ACW swoppets. Cowboys we had A LOT, but soldiers weren't that common.

Thank you Gunnar! :thumbup: And yes that is it! :yeah:
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Posted by Ben90 on 23 Mar 2023, 22:59

A nice and clean paintjob. I like it!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 23 Mar 2023, 23:10

:cowboy: Well he certainly has no cartridge belt pouch for his pistol.
:coffee: However as a toy soldier he looks quite wonderful to little rounded 15 stone me, BB
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Posted by Peter on 24 Mar 2023, 15:31

Ben90 wrote:A nice and clean paintjob. I like it!

Thank you Ben! :thumbup:

Beano Boy wrote::cowboy: Well he certainly has no cartridge belt pouch for his pistol.
:coffee: However as a toy soldier he looks quite wonderful to little rounded 15 stone me, BB

Thank you Paul! :thumbup:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 24 Mar 2023, 20:05

Peter wrote:...And there is something with the officer that isn't right. Maybe you can find out what? ;-)...


Peter wrote:...
Susofrick wrote:Hmm, the sword sheath (?) and pistol holster should be reversed? Think we had one or two of the ACW swoppets. Cowboys we had A LOT, but soldiers weren't that common.

Thank you Gunnar! :thumbup: And yes that is it! :yeah:

I thought the unusual thing was that the officer used a flintlock pistol in the 1860s rather than a six-shot revolver. It seems I was mistaken. :mrgreen:

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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 Mar 2023, 09:37

https://youtu.be/0doe4ybB3tM


:eh: Well I never,What's all this than ? :mrgreen: Why not 'Click ',and find out. :coffee: BB
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Posted by Peter on 25 Mar 2023, 10:18

Santi Pérez wrote:

I thought the unusual thing was that the officer used a flintlock pistol in the 1860s rather than a six-shot revolver. It seems I was mistaken. :mrgreen:

Santi.

Looks you are also right Santi. Looking at the video Paul posted the gun is also wrong. ;-)

Beano Boy wrote:https://youtu.be/0doe4ybB3tM


:eh: Well I never,What's all this than ? :mrgreen: Why not 'Click ',and find out. :coffee: BB

Thanks Paul! :thumbup: Looks like this isn't an officer but someone that looks like one. Wrong gun, no bars and stash, the belt is wrong.... :oops: Nevertheless it stays a nice figure to paint! :-D
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Posted by Susofrick on 27 Mar 2023, 14:47

Maybe a dad dressing up for his kids? Now you just have to find the kids! :-D
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