Unknown model figure manufacturer

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Owen, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    My mate bought this German officer figure at a market.
    He has no idea who made it, it's white metal 2 & 1/2 inches tall, 57 mm.
    He asked me about it as I ''know about warstuff.''
    I've Googled it to death & am no clearer who the manufacturer is.
    There are no marking on the base or elsewhere to help.
    Any ideas?
    Yes I know the photos aren't great but should be enough to help with ID.

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    2 1/2" = 63.5mm - or is it 57mm ??


    I would guess there must be forums that would know the answer (hopefully)
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  3. Vintage Wargaming

    Vintage Wargaming Well-Known Member

    Likely classed as 54mm
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Only going by what my mate said on the phone, didn't bother checking .
    Can't be arsed to join anymore forums when we have quite a few modellers & wargamers on here.
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Suggested it in case your mate wanted to

  6. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    That type of base (a thin sheet of metal with the corners cut off) was used by Lasset/Stadden Figures. Not saying others did not use something like it but Lasset sure did.
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  7. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Or Stadden. He made a vast range for Tradition of Piccadilly. The style, the base and the map are common features of his work. I only have Napoleonic or 1900 figures, bought 40 years ago.


    Anything under the base. Stadden would have a handwritten label.
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Nothing on the base as mentioned in post #1.
    Now Googling Stadden & Lasset figures, cheers
  9. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    This page has a small Lasset listing and has 3 figures with hand on belt buckle like your figure. I presume he had standard poses altered/clothed to suit. The hands look identical

    Nostalgia /Old Catalog PDF
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  10. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    Just check my oldies and Lasset figures all have the same 'long nose' head/face. Some still have a small white stick-on label; on the base with a code number starting with 'L'

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  11. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    Lasset (John Tassel) made figures for Stadden and Greenwood and Ball. He got around a lot!
  12. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    As far as I know I never bought anything by Lasset/Tassel. I liked Charles Stadden, Rose figures by Russel Gamage and Historex. All made about the same time and all very different in style.

    Stadden cast figures spreadeagle in soft alloy. Castings were then bent into various positions. Arms, legs and heads could be varied endlessly. Swords were soldered on, slings added from lead foil and often maps, letters books etc placed in hands. They were then given a coat of primer ready for the collector to paint.

    Rose figures were in elegant poses and were cast in an alloy with more tin so that they had sharp detail.

    Historex were produced in hard plastic and came as a kit of many very small parts. This allowed almost any unit, any rank etc to be made. The downside was the number of very small parts such as badges and rank insignia to be carefully fitted. As all modellers know such parts mysteriously disappear, never to be seen again. One also had to make belts, slings and horses reins etc from thin plastic sheet. I often made them from foil which sat better.

    They all look good in a display cabinet.

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  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    This thread is bringing back memories of seeing their adverts in Military Modelling from the late 70s & 80s.
    Sounds like what's happened here as I've found these similar figures.

    some lasset figures.JPG
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