WIP «Haut les têtes, la mitraille n'est pas de la merde!» Le Colonel Lepic a Eylau 1807

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ivopreda, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    I leave you the tanslation of the mot… probably is better…

    Anyway, the below painting is my inspiration for a new figure in the Napoleonic era. In this case the painting is a bit legendary because I don’t think the guys remained without their cap under a very cold snow storm beginning of February 1807
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    The painting represent colonel Lepic of the guard grenadier calling his men for the charge. Preparing the regiment for the charge the grenadiers remained under the Russian fire and in this moment Lepic cried

    «Haut les têtes, la mitraille n'est pas de la merde!» to give proud and force to the men.

    I started from the horse, chosed two halves in the historex range and I prepared them putting pins and inserting between them more than a millimetre to wide it.

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    A copper wire was used to fix a resin head in position

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    For the back view is easy to understand how much I enlarged the hors
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    see you soon...
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  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Awesome Ivo
    I will be taking detailed notes on your work with the horse.

    Colin
  3. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Even from this early stage I know its gonna be good!

    Strong start - keep going at it!!

    -Rich
  4. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Ivo,
    Again, thank you.
    Cheers
    John
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Gonna follow this closely Ivo, as I'm a big fan of your work.

    Marc
  6. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    a small step, some putty to fix the position

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    and with white A&B the neck has been sculpetd
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    I love this step by step, great job!!!
    Will follow with interest.
    Best regards
  8. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Good start, Ivo.
    Your horse anatomy is very good

    Colin
  9. renegertje Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Superb start, I will follow this one
  10. Djoubri M Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Hi Ivo,
    I like the subject a lot...thanks for sharing it !

    Mahmoud
  11. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Ivo,
    You don't like the Historex horse hooves, so you sculpt your own?
    Pete
  12. John Ballard Well-Known Member

    Great SBS and very useful ideas to steal from you thanks. If I can be so bold as to add one comment your horses neck looks a little thick at the top just below the cheek. In the painting this is very graceful and curves back a little. Your neck looks a little vertical perhaps shaving off a couple of milimeters just below the cheeks would add more grace. Anyway just my two cents worth, and I still have a lot to learn.
    John
  13. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    You have a good eyes. It's a little thicker. It will be reduced later
  14. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    let's move on, let's start something which I am not totally usual but this soldier is not convertible from kits so I have to sculpt it.

    the "usual" dummy with a Nemrod/Historex head
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    an Historex saddle has been used the saddle cloth will be added later,

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    and the first stiffening of the rider

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  15. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    let's move on, let's start something which I am not totally usual but this soldier is not convertible from kits so I have to sculpt it.

    the "usual" dummy with a Nemrod/Historex head
    [IMG][IMG]


    an Historex saddle has been used the saddle cloth will be added later,

    [IMG]


    and the first stiffening of the rider

    [IMG]
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  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Now you're talking!
    This is the kind of SBS I've been looking for... I will be following this VERY CLOSELY so please don't leave out any steps. This is exactly the kind of thing that I eventually hope to be able to do.
    Great work Ivo

    Colin
  17. Tonton Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I’m with ChaosCossack on this… it’s going to be a great help to those of us who aren’t too experienced in converting. Thanks, Ivopreda.

    Jeff
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  18. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Wow. This is going to be a work of art.
  19. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    we continue with the piece evolution


    the saddle cloth was added in lead foil connecting it to the basic Historex saddle, it was made in several pieces and then filled with putty[IMG]

    the sculpture was made in Milliput terracotta, very soft and workable. toothpick and metallic tools was used to sculpt

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    elanlane13, Edward, Tonton and 2 others like this.
  20. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Nice job so far Ivo.
    Where do you get the dummie parts?
    Thanks!

    Pedro.

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