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WIP “Into the jaws of Death”

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Cannonball, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Cannonball A Fixture

    Having really enjoyed working on their Sgt, 15th Kings Hussars, my next project is also from Hawk Miniatures. This offering, sculpted by Alan Ball in 90mm, depicts a Russian artillery man defending himself against a trooper of the British 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars during the famed Charge of the Light Brigade. I first saw this set at last years Euro on the Hawk stand but unfortunately had already spent my allotted funds so had to wait a while before ordering it. The kit is cast in resin and is very crisp and detailed. The quality of the casting is up there with the best in the market in my experience and there was only a minimal amount of cleaning and filling needed. It’s very early days yet and so far other than prep and undercoating I’ve just laid on a base flesh coat in enamels ready for the oils. 41EEA4AF-FC6B-4BFA-A0EE-A1FC9B0A3BFC.jpeg 5F3CB971-18B2-4784-8D82-5293742657A7.jpeg 61208AD2-5583-4D2A-BF0D-77DBF352177D.jpeg CDA42E8F-8209-42FF-B164-0F3C7FF9FD99.jpeg 839178FB-6FBA-400B-A2E3-549170AE7F0B.jpeg 7AADAE52-41FA-4D30-A03A-18C2C15F5105.jpeg 98CCBBA8-82B3-4C1C-8976-A2FA142A9D32.jpeg
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  2. Ned Ricks Active Member

    Do you know if the Hussar figure is still available?
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  3. Cannonball A Fixture

    You can still get these figures from John at Hawk Miniatures- they weren’t showing on his web page which initially threw me when I was trying to locate it but it is available, he’s just not got round to putting it on so far due to other commitments. Hope this helps,

  4. Ned Ricks Active Member

    Thanks, Neal, for the quick help.

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  5. misfit151 A Fixture

    They look a great pair of figures, looking forward to your progress...(y). Mike
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  6. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Superb stuff.
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  7. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Mike. Not a lot to see at the mo but started putting some oils on the horse last night so will post some more pictures soon.
  8. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks BP.
  9. Cannonball A Fixture

    Managed to start putting some oils onto these. Started on the horse and the main body colour which is a mix of Burnt Sienna and Brown Madder. I used pure oil paint undiluted to try and give the coat a sheen. The shades and highlights have been started and I’ve started to try and replicate some veins on the tops of the legs and stomach. I’ve laid the base of the eye in and the facial markings and “socks” on a couple of the legs. As regards the Hussar and artillery man, I’ve done the flesh in oils and started blocking in some basecoated colours for the head dress and clothing. Oils are still wet in the pictures. 51270701-8C55-40AE-886F-21EB32E209C0.jpeg 27B5839E-ADFB-4D64-8C86-6299473E0B93.jpeg 3F58F931-6FF6-4C7B-8CCE-0E75FD03EE8D.jpeg FB7C2E6F-BEC1-4495-BADC-F81DBBFF5478.jpeg 88655279-9CE8-4F00-9C0A-053B64829568.jpeg 5C40019B-4B86-4344-9314-A50E687196EF.jpeg F37B7D24-D48A-436B-B84B-0C6C1DFA737D.jpeg 0F28CCD9-8607-4047-AA1A-DF8B3492F1E8.jpeg
  10. Hawk_Uk PlanetFigure Supporter


    Well this did not stay in the grey army very long did it Neal. Glad to see you making good progress as always I shall look forward to seeing the completed figure

    If anyone is interested the set is still available just PM for more details, at the moment we are only selling them as pair.

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  11. misfit151 A Fixture

    Super progress Neal...well done...(y). Mike
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  12. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks John.
  13. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Mike, really appreciated.
  14. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

    Neal, Nicely done(y) I look forward to seeing your continued updates. Also a very attractive peace of work! Thanks for sharing your work!

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society of Atlanta
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  15. Nap A Fixture


    Please can you call a ambulance ....all I see are legs ....LOL

    Sculptor Alan Ball and now painting by Cannonball ...what more can we ask for

    Great subjects ( brought back memories of Mr Hearnes hussar )

    Would love to see the painted version from Hawk as well

    Following but don't paint too quickly ...I can't run fast enough to keep up

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  16. Ned Ricks Active Member

    Maybe it is seeing what you want to see, but great detail in "5 o'clock shadow" of the Hussar's shaved chin.
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  17. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Terry, really appreciated. Saw your threads re your interest in the Crimean War and looking for manufacturers making figures from this period. Hope you find something suitable.

  18. Cannonball A Fixture

    LOL.... Don’t worry Nap, I’ve got some more busts recently arrived, from Gordon’s offer, to tackle after this so normal service can be resumed! The instruction sheets with the kits feature several shots of the box art for reference. The sculptures by Alan Ball are super, very crisp and clean with great detail.

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  19. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Ned, very much appreciated.

  20. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Great start, following.
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