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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

    Thanks Bob.
  2. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    looking real nice Neal! Can't wait to see more. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  3. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Ken.
  4. Paul N Active Member

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    Looking great.
    I've just finished making it too, and intend to enter into the BMSS Annuals at the end of the month.
    One point to look out for Neal is to remember to add cap lines to the rear of the busby and the end of the lines going around the neck - I almost forgot to add them!
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  5. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks for the info Paul and thanks for looking in. Hope you enjoyed the kit as much as I am doing. I’ve managed to get a bit further on with the gunner and the horse so I’ll post some more pics shortly. Good luck at BMSS.

    Neal.
  6. Cannonball A Fixture

    As mentioned above, I’ve managed to do some more work on the gunner and the horse. I’ve put on the main greatcoat colour in oils and worked in some shades/highs. The collar still needs finishing in oils and the boots. I’ve worked on the harnessing, sheepskin schabraque and started some detailing around the hooves and fetlock area and put the iris and pupil in. I might give the eye a coat of gloss varnish when dry to give it that sheen. Not much progress on the hussar other than basecoating the dolman in acrylic and painting the busby in oils. I’d undercoated this in black thinking the busby was black but some research suggested they were in fact brown fur so brown it is. 6CDF3C3B-875E-4561-AF4F-A1D8C95CEDDA.jpeg 237317EF-AEA3-491D-A037-BF046A44110C.jpeg EC84D8C8-6153-4843-9E67-8BDE7FEA66EF.jpeg 794D76BC-BD0D-42DB-AE0C-19769CB1378F.jpeg E76B38A6-17E4-4CFC-A2A8-4D0B6AADFDB7.jpeg 7C878E15-5921-4641-B530-00526BC0897F.jpeg D74EDD03-D5F2-4355-8AFF-FD8080E402E6.jpeg 1E8049F8-7DF3-4307-A10E-2C16D82A99DB.jpeg C9F1D86C-EC77-4D13-B0D0-0BEE3FAF3B44.jpeg 276B8296-4362-4538-B456-0205A83793E7.jpeg
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  7. Hawk_Uk PlanetFigure Supporter

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    The Gunner is coming along very nicely as usual such natural colours.

    With the horse may I suggest adding a little white to its eyes at it would be scared/startled. the gloss will add life too..

    Keep up the good work.
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  8. Cannonball A Fixture

    Hi John, thanks for that. I’ve set the iris back and there is some white of the eyeball showing and some white catchlight in the pupil. It might be that it’s not showing up that well in the photos possibly due to the lighting.

    Neal.
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  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Some beautiful work here on a very difficult piece
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  10. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Brian, really appreciated.
  11. arj A Fixture

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    Nice work so far Neal.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  12. Cannonball A Fixture

    Many thanks Andrew.
  13. Cannonball A Fixture

    Progress has slowed a bit on this. I wasn’t happy with my first go at the crimson breeches and as a result went back over them. The hussar is starting to come together now but still a bit of tidying up to do on the lace of his dolman and the sword belt. Scabbard and sabretache still need doing and sword knot needs a coat of oils. As for the gunner I’ve added his sword but need to shade/highlight this and sort the straps out and then highlight the weight and paint the sponge on the ramrod. I’ve taken a couple of pics of the two figures together just to give an idea of the interaction. CBC9755D-6441-4724-9CC7-E2FEA6D10878.jpeg 69B357AA-B8C8-4D2A-9A4D-2815EBA23E18.jpeg E9A0845E-9846-4CF2-9F7D-CF37E07F1130.jpeg D718027B-8E8F-459E-86D3-B9A87155F7A2.jpeg 5C1E6462-FD1C-4688-BCFF-58BEABDC07F6.jpeg 74C711AE-8BAD-4ED1-BA4B-D81094046A78.jpeg
  14. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Neal

    Like the way he horse has been done ......both are coming on very nicely as Brian say a diffcult piece ....they work well together ....

    But my money is on the hussar !


    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  15. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Nap. Happy with the way it’s progressing, like you say they do work well together.

    Neal.
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  16. Hawk_Uk PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Progress might be slow Neil but the results are well worth it. Keep going as it is coming along nicely I particularly like the horse.

    As a side note you can always turn the gunner by 90 degrees so instead of pushing at the Hussar he is about to receive the saber blow on the plunger..

    Regards
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  17. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks for the comments John, really appreciated. I’m waiting on a base arriving but have tried a bit of “mocking up”on a piece of paper roughly the size of the base to try slight variations on the positioning.

    Neal
  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent work,, superb painting. I seem to have missed a bit on this but now caught up.
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  19. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks very much Bob, or is it Lord Bob’s?

    Neal
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  20. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    No, just Bob's I dropped the title a few years back:ROFLMAO:
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