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1/10th vive lempereur, col-burthe 4th hussars

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Steve Brodie, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. grasshopper A Fixture

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    I may buy shares in whoever is your putty supplier!..sometimes tho the chore becomes an obsession to wrestle the minds eye piece out ..or just have a good stiff drink afterwards..you will have earned it!
  2. Capt. Warren PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I opt for a good stiff drink or two in any case!!:)
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  3. grasshopper A Fixture

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    These days it’s necessary medicine.
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  4. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Always a problem with resin horses and I really do not like doing the prep work. What kind of putty do you use. I use Magic Sculpt.
  5. grasshopper A Fixture

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    I prefer scotch or bourbon
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  6. clrsgt A Fixture

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    I'm a Scotch man myself. Enough of it may make my tongue a little thick, but it doesn't do much for the horse.
  7. yellowcat A Fixture

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    I hope you are wearing a respirator when dry sanding resin kit. The casting of your horse looks terrible especially the offset mold lines plus all the casting issues. You paid good money for it and you should not have to fix all these problems. I also build 1/6 to 1/4 scale resin kits and I seldom have these kind of problems. You should ask for a replacement.

    Felix
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  8. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    The best laid schemes o' mice an' men

    20 Minutes with the dremel sorted out the misalignment and steps of the horse quarters and also sanded out some of the filler ridges. The front and rear half's looked a lot better when i put them together, but still a gap, not canyon size anymore, on the underside, so decided to join them together,

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    Rear half needs a bit of polishing.

    Its a superb piece of resin and looks even more impressive with the head (needs sanding underneath to remove pour plugs) and riders legs on.

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    Now need to find a sizeable handle to attach it to, so i think a trip to Wickes to get a stair spindle and cut down to make a handle and drill in a piece of dowel and into the base of the horse;

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  9. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Glad its not just me. When i showed my wife she said send it back for that amount it should fit perfectly, bless.
  10. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Really good SBS here showing any potential work that could be required when building the pieces

    Lot of sanding and smoothing to do looking at the pics but it's together at least

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  11. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

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    You guys that take these big scale figures on have the hearts of lions, lots of prep, painting and the need for detail, never mind the issues caused by casting, it certainly becomes a commitment seeing them through to completion, not for the faint hearted like me but really interesting to watch.
    TERRY
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  12. Richard Baxter A Fixture

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    She has a point.
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  13. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    It appears its not just a bad copy , to late now as cut glued and putty applied
  14. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    and Voila - together . I do take peoples points about the casting for the money, but even RP's elephant wasnt the best casting - again big lumps of resin, dont know what the answer is, maybe cast in smaller chunks with better 'click and play', but that would drive the price up. Something new for me working this size and sanding (lots) putty (lots), but the main thing is done now, gonna need some putty and blending of the horses head but at least 'Burthe' has his legs joined and torso attached, and hopefully will look okay once done;

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    Had a bit of paint left on the brush so just had some fun finding the shadow lines :)
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  15. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    And arent they always right as well :mad:;):)
  16. Capt. Warren PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I like doing the large scale figures. These old eyes like it too, especially when painting and sipping single malt. However, there is going to come a time when these old arms aren't going to be able to lift these big figures (no matter how much single malt). So far, I have been successful in keeping the brush out of the scotch and not drinking the brush cleaning water! Oh, and yes. I do use a respirator when dry sanding resin! I forgot to mention that in my post and appreciate the comment.
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  17. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I know painters may aspire to a perfect casting but anyone coming from a modelling background of a few years ago will feel quite at home trying to get things to fit. People who don’t mind a bit of sanding and filling may moan about it but they will always have that little smile of satisfaction when they finally achieve a good seamless fit from something a little challenging.
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  18. Cannonball A Fixture

    Coming together now Steve and I’m sure you’ll reap the rewards of all this filling and sanding once the paint gets flowing. Looking forward to seeing this progress.

    Neal
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  19. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Think this is bad,Try building any monogram / revell 1/48 aircraft kit from the 80's for fit issues. Lol
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  20. Richard Baxter A Fixture

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    I couldn't possibly comment.
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