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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. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Absolutely :ROFLMAO:
  2. grasshopper A Fixture

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    Yeah, but at the time it didn’t seem so bad..no worse than those original airfix 1/72 kits in little bags..the RE8 especially..at least they were cheap...this kit is a pricy lump by any measure..
  3. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Sorry,
    Using vallejo plastic putty. Used it for plastic models. With resin it can be put into gaps and then smoothed with a wet brush. Plus no smelly odours such as Tamiya's headache inducing putty, even if used in a wind tunnel !
  4. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    And heavy as well.

    Oh those were the days. My dad used to work away a lot, weeks at a time so would always bring me a model back. Once it was matchbox 1/32 puma. Fuselage sides were out of alignment and warped and the front glazing was about 3mm to wide and to compound matters it came with a huge tube of UHU glue !
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  5. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Jack daniels for me, not fussy; plain, apple or Honey varieties, all treated with the same reverence. Wet sanded the resin, as the dremel just ends up chucking dust and bits everywhere.

    Whats your malt of choice?
  6. grasshopper A Fixture

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    Bourbon is good...sippin whisky...and you are sure earning it
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  7. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A quick trip to Wickes and got a 41mm x 900mm Spindle and some 6mm Dowel.
    Quick cut up in the Mitre box and drilled a hole for the spindle. Another hole drilled into the horse and ready for painting.
    Head has had a hole drilled in for a dowel peg.

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  8. Slowpainter Member

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    Wow, this is going to be a labor of love. Best wishes! One of the fun things about this hobby is that you learn a great deal when trying a new scale or genre.
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  9. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Primed and ready for the airbrush at the weekend;

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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Nice bit of priming there , bringing it all together nicely

    Look forward to the weekend airbrushing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  11. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Spent a few enjoyable hours (need to get out more :(:)) over the last week cleaning up all the bits and bobs, now in their storage box, they dont look so daunting to assemble;

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  12. Nap A Fixture

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    Now that's impressive organisation there Steve

    Good idea so no parts are list

    Following

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  13. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Got the horse into the spraying room (otherwise known as the Utility room ). Used Vallejo Model air, which last time out were a disaster as no matter what PSI setting, dilution ration nothing would come out of the airbrush, so i had a look on YouTube and found this video, which was a godsend and explained about adding a nut to the bottle BUT only shake the bottle as if you were ringing one of those bell they used to have in hotels, from side to side and in a circular motion until you could quite easily here the ball bearing rolling around.. I ordered some 3mm ball bearings from Amazon on Saturday and Sunday mid morning they arrived, so were duly added (2) into the bottles and followed the tip and voila, sprayed beautifully straight from the bottle. only had one clogged tip during the whole 30 mins of spraying so was well pleased;

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    First Coat 71.047 Grey, all over the body;

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    Second coat 71.119 White Grey, starting to build up the overall colour, denser sprayed onto higher areas, muscle tones;

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    Third Coat 71.001 White, this was first painted as random patches on the flanks and front areas;

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    and then the same colour was misted over the whole horse, slowly building up the colour;

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    Next is to start adding darker colours to the lower areas of the legs and also to bring the head to life;

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  14. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice work with the airbrush. Starting to come to life Steve
  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Nice to see some colour going on the horse , you certainly know airbrushing ...to me a whole minefield of spraying the walls ...lol

    If I may what's the AK picture is it a mask for shapes on the horse

    Thanks for update

    Look forward to seeing what you do next on the horse ...it's going to look great

    Happy airbrushing

    Nap
  16. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks, Yep the AK is a mask for applying random shapes, I used to use it for 'black basing' aircraft and tanks; A technique where you paint the model black then using the mask spray on a lighter tone, white or the eventual top colour, which creates random patterns, when the top coat is misted in it breaks up the uniformity of a single colour. This one is like a vinyl material so you can bend it around curves.
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  17. Cannonball A Fixture

    Horse is looking great now Steve with some colour on it. All the hard prep work has obviously been rewarded. Looking forward to the next steps.

    Neal
  18. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thankyou very much
  19. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Having managed to find a large image of the original painting by Edouard Detaille on which the model is based, it appears that one of the bridle straps is a reddish brown colour. The Tassels look like a greyish colour, you can clearly see a comparison between the black leather strap and the Tassel, which doesn't seem to have anything to so with light been reflected of them ?

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  20. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    I am liking your research on this ...look forward to seeing the detaiks painted

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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