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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. Richard Baxter A Fixture

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    Scotland
    It's so difficult to tell with any certainty. My inclination would be that everything is in blackened leather, with metal ornaments in silver. Black leather will take on a reddish brown tinge with wear, but given that this harness is based on a Mameluke or Arabian design, the use of reddish Moroccan leather could well be possible (see the cross-belt for the ammo pouch, for example). The fringes certainly look grey but I think this is just by virtue of the highlights used by the artist. They could, of course, by silver wire, although I've never seen this myself Your call based on best guess and the views of the PF community!.
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  2. NeilW A Fixture

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    I reckon the harness and fringes are all black (see the last discussion ref this... where I became convinced it was black).

    The original is here (note colour variations in their versions) and this allows zooming in (though not always on the precise area you want).

    For similar style harnesses, Roussselot, Fort (No 2&3), Bucquoy, Conrad, Jouineu/Martinet all seem to favour black as well.
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  3. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Think your right, remember now looking at Steve's thread and the general consensus seems to be they are in black, plus on Neal's Thread ; NealW posted this picture of a similar harness arrangement;

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  4. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    started work on the head;

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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Steve

    Now we are talking , how are you painting the black leather ?

    Might be picture but in number 2 whstsoever the line showing on the lower neck ?

    Think there's a cavity in the lower tooth !

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  6. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Damm it- Casting Line :mad: , going to have get rid off that carefully and re-spray that part. good job i hadn't glued on any of the head decorations. :)
    Vallejo .950 which is supposed to be gloss black, according to the paint list, but isn't. The highlights are Dark grey and then followed by a coat of Vallejo Gloss varnish (n)
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  7. Capt. Warren PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I am a few weeks behind you Steve, but that allows me to follow along and take advantage of your progress, techniques and colors. (y) I am still in the prep phase, almost ready for priming. I think I will resort to your method of handling the horse. I think I can get a dowel in the same place you did. Because the horse figure is so large, I cross pinned the torso and head with some sturdy brass rod.
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  8. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    LOL :)

    I found it easier to paint the head seperatly as it has more details to paint. The Dark blue (Vallejo Air) for the saddle cover has arrived, so hopefully get that sprayed at the weekend, and re-spray the front of the horse now i have removed the casting line:mad:



    Good idea with the rod for the head. And look forward to seeing your build on here soon.
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  9. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Casting/ mould line removed and the damaged paint work re sprayed. Used panzer putty to outline the saddle and then wrapped the rest of the horse in clingfilm and sprayed the dark blur, in various layers and shades of prussian blue. Will need more highlights and shadows adding.

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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Steve

    Certainly skilled with the airbrush .....I would be worried about making sure I'd clingfilmed properly ! .....you've done a good job on yours

    Thanks for updates

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  11. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Started to bring the saddle cover to life, still more bits to paint;



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  12. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    These large mounted figures certainly have presence. Good luck with painting the horse. It is very easy to over shadow greys that are essentially white in the larger scales. Bizarrely dapples are easier.

    Mike
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Steve

    Now we are talking as you say coming to life

    Will you shadow and high the gold work ?

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  14. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Highlights and shadows added to the gold braiding.
    Leather saddle straps have been weathered and had a gloss varnish followed by a matt varnish in places.
    Red piping has been started.
    The circled area will need rebuilding.
    Once the piping has been highlighted and missing bit added I think the next thing will be sorting out the hooves and painting the knees.
    Still having great fun with this one.

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  15. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Attached the head ware;
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    Will need a bit of filler to join the two pieces circled in red together, same on both sides of the head
  16. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Steve

    Great updates on this ...the piece is really starting to come together now and is going to be impressive to say the least

    Thanks for the pics

    Have fun with those brushes

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  17. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Ta, it does look impressive in the flesh
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  18. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Painted up the Horse's Bit (both side) and attached to the head;
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    decided to open up part of the ring;
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    so the rein appears attached, instead of just gluing the reign onto the outside of the ring, think it looks a lot better this way
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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Steve

    Nice one Steve , the reins look like they are attached properly

    Will you add the "bit" in the mouth ?

    Another good update on the horse .....,certainly coming together now

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  20. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Amazing work Steve! Coming along nicely. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken

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