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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 A Fixture

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    That looks painful :eek:
  2. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    To quote cpl jones "they don't like it up em, sir"
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  3. Graham A Fixture

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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Good updates on this , starting to come together now

    Good pinning as well ...if perhaps painful

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  5. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Glad I went with blending in the tail strap to the tail ring, instead of just leaving it as it was;

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    Started painting the hooves;

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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Definately a good bit of putty working looks good with the tail in place

    Nice work on the hooves as well

    Thanks for updates ..your certainly getting there

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  7. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Wow, you are jamming on this Steve, looks great!
  8. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Got the neck drilled to take the head pin and also drilled out the mounting hole on the cannon and dry fitted the horse to see how it will fit;


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    Will need a smidgen of filler on the neck line but a bit more on the throat join, no biggies though

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    Not sure on the base yet, whether to leave as two separate pieces , join them together with some putty and if to fill in the cast texture and add my own grass and mud. Cast texture just seems a bit heavy for grass
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  9. Graham A Fixture

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    Coming to life now, this will be an impressive display. Personally, I would join the bases into one although probably a foam infill to keep the weight down with a good strong rigid plate to set them on.
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  10. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Graham, yep was thinking of some florists foam with a coat of white glue over the top and then some mud and grass added
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Good updates again , all credit to you painting and building the pieces separately , as you say not too much to fill and paint in

    Definately think the base shoukd be joined

    Look forward to more from you

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  12. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers
  13. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Started work on his pelisse and the braiding. The braiding was/is a 3 step process; first a coat of gloss black, followed by the gold and then the pelisse areas touched in with red and any mistakes, gold reapplied. I found the best way to get the gold on was to use a Army Painter Dry brush, small one, and basically 'buff' the gold onto the raised details. once all done a wash or black was made and flowed into the recesses. Still a couple of bits to tidy up, Same process for the legs.

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  14. Capt. Warren PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hey Steve. I have been out of commission for awhile. My Dad, Colonel Robert Warren USMC passed away last week so I had to make a trip to Florida for arrangements and funeral. Marines provided a terrific honors ceremony.
    So, tell me what are you using for the gold on the saddle cover and on the braid on Colonel Burthe?
  15. Capt. Warren PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I am having some pretty great results using AK True Metal, but use the brass color rather than the gold. Brass is much brighter. Buffs to a pretty nice shine!
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  16. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Sorry to hear the bad news regarding your father, I bet it was a fantastic send off ( if thats the correct phraseology)
    I use Darkstar metallic, gold braiding, royal gold and dark gold.
  17. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Lots of hard work for sure. What a beast to do. I'm still holding out for Gordon to release the 75mm version.
  18. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    That's a lots of lacework and going to look good

    Thanks for sharing the way you do the lace and colours

    Look forward to more on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cracking work Steve.
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  20. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I have been quietly getting on with painting colonel burthe, got his pelisse/domain and trousers painted. Need to do his gloves and boots. All paints are from scalecolor artist tube range.

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