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1/6th Naked Army WW1 Aust. Mounted Field Artillery Trooper

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi guys

    I can't wait to show you what's just arrived today. It's Naked Army's 315mm (1/6th scale) Australian Mounted Field Artillery Trooper, 1918.

    These first pics show the raw figure kit as it comes out of the box. It is cast in white polyresin, and as always is superbly sculpted. The only assembly required is glueing the right arm into the shoulder recess and the helmet onto his knapsack. The figure is holding an apple in his right hand, presumably to feed one of the horses in his gun team.

    There is virtually no clean up required and the polyresin has enough texture that the figure doesn't require priming. I intend to paint him in acrylics, and use oils over acrylics on the flesh areas and on the leather riding gaiters.

    I'll do an SBS and post new pics when I complete each stage of the painting process.


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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    That is a beautiful looking figure. The attention to detail is amazing, for example the stitching on the cuff.
    Looking forward to seeing this getting painted up.

  3. tefaet Active Member

    Nice work very well details face etc I like too much.
    Regards Jose Luis
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Roger, Jose Luis,

    I'm glad you like him. I'm totally addicted to these Naked Army figures now (this will be my fourth) and I have plans to do many more. Hopefully I can encourage a few of my fellow Planeteers to have a go at one. They are truely amazing works of art.

  5. billyturnip A Fixture

    Tony is there a Naked Army website? I just Googled it and......well have a look yourself:D
  6. billyturnip A Fixture

  7. John Belcher A Fixture

    Hi Tony,what a great figure.Sculpting is fantastic.I look forward to your painting.
    Kind regards John:)
  8. T50 A Fixture

    Awesome sculpting and casting!!!! Look at the natural wrinkles
    and folds!!!
  9. slaj Well-Known Member

    Oh man that is some awesome sculpting. Thanks for sharing

    Stephen Mallia
  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    Roger, John, T50 and Stephen,

    Thanks for your comments guys. I agree that the sculpting on these figures is awesome. My rough pics don't really do them justice - they are so much more impressive up close.

    I stayed up late last night and painted the first two coats of acrylic on the flesh areas (Vallejo Orange Brown).

    My wife and kids are going to stay with my brother in law until the weekend, so with these distractions out of the house, I should make some good progress on this figure over the next few days.

  11. PHIL WALDEN Member

    WW1 Aust. Mounted

    Morning Tony,....
    mate a lot can be done with this bloke, and yes I took to him with a saw and hammer, and he is now a member of the Lighthorse...new head,new arms, and a lot of etc's. he has ended up laughing and is about to shake hands with some other person.....as soon as I'm able I will post a couple of photos...

    I will watch your progress as you paint your wee man.....

  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    G'day bro,

    I've resisted the urge to modify my Naked Army figures so far (although it is tempting). I have a mate whose Great Grandfather served in the AIF Field Artillery in France, and I was thinking of giving this figure to him when I'm finished. I can't wait to see what you've done with your figure. I'm looking forward to seeing the pics.

  13. dinovision79 Active Member

    Hi Tony,

    another great looking figure, the pose is right on the spot again looking forward to see the progress!

  14. Mark S Guest

    Beautiful figure,Tony.
    I look forward to seeing you bring out the best in it.
    Could you also explain how starting a new figure gets the wife and kids outta the house cos I'm obviously doing something wrong.
  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi Mark

    They probably realised that I would be locked in my hobby room for the next couple of days anyay, and decided to go to the beach instead. Thanks for your comments mate.

  16. Dan Morton A Fixture


    All the best,
  17. vergilius New Member

    looks really good but far too big for me
  18. tonydawe A Fixture


    Hi guys

    After a solid 4 hour session tonight I've undercoated the tunic, trousers, undershirt and flesh areas in Vallejo acrylics.

    Its so hot in Perth at the moment that the paint is drying in the bottle and clogging the neck. I squeezed too hard when trying to pour the English Uniform colour out and the contents of the bottle exploded all over me and my hobby room.:eek: :eek: I've just spent the last hour trying to wipe down the walls and clean up all the paint on my workbench. Does this mean I qualify for a Purple Heart?:D

    I'll keep you posted on my progress and provide some details on paint colours etc when the undercoating is complete.


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  19. billyturnip A Fixture


    They must've known you were going to squirt paint all over it aswell:D

  20. eissteban Active Member

    hi Tony
    superb fig
    i'm sure you'll do a great work on it, we supervise you :D
    for me the start is fine.


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