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1/9 scale Lance Sergeant, Grenadier Guards, 1914

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by MCPWilk, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Here is my version of a 1/9 scale Lance Sergeant, Grenadier Guards, 1914 in the last full dress uniform before WW1. There are two different pouches modelled, and the medals are the Queen's and King's S.Africa medals, each with two bars, and the Long Service and Good Conduct medal. The figure is held together with blue tack. Assorted references were used, most notably The Thin Red Line, by the Fosten brothers:
    200mm Lance Sergeant Grenadier Guards 1914 (A).jpg

    200mm Lance Sergeant Grenadier Guards 1914 (C).jpg

    200mm Lance Sergeant Grenadier Guards 1914 (D).jpg

    200mm Lance Sergeant Grenadier Guards 1914 (E).jpg

    200mm Lance Sergeant Grenadier Guards 1914 (F).jpg
    200mm Lance Sergeant Grenadier Guards 1914 (G).jpg 200mm Lance Sergeant Grenadier Guards 1914 (H).jpg

    Happy Modelling,

    Mike
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  2. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice, that is, Mike - right up my street! Is it going to be commercial?

    (y)
  3. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    That's rather nice Mike and looks great as a big figure :) ole dad would like this so let me know when available please.
    I must say you have captured the bearskin brilliantly
    Best wishes
  4. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks. It will be going to Foxwood Figures and I will leave the fate of the figure in Terry's and Jackie's hands. Bearskins are a real pain; once I've got the shape, there's an acre of Milliput to be turned into fur with a size 15 scalpel blade! The chin scales/chain are also a pain, especially getting the rings to hang down on each side rather than down one one side and up on the other (the easier option if one piece of solder wire is used).

    Best wishes,

    Mike
  5. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Cheers Mike, will keep my eye out. As said it looks great, I agree chinscales are a pain, I did a 120mm years ago and did as you did.
    Very best wishes
  6. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Looking good. Also an easy(ish) conversion into any of the other regiments, as this remained the guard order until the 30s.

    Martin
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Mike,

    Nice detailed work on this one ..its big as well , great work on the straps as well l..and he has medals as well ...bargain.


    Got to agree about the chin scales ...how did you achieve this ?

    Good luck to Foxwood with this .

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  8. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thank you all. The chin scales are made of thin solder wire wound around a cocktail stick (so as to be narrower at the chin). I did them in two halves, each wound in the opposite direction and then flattened gently and teased apart with forceps/tweezers. The links at the chin overlap to appear continuous.

    Best wishes,

    Mike
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  9. baronband Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Great work, a very good looking figure indeed

    John
  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Looking really good
    Bob.
  11. waterloo1815 Active Member

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    United-States
    VERY NICE - looking forward to its release!! There goes my New Years resolution!! Dave
  12. prhayes68 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    A very nice looking Guards figure. I'll be on the look out for this one when Foxwood release it. At that size I'll have to buy an extra tin of red Dulux.

    Pete
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  13. Waterman Active Member

    I love it, that is right up my street. Will definatly buy one when it comes out. Keep us informed please.
  14. martin tabony Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    By the way I forgot to ask, is the idea to make both the skin and the forage cap?
  15. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Both the bearskin and forage cap have been modelled and should be available.

    Mike
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  16. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Will keep my eyes open for this beauty!
  17. Waterman Active Member

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  18. Funky50 Guest

    ???...is that code or are you having a stroke ......lol
  19. Waterman Active Member

    No that is my Grandson Jack, he has Downs Syndone, and he gets on my I pad and creates havoc, he is 13 yrs old so please ignore everything.
  20. Funky50 Guest

    Sorry Bob didn't think.....Kevin

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