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1/9th Capt. Mercer @ Waterloo...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Larsen E. Whipsnade, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    ...by Mitches Military Models. My current project. Flash and flow marks removed all parts, legs and upper torso assembled. No significant problems. Ready for primer - I use Tamiya Grey Surface Primer.

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  2. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice looking figure
  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Lzrsen

    Nice looking figure to work on , lots of detail lacing to get right

    Do you always paint in parts rather than build up a figure?

    Have you plans for the base yet ..perhaps a cannon ? ..looking at the scale perhaps not !

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  4. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nap, thanks. The good Captain is a project. As for painting in parts, I have no hard and fast rule. The figure tells me how much to assemble before I begin. In Mercer's case I'll paint the torso and arms separately as in IMO to assemble the arms before painting would make the job of painting the lace much more difficult. I'm always very careful to ensure a good fit to minimize any gaps between parts when I paint separately. Those minor gaps that do occur are easily handled with filler and touch up paint. (Thanks to whomever invented the wet palette!) That said I always paint the little fiddly parts separately and add them after everything has been painted. They just get in the way if I add them before painting.

    I haven't decided on the base yet. You're idea of a cannon is cool and I do happen to have a real, small black powder cannon but I'm not sure the scale is appropriate or if the design of the gun is compatible with the Napoleonic era. Pics are attached. My other thought is to take a minimalist approach to emphasize the intricacy of the Captain's uniform and simply mount him on a plain wood base with no ground work but with perhaps a stack of cannon balls to represent the Royal Horse Artillery.

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  5. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Capt. Mercer, minus his helmet plume, finally sees the light of day. If you look closely at his right profile (and for those of you old enough to remember) I gave the good Capt. a scar on his right cheek a la GI Joe/Action Man - can't do much about the lifelike hair and beard- sorry about that - kung fu grip comes later.

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  6. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Somebody send for the pelisse! (sorry)

    1/9 scale Capt. Mercer, Waterloo, by Mitches Military Models. Head and pelisse completed.

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  7. Scott Sheltz Active Member

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    Blues look fabulous!
  8. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    very, very nice.
  9. IvorD New Member

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    Very impressive.
  10. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Rick

    Great update , those blues are really fgood and do like the tidy lacework

    Coming along really well now

    I merged all the threads so we can all follow the WIP easily

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  11. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Nap, and thanks to all. Much appreciated.
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  12. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    ...but still a long way to go. Lace is complete ex some minor touchup (and there was much rejoicing!) and the arms are attached. Pelisse was temporarily attached to give a more complete picture of the state of the figure. Cannon balls are .50 cal musket balls which in scale would approximate an 8 lb cannon.
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Rick

    Good update on the figure ..it's getting there ...nice to see arms !

    I moved # 4 to the original thread ...suggest you post #5 updates etc here as well ..makes it easier to follow the build

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  14. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks, Nap. Can you imagine trying to paint the lace with the arms attached?
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  15. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice, tidy work Rick. The face is very good. I think the minimalist base will work well.

    Phil
  16. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Capt. Mercer X 5 - Captain's Got a New Pair of Pants

    Captain has a new pair of pants... unfortunately for this painter they were white pants.

    White is right up there with yellow on the difficulty index as far as I'm concerned. Operating under my theory that white isn't really white, nor is it a very light grey or anything easy like that, I obtained the color with an undercoat of Game Color Elfic Flesh 72.098 (3 coats to be precise) topped off with two dry brush coats, the first of Vallejo Off White 70.820, the last, very lightly and hitting primarily the high spots, Vallejo White 70.951. Plus a spot of Vallejo Sky Grey 70.989 to create shadow here and there... and Viola!! (don't write, I know it's voila but I like viola better) there you have it...

    Larsen E. Whipsnade White.

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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi there

    Who doesn't like painting whites !! ....yours looks good , nice to see what colours ou used

    Look forward to more on the Captain

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  18. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Capt. Mercer X 6 - Just a Boy and His Cannonballs

    Mercer complete but waiting the delivery of a display base before I post the figure in the Completed Figures forum.

    For anyone possibly considering this figure the only suggestion I have is to attach the sword and sword hangers before you glue on the pelisse. I didn't and it made attaching the sword and straps more difficult than it needed to be.

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