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WIP 13th Lancers At Balaklava- 120mm Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Stephen Ward, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
    I had a lot of fun making a small bust for a friend of mine in 120mm and small busts like this suit my terrible attention span ;) It's an officer of the 13th Lancers who I'll paint as a clear survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade, very worn-out looking and shell shocked. Here's what it's like so far. Still more to do on the coat and collar, plus adding buttons. More soon. Cheers, Stephen [IMG]
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  2. camo88 Member

    So far so good.
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  3. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    Nice start.

    Hendryk
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Stephen,

    This is looking really good , like what you have done so far , the facial expression looks good , is it based on any reference in particular ?

    Are you planning any weapons with him ?

    ..be interesting to see the painting of battle shocked soldier .

    Keep us posted

    Nap
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  5. Don Well-Known Member

    Wonderful piece of work Stephen. I like this one a lot. Like the idea of 120mm busts and cant wait to see it finished

    Don
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  6. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

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    England
    That is nice
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  7. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Lovely facial expression Stephen-looking forward to seeing the finished article....Keith
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  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Looks good what is the scale ?

    Ron
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  9. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Great sculpting so far.
    Ron it is 120 mm

    Marc
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  10. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
    Thanks a lot guys. Nap, it's not based on anyone in particular, but I've referenced Roger Fenton's collection of photos from the Crimean War to get details right. No weapons, just the shell jacket, officers forage cap and the 'bunny coat' which was a locally made item made with skin and fur from, you guessed it, rabbits. I'll take some SBS pics of the painting do y'all can see how I'll be working the effects into this one. Again, thanks for all the kind words about this new piece. Cheers Stephen
  11. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Hi Ron....Did you look at the Title? better get down to specsavers I'm getting worried about the measurements on those bases now:LOL::LOL:

    Keith
  12. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
  13. Christos Well-Known Member

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    Greece
    Face looks great!!
  14. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
    Decided to re-paint the face on this one. Sometimes you just have one of those bad painting days, and now I am much happier with how it turned out. It has the life the first version was missing. Let me know what you think. Cheers, Stephen
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  15. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Very natural looking face colours
    :D:oops:
  16. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice painting very natural
    and nice subject

    Ron
  17. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
    Thanks Ron. Cheers.
  18. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Looking good Ward
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  19. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Very nice - I assume you meant 13th LDs, not lancers? Superb sculpt and painting with a very 1854 feel to it....looks like an extra to Tony Richardson's film.

    Colin
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  20. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
    Thanks much Colin. You're right, should be 13th Light Dragoons, it was the 17th Lancers & 11th Hussars who rode into the valley. Appreciate the correction.

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