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17th Lancers, Crimea 1854

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Briggsy, Feb 26, 2024.

  1. Briggsy A Fixture

    So as not to loose my painting ability whilst making the German Dragoon I have been painting another Chota Sahib figure. A little more complex than the previous ones but as always with these wonderful figures a joy to paint.

    Painted entirely in acrylics over a cellulose grey primer and mounted on a small resin plinth from Marc Day at Sovereign 2000.

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    Click on the thumb nails for a larger image.

    Cheers Simon
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  2. Tommy Atkins Well-Known Member

    Hi Simon. That's a really lovely piece and beautifully done. I like it a lot. Regards Pete
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  3. Redcap A Fixture

    Nice one Simon!

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  4. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Very nice work

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  5. Briggsy A Fixture

    Pete, Gary & Mobo, many thanks gentlemen, it was a pleasurable project as all Chota Sahib figures are, pleased you like it.

    Cheers Simon
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  6. Nap Moderator

    Hi Mr Briggsy

    Where’s this come from!! .....lovely piece of painting , a nice CS Figure particularly the facial work and the dark blue uniform

    A fine addition to your display cabinet

    Thanks for sharing ....why not support the competitions in the class of your choice as well

    Happy benchtime

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  7. Merryweather A Fixture

    oooh! stirs wonderful memories of Sid Horton's articles in Airfix Magazine back in the day- converting Airfix 54mm Hussars into 17th Lancers etc.
    I very much cut my converting teeth on those.
    Nice job, by the way...!
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  8. Briggsy A Fixture

    Ha I had to have something to do while the Magicsculpt cured, this is one I struggled with back in the day (80's) mind I had other things to occupy my time back then, Aldershot wasn't such a bad place!

    I'll pop this one in the comp, hint taken

    Cheers Simon
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  9. Briggsy A Fixture

    The good old days when the UK hobby was in it's heyday. I do love these figures and yes the Airfix, haven't done one of them since the late 80's, unfortunately it's long gone now. If I could sculpt half as well as Sid did I'd be a happy man.

    Cheers Simon
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  10. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

    Beautiful work, Simon
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  11. Oda A Fixture

    Great work indeed!

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  12. Briggsy A Fixture

    Thank you most kindly dly Melanie, it was a pleasurable paint.

    Cheers Simon
  13. Briggsy A Fixture

    Thank you Oda, I'm pleased you like it.

    Cheers Simon
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  14. NigelR A Fixture

    Lovely paint job Simon. Good idea to keep your hand in while working on another project, that's something I should try to do.
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  15. Briggsy A Fixture

    Thank you Nigel, I find if I leave it too long I have to relearn bits which is so frustrating and then there are the gaps waiting for putty to cure, so I may as well utilise the time as I can't just sit and watch TV.

    Cheers Simon
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  16. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Beautiful work Simon! :)

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  17. MalcC A Fixture

    Wow, another stunning figure, hope to see him in the flesh at the Faversham show.

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  18. Briggsy A Fixture

    Thank you Ken, nice to know I'm on the right path with my painting again.

    Cheers Simon
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  19. Briggsy A Fixture

    Many thanks Malc, not sure about this one travelling too much, I don't think there I'd enough strength left in the lance after bending so many times painting. Yes I know I should have swapped it for a brass rod, I've run out!

    Cheers Simon
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  20. Rob A Fixture

    Great result on this one, a lovely CS figure.
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