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200mm French Line Lancer Bust (My first)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by DioramaArt, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. DioramaArt Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Starting my first ever Bust,

    Slightly out my comfort zone with this one. The 200mm French Line Lancer by CGS military figures. Minimal cleanup of the resin required, a temporary rod (brass on order) to locate to the wood base, made by my uncle on his lathe.

    To better see the detail I have started off with a light wash of Tamiya matt Black. The colours will be Green/scarlet from the 1er Régiment des chevaux-légers. Polish Lancers incorporated into Napoleons grande army.
    The Saber blade is white metal sanded then polished with solvo auto sol, seems to have come up a treat.


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  2. misfit151 A Fixture

    Hi.....its a cracking start on a cracking bust.....thoroughly enjoyed painting mine a few months ago.....well done...looking forward to your progress...(y)
    Mike
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  3. DioramaArt Active Member

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    Excellent Mike, did you post your Bust and progress on PF?

    I would like to see what you did with yours.

    Many thanks in advance. :D
  4. misfit151 A Fixture

    Hello again....yes I posted pics of a more recent release from CGS...the line lancer with lance..and also included previous pics of the officer...if you go to page 3 of vbench..and scroll down to a post called "Torn colours" you will see it there....good luck...;)....Mike
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  5. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    I like what you have done with the polishing on the saber. Look forward to following this.
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  6. DioramaArt Active Member

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    Thanks Mike, love your collection of Busts under the "Torn colours" title. Hope My Line Lancer comes out half as good.
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  7. DioramaArt Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Mike Re the Saber, someone recommended polishing the white metal rather than painting so I used this paste, seems to work really well.


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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Marcus

    Great choice of subject and company to buy from as well

    Following this with interest .....bet it won't be your last bust !

    Nap
  9. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Switzerland
    Great start on this wonderful bust and thanks for sharing the tip about Autosol.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  10. DioramaArt Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Nap, I have another Bust from CGS to do, it’s more complex than this sculpt so thought I would try the easier of the two first.
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  11. DioramaArt Active Member

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    Thank you Huw :D
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Great start!
    I like what you did with the polishing on the saber, looking forward to see the next step.
    Regards
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  13. DioramaArt Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thank you MarquisMini :D
  14. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    Damn! That blade looks scarily real. Looking forward to seeing this painted.

    Jeff
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  15. DioramaArt Active Member

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    Thank you Jeff, I hope I don't mess the rest of it up, gulp! :D
  16. phil_h A Fixture

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    United-States
    As mentioned, a great start, with an amazing looking blade (y)
    Phil
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  17. DioramaArt Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks again Phil :D
  18. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice start.
    White metal always looks better polished in the raw, and your work has achieved an excellent reflection.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  19. santi fernandez Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Incredible the polishing of the metal and the beginning, I think it will be the first of many busts.(y)
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  20. DioramaArt Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Santi, I can’t recommend CGS enough, excellent customer service and top quality molding.

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