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2nd Coldstream Guards Light coy 1815

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jimbo, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Gra at CGS military figures a while ago very kindly gave me a box with odds & sods of his kit parts and said "Here you are Jim see what you can sort out of this lot" Just like to say your an absolute gent Gra & many thanks.
    This is the first one I come up with a Sgt Coldstream Guards Light Comany 1815 and all I had to work with was a head & torso from Gras Coldstream Guard bust sculpted by Carl Reid, a French knapsack and a French musket with two hands attached, which I converted to look something like a new land pattern British musket, everything else, arms pack etc has been mostly built out of magic sculpt
    Hope you like him & happy new year to all
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Blimey guys ..what a groveller that Jimbo is eh!

    Having seen this up close ...it looks great ...really work well ....

    Now James prime and paint it ....

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    looks very good, no, a superb change. I would keep it as a french musket unless you sort out the guards behind the trigger.
    All the best

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  4. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Hi Bob
    Thanks for your comments, much appreciated mate,
    As I'm sure your aware there were several variation of the Brown Bess and I believe possibly the Light Company 2nd Coldstream Guards were issued with the latest variation just prior to Waterloo, these I "believe" had the curly trigger guard similar to the Baker rifle and were lighter and more of a fusil rather then a heavier earlier Brown Bess musket?
    Cheers
    Jim(y)

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  5. tock24 Active Member

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    Could always be an American from the War of 1812? Copies of Charleville musket were used by the Infantry. Remove Coldstream Insignia and you have a combatant from Lundys Lane or Chryslers Farm
    Ian
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  6. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Interesting to see what you came up with. Looks very good .

    Cheers

    Huw
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  7. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Thanks guys, much appreciated
    Cheers(y)
    Jim
  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Managed to find this Jim , might help. It just looked odd thats all. Bloody good work though.
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Bob ,

    Where's the picture from its an interesting find

    Nap
  10. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Thanks Bob much appreciated, I might just nick that extra bit of trigger guard off.
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
  11. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I have been give the bust of the Coldstream gaurd for a Christmas present, fantastic, first bust I've had and must admit I'm impressed.

    Shame this is not on offer as I'm sure by putting the two together would be just a brilliant set piece,

    Any chance ?
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  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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  13. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That is bloody great Jim,love what youv'e done with this,I'm going to be doing another bust conversion but not until later in the new year,a Prussian infantryman at Waterloo (Plancenoit)
    Great work again mate (y)
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  15. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Thanks Malc,Bob & Smudger,
    Really glad you like the way he has turned out
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
  16. peedee A Fixture

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    Jim that's a 'Cor blimey guv'nor' from me.

    He's a right 'andsome piece.

    Welldone mate.

    Paul.
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  17. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Too much Mary Poppins recently??? ;-)
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  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's a Dick Van Dyke moment, think you ought to change your avatar.
    regards
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  19. arj A Fixture

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    Hi Jim,
    You certainly have a way of making a few scraps look very good indeed.
    I'm no authority on the musket, but the following link indicates that it was probably in use at Waterloo:-
    http://www.militaryheritage.com/musket18.htm

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  20. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Cor Blimey!...Thanks Paul & Andrew, I appreciate your kind comments(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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