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Completed 44th rgt ft - Waterloo 1815

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I decided to have a break from planet figure back in march,after 9 months away,ive deided to come back and share some of the stuff ive been up to,i thought id post up this little conversion ive done with a pegaso bust depicting a drummer boy from the penninsular war 1812.
    As i have a big interest in the waterloo campaign i thought id change and add a few things to bring him up to spec.
    The changes i have made from the original bust is to convert the original headress to the shako type of the time,the plume was moved to the side and new cockade added,cords have not been added as these were sometimes absent on campaign.
    the normal shako plate was left off and i added the regimental number instead,i prefered this to the normal plate you see i most images.
    drumstick holders were added to the drum belt and a drum was scratcbuilt out of plastic-card and lead wire.
    the shoulder wings were changed and converted to the 1815 pattern.
    All these changes have been made with references taken from the excellent book by C.E.Franklyn - British Napoleonic Uniforms.
    i hope the members enjoy the photos
    many thanks Smudger

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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

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    That's a stunning bit of work Smudger :D (And welcome back by the way)

    i love all those little changes that personalise a figure and add accuracy and they blend seamlessly with the original sculpt
    Top job
    Paul
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  3. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    many thanks paul for your kind coments
  4. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Wow, the brilliant yellow tones are awesome Smudger, beautiful work all over!
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  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks for those kind coments steve
  6. housecarl A Fixture

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    Superb mate.
    So glad that you've returned, at least you're still wetting brushes.(y)
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  7. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    thanks carl,hope youre keping well mate
  8. misfit151 A Fixture

    A lovely piece of work Brian...and the alterations are first class....glad to see you back at the bench....keep it going....all the best Mike..(y)
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  9. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Superb work as always Brian, l love the way you add a unique slant to everything you do, your pieces always seem to look as if they have jumped out of the pages of unseen waterloo. The genuine campaign look.

    Good to see you back mate hope Xmas has been enjoyable and look forward to meeting up somewhere in 2021.

    Keith.
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  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    thank you mike for your kind words
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    hi keith,thanks for those lovely coments,xmas hasnt been as good as i hoped,my dad is in hospital since early december and also has early signs of dementia,my mum hasnt been great either,ive always been close to my parents,and it hurts now theyre into the last stages of life,still painting when i can is taking my mind a little off things.
    hope youre keeping well mate and youre family,ive missed the shows and seeing old friends,i just dont know when all this is going to end,dosent seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel sadly
    take care mate
  12. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Sorry to hear about the family problems Brian l know you are extremely close to your mum and dad. Let's hope 2021 proves to be a better year for us all. The hobby is a great way to switch off from the drama's of everyday life mate.

    I think things will start to turn round mid year, perhaps there will be 2/3 shows to visit in the 2nd half.

    Take care Brian.

    Keith
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  13. DEL A Fixture

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    There you go mate. Instantly recognisable as your work.
    Superbly realistic, a fine job on the never easy yellow.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  14. Gooner Mike Active Member

    Work of art just beautiful
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  15. samson Well-Known Member

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    Looking good
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  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hope so mate
  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanksdel,hope you had a good Xmas mate
  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you mike for your kind words
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks my friend
  20. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    First rate work.

    Mike
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