WIP 45th Rattray's Sikhs, NWF, 1879

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by valiant, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi guys,

    After a few false starts, finally some solid progress on this 120mm vignette. Depicting an action on the NWF by this regiment, it will feature a sepoy and native officer, sculpted in Milliput over a wire armature and based on contemporary photos. Still a very long way to go, but pleased, so far!

    Thanks for looking,

    Steve(y)


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  2. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, Steve. Like the amount of detail you’ve put into the pants & puttees on both so far, should look great under paint.

    KTF/KOKO!
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  3. valiant A Fixture

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    cheers Chris - they wore baggy zouave style trousers, so Ive tried to get the "full" look!!(y) KTF!
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Very nice subject and plenty of material in those trousers

    Whst references are you working from ?

    Following this

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
  5. valiant A Fixture

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    these, Kev - plus other bits and pieces of text....(y) 3959082a9cb31ceb9ab1a8487rsb4163947.jpg rsa.jpg
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  6. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    A bit surprised to see them still carrying rifle-muskets in 1879-80, Steve. I know the Enfield was a pretty rugged weapon, but thought it had been well overtaken by breech-loaders by then. Every day’s a school day though.....

    Had a nice minty copy of Party Time Man by the Futures arrive today.......looking forward to playing it later, KTF!
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  7. valiant A Fixture

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    Cheers Chris - they are Snider conversions of the Enfield. The Indian Army post-mutiny were only ever armed with the obsolete pattern rifle, once the British Army had received new issues. This practice lasted up until the First World War.

    Top tune that, Chris - enjoy!! KOKO!!(y)
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    KOKO .....KTF.......KFC.......WTF ??????

    Interesting details on the weapons

    Nap
  9. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    KTF & KOKO are phrases only known to those who are aficionados of the secret underground world of Northern Soul, & once you’re in it you can never leave........
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  10. valiant A Fixture

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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    Aha...I see now ...more of a BOC aficionado myself

    Happy benchtime and KTF

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  12. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi guys. Just some progress pics, so far. Turbans added and some work on the officers kurta. Still much to do, scale 120mm.

    Thanks for looking(y)

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  13. Mookie Active Member

    Nicely done Gungadin.Carry on Carruthers.
    Rich
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  14. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Loving this WIP , great folds on the turbans and a good shaping start on the distinctive footwear

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  15. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I do like secret societies..... means I can stay ignorant..we need more of them.

    Loving the subject, paint will be fantastic.
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  16. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    Loving the way you do puttees Steve, just like the real deal. Can’t wait to see these two finished & under paint!

    BTW, do you follow Passion & The Veins on YouTube? Great tunes, great dancers & they’re from your part of the world too....

    KTF/KOKO
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  17. valiant A Fixture

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    cheers Chris - couldnt think of any other way of doing convincing puttees. A lot you see on figures look like coil springs and are way overdone, IMO. If you look at contemporary photos, they are much smoother wound....

    Ill look up Passion and the Veins later - can feel a man-cave session coming on...!! KOKO(y)
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  18. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    They were always meant to be wound tight to support the ankles - I’ve worn a few pairs myself! One old soldier’s trick I learned quickly was to cut half the tape off so you could put them on faster & in the dark if necessary, I could never figure out why the Japanese used to do that criss-cross thing with the tapes on theirs - they must have taken ages to fasten up.

    You won’t regret looking up Passion & The Veins - 2 fine-looking ladies, they’re great dancers & their vids always feature some of the rarer tracks. They’re also known as Northern Soul in the Garden - look out for their Bill & Ben video!

    KTF & KOKO......
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  19. valiant A Fixture

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    cheers Chris - some of the Indian Army units had fancy ways of strapping their puttees - luckily, these guys didnt!!

    Ill check Passion and the Veins out - my lad is into NS, too and he knows one of the girls, it turns out!! KTF!!(y)
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  20. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    That proves something which I've thought for years - we're all connected in some way, & what better way to be connected than through Northern Soul!
    Outstanding(y):);)
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