WIP 45th Rattray's Sikhs, NWF, 1879

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

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    cheers Chris. Glad you like em! Top tune again there mate..! Bags and tanktop back in the wardrobe, too...!!(y)
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  2. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi guys - final pics prior to priming. Small base made from foamboard, covered with Milliput, with small stones and cat litter for the rocks. All sealed with thinned PVA.

    Thanks for looking(y) s1.jpg s2.jpg s3.jpg s4.jpg s5.jpg s6.jpg s7.jpg
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  3. valiant A Fixture

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    I have another photo and a description of the action depicted, taken from the Osprey book, " Indian Infantry Regiments 1860 - 1914" The description of the action is what prompted me to make the vignette(y)

    rattrays sikhs.jpg rs.jpg
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  4. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    That is an absolute stunner Steve - even more so because you've sculpted the piece entirely from scratch. I bow to your skills, brilliant work.
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  5. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks Chris - Ive enjoyed working on it and a big thank you has to go out to Ross at MMM who is going to make it commercial! (y)
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  6. Cannonball A Fixture

    This has turned out great Steve. The two figures work really well together and a great little vignette. Looking forward to seeing these painted up.

    Neal
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  7. valiant A Fixture

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    Whilst researching these figures, I have looked long and hard at the two contemporary photos and I feel that the two pouches on the equipment appear to be brown leather, rather than black...? Especially in the first photo, if you look closely, the expense pouch (the one that hangs on the right) seem to be dull and scuffed. The thing that makes me come to this conclusion is that much of the Indian army equipment was locally made, especially pouches, valises and haversacks, consequently, many of the other regiments of Guides and the Frontier Force had brown pouches, not black. The illustration in the first pic is the one that appears in the Osprey book and shows regulation black pouches. I think I shall opt for dark brown/scuffed when it come to paint!! Another thing which is a little confusing on the Osprey pic is that the turban appears to be white. In reality, it should be a light grey/blue and some clearly have a pattern on the right hand side and others are plain...!!(y)
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  8. 1969 A Fixture

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    Nice finish on this project mate, turned out very nicely.
    Cheers
    Steve
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  9. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks Steve! Thinking about the next thing to do now....!!(y)
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  10. elanlane13 A Fixture

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    Great work Steve, the pair go together very well.
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  11. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks Rob!
  12. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Top sculpting there , woukd certainly make a nice vignette release

    Hope we see a painted version if not commercial

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  13. Borek A Fixture

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    Fantastic work Steve, great result on both.

    Cheers Borek
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  14. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks for the positive comments, guys. This will be commercial in due course, via MMM, so stay tuned!!(y)
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Congratulations Steve ..good news for those that like legs

    Nice rocky outcrop as a base as well

    Happy sculpting

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  16. oierlings Member

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    Looking forward to get mine
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  17. Cannonball A Fixture

    Saw the news that MMM we’re releasing this on their Facebook page - great result. Look forward to getting a copy.

    Neal
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    A good result for all concerned

    Look forward to seeing your version

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. oierlings Member

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    Postman made me happy today C4A848D9-79CC-469C-8563-E64B238EF450.jpeg
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  20. Cannonball A Fixture

    Bet you’re a happy bunny oierlings. Hadn’t realised this was available yet- haven’t seen it on Mitches site. Think I need to message Mitches and get one of these.

    Neal
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