4th line lancer from Eugene Leliepvre

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ivopreda, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    new project... not a superior officer but a simple line lancer ...

    start is a painting from Eugene Leliepvre found on a cover of Campaign magazine depicting a Line lancer watching around in alert
    leliepvre.jpg

    beautiful painting and very evocative ...

    I started form an Historex horse because the position and because a little longer legs compared with MM range
    4° lanceri di linea (1).jpg

    After a long job with putty to close the cut I made the saddle ( sheepskin) in different steps. for the front part I took pieces from mounted hussar kit, they are of the same shape as requested .
    the rider is the Metal Modeles lancer cutted at the hips level and turned to left side to match the painting

    4° lanceri di linea (9).JPG 4° lanceri di linea (5).JPG

    follow
  2. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    As ever Ivo another beautiful interpretation of an iconic subject. Fascinating to see your conversion work in progress. I see you replaced the Historex horses face and hooves - where did you get these parts from?
    I look forward to seeing more.

    Cheers
    Mat
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Watching as I love the period, great start.
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  4. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    Always a joy to watch
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  5. ivopreda A Fixture

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    hi Mat

    hooves and head comes from Metal Modeles range specifically replied in resin for this kind of use
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  6. megroot A Fixture

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    Another amazing conversion.

    Marc
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  7. jai A Fixture

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    I think you should bend the horse's head slightly to the right to give it more movement and be more similar to the original.

    At least seeing the photos.

    I will follow with interest as always
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Ivo

    Can't comment on the sculpting all I know is that this may "only" be a trooper but it's going to be a great piece of work

    Also made me get out my full set of campaigns ...great to revisit


    Following with much interest

    Nap
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  9. hall-moye@msn.com PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Bravo Ivo, io seguo !
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  10. peedee A Fixture

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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm :)

    Paul
  11. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    :) will follow with interest, great subject (y)

    -Rich
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  12. ivopreda A Fixture

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    yes Oda, my horses are always pinned, in this case brass rod for the legs that are on the field.
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  13. ivopreda A Fixture

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    we could continue...

    terracotta milliput has been used to fill the cut, to sculpts the arms and modify the trousers
    4° lanceri di linea (13).jpg 4° lanceri di linea (17).jpg
    to make the mane I placed some clay in position and over it I sculpted the flying mane. After the putty dry I leaved the clay

    4° lanceri di linea (18).jpg 4° lanceri di linea (19).jpg

    to give strength to the spear I drilled the existing part and placed a 1 mm pin inside. Rod of the spear was a 1,5mm tube cutted in the correct length
    4° lanceri di linea (26).jpg

    I normally use different materials and in this case electrical tape has been use for the lace on the trousers. the flexibility of this material help when we have to fix it pn the sculpted parts.
    Copper was used for the reins

    4° lanceri di linea (23).jpg 4° lanceri di linea (25).jpg 4° lanceri di linea (24).jpg

    next post... the brushes are coming
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  14. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    This is looking so good Ivo - you have captured the movement perfectly.
    Cheers
    Mat
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  15. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Super conversion Ivo ,and daring stuff cutting a Bruno casting in half :) Great idea using the MM hooves and front part of the sheepskin , which MM hussar kit does these parts come separate on .
    I have probably asked this before ; but where do you get the copper sheet foil from .

    Ron
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  16. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    hi Ron

    the front sheepskin comes from any mounted hussar kit ( obviously not from the officer with panther skin and saddle cloth)

    I've bought my foil ( to be cut) in an art shop. Copper foil are used to be carved from kids
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  17. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    I just can't find copper foil anywhere the right thickness , also Tommi has tried in vein to get the right stuff .
    Did Bruno sell you those saddle parts separate or did you have to buy the whole kit.
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  18. ivopreda A Fixture

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    some time I buy kits not for the figure but for my warehouse and rarely I ask to Bruno some spare parts...
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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    Ivo


    Oh how I wish I could see your work close up always a pleasure to see how it goes

    Looking forward to the painting esoecially the uniform colour !

    Nap

    PS Masters ...not keen PF is for all modellers of all levels to share , wouldn't want a separate section IMO ( sorry Ivo)
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  20. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    Nap

    I agree with you... my level is modeller. we are in a forum not in a competition
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