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WIP 5th New York Zouaves by FeR Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Larsen E. Whipsnade, Nov 16, 2023.

  1. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    After several months spent in fantasyland I decided to make a trip back into the mainstream of our hobby with FeR's 5th New York Zouaves bust.

    At the Battle of Gaines Mill, part of McClellan's Peninsula Campaign, the 5th New York Zouaves, aka Duryea's Zouaves, lost 332 of the approximately 535 men engaged. Including 2 missing and presumed dead at least 121 of the casualties were killed outright or died of their wounds. It was the greatest battle fatality rate sustained by any Federal infantry unit during the war.

    Kit consists of only 4 parts, well cast with little cleanup to be done, most of which was time spent carefully straightening the extremely fragile socket bayonet.

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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    following, love the time period.
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  3. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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  4. Nap Moderator

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    Oh Larsen Oh Larsen

    Thou hast got a most excellent choice there

    Following with much interest

    Happy benchtime and have FUN Rick

    Nap

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  5. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    Thanks, Kev .... and for the most excellent reference pic too!
    Rick
  6. Briggsy A Fixture

    Nice bust will tag along for the ride.

    Cheers Simon
  7. Civilwar 100 Active Member

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    Do like the look of this one.
  8. MalcC A Fixture

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    Now that is a suave Zouave.
    Looking forward to this. :)

    Malc
  9. MalcC A Fixture

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    That is what you call a suave Zouave.
    Looking forward to this. :)

    Malc
  10. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    that is a a very special looking busts,it's gonna be nice when it's done (y)

    Mario
  11. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    Thanks, guys.
    Rick
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  12. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    Finally had a chance to get back to the Zouave. Not entirely happy with his face ....but this is the 4th iteration and at some point you just have to say enough. Some of the molded detail is soft, particularly on his mustache and goatee. Don't know why. Maybe the mold is getting a little worn? Anyhow here he is...

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  13. Briggsy A Fixture

    Face looks alright to me, I think as you add colour to the uniform it'll look better and better.

    Cheers Simon
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  14. Nap Moderator

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    Same here. ....possibly highlight more once against a uniform colour

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  15. MalcC A Fixture

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    Nice flesh tones, and you can always go back later to add more if you wish.
    It'll definitely look better when you start on the uniform.

    Malc
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  16. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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  17. NigelR A Fixture

    The face looks pretty good to me. I agree with Simon, paint more of the uniform and see how it looks then, because your perception of it will change.
  18. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    Thanks, Nigel. We'll give it a go and see what happens.
    Rick
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  19. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    Driving me crazy so I decided to put him aside for awhile. Looking for something new. Stay tuned, sports fans...
    Rick
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  20. Briggsy A Fixture

    Fair one, it happens and in my experience it's either take a break or it hits the wall at a rapid rate of knots, so good choice.

    Cheers and merry Christmas Simon

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