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65th Rifles/NZ Wars 1860s

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Belcher, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi guys,This is my 65th Regiment figure of the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s.I sculpted the figure from magic sculpt and duro epoxy putties and used sheet lead for the straps.I made RTV moulds of the water bottle , cartridge box and bayonet frog and cast them in resin so I could use them on future figures and save time.The only commercial part I used was the rifle which is from Shenandoah miniatures.I have started the ground work but still have quite a bit of work to do on this.The figure is posed breaking thru a Maori Pa and is just roughly posed at present.I decided to cover the forage cap with a cloth cover which was worn in the summer and similar to that worn in India.Still got a couple bits to sculpt on the figure ,fingers etc.Regards John ;)
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  2. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, Very nice job on the figure. the Shenandoah parts are really good for this scale. Making your own parts only broadens the subject matter you can built.~Gary
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    John,

    I like it very much. Really great groundwork. Can you tell more how you did that groundwork.

    marc
  4. bucsfan21 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, I really like the figure you created. I also admire the groundwork. All in all, a good looking figure. Look forward to seeing it completed!

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin
  5. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    John this looks as if it's going to be another great piece. Can we have some close ups pls.

    Stephen Mallia
  6. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    John - Great figure and groundwork! Very nice indeed. All of your NZ figures have been interesting so far. Could you give a precis of the NZ wars, because, forgive us ignorant midwest US types, I haven't even the most fragmentary grasp of NZ history?

    all the best,
    Dan
  7. PHIL WALDEN Member

    Hi brother, realy like how things are coming together,the Pa walls make a good frame around him... looks good stuff... Ive completed the little man and have started to paint, hope to send some photos asp,... hows the old chap coming along, Our history is so un tapped I feel that the people out would find it realy interesting, perhaps a few contact sites would go down well...watching the progress on on the wee lad.... catch you mate Phil..
  8. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Guys,Thanks for comments on the 65th.I will explain the ground work soon,more pictures etc.. and a bit about the NZ Colonial Wars.Till then Happy Modelling.Kind regards John :)
  9. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent all around John. I really like the base and the animation of the figure.

    John
  10. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, beautifully done, looking forward to the next step.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  11. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey John,

    This is going to be another beauty. :) I look forward to seeing your paint job on him.

    All the best,

    Joe
  12. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    AWESOME,John,just AWESOME (y) (y) !! I'll definitely be looking forward to the next step in your project. Cheers !
    Kenneth :lol:
  13. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Guys,Here is my finished figure.Hope you like him.Kind regards John ;)
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  14. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    John the figure looks great.Unfortunately i can only see the back. The other pics were removed

    Stephen Mallia
  15. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Stephen,Thanks for the compliment on my figure.I have another front on photo under the other 65th rifles/NZ Wars 1860s.in my vBench.Kind regards John :)

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