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75mm Kettledrummer converstion

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Blind Pew, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Dear planeteers, some WIP pictures of my current labour.

    After deciding I was never going to get on with the Pegaso 75mm mounted Red Lancer, I reckoned I'd convert it to a kettledrummer of the Empress Dragoons.

    I soon realised why this hasn't been done beofre - it's hard!

    Anyway, here's some work done thus far. My next phase is to sculpt on the coat of arms on the drum banners.....

    I must also take this opportunity to thank Graham at CGS, without whom this would never have got off the ground in the first place.

    Attached Files:

  2. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks good so far, will be following this.
  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Great idea BP,
    Don't you just love those mounted timpani.
    It's big detailed lot of work that you have taken on and I am eager to see this take shape.
    I am not sure what you made the banners from but did you try the fit with the jockeys legs in place? Sometimes the banners fall over the legs of the rider and I would hate for you to model the crests only to find that you need to make some alterations. I am sure that you have this covered...what with coming from my neck of the woods and all that.
    Following you with this Mate,
    Cheers,
    Keith
  4. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers again fellas.
    To answer your point Keith, as you can imagine I did a thousand dry runs and did plenty of head scratching. I came to the conclusion that I'll do the drums and fit the legs to those. I thought that where part A meets part B, I'd do part A and marry part B to it. I have no doubt they'll be some jiggery-pokery before I'm done.
    I do enjoy this part of the process though.

    The drums are basically Historex parts on which I sculpted the banner itself. Well I'll make a start today on the coat of arms....wish me luck!
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  5. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    And I promise to learn how to spell 'conversion'.
    I sat down and wrote it 100 times.(y)
  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Aint that always the way Mate.
    I love having musicians in my pieces and this one will be a corker. If I can help at all just shout.
    Looking at your progress thus far you have the skill and imagination and don't need Luck but Good Luck anyway.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  7. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    We all need luck mate, just ask David Moyes. :cry:
  8. swralph A Fixture

    Nice drums(y)
  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    And I thought that everyone in Tilbury followed the Irons?
    Keith
  10. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    No mate, I'm from Salford in exile.............
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  11. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well, after having sculpted both coats of arms, I've decided to scrape it all of and start again with both...
    I knew this would happen, but if you're not happy, it needs doing.
  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Sorry to hear that Mate.
    If I can help with anything just give me a shout.
    Good Luck with round two,
    Keith
  13. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Sorry mate, only just caught thus thread.
    Superb work, can't wait to see more, my type of figure :)
    Very best wishes and excellent work
    Gra
  14. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks fellas. Basically, I think you know instinctively when you've got the desired result and anything less won't do.

    I reckon I know where I went wrong and have a plan to correct it. We all know about plans.........;)
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  15. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  16. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Crimean crisis? Missing airliner?
    NO! You want to find out what I've been doing instead. ;-)

    This is version two of the banner of the kettledrums. This is about 75% done, with only little fiddly bits left to do. I packed in as I was running out of steam this morning.
    Any comments/suggestions welcome as always.

    Attached Files:

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  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Second time lucky Mate.
    Great work, these banners look terrific.
    Keith
  18. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks again as always fellas. I'll crack on with those farty bits today....
  19. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Cool! You really have a knack of coming up with interesting conversions.

    All the best,
    Dan

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