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WIP Critique 88th Regiment of Foot

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Hey all,

    Started a new fig this weekend... 54mm British infantryman during the Peninsular campaign manufactured by Beneito.

    So far, he's still in the early stages. Red coat and white trousers are both pretty much done save some extensive weathering. Yellow facings and white turnbacks are just blocked. the shako is 90%, again weathering needed.
    I left the face looking unshaven and tried for a "combat situation" look, keeping the eyes fairly wide... mind you they aren't quite so bug-eyed at normal magnification :wideyed:
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    Still lots to do. I will have him crossing a pile of rubble... breaching the wall.

    C+C as always, are greatly appreciated

    Colin
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  2. ellie A Fixture

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    Good start mate looking forward to seeing more.

    Ian
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice start, this will be good.
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  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Good start Colin.
    That pose is very interesting, Looking forward to see what you are doing with the groundwork under him..
    Make it work Mate.
    All the very best,
    Keith
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  5. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanks guys, I do like the dynamic pose and have a bit of Spain roughed out for him to gamble about on.
    I found the face to be somewhat plain, I hope I was able to get a somewhat wide eyed, battle terror expression out of an otherwise calm face.I may have to tinker with it some more, especially around the mouth.

    Colin
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  6. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I'm going to enjoy seeing this one progress. Get a copy of "Adventures with the Connaught Rangers" but William Gratton if you want a good read, this regiment did some amazing things.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    From what I understand (and that's not much), the 88th was one of those "first in, last out" kind of regiments. Always in the muck.

    Background info is always an interesting aspect of the hobby.

    Colin
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  8. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Trouble is I easily get distracted by the research aspect to the hobby and spend more time reading and getting the books out than actual time at the bench...
  9. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    great progress on this chap colin, I follow this one too :)
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  10. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    Very good start, Colin! Like the posture!
    Hope to see it at our next meeting.
    Cheers my friend!
    Zeno :)
  11. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Colin - some music to paint by :)

  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanks Zeno, we'll be there :)

    Colin
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  13. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Colin, that sounds like I'm at a summer bbq with my wife's family... bunch of rowdy east coasters.

    Are you coming in for the meeting on Sunday?

    Colin
  14. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Hey all

    Quick update...

    Shako, facings, lace, cross belts, haversack, buttons have been worked on to varying degrees. Seeing the face blown up, I have to do a lot of reworking around the mouth and especially the eyes. Red will need some touching up, but I'll wait until everything around or on the coat is done... surely there will be more slips.
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    The base was cut on an angle and Magic Sculpt bricks, wood and loose debris were built up on the face of the angle cut. It's meant to represent the fall on the inside of a breach in a Spanish fortress wall... say, Busaco for instance. Our boy has passed the breach and is making his way down into the fort. In the bottom left corner, the exposed arm of an unlucky French defender, caught up and buried as the wall collapsed under the weight of British artillery. At this point the groundwork is simply base coated a mixture of Gold Brown and Sand Yellow. Further layers of various yellows, tans, browns will be added as washes and highlights.

    C+C welcome as always. Thanx for looking in

    Colin
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  15. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi Colin

    Looks really good and I love the groundwork. My comment is the yellow looks too dark for the 88th - check the references.

    I'm looking forward to seeing this figure develop.

    Cheers

    Huw
  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanks Huw
    You think I should take the facing colour a bit lighter? You're probably right but this is the only shade of yellow I know how to paint :unsure: I will have to figure out a new recipe for yellow... that'll be hardo_O



    Ok I looked at the museum examples and yeah, that is a pretty pale yellow... I'll see what I can come up with.

    Colin
  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Looking really good Colin.
    The pose and groundwork go together perfectly.
    Superb progress.
    Keith
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  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Its all been said, this is turning out very nice.
    Regards
  19. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Thanx Bob and Keith, still LOTS of work to do.

    Looking at my last post I said Busaco... I meant Badajoz, d-duh. No walls at Busaco, just a ridge.

    BTW, Keith, got the package yesterday (y):D It'll keep me occupied for some time, for sure! Thanx brother!

    Colin
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  20. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A bit embarrassing - didn't notice your error thus making me as guilty as you Colin!!!!:whistle:

    Groundwork looks great - the more I look at it the more I love it! :)

    Cheers

    Huw
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