90mm Chassepot rifle

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Pete Wenman, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Pete Wenman Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Guys hi

    Found these on the hard drive and realised I had never posted them.

    90mm scale, made from plastic card, brass rod, and magic sculpt.

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    Pete
  2. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks so much for showing us those, Pete! Great work!

    All the best,
    Dan
  3. Roy New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice one Pete...did you have a scratchbuilt or converted figure in mind for it..?

    Roy.
  4. Manfred Active Member

    Veeeery nice!

    Haven't yet attempted a scratchbuilt weapon.
    Will there be a"Rothose", a red trousered Frenchman to go with it ?
  5. Pete Wenman Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Guys hi,

    thanks for the kind words

    Manfred, Roy, yes there is a master plan.

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    and the inspiration

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    work on this piece very slow, and my inability to sculpt satisfactory heads tends
    to de-motivate me.

    Pete
  6. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Keep at it, Pete! That's really very nice! And will make a very nice 2 figure diorama! Excellent idea!

    All the best,
    Dan
  7. Markus Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    Hello Pete,

    that looks absolutly good. Very good idea.

    Kepp up your good work and let us seee more soon.

    Best regards,
    Markus
  8. Roy New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    That's a very inspiring little vignette from, I think a much larger piece by Eduard Detaille...and there are some beautiful little scenes in just this single large painting.

    Go for it Pete..it looks great so far.

    Roy.
  9. jjgurk Member

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    United-States
    Very nice indeed Pete.

    John
  10. Einion Well-Known Member

    Nice work Pete, very nice.

    Einion
  11. PHIL WALDEN Member

    This is a real exciting period, and Detaillie,s art work gives one so many avenues for ideas....Mate that weapon looks great,.... Look forward very much to see you do the standing bloke, good stuff Pete......

    Phil
  12. fsdesimone Member

    Very nice Pete. I'm impressed by the patience you guys who scratchbuild the weapons have... It looks so tedious! But the results are obviously worth it!!

    Francesca
  13. nagashino New Member

    Hi Pete

    As usual I'm late on the scene :eek:

    This is looking very good. Being an ex-firearms dealer I always pay close attention to the "gats" provided with figures. The Chassepot looks pretty well spot on from what I can see.

    Correct me if I'm wrong (I probably am) but is this painting a combo job between Detaille and de Neuville ? Somewhere back there in among the cobwebs I seem to recall that.

    Nice work mate, and I look forward to seeing more postings as it progresses

    Cheers

    Phil
  14. Pete Wenman Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Guys hi

    Thanks for all the encouragement, perhaps I need to break out the putty again.

    Phil - thanks, and yes you right, if you look at the picture closely you can
    see Detaille's name on the waterbottle of the standing figure and De Neuville on
    the haversack of the other. I have half a mind to include these when painting the figures ;)


    Francesca, hey its a damm site easier building rifles than it is sculpting heads and
    faces. :lol:

    I have a side view of the rifle scaled to 90mm and use it to create plastic card blank, these are then joined, but with barrel and ramrod inserted and the files
    sanded to shape.

    Pete
  15. nagashino New Member

    Hi Pete

    Yes, you can tell from the standing bugler - he's got the classic de Neuville feet! (Large size :lol: )

    Good stuff!


    Phil

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