WIP 91st Regiment of Foot 1879

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Richie, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi All,
    I have always really admired this figure and I think it was Carl who told me it was a one when I wanted to buy a copy some years back.
    So while I'm waiting on my base for the hospital scene and wanting to be productive I have decided to make a version in 75mm. (still no enthusiasm for painting). It's only at it's early stage, this was Sat/Sun work setting the pose and putting some meat on the wire armature.
    I can utilise the equipment off my other 75mm 24th figure, so none of that is to make. Hopefully I will get a few hours in before the weekend.
    cheers
    Richie
    91st 1.jpg 91st 2.jpg 91st 3.jpg 91st 6.jpg
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  2. 1969 A Fixture

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    This looks like an interesting project mate and 75mm as well which will be a nice change for you, will be following (y)

    Cheers
    Steve
  3. Trep Active Member

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    very nice
  4. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Steve,
    It will be a challenge, in regard to the detail. You are 50% responsible, I was admiring all the detail on the straps and buckles on the 24th figure and whilst there is no valise I thought it would be a good test in 1/24 scale for me, especially doing the buckles and straps.(y)
    cheers
    Richie


    Hi Daniel,
    Thank you(y)
    cheers
    Richie
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  5. Grod A Fixture

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    Another great subject Richie.
    Gordon
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  6. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Gordon,
    Hope you are well mate. It's something a touch different with doublet tunic and scale for me.
    cheers
    Richie
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  7. Jed Active Member

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    Good start Richie, that's a good start,I'm looking forward to the rest of it
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Richie

    Nice to see your still at the bench and as always interesting to see how you aporoach sculpts

    You is da man in this period ..bet you were born wearing a red jacket ...lol

    Look forward to seeing more updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  9. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Jed,
    Thank you.

    Hi Kev,
    Thank you
    cheers
    Richie

    Hi All,

    Managed to a few hours in today and started to put some meat on the legs and some straps on the torso. Will need to let dry and harden up now before I begin refining.
    Next I will start the bottom section of the doublet.
    cheers
    Richie
    st1.jpg st2.jpg st3.jpg doublet tunic rear panels.jpg 91st tunic.jpg
  10. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Hi Richie,
    He's looking great, you maybe want to look at the other jacket, I can send you pictures tomorrow if you want. The tunic worn by the 91st in Zululand didn't have the Inverness flaps, it was more similar in shape to the cutaway jacket worn by Scottish troops later.
    I've seen an officer in that tunic though so I could be wrong, the photo of the larger figure you posted above is wearing the cutaway.
    Sorry be a rivet counter, all the best.
    Scotty.
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  11. Scotty Well-Known Member

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  12. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Scotty,
    Thank you I have that book you posted the image from, the tunic with the flaps is certainly niche. I will amend my build to the one above. Thank you for the prompt mate.
    cheers
    Richie
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Richie

    Coming along nicely ...good comment by Scotty ....what PF is all about ......sharing knowledge ..no matter what

    Is that illustration from a Osprey book ??

    Look forward to seeing more updates on this ...as always nice to see you at the bench ....with or without paint ...lol

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  14. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Kev,
    Thanks, yes it's from an Osprey book.....you mean you don't that one in your library:LOL: Elite Osprey 32 British Forces in Zululand 1879.(y)

    Hi All,
    A bit more work done, next I will need to fix some of the defects and sand down a lot of areas before adding some of the finer details. But here it is to date warts and all.
    cheers
    Richie
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Ritchie

    Nice to see a update on this ...starting to have real movement

    As for the book ...Fear not the book is in my shelves ...great reading as well as the colour plates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  16. Cannonball A Fixture

    This is coming along really nicely Richie. Love your enthusiasm for this particular period and looking forward to seeing this develop further. Would love to visit the South African/Zulu battlefields one day.


    Neal
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  17. fogie A Fixture

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    Dynamics are looking good...........so are the warts(y)

    Mike
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  18. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Kev,
    Thank you, I really did not think the Nap Peart Library would be incomplete.:)

    Hi Neal,
    Thank you, with me it's the old 80/20 rule. 20% talent 80% enthusiasm. Me too about the battlefields would love to do the trip, especially guided by Ian Knight.(y)

    Hi Mike,
    Thank you, I'm so pleased you like the dynamics on this one, setting the wire armature was key and took a lot of fiddling to get right initially.
    cheers
    Richie
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  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent scratch build , I don't fancy your job painting the trews
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  20. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Bob,
    Thank you, neither do I fancy painting them either. I'll give them a good go and if I fail I'll send out an appeal in our club to the tartan painters.
    cheers
    Richie
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