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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 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 Forum Moderator

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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 Forum Moderator

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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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