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WIP Critique Algerian Spahi 1914

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Originally I had not planned to make this Spahi vignette myself, but...the idea kinda grew on me. The piece is based on the attached illustration by Hingre. As part of the process I enjoyed learning about burnous cloaks and quenhour head dresses. Cool!

    The burnous hood you see behind the quenhour is actually two hoods, one inside the other, one red and one white or light tan. The cloaks are being built up in layers as I go along and I'm finding them more complex than I ever imagined. Fun!

    1/16th scale, kit parts and sculpted bits. I'm waiting for a couple of castings before going any further with this project. Bob Stein is helping with the multiple castings needed for the 8 mounted figure projects.

    Hope you like it!

    All the best,
    Dan

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  2. Ulrich PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    Good start, Dan. 8 mounted figures? You have much to do I fear
  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Dan,

    Blimey this is ambitious ..another fine subject , like the pose on this for both horse and rider

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  4. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great start on a really good subject Dan, looking forwards to more.
  5. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    It's Xmas before (or after) Xmas ! Suuuuuuperbbbbbb!
    And it's a WWI FRENCH SOLDIER !!!!!!
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    ll you need to know about Spahis (Algerian, Moroccan and Senegalese), sorry but it's in French :
    http://www.spahis.fr/
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  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looking good, and really something different.

    marc
  7. eas6644 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great start Dan. Can't wait to see the finished piece!!
    Ed
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks Ed, Marc, Zastrow, Roger, Nap and Ulrich!

    Zastrow thanks for references. I've attached a few useful additions.

    Ulrich and Nap - Yes, it's an ambitious project, but I need something to keep me out of the saloons and bawdy houses of Omaha. Now that I'm retired, I have the time to work on each of the pieces. If I get tired of one of them, I can just pick up another.

    All the best,
    Dan

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