WIP an italian hussar 1803

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ivopreda, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
  2. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I always like red uniforms.
  3. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    as always I started from the horse, is a MM conversion, the head comes also from MM range but moulded in resin and the neck has been rebuilt using milliput "terracotta"
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    the saddle is quite strange so long but I maintain this characteristic to follow the source.
    Due to the particular shape I preferred to make the flying part in lead copper instead of the usual putty. I welded the parts to the horse and later I tinned the copper
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    last step some sandpapering
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  4. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Nice, very nice conversion.

    marc
  5. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I look forward to seeing how this develops.......
  6. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Start of another great project

    Will be following this with great interest

    Colin
  7. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic WIP and an inspiration.

    Jeff
  8. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    after the arm one of the most characteristc part is the pelisse, I could use the Metal Modeles pelisse and leave it on the shoulder without modification but I seemed to betray the spirit of the painting ... then a little 'cut and sew became necessary

    the pelisse was dismembered by keeping only the braids, then was glued into place

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    after gluing i started to resculpt it
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    the sleeves
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    the sleeves sculpted, carved and sanded
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  9. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    While I’m completely awed by the extent of the modifications, I feel that the pose of the upper body doesn’t quite follow the painting. The head doesn’t seem to be sighting along the pistol (perhaps the head should be lowered a little to the front), the right shoulder should be thrust forward (so the whole upper body should be swivelled right, really) and the grip on the pistol looks a bit loose.

    I hope you will not see this as a criticism but as an attempt to improve what undoubtedly will be a superb figure.

    Jeff
  10. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Tua me
    Thanks Jeff

    I always accept suggestion and critics. They are always positive and gave me a different point of view.
    At this stage the head isn't fixed yet and will move but consider that this guy don't fire a we do today.
    For the arm I preferred a rigid pose, shoulder don't move, to maintain some rigidity in the movement

    Thanks again

    Ivo
  11. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    I used an Historex shako for our guy, i filled it with putty to fix the plume

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    I used Procreate putty to make the details on the cartidge belt, I bought it in Long Island from John Jeffreys. It's a plastic putty similar to Duro and very good for small details

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    also the hair were done with the same putty
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  12. Edward A Fixture

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    England
    Amazing work Ivo!
  13. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    This is coming along nicely. Will follow with interest.
  14. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Great work as always Ivo.
    Did you completely fill the shako with putty for strength?

    Colin
  15. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    yes Colin

    I filled the shako because I needed to give support to the pin inserted in the plume
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  16. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Ivo,
    Superb conversion and very interesting as usual.
    Cheers
    John
  17. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    some view of the completed figure before the primer

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  18. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    some view of the completed figure before the primer

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  19. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Fabulous conversion but I’m still not convinced by the “gangsta-stylie” grip on the pistol. To me, this is its only drawback.

    Jeff
  20. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Ivo, you've captured the spirit of the painting there. No doubt. You were correct to adjust the pellise earlier.

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