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WIP Avanpost, Russian Grenadier 1812

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Viking Bob, Jul 13, 2021.

  1. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Another 75mm figure from Avanpost, a beautiful figure.
    I did all the prep, which is minimal. Then drilled some holes in the location points as I wanted to paint most of this off the figure. I then pushed cocktail sticks into the drilled hole and being a tight fit (not too tight obviously). The everything was undercoated in Matt white from a rattle can.
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    The cartridge box and back pack have been painted in blue black and the watered down sepia ink.
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    I am now at the stage of painting the head and the body

    I have also painted the ground work which is finished. Just waiting for that to dry the attach the figure to the base.


    My thanks go out to Akaryu ( Pierre) and to Martin Rohmann for their help on uniform details. The shoulder straps for a particular Regiment and other small details.
    Thanks for looking in.
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  2. clrsgt A Fixture

    You are off to a good start on the grenadier Bob. I like the ground work too.
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  3. Tommy Atkins Well-Known Member

    Looking great so far Bob. Following with interest! Regards Petr
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  4. misfit151 A Fixture

    Hi Bob just seen the full figure on their Facebook page ....looks a cracker and I'm sure you'll do it justice..(y). Mike
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter


    Thank you all for the comments, much appreciated. Back to painting tomorrow.
    Cheers all.
  6. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Looks like a beautiful little figure and you are doing a superb job in the painting department Bob, well done.

    Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter


    Thank you and it's very much appreciated.
    Getting some more bench time soon.
  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    I am calling this done, all that is left the lettering on the shoulder straps and some weathering on the shoes and bottom of the trousers.
    Avanpost Russian Grenadier 1812.
    1st Regiment, 2nd Bn.

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  9. TonyL Member

    Hi Bob, just starting this myself. I've done a couple of other manufacturer's figures in between my last Avanpost and it's lovely to get back to these. You almost don't need glue to put them together they are such a nice fit and need hardly any cleaning up.
    BTW did you get round to doing the shoulder strap lettering you referred to? Had a look at some references and that would be extremely fiddly, unless you used a "1."! :happy:
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Bob

    Late on this , nice looking figure and good prep and explanation

    Nice presentation and overall painting

    A good addition to the cabinet

    Why not enter into class of your choice in August's FOTM and also vote in Julys

    Look forward to the next

    Happy benchtime

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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter


    Thanks for the great comments.
    Tony He has an fancy 'm' on his shoulder for Moscow. It was the easiest to do and thankfully just one shoulder, the other can't be seen.
    Thanks Nap, perhaps next month with this one.
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  12. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Well done Bob. You have done a great job on this one.
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  13. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter


    Thank you Chris, these are superb to paint, can't wait for the next one.

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