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WIP Critique Bavarian 1st Heavy Cavalry Lancer 1914

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Mostly completed, although I see a few details that could be improved. A bit of sanding here and there; a little steel wool. Rather than have you look at the multiple colors of putty I used, I primed everything in white.

    1/16th scale with a Verlinden Napoleonic horse converted and multiple kit parts. The saddle and all the rest of the horse bags, bits, etc., sculpted. The figure used a kit head and boots; everything else sculpted using a mix of Magic Sculpt and Kneadatite.

    No reins or stirrups yet because fitting them requires the figure to be painted first.

    I've also included a couple of photos of the French Dragoon Lancer and the Bavarian together.

    Hope you like it!

    All the best,
    Dan

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  2. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

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  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Many thanks Zastrow!

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    These two look great together Dan.
    I think that I will have a seizure when you you have the full gang on the square.
    Good progress Mate.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  5. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Thanks Keith! I thought they looked pretty good if I do say so myself!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  6. eas6644 Active Member

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    Great action pose Dan. Congrats!!!
  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nicely done.
    Bob
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Thank you Ed and Bob! Much appreciated!

    All the best,
    Dan
  9. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Dan,

    Nice work and great interaction between them both ,going to look even better painted up

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Thank you Nap! Most kind!

    All the best,
    Dan
  11. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    I didn't know these guys were lancers as I always thought of that arm as light cavalry. i have a particular interest in this unit as its colonel during WwI was Graf Berthold von Staufenberg, Claus' uncle, who died in Gestapo custody after July 20, 1944. I have also had a long time interest in this unit from my research into the Bavarian army of the Napoleonic Wars.

    Lots of work apparent on this one. I will be looking forward to the painting process.

    Colin
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  12. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Many thanks Colin! Most appreciated!

    I've already sculpted a mounted Uhlan, but not as a lancer. I didn't want to repeat it.

    Actually less work on researching the 1st Bavarian Heavy Cavalry than you might think. I think Ulrich brought them up first. Or maybe Roger Newsome. Sorry fellas - no intended slight, just no memory. Duh!:arghh: Ulrich provided a lot of reference info including the Bavarian version of the M1909 feld rock.

    After I decided to do the Bavarian, Martin Tabony mentioned that all the German cavalry were lance-equipped prior to 1914 and, apparently, most were fielded with lances when the war started. I definitely didn't know that. Kinda opened up the choices, but I'd already started the Bavarian.

    I didn't know of the von Staufenberg connection until you mentioned it.

    Nice to have good knowledgeable friends and be lucky, huh?

    All the best,
    Dan

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  13. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Slight correction to the above post. Apparently I found a Uniformology photo of the Prince Karl of Bavaria, 1st Heavy Cavalry Regiment and posted it on Feb 15. Online conversations resulted to which Ulrich, Roger, Martin and others contributed invaluable information and posted photos. So I didn't do much research myself on this; most of it was done by my friends, for which I'm most grateful. ;)

    All the best,
    Dan
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  14. Fokionas Active Member

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    Very nice as always Dan.....
    Should you need someone to paint them.........let me know, lol
    Fokion
  15. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    I really like both these figures and look forward to the rest of the group.

    Something keeps catching my eye though, I hope it's not too late to address, but the right foot seems a bit off... turned too far in towards the horse to the point where his ankle looks broken. With the turn of the body and the direction of the knee, the foot would be turned away from the horse and bracing against the stirrup. It seems like an easy fix... cut and rotate. No matter how good the rest of the fig is, my eye keeps drawing to that foot.

    Don't let my comment detract from my admiration of the rest of the sculpt and the whole project... just an observation.

    Colin
  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Fokion and Colin - Many thanks for your kind comments! Fokion - Normally I'd take you up on your offer, but I have already found a painter. More horses and riders to come. Let me know if one of them interests you.

    Colin - I took a close look at the foot and it looks OK to me. I'll adjust it so that it is turned a bit away from the horse, because I know you are right about that.

    All the best,
    Dan
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  17. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Don't do it on my account lol. You see it better in person... the pics could be giving a distorted view.

    Look forward to the next lancer

    Colin
  18. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Thanks Colin!

    All the best,
    Dan

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