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BILL HORAN - Post your favourite's here

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Nap, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. RobH Active Member

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    Sorry…was doing a Bill Horan search, which led me here, and I find a photo of my kitchen table….

    The 3 photos from Gandamak are from a set of photos I ordered from the US back in the late 1980s, pre internet days and beforevany books were published. There’s another couple of sets as well. I was mildly obsessed with his work back then.
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  2. BESPJL Active Member

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    Does anyone have a photo of the back of this figure?
  3. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Posted recently by Bill on Social media

    Finished this figure before starting the Dargai diorama… an Officer of the 62nd Foot at Saratoga, 1777, after the great Don Troiani. The leather gloves are especially interesting, and note the rifle and bayonet carried in place of the sword. This to make officers less conspicuous as targets of Continental riflemen.

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  4. MalcC A Fixture

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    Always a pleasure to see Bill's work .
    He's been an inspiration to many of us.

    Malc
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  5. Nap Moderator

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    This is part of a Dargai project Bills doing

    Piper Findlater was shot through both ankles and continued to play his bagpipes. Note the strange curved sword issued to pipers in India (Barthorp).

    Bills already underway with the next figure, the officer advancing in the left foreground of the painting…

    Thanks to Bill for permission to share this

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    I will try and update as Bill completes

    Nap
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  6. fogie A Fixture

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    Truly majestic work....we can only gaze in wonder.....!!

    Mike
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  7. MalcC A Fixture

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    That's going to be another iconic piece from Bill.

    Malc
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  8. Paul Handley PlanetFigure Supporter

    It’s great to see the phenomenal Bill Horan getting a massive round of applause. I remember seeing photographs of his Gandamak diorama in 1989 when it won Best of Show at that year’s Euro-Militaire. There was figure modelling before Gandamak and figure modelling after. Rather like the great Shep Paine before him he’s one of a tiny handful of true game changers. Absolutely stupendous work and a great inspiration to all of us I’m sure.
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  9. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi folks

    Bill has been busy ....the second figure to go with piper above

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    Rather talented !

    Nap
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  10. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Nice Austrian piece from Bill here

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    Nap
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  11. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
  12. Merryweather A Fixture

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    that guy is amazing!
  13. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Belgium
    ow men,this is another level ,way too high for me,but so beautiful work (y)

    Mario
  14. Nap Moderator

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    England
    From Bill


    Dargai Update: painting now underway on figure no. 6, a climbing Highlander. Recently finished a dead Afghan, and a second Gurkha and more work done on fleshing out the groundwork. Five more figures to go. Getting there!

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    Going to be awesome

    Nap
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  15. Merryweather A Fixture

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    It's already awesome!
  16. MalcC A Fixture

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    England
    I'll second that.

    Malc
  17. Tommy Atkins A Fixture

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    Just sublime! Many years ago when I was a teenager I was lucky enough to meet Bill at Euro Militaire- he signed my new 'military modelling masterclass' book. A treasured memory.
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  18. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Another cracking piece from Bill

    His Kharki panting is something I love to see

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    Nap
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  19. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Belgium
    djeez man,how do they do that??? I love everybody his paintwork
    one exception, not mine,always a strange feeling if I see very nice painted figures,

    Mario
  20. Chazman Active Member

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    United-States

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