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Bill Horan's January project

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Billhoran, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. Billhoran New Member

    I just recieved another email from Bill with photos of his newest project.

    Prussian Infantry Trumpeter that is now being painted – it will be the bookend piece for the French Chasseur Trumpeter recently completed.




    Bill's Planet Portfolio

    Thanks Bill for sharing your new project.
  2. Guayo New Member

    Hi Bill, Thanks for sharing this project, when would you share some photos of your Workplace?

    Happy 2005
  3. Ernest A Fixture

    Hello Bill as usal an amazing figure, where you can keep in save all this collections figures, I guess that you have a lot of figures......

  4. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    very regal, ccan't wait to see the finished product.
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Hey Bill,

    What can i say? You do more figure's in one month from sculpting to a finish, than i can do in a whole year. And i am painting almost every evening.
    I like your work. I am not able to do it. Painting is difficult enough.
    But thanks to the planeteers i going forward.
    And i still have fun.
    But maybe, yes maybe i am gonna paint just like you.
    Keep um coming, those wonderfull figure's

  6. Guy A Fixture

    Here is a Photo Bill sent me that is his reference for the Prussian Trumpeter. It is a painting by Eduardo Detaille

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  7. Johan Well-Known Member

    ... Bill, you have my undivided attention ! ;) Looking good !!! Good idea as companion piece to that marvellous chasseur a pied!
  8. Roc Active Member

    Bill, the figure is superb, you did an excellent job and thanks for becoming part of the Planet. ;)

    Keep up the great work.


    Roc :)
  9. Alex M. Active Member

    Wow !!

    Great figure Bill!

    Should go nicely with the previous one..

    Can't wait to see him all painted!

  10. y_wong New Member

    Dear Bill,

    What more can I say that others have not. What really amaze me is the number of quality figures that you churn out given the short period of time. Do you not sleep?

    regards :)
  11. yeo_64 Well-Known Member

    VERY,VERY NICE,Bill (y) (y) (y) !!! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to the painted results. Cheers !
  12. Marijn Van Gils New Member

    Wonderfull! Love the blanket rolled all over the backpack!

    I'm looking forward to the resin casts too, as some of it can be very usefull for some early WW1 stuff I would like to model one day (waterbottle is very similar to the Belgian ones for example).
    I guess you got him already painted by now. Looking forward to seeing him finished.

    Can I ask you how many hours you manage to work on average each day? It must be at least three every day, and eight in the weekends...


  13. Billhoran New Member


    The parts should be available in the next two weeks. Brad Liford will be selling them in two sets - a French and German. Each set will contain a complete set of headgear and accoutrements for three soldiers (8-10 parts per soldier x 3). The price will be US$15/set. Yes, you are right about the similarity to WWI equipment. Actually, I was looking over some old Scale Link equipment I had, and they really made some good stuff - I should have not bothered with the French pack - the Scale Link version is better!

    The Prussian Trumpeter is not completely painted yet. I wasn't happy with the trumpet I made. It was good for the French Chasseur, but the shape of the Prussian one in the Detaille painting was different. After trying to persuade myself that it was okay for the past few days, I finally decided to rework it last night. He's about 60% painted now - be done this weekend.

    I usually work as you said, about 3 hours each night (not continually - sort of off-and-on). Eight hours per day on the weekend would be an average - sometimes more, sometimes less.

  14. elvis A Fixture

    :) :) Ciao king of the figures, I think that is a great work, and great Idea. take care your friend Luca
  15. Jason W. Active Member

    Simply awesome!
  16. Marijn Van Gils New Member

    Hello Bill,

    thanks for the details on the parts sets! My next email will be to consult my local dealer (support your local hobby shop! :) ).
    Probably too late for some french style water canteens though, since I have two hardening in the oven while I am typing this... Oh well, for the next one!

    I wish I had the discipline to keep that kind of rythm in my modelling. In some periods I get close to that, but mostly its on avarage only about half of yours (also taking the hours as on-and-of). Maybe I should stop doing two rehearsals a week (takes away two evenings...) with the band I play in? :lol:

    Have fun finishing the figure!

  17. Billhoran New Member

    (First of 3 photo posts)

    Finally, the Prussian Trumpeter (specifically, a Trumpeter of the 5th Brandenburg, Infantry Regiment No. 48) is finished.

    I ended up reworking the trumpet I had made to make the loop a little deeper (more like the painting).


    Attached Files:

  18. Billhoran New Member

    Photo 2 of 3...

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  19. Billhoran New Member

    Photo 3 of 3.

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  20. Guy A Fixture

    Excellent work Bill.............I really enjoy seeing how you work your weathering right into the colors (pants)

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