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Review Black Watch - Indian Mutiny from CGS Miniatures

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. megroot A Fixture

    Beautifull bust. Something to look for at the show in Ransart.

  2. debrito A Fixture

    Second that....cracking sculpture....(y)
  3. Blue Thunder A Fixture


    Hi Kevin! I also have the Grenadier of the Guards embracing the Color. My wife gave it to me this Christmas! :) Lucky me! :)

    The Grenadier is a Carl Reid at his very best: For Carl, a bust must be a story teller. And his ability here is second to none. In this case, you are instantly placed in a content of defeat where the last man standing embraces the color the same way a mother protects a son. It touches and it touches you deeply. This is figurine modeling at its very best - it is impossible to express this artistic sentiment with cars, planes, tanks or ships (how I know ... I make them all!). Carl is a game changer when it comes to busts. Because for him, there's much more to express, rather than a face, a pose and a uniform. Art is something almost exclusive of figures in scale modelling, and Carl is probably the best captor of this possibility in his creations.

    Regarding the Black Watch fellow, I see it as a Sleeper hit. As a matter of fact, I may risk to say it is most probably the best Sleeper hit of 2013. It is a very rare miniature, that only comes from times to times. The face of this gentleman is frigging alive: it almost scares you because the small molar contraction is something we, mankind, use to proffer whispers. The guy is talking to you, and again this sentiment is scale art at its very best! Moz created a spectacular winner that will be celebrated in many years to come.

    What life told me about these rare species is that they become highly valuable. I can certainly bet that in 2015, 2016, 2017 ... we will see many posts here asking for a lone gone sample and eBay hammer cashing them high.

    I sincerely hope sales will encourage Graham to keep the pipe line flowing. What a stunning range is beginning!
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Blue Thunder ,

    Totally agree with all your comments and like you say what a stunning range from CGS ...all produced with dedication and skill ...I am sure we will see more from Graham Scollick very soon ..hope so in both busts and 75mm .............keep a look out for the news

    Happy modelling


    PS Enjoy this and the Imperial Guard ...as you said "This is figurine modeling at its very best"
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  7. Eludia A Fixture

    I'm confused - it happens a lot, don't worry about it :(

    I just ordered one of these fantastic busts tonight and then found this great review but now I don't know if he is from Black Watch as advertised on the site (and the box) or 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders as in Nap's review. Can anyone clarify this for a thick old codger like me (I'm too lazy to do proper research).

    Thanks in advance,
    Billy :)
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  8. Gra30 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi Eludia,
    I got your order and will reply to say thanks.
    He is black watch, if to be converted to 93rd you would need to change number of tails hanging from the bonnet.
    Thank you for purchasing the bust, instructions are included for painting as Black Watch
    Best wishes
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  9. Eludia A Fixture

    Good Times. Thanks for the quick reply, and clarification, Graham. (y)
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  10. Eludia A Fixture

    Yay, mine arrived today safe and sound and I can confirm that it is indeed a cracker (38/75 (y))

    Many thanks Graham, now scared that I'll ruin it as soon as I go anywhere near it with a brush.

    Billy :)

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