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WIP Black Watch Officer Crimea Part 2

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Silversurfer, May 28, 2012.

  1. Silversurfer Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    After a longer time, here´s my forthcoming with the Black watch Tartan. In the meantime I was busy with the brush, but only on kitchen- and bathroomwalls (my "Chief" ordered me to do).
    Think, it´s dark enough now. What´s your meaning?

    Cheers Thomas

    Black Watch1.jpg Black Watch2.jpg Black Watch3.jpg Black Watch4.jpg
  2. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Coming along nicely
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very neat painting Thomas and definitely dark enough.

    Roger.
  4. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    sarouman likes this.
  5. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Nice work so far, i can tell this one will be an astonishing painted fig.
    Best regards
  6. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    Excellent start Thomas. Love the counterpoint of the scarlet against the dark tartan.

    Geoff
  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Great colours, very crisp paint work... fantastic job on the tartan:notworthy:

    Can't wait to see further progress on this piece

    Colin
  8. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very neat Thomas.
    Carl.(y)
  9. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
  10. Johan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Nice painting !! your tartan looks good and I like the opaque scarlet of the jacket (y)
  11. PhilinYuma Member

    Country:
    United-States
    What a fine job! I assume that you are basing it on Pierre Turner's fine pic in the second Crimean Osprey. (196). The colour of the kilt is just right. The "modern", more vivid dyes for kilts did not replace the traditional ones until after 1860.
    One very minor suggestion. Turner does not include the sgian-dubh that Black Watch officers wore in the top of the stocking matching the dominant hand. The Gaelic means "hidden', not "black" knife, so it isn't very obvious, but it adds interest. I looked at a number of Scottish uniform books, but the best info. and illustrations are in the Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgian-dubh It does not mention, though, that Black watch officers were wearing it since about 1844. This is mentioned in the Osprey Black Watch book that you probably have, and shows it worn in several plates
    Good luck! I shall follow your progress with great interest.
  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very good color for the kilt. Like it very much, as I like the vibrant red.
    Marc
  13. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nice work. This is coming along nicely. I like the kilt now that you have darkened it.
  14. baronband Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Loving that red jacket so far, the kilt is great too
  15. jakbwrhr Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Cracking job

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