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Boudica Chariot

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Hugo Pereira, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello

    I will put more updates...

    This is what we have in mind...

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    This just some wips... The first in pose... We will do different pose, with the legs declined, to give moviment... Another thing, we will down the Boudicca shield for can see the driver...

    More inputs are always welcome...

    Thank you so much.
    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
  2. Nicolaos Active Member

    This already looks insane, chapeau bas!Can't wait to see the final version.
    Nicolae
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  3. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Nicolae

    Thank you Sir for your comment... But this is just the beginning there are many things to do... This project have a different 'taste'... Im doing this project with your help and inputs... We are in different parts of the globe, but its amazing the quantaty of information, ideas, tips, comments, critics, And so one, that we received every day... This allow us to improve, improve, improve and improve... In the end, Boudicca War Chariot belog to all of you... And this is a limited Edition of 150 pieces... After that... Its ENNNDDDDDDDD...

    Thank you so much Sir.
    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
  4. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    This is looking brilliant. The only comment is that to my eyes the axle looks too wide.
    Being no expert on chariot construction I just feel it would benefit from being a bit tighter to the frame.
    That way you could offer axle blades as an option.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  5. Hugo Pereira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Mr. Detek

    Thank you for your idea... It's a good thing to think... Blades... Let us see... Maybe we can do something about it...

    About the chariot we pick up some drawings that we have, and design the chariot above the drawings... But I will check... And if is to be better, we are here...

    Thank you Sir...
    With best regards
    Hugo Pereira
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  6. Piotrec Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hugo,

    What are my chances of getting a copy when I am from USA?

    I absolutely have to have this.
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  7. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Hugo, it looks great. I would love to get one of these.
    Gerald
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  8. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    I stand corrected.:) Just read an article on the reconstruction of a chariot for the British Museum. It would appear that the axle was extremely long keeping the wheels well clear of the body.
    Do a Google for 'building an iron age British chariot by Mike Loades. This was for the BBC programme Meet the Ancestors, unfortunately not available on BBC but might be lurking somewhere on YouTube.
    The blades/scythes were of course apocryphal owing more to Da Vinci.
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  9. Reptor A Fixture

    This is a very interesting subject ! i can't wait to see the final version (y);)
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  10. mortier A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    It Looks fantastic but i miss the horses
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  11. Boots Member

    Country:
    Australia
    To my eye the driver's calves look too big whereas his thigh is too thin.
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  12. Bootneck Well-Known Member

    This is going to be amazing Hugo. Boudica has been a long ambition of yours to do and I think you are on your way. Looking forward to seeing it with the horses.
    The only comment I could possibly offer is the figures should appear "braced" as I imagine keeping your balance on a speeding chariot on uneven ground would be difficult. No doubt you have information on how modern enactment appears.
    Peter.
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  13. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hugo, this one is really beginning to shape up. I have to agree with Bootneck's comments that the figure should appear braced. If the horses are charging, then Boudicca does not seem too stable in the chariot to me. Just my two cents of course. I do not do ancient figures, but this one may be an exception because I really like the way this one is coming together.
  14. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Spectacular! Looking forward to seeing the horses.
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  15. ellie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking good so far my friend, Have to agree with Peter But would have a look at modern re-enactment people and see how they stand when the chariot is at speed. and I'm looking forward to seeing the horses too(y)

    cheers

    Ian

    www.elliesminiatures.com
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  16. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    To paraphrase Wellington ... I don't know her effect upon the Romans, but she scares the ' you-know-what ' out of me .........
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  17. CBDesign Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Super cool :whistle: ..please notify us when ready for sale!
    Happy painting,
    Chris
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  18. Tonton Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Knowing a little about this era, the chariot looks right. Not so sure about items of clothing. Haven't encountered examples of the snakeskin-looking jerkin worn by Boudicca. Perhaps chain mail is more appropriate. The spear shaft she carries looks to be thick and, therefore, too heavy to be a practicable thrown weapon. The driver's clothing looks a bit conjectural; as I understand it, the Celts were obsessed with their appearance and the driver may be dressed too casually for the chauffeur of a queen. May have more comments if I can find the appropriate references.

    Full of admiration for the 3D software modelling.
  19. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    As I imagined, it is looking very dynamic. I will be joining the queue to get my grubby paws on this set(y) Keep going, Hugo, you have taken everyone's comments on board, I'm sure, but in the end, it's your baby ;):happy:

    Alan
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  20. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Hugo, this is going to be a wonderful piece, like some of the other comments riding on open ground on solid wheels would require a circus performers balance to keep stable. I know nothing of the period but this area may need some serious research....I know you will....LOL

    Take care my friend.......Keith

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