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Completed Critique British Life Guard 1815 (AIRFIX 54mm)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kaz6120, May 2, 2011.

  1. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Hola pF amigos,

    I've just finished my another old-kit revival project.

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    Here's WIP images:

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    I'm not sure all the equipments I scratch-built are historically correct, especially leopard skin, which I don't know if it actually used by life guards, but I just wanted to make it.

    Any comment are welcome, as aways.

    Attached Files:

  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Not belittling Airfix, but this is hard to believe that's how this started out.
    Superb work,
    Carl.
  3. eas6644 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That is fantastic work right there.
    Ed
  4. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This looks excellent!
  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Excelent work!
  6. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Really nice work, I love the sloping ground
    well done
    sam
  7. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Awesome! Very nice paintjob! Did you use the original head or a replacement? Regards Martin
  8. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is indeed excellent work, even when considering the soft detail of those
    54mm Napoleonic kit by Airfix from so many years ago.

    Congratulations on a beautiful job.

    Jaybird
  9. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful painting.

    Cheers Ken
  10. gudel Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Nice work.
    Gus
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  11. Whitney Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Really nice work
  12. grenadier Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I realy like your treatment of this old kit. It caught my attention right away.
    Not sure about a trooper having a Leopardskin saddle, but so what, it looks good.
  13. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much for your warm compliments, Carl, Ed, Mike, Pedro, sam, Martin, Rick, Ken, Gustavo, Whitney, grenadier! I really appreciate it.

    Thank you very much sam, this is one of the points I wanted to emphasize in this vignette, I try not use flat ground which is no effect on moving things. I thought terrain 3 dimensionally to express the horse moving down the hill. I'm glad someone notice this point.

    No Martin, I didn't use replacement head. As I showed in WIP pictures I used original head, added re-sculpted ears only. I didn't dig up or re-work the molds on the face neither, I wanted to try how much I can do on the soft molded face by only using paint work.

    Yes, this is why I named this project "old-kit revival", I wanted to give life to good' old kits. :)

    Thank you very much grenadier, I'm relieved. :) I got an information that the leopardskin is used a lot in French Army after I built it...so if this was historically incorrect, it was too late to fix it.:)
  14. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Superb mate on a simple kit, nice one !!;)
  15. pipetrepid Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    kazufumi, very well done! bill
  16. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hi! Kazufumi.:)
    I was waiting for completion of your work pleasantly.
    I was also seeing your blog,it was amazing progress.
    This work is a wonderful finish.:eek:
    It was brilliant and built into a gorgeous work.
    Indeed the masterpiece which is Great.
    I congratulate completion.;)

    Mitsutaka.:)
  17. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very impressive!

    :)

    Mark
  18. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much Rob, william, Mitsutaka, mark!

    Thank you very much for watching WIP articles in my blog Mitsutaka, I'm glad.

    I have spend too much time on painting face, it took about about 10 days to finish. Painting realistic face on plain old mold is really a hard work, it was harder than I thought.

    There's some small details better to fix, and severall cut-corners in painting work, because I lost my energy by painting face. :)
  19. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
  20. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Great to see craftsmanship.

    By using basic techniques, taking some care, and applying Patience and persistence, a older kit has been brought up to a real winner, able to stand up t a more modern sample.

    Subarashii desu ne!

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