1. Copying kits is a crime that hurts original artists & producers. Help support your favorite artists by buying their original works. PlanetFigure will not tolerate any activities related to recasting, and will report recasters to authorities. Thank you for your support!

British Royal Scots Greys Cavalry Sergeant, 1914

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This will be a mounted figure in 120mm or 1/15th scale.
    Head from Michael Roberts, One hand from The Lost Battalion, Boots from Jaguar, Canteen from Model Cellar. All of these kit pieces were modified. The horse is from Dragon and will be modified also.
    Uniform markings are for a Sergeant of the Royal Scots Greys in France, 1914. His equipment includes:
    • M1902 service dress tunic and cavalry breeches in khaki serge
    • M1905 service dress cap, badge shows the Eagle of the French 45th Line captured at Waterloo
    • Khaki putties wound bottom to top and blackened ‘ammunition boots’, with spurs (no spurs yet!)
    • M1903 (I think!) haversack
    • Leather strapped canteen
    • Cavalry mess tin
    • Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) MK III 0.303 caliber rifle
    • 90 round M1903 leather bandoleer
    • M1908 sword and holder (not yet!)
    • Universal pattern saddle (eventually!)
    The horse will be equipped with a leather rifle wallet, bit and snaffle, reins, bridle, two large leather holster type hold-alls, blanket, wooden horse peg and rope, & canvas horse water bucket

    As you can tell, this is WIP and very rough. There is a large glob of Supersculpey holding the cavalryman in the right position temporarily. I need to thoroughly clean the figure and equipment and do some detailing on the equipment.

    Initially I had thought to have the cavalryman aiming his rifle, but changed my mind when I was fiddling with the arms and rifle alignment. I liked this pre-firing pose better. He's squinting into the distance at something which might be a target.

    Hope you like it! As always - constructive critique and comment welcome!

    All the best,
    Dan

    Attached Files:

    • five.jpg
      five.jpg
      File size:
      186.3 KB
      Views:
      1,743
    • four.jpg
      four.jpg
      File size:
      134.7 KB
      Views:
      198
    • one.jpg
      one.jpg
      File size:
      113.7 KB
      Views:
      184
    • six.jpg
      six.jpg
      File size:
      154.3 KB
      Views:
      193
    • three.jpg
      three.jpg
      File size:
      109.8 KB
      Views:
      174
    • two.jpg
      two.jpg
      File size:
      178.7 KB
      Views:
      185
  2. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Looks Good Dan

    Dan,
    This duo looks like its coming along nicely.The bandolier may need to fit a little more snugger on the front beside his arm,other than that I look forward to seeing them with some paint.
    Andy
  3. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    His hair looks a little too thick at the back, but it's a very nice figure!
  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Andy & Vergilius - Thanks for your comments. The hair I can easily fix, but the bandoleer, not sure about. The only way I can think of to fix that is to remove the bit going over his shoulder, carve into the shoulder a little and relay it. It won't actually be any tighter, but it may look tighter, which, of course, would be enough. Let me see what I can do.

    All the best,
    Dan
  5. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Good work

    Hi Dan
    Magnificent sculpt as usual, keep up the good work.
    Pete
  6. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    David J Parkins

    By the way Dan. Thanks for letting us know about David J Parkins, Firing Line, in your thread a few weeks ago I have sent for some stuff from him and have found them to be excellent, if larger then J S. Thanks again.
    Pete
  7. elanlane13 A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Dan, excellent sculpt, really good pose and great subject choice.

    I do agree with vergilius the hair is a bit big at the back, but as you've said an easy alteration.

    The equipment looks good, nicely detailed and hanging well on the figure.
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Good work Dan, as usual.
    Still alot of work to do. But it looks very promising.

    Marc
  9. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    hi Dan
    as usual your work is really singular.
    I like the way you did the arms, it's clear he will shot in few seconds !

    Seb.
  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Following up Andy's comment about the bandoleer, I figured out how to fix it so it will be a lot tighter looking (I think...). And more importantly, it will improve the figure a bit. Following up Vergilius's comment - I raised the hairline above the neck just a bit and thinned the hair all across the back of the head. Easy.

    Seb - I particularly like that straight ahead into his eyes close-up photo. That's what sold me on the fact that I had the arms right and sells the viewer that he's looking at a target. Thanks for your comment!

    Marc - Many thanks! Lots more fun!!

    Robert - I really enjoyed your pilot - great character in that face. Sometime you'll have to explain to me how you captured the year 1940 in a face and a pose. Wow! I'm very impressed by that.

    Pete - You're much too kind! Thanks for your encouragement! Glad you found Parkin. I'd like to know a little more about the sculptor and modelmaker or sculptors and modelmakers behind that firm. It doesn't look like there is anything new being added to the figure line. Know anything?

    All the best,
    Dan
  11. Alex Lopez Active Member

    Country:
    Mexico
    Hello Dan, I like it, only a suggestion,you maibe can add some volume in the back of neck, you can try first with one piece of supersculpy or someting and see the result...

    Regards.

    Alex.
  12. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks, Alex! I'll try that!

    I've now finished re-doing the bandoleer and it is tighter-looking and fits better.

    All the best,
    Dan
  13. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    David Parkins

    Hi Dan
    Sorry I don’t know anything about who sculpts David Parkins figures I will ask next time I order from him. He seems to be revamping and reissuing all his old kits with new photo-etched parts.
    Something that is in the pipeline is a vignette called ‘Home for Christmas’. It is of a young soldier saying goodbye to his girlfriend at a GWR railway station in 1914.The two figures are set against the fully accurate compartment of a third class railway carriage, with a platform frontage. I don’t know when it will be available and have no illustrations, but sounds very interesting, if a complicated kit to build (I am still looking at the photo-etched parts of the Machine Gun kit I bought and thinking, can I do this?)
    Pete
  14. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dan,
    Very nicely done.
    Cheers
    John
  15. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks, Pete! Please let me know what you find out. The vignette of the railway carriage sounds marvelous! There are one or two illustrations of soldiers going away to war which would make great vignettes. A couple done by Georges Scott of French regulars marching off with girls hanging onto their hands that are really touching! I'm sure the Parkin vignette will be equally good!

    I had the same experience with that machine gun! It's a marvelous kit, but stinkin' complicated with all the photo-etching to add to it.

    Many thanks, John! What have you been up to recently?

    All the best,
    Dan

Share This Page

planetFigure Links

Reviews & Open Box
Buy. Sell & trade
Articles
Link Directory
Events
Advertising

Popular Sections

Figure & Minis News
vBench - Works in Progress
Painting Talk
Sculpting Talk
Digital Sculpting Talk
The Lounge
Report Piracy

Who we are

planetFigure is a community built around miniature painters, sculptors and collectors, We are here to exchange support, Information & Resources.

© planetFigure 2003 - 2019.