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Completed Critique Canadian Mounted Rifle Trooper - Boer War

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Although I've just noticed that I haven't finished connecting up the rope around the horse's neck to the lower part of the bridle, this piece is complete otherwise. Only noticed after I took all the photos. :confused: I'll go fix it right after I finish the post.

    The idea for the figure came from seeing George W. Hill's monument to the Canadian Mounted Rifles and Strathcona Horse in Montreal.

    This figure of a frightened, rearing horse and a dismounted CMR trooper with field glasses is in 1/16th scale and was made using a Verlinden horse. The horse was modified, all hair and saddle and related horse furniture removed and re-sculpted. I sculpted a western saddle, but otherwise what I think is Canadian military cavalry kit. Head, hands and other resin kit parts were used. The hands were slightly altered to fit. A DJParkin metal SMLE rifle was converted to a Long Lee Rifle. The terrain is combinations of a resin base, MS, rocks and pumice paste with various green and brown grass, moss, shrubs and flowers. The terrain has been washed with various acylrics.

    I hope I haven't gotten too over the top with the photos. I Photoshop-ed them with the principle change being more blue tint and a good deal darker than in reality.

    Hope you like it.

    All the best,
    Dan

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  2. yeo_64 Active Member

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    Singapore
    Beautiful sculpt, Dan (y)(y)(y)!
    One of your best yet ;).
    Looking forward to seeing it painted, my dear friend :LOL:.
    Cheers!
    Kenneth.
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Many thanks, Kenneth! Interested in painting it?

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dan,
    Nice looking project well done.
    cheers
    Richie
  5. flart1943 Active Member

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    England
    Nice one Dan(y).
    Pete
  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Magnifisent piece Dan.
    You must be really happy with this one.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  7. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Really nice Dan.....I love the war memorial inspiration.

    Colin
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Many thanks Richie, Pete, Keith and Colin!

    Yes - I think it turned out OK. I always have some hindsight moments, but those, hopefully are useful for learning or coming up with new ideas.

    Since I already have two painting projects going, I'd prefer to send this one to someone who would enjoy painting it. Anybody interested? Lots of horseflesh and leather to cover.

    All the best,
    Dan
  9. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    One more thing...I'm considering putting this on the Markets and Commissions page. What do you think? I'm not interested in a big fee, more like just not interested in having my figures sitting around on my bookshelves. No interest in collecting figures - mine or anybody else. For me all the fun is in making them.

    All the best,
    Dan
  10. Dennis Active Member

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    England
    Well done Dan; it has turned out realy well.
    Dennis
  11. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    I am sure that someone would be thrilled to have this. Don't shoot too low or someone will flip it for a profit. I have to admit that I now prefer sculpting to painting as well.

    Good luck

    Colin
  12. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Really nice job Dan class act this one
    Steve
  13. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Hi Dan,

    Very nice indeed, looking forward to seeing it painted.

    Cheers

    Ray
  14. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Many thanks Dennis, Steve and Ray! And thanks for the good advice, Colin!

    All the best,
    Dan
  15. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Dan,
    Great action and sculpt.
    Cheers
    John
  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks John! Still looking for a painter!

    All the best,
    Dan

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