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Completed Captain Sheperd Paine, U.S. Cavalry, 1880 - Series 77 90mm Metal

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KenBoyle, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    As I promised Nap in my George Washington post, here is a classic Series 77 figure from the old days.

    Pat Bird released many of his figures adorned with the names of friends in the hobby. In many cases, with no disrespect to the friends, I try to find an actual person to base my painting on. However, Shep is definitely an exception. Like Pat, I dedicate this figure to an old friend and a Master of our hobby. RIP Shep.

    As for the figure itself, I quote from the Instructions, as I couldn't say it any better myself.

    Captain Sheperd Paine, U.S. Calvary 1880

    There was a drastic uniform change in 1872 from the despised leftover Civil War clothing to a new, different look. This new uniform, being fancy and glamorous, was a great morale booster. The officer's dress uniform with plumes, cords and flounders especially cut a dashing sight in full dress at spit and polish ceremonies. This figure depicts a cavalry officer's dress uniform as modified from the 1872 change and worn throughout the 1880's.

    The figure has been placed on a parade ground setting. (My definition of dirt, grass and stones ) ;)
    He was painted entirely in acrylics with no modifications.

    More Series 77 painting on the way...

    Thanks for looking,
    Ken
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  2. NeilW A Fixture

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    Sure did: nice work, you've caught the dash nicely :)

    *though I reckon they just bought a job-lot of ex London Bobby hats and stuck some mop-heads on top ;)
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  3. theBaron A Fixture

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    Prussomania in the wake of the German victory in the Franco-Prussian War. All of a sudden, kepis were out, and Pickelhauben were in.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Ken

    So nice to see a series 77 painted up on PF

    Very dashing look on him

    Like the way you've painted the seams the on this fellow

    Is it based on an original officer as well as your tribute to Shep Paine ?

    Thanks tor sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. Chazman Active Member

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    Very nice job. I think Shep would be happy.
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  6. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks for the comment Neil! You may be right about the Bobby's hats. Seems like the Armed Forces tend to stay with tried and true fashions. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  7. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    :):):)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  8. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Nap! I've got lots more...;)

    Pat Bird of Series 77 released this figure as Captain Sheperd Paine, so I don't know of any other specific personality associated with it and I didn't really pursue that for this piece, like I normally do.

    Cheers,
    Ken
  9. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you sir! I like to think so. He was a great guy.

    Cheers,
    Ken
  10. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Very well done paint job. One of those that I do not.have and wish that I did.
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  11. oldtrousers Well-Known Member

    Fantastic work, Ken! This is probably my favorite figure from this great line of kits.

    Scott
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  12. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike! One day it just popped up on ebay and I couldn't resist. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Scott! I agree, this is a favorite of mine and being tied to Shep just makes it better. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  14. misfit151 A Fixture

    Cracking job on this one Ken....all very nostalgic.... thanks....(y). Mike
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  15. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    He’s a beauty, Ken!
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  16. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Ken, very nice painting, clean, precise and beautifully detailed.
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  17. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike, Chris and Bob! Your support is appreciated. :)

    Not having to do any, or minimal weathering makes the job a little easier, in my opinion. That's definitely reflected in several of my latest figures.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  18. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    beautiful paintwork

    Mobo
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  19. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mobo! Appreciate the comment. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken

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