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WIP Cavalier (Elan13 Miniatures, 54mm)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by arj, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. arj A Fixture

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    I’ve had this one lying around for a fair while.
    It’s the Elan13 Cavalier (54mm).

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    I rather liked the idea of building him with the pistol, rather than the sword, but needed something for him to shoot at.
    Having checked the types of bottles for the period (ECW), I tried finding some on the ‘internettie’, but with no success.
    I finally decided to make my own using brass tube, Magic Sculp and brass wire. This was the result … two Onion bottles:-

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    For the location I decided to use some gabions. The original was scratchbuilt and a mould made. The mould is a bit old now and results in a lot of air holes, which in turn results in a tedious filling with putty. One day I’ll find the box that’s hiding the original and make a new mould.
    With three gabions cast and duly repaired, I set the scene.

    IMG_3265r.jpg

    I know he’s a bit close to his target, but he’s a tad short-sighted and really wants to show off his new gun. Anyway, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

    All gabions tend to look very similar, but the filling can vary. Therefore my original gabion has a depression in the top to ‘ring the changes’ with the filling.

    This is where I’ve got to. The gabions are filled, bottles added and some groundwork in place. The pistol hand is temporarily in place just to see how it will look.

    IMG_3266r.jpg

    Next task will be cleaning up the figure and getting it ready for priming.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Shaping up Andrew (Great figure as well)

    How about changing the apple for a wine bottle? This gives a hint to the viewer that he's a bit 'tiddly' and explains the short-sightedness perhaps? :)

    Cheers
    Paul
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  3. Oda A Fixture

    Wonderful idea.Will follow with interest.

    Oda.
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  4. arj A Fixture

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    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the encouragement, and excellent suggestion.
    I was about to glue the left arm, but I think I'll leave it a while.
    Three more lengths of tube cut and initial blobs of MS applied.
    One of them should prove useful, and I'll need to hollow out the base, since it will be visible.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  5. Edorta A Fixture

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  6. arj A Fixture

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    Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment Oda.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  7. arj A Fixture

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  8. franceso sbarile Well-Known Member

    Very nice idea, it looks to be an intersting vignette,. The Paul idea is also very intersting but looking to the box-art of our "hero" looks he is chewing someting.
    Hope to see soon more pictures of this work.
    Francesco
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  9. elanlane13 A Fixture

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    This is looking good Andrew. Apple change to wine bottle is a nice idea.
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  10. arj A Fixture

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    Thanks for the observation Francesco. I've added it to my 'to do' list.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  11. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the kind comments Rob.
    The adjustment is progressing slowly.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  12. arj A Fixture

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    I looked at the left arm and decided I’d probably make a hash of removing the apple.
    I therefore took a simpler option, made a mould of the hand end, and made a casting.
    Now, at least, if I ruined it, I’d have the chance of another go.
    Luck was with me and the dremel didn’t slip.
    With one of the extra bottles in place, I can finish the trimming and redo the fingers, where necessary.

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    If that works well, I’ll turn to trimming the ‘eating’ bulge on the face.
    If not, I can always revert to the original arm with apple, and leave the bulge in place.
    Cheers,
    Andrew
  13. elanlane13 A Fixture

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    England
    Great conversion Andrew trimming the cheek should be ok.
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  14. phil_h A Fixture

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    Nice work so far Andrew, looking forward to seeing more.
    Phil
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