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WIP Critique Cavalry Diorama- 1/2 Way There

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hey All,

    This is one figure more or less completed for a diorama depicting KGL Light Dragoons countercharging French Cavalry towards the end of Ney's attack on the Allied Infantry On the afternoon of Waterloo.

    I say this figure is more or less completed because I have still yet to tackle the reins and need to mount the scabbard. There are some touch ups required for some obvious chips after assembly. Also, as this is later in the battle, there will be extensive battle wear... mud, blood and fear!

    I hope I have captured the look of panic in the eyes of both rider and horse as they come under flank attack from fresh troops. I have been planning the groundwork and intend to feature some discarded equipment and a broken cannon wheel and will try for the long rye in the field.

    All comments or ideas are welcome.

    Colin

    PS- My poor photography has caused a more yellow tinge to the skin than in person:whistle: CJ

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  2. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Really nice action pose Colin you seem to have captured the atmosphere well, look forward to further progress.

    Keith
  3. Redcap A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Good expressions on the rider and horse.

    Is this a conversion of the old "Airfix" 54mm French Cuirassier or some other model (Historex?) Look forward to seeing this progress. Well done mate!

    Gary
  4. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Sorry, should have said... It's an Andrea 54mm, part of a vignette entitled "Skirmish".

    Thanx for the comments... Working on his opponent as we speak

    Colin
  5. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice job Colin, great paint job and the makings of an expressive scene. Look forward to seeing more.

    Dave
  6. Mariner Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Really nice job, Colin. In particular, you caught the horse's eye very well (y)
    Mary
  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Colin,what a great paint job,the pose of this figure really creates an insteresting battlescene.
    btw,what color mix did you end up using for his tunic?
  8. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Looking good Colin keep them rolling (y)

    Ray ;)
  9. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx for all the encouragement everyone!

    Daniel- The tunic is simple Dark Blue: Base- Prussian Blue + Black
    Highlight- Base + Sky Grey
    Shadow- Base + Black
    It's the KGL Lt. Dragoon we spoke of before, I'm working on him now and am going with the blue like on your French drummer, the Royal Blue base. That should work.

    Cheers

    Colin
  10. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Colin

    great start, i`m looking forward .

    Hendryk
  11. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking great Colin. Your work improves with each figure you post. And you absolutely have captured the expressions of panic & fear. I look forward to seeing how this one progresses.

    - Steve
  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thank you Steve & Hendryk

    I think I have gotten over one of my biggest problems... trying to work too fast.

    Slow and steady wins the race

    Colin
  13. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Bingo! You hit the nail on the head there Colin. Any work that I have ended up rushing is simply not as good as those I have really taken my time over!

    Can't wait for the updates mate.

    Cheers
    Dave(y)
  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Cool,can't wait to see this finish,it's getting more interesting by the minute.
  15. Reddo Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Great work so far. Now, if you can model an explosion nearby (perhaps with some acrylic resin and some of that fake smoke) and light the model from the explosion...:cool: .
  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Colin,i am very excited about this project as i am a huge waterloo fan,i will be following this one with great interest,i'm glad you mentioned the groundwork and thinking about the rye as i see this as being very important with waterloo subjects and is often overlooked,great start (y)(y),cant wait to see it finished :)

    Brian (y)
  17. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Peter... That's a cool idea, but in this case the horse is rearing because it's being attacked by another horseman. I do like that idea and now the wheels are turning... I see a cavalry charge under artillery fire!!!:sneaky:

    Brian... Thanks for the interest, good to hear from another Waterloo fan, lots of situations for diorama subjects. As for the rye grass, I want to use the the long grass because that's what the field looked like in every painting of the battle. However, how I am to represent this is beyond me!!! If you or anyone out there have any ideas on how I can do this at 54mm scale and make it look real... I will be forever in debt.:notworthy:

    Thanxfor the input guys

    Colin
  18. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Yes,cannon balls all over,musket fire,body pieces all over lol Chaos chaos!

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