Chasseur d'Afrique from Pilipili

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, May 13, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Thought I would start this V bench off on this a Pilipili bust I have had in the GA for a long long time !!!

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    couple of quick reference pics , I will add more as it progresses along the bench

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    Now me being me ...I thought I would add a medal .....but didn't I have in fact added 2 these being

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    I also reworked the shako top as in the original example reference pictures

    Also built up the beard underneath so it sits better onto the uniform

    Now I am basecoating this and another Pilipili bust before finished off my Lt Bromhead bust

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Good man - glad to see these moving again
    Cheers
    Leggy
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I like this one a lot Nap, a very colourful uniform. Following.
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Cheers Leggy

    They haven't moved for many a year ...wish I could get more of the Pilipili


    Cheers Bob .....a very colourful piece as you say ..thanks for posting

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    May be of interest to you.

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  6. Dr Bison Active Member

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    For anyone interested in the uniforms of the Franco-Prussian War, I have this book recommendation, which was published by "Verlag Militaria" only last month:

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    It comes in two volumes in a slipcase and has 800 pages in total, more than 2,500 colour and black-and-white photographs. The authors have managed to trace an incredble wealth of original uniforms and equipmernt from both sides and the
    Volume 1 deals with the German armies, volume 2 with the French. Here are two sample pages:

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    This is the link to the book's English version on the publishers' website: Franco-Prussian War 1870/71. Uniforms and Equipment of the German and French Armies.
    It's also available in German and French.

    Cheers
    Karl
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Karl

    Thanks for details ...that's on my want list ..right at the top

    Looks a awesome reference

    Nap
  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    A couple of pictures of the pieces based up and with basecoats on , added a button inbetween the chain on the crossbelt and of course you can see the 2 medals I also added , pleased with the way they came out , should paint up nicely

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap

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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This is nice Nap, well done.
  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Bit of a verbal update here

    Uniform blue all finished as is the band on the shako

    Next will be the red and then the facing color on collar

    Need to confirm the shako piping ...yellow or blue ....

    In the original shako in pictures the sides look a faded yellow with the top being a blue ? ....... need to get that book !

    Will do pics when shako is done

    Nap
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  11. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Nice start Kevin.
    Cheers
    Chris
  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Chris l

    Been looking ref the shako buy yellow and blue piping !

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    Good view of peak ...greened image.jpeg

    Original uniform swatch ...many colour variations exist

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    Figures from various painters ...always good to see other versions

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    Nice reference and size details of shako

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    Nap
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  13. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Hi Kevin,

    I have the Historex model of the Chasseur d'Afrique in my vast Grey Army, so your drawing and photos are great references once I get around to it.
    Cheers
    Chris
  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Your very welcome ....do you need the saddle details ?

    Nap
  15. Luca Anelli New Member

  16. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Kevin,

    I was going to use the saddle that comes in the kit. However, if you have them handy that would be very useful.

    Regards
    Chris
  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    A very intersting bust Kev, certainly you do have lots of references.
    Looking forward to see it finished.
    Cheers!
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  18. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Many thanks for the saddle information Kev. The various shots certainly show some interesting details I will add.

    Stay safe over there,
    Warm regards
    Chris
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Daniel ...it's a good subject and nothing really complicated

    The shako is all finished as are the medal ribbons now

    Pleasure Chris


    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Got to share this version of the same subject

    A possibly one off sculpt from a French modeller but maybe used the same torso and shako with a new head


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    Nap
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