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Clansman Highlander, Culloden, 1746- Elite Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by arkangelo, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. arkangelo Active Member

    Hello everyone, this is my first post in this forum, this is my last work I'm doing and I want to share with you, say this bust that I bought quite a few years ago in the store I had here in Malaga Raul Garcia Latorre, has been stored in the drawer for quite a few years and now after about 10 or 12 years I have taken up the Hobby again

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  2. arkangelo Active Member

    Process Face Painting

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  3. misfit151 A Fixture

    Welcome back caballero....(y). The flesh tones looking excellent.... (y).... Mike
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  4. arkangelo Active Member

    Thanks misfit151 now I'm going to upload more pictures of how it is now
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Hi there

    A BIG WELCOME to PF and back to this great hobby of ours ...its good to have you with us

    Thanks for sharing this ...great to see a bust ( guess what I do !!!)

    Look forward to more updates

    If I can be of any further help do ask or message me


    PS Do introduce yourself in the Welcome Aboard part where you will find other threads that you might find of use
  6. arkangelo Active Member

    Current process, I have remained in the tartan which is causing me many problems, as it is very difficult for me to do so, the tartan is from the Ogilvi Clan.
    If anyone can help me make it happen, I'd appreciate it.
  7. arkangelo Active Member

  8. DaddyO A Fixture

    Coming along very nicely (welcome back by the way). This was always one of my favourite busts and it's great to see one being painted up (y)
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  9. arkangelo Active Member

    Ok DaddyO thanks
  10. NeilW Well-Known Member

    Nice work on the face so far.

    However, looking at the colour references on the packaging it struck me that the Chisholm tartan looks a bit strange. So see here for all registered Chisholm setts and here for the oldest know (c1800).

    Likewise the Ogilvy setts look little like the registered ones here although it does crop up under the alternative spelling of Ogilvie here (though why a clansman would be wearing a hunting tartan is unclear).

    The Farquharson also looks about right (see here), although it may well post date Culloden.

    On a general note, a list of all of the clans represented at Culloden is given in the order of battle in the article here, so just about any OLD highland clan sett from that list could be used on the figure (search here).

    However, a word of warning: not only do few authenticated early tartans survive, other than in paintings, but also, there is little evidence that tartans were specific to a clan or sept (though they may have been a traditional local weaver's pattern). Indeed, an individual could well wear two or even three or so tartans together (common in paintings of the gentry). The lowlanders, and gentry in particular, were likely to wear tailored jacket and trews (here) and the rank and file a belted plaid as here (which makes the figures broached fly doubtful)..

    The modern obsession with regulated tartans largely stems from the standardisation of regimental tartans and the tartan craze of the C19th.

    This and this site are useful ref the development of tartan and highland dress.

    This site also gives useful guidance on the likely muted, indeed muddy, tones of older tartan cloth (so avoid bright, vivid colours as obtained via modern chemical dyes).
  11. arkangelo Active Member

    Thank you so much for the information, I have searched the internet and I had not obtained results like the one you show me

    a greeting I will put me hands to work shortly and so choose another Clan if I see it more feasible
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  12. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Cheers for the info, Neil.
    I have an idea for this episode in Scottish history, and have already assembled the figures I need for it. Did not have time yet to do some research, and your links hav significantly reduced the time I will be needing for this.
    First finish the MSc, then Dain Ironfoot, the cursed pirates crew and Napoleon crossing the Alps before I am ready to tackle this idea.

    Arkangelo, great work on your work so far, looks very lifelike. Ar you using acrylics?
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  13. arkangelo Active Member

    Thank you Landrotted, if it is acrylic but at the beginning of painting used oils, which I will use again in future projects.
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  17. NeilW Well-Known Member

    No problem: happy painting (see Viking Bob's thread for further discussion of tartan).
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  20. arj A Fixture

    A nice start on this classic oldie.

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