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WIP Coldstream Guard Pioneer - Hougomount 1815

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Brian

    As always the backdrop has been well thought out and no doubt will be effective , sure you have a good idea what it's going to look like ...for me I look forward to seeing this progress

    Following with interest

    Nap

    PS If I may I have added the picture I think gave Stu thr idea and worked from ..must admit I do like this piece !

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  2. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    thanks kev,i have this osprey title (y)
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  3. KuK_Grenadier PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A perfect composition. Can`t wait so see it finished.
    Will follow with interest.

    Christian
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  4. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    Nice backdrop. Love the quoins.

    Jeff
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Off to a great start Brian, nice back drop.
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  6. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Man
    Many thanks Christian
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  7. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks jeff
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  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks bob
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  9. megroot A Fixture

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    Really nice work Brian.
    But I can't remember that there where such great bricks ( as you made from the plastic card) at the walls of chateau Hougoumont.
    Looked at the pictures on Google and couldn't find it eather.
    Anyway: this is the choice of the master and it looks fine for me.

    Marc
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  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks marc

    In and around the chateau they're were different sized brick,some the normal type,some a little larger and stone walls as well,the walls and bricks were not the same everywhere within the chateau,I have used a combination of all working from my own photos of my visits to the chateau in the past.
    These photos from the South Gate and the great barn should help with what I'm explaining
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  11. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Great backdrop Brian. I am becoming fonder of this bust, the more I see it.
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  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    It's a lovely bust mate,thanks for your kind coments
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  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Managed to start on the back drop for this piece,i love constructing buildings and things,it reminds me of my early modeling career in my late 20s and early 30s building dioramas,i much prefer to scratchbuild these sort of things than pay expensive money for them,you'll be surprised what you can do with Milliput,balsa,and plastic card and rod.
    The wall section was undercoated with humbrol acrylic 60 red,i then added lights to each brick using humbrol 60 mixed with GW flesh.
    the mortar was white and I used a thin brush to add this in using humbrol acrylic 34 matt white.
    I then added very thin washes of sepia oil paint to a ratio of 1 part sepia and 9 parts thinner,if the was is to thick it will cover most of the light work I did on the brickwork,by keeping it thin your lights will still show.
    I then added some stains and streaks you find on all sorts of walls and buildings,the large stone blocks on the corner I've painted with matt white and off white,i will add some more detail to these on the next sitting.
    I placed the unpainted bust in front of the painted wall to get a feel for how I want the piece to look on completion.

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    Brian
  14. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Brian

    That backdrop looks great ..nice scratch building as well......the contrast of the uniform against the building will really work

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers kev (y)
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