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WIP Conquistador, 1530 (Poste Militaire, 70mm)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Edward, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hello, I've made a start on this classic sculpted by Keith Durham. I've wanted to paint this for years but had to wait until Bonapartes re-released it recently. The new casting is excellent.

    The face is pretty much finished in acrylics, as is the red collar. I filled the holes in the eyes with a small amount of putty before undercoating. I couldn't decide how to paint the armour, whether to use the metal and polish it or not, but in the end I undercoated it and will try to paint it using acrylic silver paint and washes of black/brown. I also decided to have him standing on a rock, rather than the Aztec statue that comes with the kit. I am going to do my best to create a small jungle scene. I'd like to add a tree and plants. Not sure how this will work out! As usual my photos aren't the best..

    Edward

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  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Great start on an all time classic figure Edward.
    I always like your painted metal style, so I am waiting with interest for your next step.
    Regards,
    Keith
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  3. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Keith.
  4. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    100% AGREE WITH FRIEND!!
    Exact same will say REALLY IN A CLASSIC MINIATURE

    Alexandros
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  5. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    It really is a classic, this was originally released in 1988! There's obviously something about it though.
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  6. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking good Edward. I've got most of Keiths figures for PM painted and a few duplicates in the GA.
    I've always thought that his figures had something that others at that time lacked, they seem to have an attitude and a real sense of context that allowed the modeller to push the groundwork and display quite a bit. great job on the face particularly on the eyes.
    I'll follow this with interest.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Superbe painted face.
    Looking forward to your next step.
    BTW: I really like Poste Militaire figures.

    Marc
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  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This should be interesting Edward ,face looks great ,remember this one from my previous modelling life it was one of the crispest castings you ever did see.

    Ron
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  9. elanlane13 A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    The face looks good Edward. As others have said this is a true 'classic'. Looking forward to see what you dowith it.
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  10. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This guy is looking great already and am confident you will do a top notch job in total. I can't wait to see him done.

    Joe
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  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    There's no doubt, this is a classic figure and definitely a favourite of mine. Great start. I looking forward to following your progress.
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  12. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I haven't been able to do much work on this recently, but here's an update.

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  13. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
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  14. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks superb Edward.
    Carl.(y)
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  15. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks a lot
  16. Dennis Active Member

    Country:
    England
    A wonderful rendition of a classic Edward, looking forward to seeing more.
    Dennis
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  17. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Great work so far on this classic figure Edward, think these figures still hold up well today.Have got a couple lurking in the grey army as well and always buy them if I see them at shows.

    Cheers David
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  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Edward,just catching up mate,great start and nicely done eyes and flesh,i hav'nt seen one of these figures for a while so i will look forward to following your progress (y)
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  19. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks a lot guys.

    I've made some progress.

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  20. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice mate,i like the red (y)
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