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Completed Continental Light Dragoon

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike Stevens, Jul 11, 2023.

  1. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This is an older Michael Robert’s figure sculpted by Alan Ball. The pose is nice but the sculpt is pretty soft compared to current production figures. For the life of me the face reminds me of John Wayne.

    I decided to paint it as the Baltimore Light Horse which is an obscure dragoon unit. Gray Tunic with Blue Facings and a Mitre.

    Still in the early stages, working to smooth out the face and fine tune it. I’m experimenting with skin tones one this one.

    Thanks for looking.

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  2. Oda A Fixture

    Even at this stage it looks very good.Choice of subject is also exceptional.I like seeing interpretations of obscure and "Liitle-to-know-about" units.Following with interest.

    Oda.
  3. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    Nice work so far. I definitely see a resemblance to John Wayne.
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  4. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Mike

    Great project and fun bringing life to older sculpts

    Fleshwork is looking good so far

    Did a quick google ..as is my want !

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    So many interesting uniforms , many small units

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice looking figure and lovely flesh tones. I always feel with this sort of pose, they need to lean against something, that's just me though.
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  6. MalcC A Fixture

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    Nice choice of figure.
    I'll be following with interest.

    Malc
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  7. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    Cool. Always did like the Michael Roberts figures. Did quite a few of his ACW figures way back when.
    Rick
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  8. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Ok,

    Made some progress, the helmet is about done. I need to clean up the lettering a bit and it should be done. The waist coat is close to done and will need to be fine tuned when the facings are painted. I have started the tunic. I’m going for a soft warm gray. Not quite there yet but making progress so it looks a little rough.

    I included the uniform plate for reference. Gray tunic with blue facings.

    Thanks for looking

    Mike

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  9. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Mike

    Great progress on this , liking the gray your going for ...what's the colours your working with

    The facings of dark blue will certainly make this

    Nice start on the waistcoat and lettering as well

    Thanks for the updates

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  10. Rob A Fixture

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    He is looking good, I like that easy relaxed pose. He does indeed look like the Duke, more so actually than some of the figures that are supposed to be him!
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  11. MalcC A Fixture

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    Coming on nicely. (y)

    Malc
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  12. NigelR A Fixture

    Lovely work so far.
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  13. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Excellent start, great figure, lots of detail.
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  14. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Oda!

    Yep the resemblance is definitely there!

    I would normally say the same thing. Quite frankly this was on the bench and I’m being lazy, trying to clear some stuff off, so it gets what it gets!
    Thanks

    Hi Rick, I have a couple more of his figures, 54MM WWII kits that are superbly sculpted compared to this kit. I’m looking forward to painting those this year.
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  15. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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  16. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Update: I think the gray tunic is about done. The facings and turn backs are blocked in and I’ll work on those over the weekend.

    After painting this figure I’ve come to the decision that the sculpting is soft. Makes it much harder to create contrast. Overall harder to paint than more modern sculpts.

    Don’t mind the cat!

    Thanks for looking.



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  17. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice work so far! And I like the cat.

    Steve
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  18. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Mike

    Coat looks good , thanks for the colours used picture

    This is a nice contrast between coat and facings ....look forward to the latter update

    I have a older Regimental S-4 bust Marine Drum Major and finding the same , sculpting has come on so much

    Thanks for sharing this and the helpful cat !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. Rob A Fixture

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    He is looking good, the warm grey colour of the tunic has come out nicely.
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  20. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Making progress: Straps are done now. Blue facings are pretty close to done but will be fine tuned after metals are done. I’ll be moving on to the cartridge box and trousers tomorrow.

    Thanks for looking.

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