WIP Cornet George Wombwell 17 th Lancers

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wings5797, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Chaps
    A quick piece from Verlinden of 17th Lancers Hero at the Crimea George Wombwell.
    Sir George Orby Wombwell was 22 at the time of the Charge. He had joined the 17th in 1852 and was appointed ADC to Lord Cardigan for the campaign.
    The replaced head is from Dog Tag with the hair and chapka scratch built from Milliput. The paint is Windsor and Newton oils throughout.
    Regards to all
    Keith
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  2. chailey Active Member

    Country:
    England
    I like the "worn" look you have given to the uniform, really nice, muted colours.

    Steve
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  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nice keith.
    My only criticism would be the blood stains on the trousers don't look very natural. I think they are too bright and they wouldn't have run down like that but would have soaked into the fabric and formed an irregular shaped "splodge". Feel free to ignore that though, your version looks a bit more dramatic. :D
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  4. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Nice work, Keith... The blood on knee gives dramatic potential of this figure ...

    Cheers Borek
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Keith

    Looks good well worn , agree with the blood comments bit too bright for me ...nice to see the Verlinden figures still cutting it

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  6. swralph A Fixture

    Very nicely Painted Keith:).
    I have this kit in my stash and look forward to painting it.
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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice painting Keith. Any thing to do with the Crimea gets my vote.
    I have this in my GA so will have to get him painted.
    Regards
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  8. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Very nicely paint work
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  9. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Excellent work, very atmospheric. Captures the wear and tear of campaign very well.
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  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Many thanks for your more than generous comments and advice Gentlemen.
    Wombwell reportedly got through a good number of horses at The Charge and I likened it to my frequent falling off my bike. Hence a little graze on the knees needing little smear of Germalean. But seriously I would not usually add blood to my figures so I take on board your guidance should the need arise.
    Thanks for looking in and taking time to reply I do value your input.
    Kind regards
    Keith
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Keith,

    I have this kit in my GA and seriously wondered how it would look when made up. Now I know. Great work mate. I particularly like the details on the waist band. The scratch built shako also looks great.
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  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France

    Hi Tony
    I am pleased that you like it.
    He has been in my GM for years too. I was never quite happy with him from the neck up, but a a length of fine copper wire, a blob of putty and a different head did the job.
    With the cross belt and waist band I try not to make big tone differences in the gold effects so I am over the moon that you picked up on it.
    Overall it's a nice kit and I am sure that you will enjoy and make a great job on your's
    All the very best
    Keith
  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Beautiful work mate!!!!, that color it's not easy to paint, and you have achieve an incredible result, the texture looks real as well.
    Thanks for the little background history, it makes a tons of difference when you look at the figure, it give another meaning to it.
    cheers
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  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    I am pleased that you Like him Daniel.
    He is only 4 times larger than your beauties Mate........watch out I may be down to 30 mm before you know it (I don't think).
    Cheers for looking in and commenting Mate
    Keith

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