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WIP Corporal John Shaw (2nd Life Guards 1815)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Belcher, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    As long as he's not blue!!:D

    Martin
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  2. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks for positive feedback baronband
  3. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Zastrow
  4. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Mike, I use a mixture of green stuff and aves epoxy sculpt. I smooth it out with surgical spirit .
  5. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Huw,glad you like him so far.
  6. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Keith,glad you like the progress.
  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Oh NO not the Royal Horse Guards again Martin!!!!
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  8. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Johan
  9. alamac Well-Known Member

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    Coming along beautifully John looking forward to seeing him when completed
    Cheers
    Al
  10. Old Pete Active Member

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    I,m not sure if it applied to the Life Guards but the heavy cavalry were ordered on the night before the battle to grind there swords on both edges so instead of a hatchet tip they were pointed hope this is of some interest
  11. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Alan, glad you like him mate.
  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Hi Pete,
    As I understand it this was a general order to the Heavy Brigade en mass as it were. That said the only recorded evidence I have seen where it actually happened was from the RNBD. Oh and in the Sharp books of course.
    I think that there is a high probability that in most of these directives it was some did and some didn't. Tough on the poor old cutlers I guess?
    Sorry that this is no help at all:(.
  13. John Belcher A Fixture

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    1796PHC2.jpg 1796PHC4.jpg 1796-Pattern-British-Heavy-Cavalry-Troopers-Sabre-1.jpg
    Hello Pete, Thank you for your information on the heavy Cavalry sword. I have seen photos of both blades that were used at Waterloo,but I think I will keep my one for John Shaw as the issued British Heavy Cavalry sword rather than the pointed version.
    1796-Pattern-British-Heavy-Cavalry-Troopers-Sabre-1.jpg 1796PHC2.jpg 1796PHC4.jpg
  14. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    "His first victim was a cuirassier whose face he sliced of as though it was a piece of apple".... "He then dispatched a further nine, getting around the problem of his sword being shorter by "smacking at their faces with the hilt. They'll either topple or turn". Which is what they did, and, when they turned they were beheaded"!
    A quote about Shaw from Hill's The Life Guards via Horse Guards by Barney White-Spunner
  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    What a superb book Hill's The Life Guards via Horse Guards by Barney White-Spunner is. It's a bible for anyone interested in the Household Cavalry.
    Cheers for the great post Martin.
    Keith
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  16. Nap A Fixture

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    Guys,

    If you want a fantastic book this is the one ..just so happens I was looking at it this morning in prep for when Hawk Miniatures release the new bust 1/12th from Rob Lane

    Great SBS John , I am in awe at the skill needed it's going to look great when painted

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  17. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Nap, I have seen Robert Lanes life guard bust, it is certainly a great piece of work. Hope to add some more progress photos of John Shaw later this week.
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  18. Chris Mortimer Active Member

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    Looking forward to the progress pics mate!
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  19. John Belcher A Fixture

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    A couple more progress shots. I decided to paint the face now to see how the sculpted expression would come up.I want to capture the intense moment when the Life Guards and John Shaw himself engage in combat with the French Cuirassiers.Hope you like him so far
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  20. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    John,
    Superb painting, fantastic.
    Bob

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