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WIP Defeat - Russia 1812

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    As we are now approaching xmas I thought id have a go at something I've had on my mind for a while now and thought it may be appropriate for this time of year.
    Ive always loved the pegaso 200mm French napoleonic Hussar bust and the idea of portraying it from a winter setting,my sculpting skills are very limited to small challenges so it was always going to be a case of buying a suitable piece and just doing some extras.
    Anything I've ever done before has always been completed with Milliput,this time I decided to try the product Magic Sculpt which is a 2 part putty consisting of Hardener and Resin which I acquired from Matt Grech at ElGreco Miniatures,i found the putty easier to work with than Milliput as it dosent seem so sticky as the Milliput.
    For this project I wanted to add a wound bandage together with head cover to protect from the cold and a moustache with some small amount of hair sticking out from under the headcover,following this I added a cape cover which I added tears and holes to but with some of the pelisee still showing through,on top of the cloak ive added what I want to show is part of a ripped French flag.
    I would be very grateful for some coments / criticism / guidance anyone would like to give regarding the sculpted items,its a subject that ive always admired but just not confident enough to take advantage of before,ive added some photos from different angles for reference.

    Many thanks to Matt for his advice on Magic Sculpt and my Good Friend Gary Higgins from my local club for his advice and support.

    The product is available from Matt and Celine at www.elgrecominiatures.co.uk

    Brian
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  2. swralph A Fixture

  3. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Superb work Brian!!!
    If you didn't mention that this is the Pegaso Hussar bust I would have searched in every brand for this figure.
    It's a perfect transformation in every aspect. I'm very delighted with your work. Now I just want to see it done ;)
    Good Luck!!

    Regards
    Pedro
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  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks ralph :LOL:
  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Pedro,i just love this bust,its still a great piece without the changes,i'm glad you liked it,ive still got a few little things to do yet before the paint goes on,ill keep you posted,thanks for the kind words (y)
  6. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great conversion, looking forward to seeing this progess.

    Alex.
  7. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks Alex (y)
  8. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Brian, I like all your additions to this bust, creating a great atmosphere to the piece. I'ts a great conversion, and will follow to see how you finish him. Congrats on a excellent start. Regards, SG:)(y)(y)
  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks my friend for your kind comments,i'm glad you liked it :)
  10. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Can't see anything wrong with that. Awesome transformation. Can't wait to see him in paint. And you are so correct about Magic Sculpt.

    Colin
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks Colin for your comments, I was surprised how well I managed to work with the putty, I shall use this all the time now (y)
  12. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    That's some fine work Brian! I look forward to seeing him painted up.

    Joe
  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks Joe for your comments,glad you liked it :)
  14. TEZZA Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice one Brian, really great conversion . Can't wait to see it finished in your great painting style.
    :)
    Terry.
  15. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I love the way you make all of your pieces unique Brian with little changes and creative tweeks that make them stand out from the crowd-this one is no exception! look forward to seeing it sometime next year.
    Best wishes to you and the family for Xmas.

    Keith
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great conversion, small, simple but very effective.
    Looking forward to your next step.

    Marc
  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Brian ,

    Nice one , certainly a really nice job particularly like the bandage and the ragged flag providing a tiny bit more protection against the harsh Russian winter

    It will look really good painted up

    Looking forward to seeing more on this one

    Nap
  18. hall-moye@msn.com Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Brian,

    I love your conversion. It really captures that forlorn and desperate image of the French army in retreat across the steppes.

    I can't wait to see what it looks like once you've got your brushes and paints on it.
  20. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This will be interesting Brian , perhaps a little tear on the Colpac flame

    Ron

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