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WIP DF Military Figures 90mm Royal Horse Artillery Gun Crew Set

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Steve Brodie, Nov 17, 2023.

  1. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Picked up this set from DF Military Figures stand at SMW last weekend, there models are, in my view, superb and well worth the money charged. Royal Horse Artillery at waterloo.

    Kit is available here - https://www.dfmilitaryfigures.co.uk/shop/?store-page=Royal-Horse-Artillery-Gun-Crew-Set-p543910601

    There is also a mounted figure of Alexander Mercer giving the order to fire the cannons, Alexander Mercer was commander of G Troop Royal Horse Artillery in the thick of the fighting at the Battle of Waterloo. His six-gun horse artillery troop arrived too late for the Battle of Quatre Bras, but it fought with the cavalry rearguard covering the army's retreat to Waterloo. I think i will be purchasing him to add to the scene at a later date.

    He can be purchased here - https://www.dfmilitaryfigures.co.uk/shop?store-page=Mounted-Mercer-p551376442

    Anyway the kit is made of metal parts, for the cannon, limber and some body parts and the figures in resin;

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    This is a built up version on the DF web page;

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    So far i have just got a few bits of the cannon put together;

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  2. Briggsy A Fixture

    This will be interesting, I had an old Hinchcliffe gun back in the day but never made it, no idea where it is now. With the mounted figure it will make a great diorama.

    Cheers Simon
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  3. MCPWilk A Fixture

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  4. MalcC A Fixture

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    Steve, with this and the para, you're going to be busy.
    Following. :)

    Malc
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  5. Waterlooman A Fixture

    Im in - looking forward to following with interest.

    W.
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  6. NigelR A Fixture

    I am always tempted every time I see this, it's great value. Have fun with this!
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  7. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    Very cool! You sure choose some complicated kits, Steve ... a braver man than I am, Gunga Din!
    Rick
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  8. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Started putting this diorama together, Figures have been cleaned up, just a bit of flash and the metal additions have had the samll mould seams sanded out. its quite a big set when all placed together;

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    The 6 pounder and limber have been constructed, I didnt have any instructions for the limber, so a quick text to Dave and they arrived within a couple of days. I have cocked up on one of the 'seat lockers' with a strap, so will need to be hidden with a rag or something;

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    The details on the figures are superb, the colour dots are so i can put the right arms on the right figures :)

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  9. MalcC A Fixture

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    That is going to look brilliant.

    Malc
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  10. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks
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  11. Briggsy A Fixture

    This is going to be awesome, lots of braiding which will really stand out. Watching with great interest.

    Cheers Simon
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  12. NigelR A Fixture

    Great start on a lovely set of figures.
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  13. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

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    That is really cool, Steve. Can't wait to track your progress.
    Rick
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  14. Waterlooman A Fixture

    I cant get over the level of detail - lovely job.

    W.
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  15. snik A Fixture

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    epic scene!!! this will be an awesome vignette!!!
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  16. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Was going to start spraying the Dakota fuselage for my MMM US Airborne, but seems i have a bent needle, so new one ordered. So started on the horse troops, first up the 'lighter'. He looks a bit Freddie mercury at the mo, Going back to the oils i think, defo for the uniforms as can blend a lot easier than glazes, in my opinion anyway, its just what you are sued to using i suppose. Face painted in Panzer aces 3 flesh tones he is okay(ish), next one in oils
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  17. Briggsy A Fixture

    Nice figure, good face and I applaud your use of oils, especially with all that braiding you will get a subtly that would be difficult in any other medium.

    Cheers Simon
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  18. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks

    Will be using printers inks for the braid and buttons
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  19. Nap Moderator

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    Agree there

    Aren’t the figures by Alan Ball?

    Have fun with this and all your projects

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  20. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I've always admired the uniform of the RHA. I love the tarleton head dress it was so unusual at the time too.
    I have often considered getting this set but there is a great deal of work involved in bringing it to fruition.
    Good luck to you and I look forward to watching your progress.
    Melanie

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