Completed Critique Dutch Red Lancer, by Carl Reid

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ben-nl, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Ben-nl A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello,

    I have finished my next project. It is the wunderfull 120 mm horsed Dutch Red Lancer, sculpted by master Carl Reid and produced by Gordon Mitchell.

    I hope you like it.

    Ben

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  2. jai A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    very nice effect mud ...
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  3. JonH Active Member

    Very tasty.
    There looks to be a lot of weight for just the one leg to support. How do you get round that?
    Jon
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  4. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Oh wow, great to see this done, as I've got it in the very small grey army stash. This looks fantastic, great work!
    Cheers
    Chris.

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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ben

    Another very nicely painted piece from you , like the mud effect ...how did you do this ?

    ......hope you pinned this as well !

    Thanks for sharing


    Nap
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  6. chailey Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Definitely has the "Wow" factor, I like the splashing mud effect too.

    Steve
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  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Lovely work Ben, love the sense of motion the piece has and the weight distribution of the rider as he rides the turn. Beautiful sculpting and painting.
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  8. Jonthan mcmeekin Active Member

    It's a cracker Ben!
    Good on ya.
    Cheers from Cumbria.
    Jonathan
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  9. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    First I've seen painted. You've done a cracking job on this.
    Good call with the round plinth, plenty viewing options for one of Carl's most dramatic pieces.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  10. KuK_Grenadier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Austria
    The lancer is perfectly painted but...... the muddy ground on this one is awesome. Am i right if i suppose you used the splashing mud to support the second leg of the horse?
    Congratulations to this stunning figure!

    Christian
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  11. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Fantastic paintwork on this Ben. The mud splattered effect enhances the movement of the horse. Like Nap I would like to know how you achieved this.
    Great stuff!
    Gordon
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  12. carl reid A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cracking job Ben!
    This is the first I've seen painted. Fantastic!

    For those who are wondering about the support on one leg...
    I sculpted/engineered the horse so a brass rod can be cast into the leg.
    The rod passes all the way down the leg from inside the chest, and passes out through the hoof. Which is used to pin the piece to the base.

    This is a recognised method when sculpting dynamic pieces of this nature. I've done it many times over the years and never heard of any breakages.

    If all the excess weight is removed from the body of the horse, and bulk the weight over the supporting leg, along with the rod it will never break.
    Under normal transporting conditions.
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  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work Ben.
    The mudwork is impressive.
    Up to the next one,

    Marc
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  14. ellie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great brush work and the mud effect works so very well indeed great job on a great figure.

    Ian

    www.elliesminiatures.com
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  15. Ben-nl A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello,

    thanks for kindly comments.

    The mud is maked from still water (Vallejo) and cotton wool. After drying, painted dark brown colors and varnished with gloss varnish.

    About the pin of the horse, there is no problem. It is strong enough. What Carl said, under normal transport.

    The splash is only for decoration and not to firming the hose leg.

    Now preparing the duo of the Waterloo clash...
    Ben
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  16. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ben,
    Fantastic painting all round, love the ground.
    The reds are superb.
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  17. MaxTheDoc Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Nice work, and terrain makes good the dynamics of the subject.
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  18. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Excellent, very effective all round, Ben.(y)
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  19. BobLff257 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great brush work on a cracking figure, very well done Ben. (y)

    Rob
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  20. Barrie Harris Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent , fantastic workman ship. As above well done on the mud effect.
    Look forward to seeing the Waterloo Duo.
    Barrie (Newbee) .
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