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WIP French Carabinier - Borodino 1812

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Moving on from the phillipines to 130years before,for this next project ive decided to take on the recent CGS release - French Carabinier bust 1812 with the captured Russian flag from Borodino.
    As per grahams high standards,the bust is beautifully detailed by carl and graham and the casting is very well done with hardly any mold lines to clear up.
    The pose is quite dynamic,but very worrying when you want to display the piece perhaps in a competition,the main worry is the pole being bent,or the arm comes away,to tackle this ive decided to make the flag more upright and the pole vertical so I can secure it into a tiny hole in the base top as youll see from the pictures,for me this gives me more piece of mind and dosent seem so fragile when handling the base.
    ive had to make a slight alteration of the hand from the wrist holding the flag to accommodate this slight shift of position.
    I had this problem at one of my club meetings last year with the Rooster Cogburn bust I did by ross Mitchell,the guy held it and dropped it,i cant begin to explain on here how I felt,looking at it in 3 bits.
    ive added some early progress pics,the head is temporary fixed,but the arms ive fixed with pins,i shall do the same with the head once painted.
    Ive decided to go with some battle damage to the flag,by giving a torn look to the edges which is depicted in the picture which accompanies the kit.
    Im really excited about the painting of this,especially to see what kind of effect I can get on the brass breastplate and helmet.
    Ive replaced the brass rod in the kit as this was liable to bend,i have replaced this with metal rod of the same diameter,and is really strong and solid.
    the fanion and cords I wont add until everything is painted.

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    Brian
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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking forward to this one Brian.
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  3. mick3272 A Fixture

    This one will be worth looking at Brian,
    I can just see the Smudger treatment written all over it.
    Mick
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  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    thank you mick
  6. misfit151 A Fixture

    Great start Brian.....you will certainly enjoy this one my friend.;)....Mike
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  7. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you mike,I hope so
  8. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Great start Brian. I have this one to do so I will be following closely.
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  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks
  10. megroot A Fixture

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    Gonna follow this with great interest because its in my GA and is the next bust to paint.
    Very good information about flagpole

    Marc
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  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks marc
  12. phil_h A Fixture

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    Definitely looking forward to seeing your progress on this Brian (y)
    Phil
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  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks phil,I'm looking forward to it

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