WIP Friedland - 4th Hussar charging

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ivopreda, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    after the Stresa storm a new project could start...

    The 4th hussar charge at Friedland 1807, A beautiful painting by Edouard Detaille is really inspiring

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    A steel pin is placed inside the leg until the horse front (1,5 mm diameter)
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    the flying horse ... made with Historex converted parts

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  2. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I love that painting!!!! This will be a figure I can really sink my teeth into.
    The "flying" horse looks great! I assume you will disguise the pins with long grass on the ground work.
    I will be following this latest project very carefully.

    Cheers

    Colin
  3. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Ditto, Hear hear.
    Cheers
    John
  4. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    This will be brilliant Ivo. I don't think I have seen this famous painting rendered as a miniature before.

    Colin
  5. ellie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think this is going to be a great piece of work looking forward to seeing more in the future.

    ian
  6. Marco22 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    My favourite Detaille ...
    I will follow this post with great attention
    I am sure you will make a great job of it
    Marc
  7. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy


    hi Colin

    recently the figure has been done by Alfonso Desiderio, an italian master... dsc00910.jpg
  8. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice. I love the horse. You have done a great job of capturing the pose.
    Pete
  9. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    thanks for the kind words until today but we are really far from a good progress

    the horse is a result of a long cut and glue, has been shorted a couple of mm compared with the historex standard.


    man is an assmebly of metal modeles parts, the pelisse comes from Manhes kit, legs from hussar mounted

    head is an old Andrea Hussar head with the shako converted to have it taller

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  10. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Ivo...one minor observation. Based on the frontal photo above, you don't seem to have the torso slightly bent forward as much as the painting. I think this is required to ad to the illusion of a charge at speed.

    Colin
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very inspirational Ivo.

    Marc
  12. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Man head comes from the hussars kit of andrea miniatures, now with the fur collar is a bit 'better.

    The shako is a model for officer higher than the standard, it was perhaps more usual mid-empire while here we are in 1807

    lift it cost me a lot of work but in the end the effect is nice. The chinstrap is a copper wire twisted around a thin metal core, and crushed

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  13. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Great work. I always enjoy watching your pieces develope.
    As mentioned, make sure the hussar really "leans" into the charge... to match the extreme action of the horse and give the whole thing a very dynamic feeling.

    I will be following with notebook in hand ;)

    Colin
  14. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Good work so far..always like to watch anything done with Historex

    As Colin, will be watching with not pad (iPad) in hand ..
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  15. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Another disciple here! After the talk you gave at Stresa I'll be following this even more closely than usual.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  16. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    the shoulder begins to rise, a little 'putty to raise the joint.

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    I also did the saddle cloth... enjoy it ... it's broken and I'll completely redo it later

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  17. Bassman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ivo,
    Excellent so far. I know the feeling about the broken saddle cloth., very fragile! I found if I mix A&B with Duro, it doesn't brake as easy.
    Looking forward to your progress.

    Best Regards,
    Rod
  18. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Another great project Ivo. I'm following this one till the end.

    Xenofon
  19. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    As request by many of you the rider has been repositioned changing the angle of the knees

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    in the same picture I start to made the Chasse-mouche that were made with thin lead wire of 0.2 mm

    lead has been preferred to copper because more flexible

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  20. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Excellent! Just a little echange in angle makes the rider look more dynamic!

    Colin
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