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General of Carabineers, Historex

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by pgarri27, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    Louis Chouard, portrayed as Brigadier General in Russia in 1812, at Borodino, where he is in command of the Carabineers Brigade. Made from Historex kits, the horse has been increased in height. Painted mostly with acrylics, some oils and some metallics.
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  2. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Nice conversion. Don't see too many these days. Keep up the good work.
  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Very nicely done. Love the metals... copper is difficult to execute.
    How exactly did you go about making the horse taller? I have interest in horse conversion and any information is very valuable.

    Well done

    Colin
  4. blaster Active Member

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    I always enjoy seeing a converted Historex kit. Yours is terrific!

    Rgds Victor
  5. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Pete,
    That is a nice little conversion(y)
    cheers
    Richie
  6. megroot A Fixture

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    Like your conversion very much.

    Marc
  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    It's good to see a Historex conversion again Pete.
    Good work.
    Keith
  8. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Proof that Historex still has a place in the hobby-beautifully executed conversion.

    Keith
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  9. Edorta A Fixture

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  10. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Colin, here are some pics of the horse. I cut it into pieces, used a paper clip as an armature fore the legs, shimmed the body halves with the historex base, sliced the neck to bend it, and put it together with green stuff.

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  11. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. The Historex kits are fun.
  12. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    Great SBS on bulking-up the horse and terrific conversion.

    Jeff
  13. Edorta A Fixture

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  14. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Thanx Pete, that's perfect. Just what I was looking for. I have a box of Historex horses waiting for treatment.

    Cheers

    Colin
  15. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Colin, Have fun with the horses.
  16. ivopreda A Fixture

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    Italy
    Let me give you my compliments for the conversion and the quality of it.
    Historex isn't easy and you managed it well
    Only a small question...where did you find Chouard in white coat? I always saw it in Blu as usual for the general.

    For my knowledge the general get the cuirass and the helmet with black chenille ( the colour of the plume of their bicorne) maintaining the Blu uniform with golden leaveas topical of they'r rank
  17. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    Ivo,
    You are correct. I am to understand from searching historical references that the Carabineer general had a blue coat that was cut in the Carabineer style. I made the figure for a customer, and he requested a white coat, even though I said I did not think that historically correct. It is his figure, so he can have a white coat. Glad you caught it.
    Pete
  18. ivopreda A Fixture

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    No problem Pete. Sometime chatting is funny and useful
    Blancard ( colonel of the 1st rgt. )wore this uniform but with sky Blu saddle and red chenille on the helmet.
    Let me find the pictures of the figure I did years ago and I will post it
  19. Kjundude1 Member

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    Hey Pete,

    Sorry I am late seeing this one. I really like the conversion. Nice work all around.

    Chris F.
  20. ivopreda A Fixture

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    after a long time I found the promised pictures, Guy Aimable Blancard colonel of the Carabinier
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