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WIP Gordon Highlander with New Plinth

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ghamilt1, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I have done a couple of 200mm figures and would enjoy doing this figures with legs attached. If Crecy can offer this option with their Black Prince, perhaps Carl could offer this as an option with his half figure.

    Best wshes,

    Mike
  2. DaveCox Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Every time I look at this the fingers of my right hand start to twitch and reach for the brushes............Oh damn.....it's not on my bench!
  3. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    That is an excellent conversion of the bust Glenn, as Carl has mentioned the transition from Carl`s sculpt to your conversion is very clean and smooth, a great idea and excellent execution.

    Steve
  4. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Very well done Glenn ,on the way you have sculpted the rest of this.Look forawrd to seeing it painted.



    Cheers David
  5. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Excellent work!!!
  6. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Canada
    Thanks Mike. I hope Carl doesn't resent me for creating a campaign for new work on his part, but I'm happy you like it in any case. Personally, I wish he'd do some of his WWI stuff in 75mm ;)

    I know exactly how you feel Dave C. In fact you may take some consolation in knowing I already have the acrylic undercoat done on most of the figure as we speak, and I'm going to try to get the flesh tones done tonight.

    Thanks also Steve R. and David M. What can I say, this was a bust that cried out to me for legs, I'm only glad I somehow managed to make it look like a single figure and not two separate halves.

    Cheers Mark, I'd be quite pleased indeed if I can come close to your excellent box art version of this bust.
  7. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Glenn,
    I was an admirer of the original bust and box art as were so many, but you have certainly given this another dimension.
    A very talented conversion, can't wait to see some colour on this, you may have just trail-blazed a new trend!
    cheers
    Richie
  8. gordy Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Seems the message is clear: WHOLE FIGURES IN 1/9th!! (And not just Krauts and Ardennes GI's)
  9. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Hi Glenn, I can't send you the image I have as my scanner died on me, so I've taken this from the net and used "paint" to illustrate it a little better. To give you an idea, during my training, Gordon Highlanders would roll a tube out of paper and feed it through the loops to shape them, hope this helps. All the best,

    Scotty

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  10. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Canada
    Thanks a lot Scotty, that seems pretty easy to add, and I will do so as soon as the hockey game is over (Stanley Cup playoffs take precedent over pretty much everything in this country). Thanks again for going to the trouble for me.

    Thanks also Richard, it's hard to imagine no one thought of this before, but who knows maybe we will see some other versions. Be prepared to use a lot of putty though! I have to agree with Gordy, some variety in the bigger scales may be just the ticket.
  11. marius'mules New Member

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    United-States
    Wow, that is absolutely stellar work. The detail is phenomenal.
  12. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Canada
    Thanks Steve, mind you at this scale the detail is a little more obvious than a 1/32 figure, but I am grateful that you appreciate the effort.
  13. Harry New Member

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    Netherlands
    That's awesome! Are you going to correct the capbadge and cockade too?
    It'd be a real shame to leave them as they are. He should be wearing an O.R.'s badge with a black silk cockade. The battle insignia that the bust has on the left sleeve should be removed too, as it's anachronistic for 1914.
  14. gudel Member

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    Italy
    Fantastic
    Gus
  15. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Glenn
    Great conversion mate, looks spot on!...Glad to see I'm not the only one doing this sort of thing!
    cheers
    Jimbo
  16. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Canada
    Thanks Gus and Jim, good of you to voice your approval. I was able to put some oil paint onto the face, hands and legs last night, but will have to take a break for a day or two because of some evening committments. Hopefully I'll have something to show before next Monday. Sadly Harry, the finer details you mentioned will have to remain as is for now, and I will trust to people's tolerance/forgiveness to make up any historical inaccuracies. I'm pretty sure I would have a lot of trouble resculpting the cap badge and cockade in any case.
  17. pipetrepid Active Member

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    United-States
    glen, just excellent work! truly incredible. bill
  18. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Canada
    Cheers Bill. I am trying to get permission from the wife to go to Chicago in October for the MMSI show. If you're in the neighborhood you can have a look at hime in person.
  19. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Glenn
    Absolutely wonderful exercise in modelling. The figure comes together perfectly as a unit with no sense of 'add-on' about it. Pose is bang on and you can imagine a 'weight' and pull of gravity to the figure.
    Outstanding.
    Regards
    Derek
    Scotty likes this.
  20. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Canada
    Thanks very much Derek, it certainly has been a learning experience, lessons which I hope to apply to future scratch-building projects. But to be honest, I think I'd like to stick to a nice simple painting project before tackling anything more complex than that.

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