WIP Critique Grey Gordon Highlander

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wings5797, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hello One and All
    This is my first post on the planet and It shows my attempt at adding legs to Carl Reid's Gordon Highlanders sergeant. I have tried to meet the uniform dress regulations for the Highland regiments at the start of the Great War, to be more exact for this regiment; Northern France 26th August 1914. The main changes from the original figure are; modified rifle to represent the SMLE Mk 1 (including new loading charger ,bayonet fixings, cut off and mass volley sight and safety catch), black silk cockade behind the cap badge.
    Sorry the photos are not brilliant, I hope to improve with practice.
    Regards
    Keith Front view.JPG

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  2. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Great natural pose, looks just like this was the way the figure was meant to be. Looking forward to seeing it painted up!
  3. Silversurfer Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Yeah Keith, that´s it!! Excellent work!! Now he looks "right" for me. Busts are not my favourite.

    Cheers (and make more of this) Thomas
  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Glenn and Thomas,
    Thanks for the very encouraging comments they, make the weeks of researching this uniform and equipment worth while.
    Cheers
    Keith
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well researched Keith, and it looks like it paid off.
    Carl.(y)
  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks for taking the time to comment Carl.
    Researching this was such a mine field as dress regulations and manufacturers were changing so frequently, it is very easy to get it wrong. That said I came accross some great Guys who live and die WW1, many of whom dedicate large areas of their homes to collecting these uniforms and weapons. I wish I could get away with that. :whistle:
  7. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That looks good now so when it's painted up it'll be a real beauty.

    Roger.
  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    I do hope so Roger.
    Thanks for your confidence, I am going to try a different approach for painting the face, so I hope it works.
    Thank you for taking the time to look and comment on my efforts.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  9. engeee Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Now that's a figure I'd buy!
    Very nice. Well done.

    Steve
  10. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike S. likes this.
  11. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nicely done. I much prefer full figures to busts and half figures as well.

    Mike
  12. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    It's a great original sculpt from Carl but even better as a full figure-you have done a very nice job with the extension-looking forward to seeing it painted.

    Keith
  13. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Great job, and nice link Carl.
  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Outstanding. Can't wait to see him painted Keith.
  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Carl,
    Thank you for the link. I did use the Karkeeweb site when making and assembling the 'add on's' to the kit and it was the best help anyone could have. Their PDF's of the original War Office booklets for the 1908 and 1914 Pattern webbing are a must view for any British WW1 figurist.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  16. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Tony Rob Keith Mike and last but not least Steve,
    I'm glad that you like the extra Milliput, old toothpaste tube, copper wire and plasticard that I have added to Carl's original.
    I hope that I can meet your expectations with the painting.
    Thank you for taking the time to look and comment.
    Keith
  17. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    OOWWWWW, why i can't do this.
    Maybe make a master of it and casting the legs etc. I have this bust in my grey army but like the whole figure to.
    Outstanding work Keith.

    Marc
  18. carl reid A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lovely work Keith!

    I have seen a couple of these now with legs attached. In fact I did one myself for a private commission.
    It certainly lends itself to be made into a full figure!

    I hope you enjoyed it mate!

    Carl
  19. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Carl,
    Having done a few miles with a pack I recognised the hands on the shoulder straps pose of this exceptional piece. As you say lovely work on your part, the best figure I have seen for a long time. Following a load of research into the possibilities of the figure I just had to put some legs on it and I cannot begin to tell you how enjoyable it was (with a few expletives along the way). I have seen your private commission, a little different to mine in the footwear spats and hose area, but a great pose. Judging from the feedback it looks as though there is a good market for full 200mm figures?
    Thanks for taking the time to look and make such positive comments.
    Keith
  20. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Marc,
    I am sure that you could do this as well.........have you ever tried? If you choose to have a go I would be happy to help you.
    As for making a master, I have not got the first clue how to go about it or market it commercially.
    Thank you for your kind comments
    Keith

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