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WIP Here They Come ! - Coldstream Guard / Hougomount - Waterloo 1815

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Got this 2nd project underway working alongside the Rooster Cogburn bust I posted recently.
    This bust represents a soldier of the Coldstream guards at Waterloo,produced by Graham Scollick at CGS Military Figures and sculpted by Carl Reid.
    I really liked the pose of this one when it was first released and would fit in well with my plan to show him in the moment of action.
    Many artists have captured some great scenes represent the French 2nd corp attack on Hougmount at the start of the battle,one of my favourites I have added below and which inspired me,it shows the chaos unfolding at the south gate where heavy fighting took place,the guards firing from the walls and upper floor of the chateau
    I do plan to add the shoulder wings to the bust as only the light companies of the guard were situated inside hougomount as you can see from the paintings
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    The wall and window section were Scratchbuilt using embossed brick sheet,balsa wood sections and balsa profile.

    Brian
  2. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    That's a truly superb presentation of a bust. You can't even tell it is one.
    I'll be following this with interest.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  3. Ben-nl A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    amazing Brian, very nice idea!
    Ben
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  4. John Ballard Well-Known Member

    Very original presentation and nicely executed. Looking forward to se this one develop.
    John
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  5. jai A Fixture

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    Italy
    Great idea. and excellent construction
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  6. misfit151 A Fixture

    Nice one Brian...have got this chap myself primed and ready to paint...I agree this is another beauty from CGS... Will be following this one with anticipation...regards Mike
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  7. valiant A Fixture

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    Great idea, Brian - this will be worth watching!(y)
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  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You've done it again Brian, excellent presentation and I see you have left the bayonet off, it is fragile. I kept knocking mine with the brush.
    That is going to take a lot of room in the cabinet.
    All the best with this one. :happy:
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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Superb presentation, this will take a lot of room in the cabinet.
    I also see you have left off the bayonet, good idea as its fragile, I kept knocking mine with the brush.
    All the best with this one. :happy:

    I liked it that much I voted twice
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  10. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    Brian excellent!

    A stock figure and a big imagination a great combination - this build will certainly be one to watch (y)

    -Rich
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  11. ellie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi mate that's going to be a cracker mate no doubt looking forward to seeing paint on him.

    keep it up mate

    Cheers

    ian

    www.elliesminiatures.com
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  12. Grod A Fixture

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    Superb use of scenery again to enhance this great bust Brian.
    Gordon
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  13. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Very cleverly done.

    Mike
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  14. kansas kid Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hey Brian: Wow, as so many have said above, an excellent
    presentation. And quite original. Not surprising considering
    the type of quality subjects you have brought to PF, in Past. I'll follow
    this with much interest. BTW, (ooooooops, that means By The
    Way) have you read Bernard Cornwell's book that just came
    out earlier this year? I read it and would highly recommend it.
    The Title, why . . . . (drum roll please!) Waterloo, of course.
    :) Rick Brownlee
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  15. peedee A Fixture

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    Hi Brian as many have said this should be the most novel presentation of a bust since Howard Hughes decided to help improve them for the ladies.

    Good luck with choosing the bedroom wallpaper !

    Paul.
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  16. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great idea situating the bust in a window - the pose suits it perfectly.
    Cheers
    Mat
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  17. montythefirst Well-Known Member

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  18. clrsgt A Fixture

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    United-States
    Fantastic idea. Will follow with interest.
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  19. NickM Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    Looks brilliant, Brian! You've used the pose of this bust perfectly - well suited for taking cover and peering out of the window.
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  20. Claude Portsmouth Active Member

    Brilliant idea Brian, look forward to seeing this one progress
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