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WIP Here They Come ! - Hougomount /Waterloo 1815

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I've now started to paint the coldstream guard project I started before xmas,the bust is sculpted by Carl Reid and produced by Graham Scollick at CGS military figures.
    The bust is cast in resin and Graham has done a wonderful job with the casting,with very minimal clean up and filling required.
    The kit comes with 2 heads with either the shako uncovered or covered,i settled for the covered version because this would have been very common for the guards to adopt due to the very bad weather before the battle.
    I have made a few alterations to the stock kit,i have added the shoulder wings which the light companies had,this was an essential detail as only the light companies fought inside the chateau
    I also added a tear to the shako cover and a split seam at the right elbow,i always like to add these little touches as I feel it gives a campaign / battle look to the piece.
    Painting on the shako was done with acrylic undercoats and finished in oils,the weathering was also achieved with oils.
    The face was painted exactly the same as the shako,i will add one more session to the face to add some more detail and weathering before moving on to the rest of the piece.

    The bust is available from Graham on the details I've added below:
    www.cgsmilitaryfigures.co.uk
    CR05 - Coldstream Guard - Waterloo 1815
    1/9th scale
    Sculpted by Carl Reid






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    Some more WIP shots,done some more defining on the face and shako cover with added sweat and grime,also the basic acrylic undercoats have been laid in on the uniform before the oil painting begins.

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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Brilliant face mate ..it's going to look great

    Are you painting this in situ ?

    Watching and admiring

    Nap
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  3. megroot A Fixture

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    Great start.

    marc
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  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi Kev
    No mate,i only placed it on the base to get a feel for the effect,i shall remove it to finish,i'll only secure it at the end (y)
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  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Marc (y)
  6. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Looking good Brian . I like these little additional tears to fabrics you do . when I try this they end up looking like something unmentionable in this forum :eek:
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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Love the face, your trade mark is in the flesh. Love what your doing.
    Regards
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  8. misfit151 A Fixture

    It's going to be a stunner Brian .... great work ..keep the posts coming .....Mike
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  9. arj A Fixture

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    Superb face, as usual.
    This one's working towards being another stunner.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Ron,I just add them with putty and finish them with a scalpel blade (y)
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks bob for your kind coments and support (y)
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Mike,I'll do my best (y)
  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Andrew,glad you like it (y)
  14. kilsh Well-Known Member

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    England
    Great Idea Brian!

    Look forward to seeing him done

    Cheers

    Neil
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  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Neil (y)
  16. cinimod Active Member

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    Excellent idea, keep up the good work.......dom
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  17. Don Johnson Active Member

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    I love everything that has been done to the figure, and I am following the painting closely.
    I think the idea of constructing the window is outstanding - a great and unique concept that will generate more than a few copycats.
    I just wish the bricks were not the size of candy bars. I sincerely hope a) this is just a matter of photography, perspective (or my eyesight), or b) the French 18th century bricks were much smaller than the modern ones with which I am familiar. (The slanted upper cornice [viewer's left side] is giving me a "Monk" moment, too - if the bottom of the window is a "hard vertical edge", shouldn't the top should be as well?)
    I know these minor details shouldn't draw my attention away from the beauty of the figure. Artistic interpretation and all of that. And everything else about the piece - from concept thru execution - is of the highest order, including most especially the finish of the distressed building and window.
    I am looking forward to seeing this finished. Thank you for taking the time to show us your progress as this project has progressed.
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  18. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland
    Another masterpiece is being born. Excellent concept Brian and marvellous to see the work you've done so far.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  19. peedee A Fixture

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    Looking good and looking forward to more Brian.
    when you get to the reds, and are happy with 'em.
    Could you give us an idea of the basic oil mix and the weathering additions I know you will come up with.
    I hope you continue to enjoy this mate.

    Paul
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  20. Grod A Fixture

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    Love this Brian.
    Gordon
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