Historex Spare Parts Madness

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Steve Ettinger, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Steve Ettinger Active Member

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    Minor details left for Officer of 3rd Hussars , and a Superior Officer 5th Currasiers. The on to my last WIP, so I can compose and build something more ambitious from the spares bin.

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  2. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    Very nice figures - really like the animation in these.
    Cheers
    Mat
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  3. peedee A Fixture

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    Nicely done Steve.

    Paul
  4. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Superb work Steve. I especially love the cuirassier officer but I think the mane of the helmet could do with lengthening.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  5. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done Steve. I agree with Mat, great animation. Ah, the things we can do with Historex!
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  6. arj A Fixture

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    Very good animation and painting.
    Takes me back to what we used to see in the old Historex catalogues.
    Very well done.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  7. kansas kid Well-Known Member

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    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, :D :rolleyes: I'm turning Incredible Hulk GREEN
    with envy. Well done.. . . . Jayhawker
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  8. Steve Ettinger Active Member

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    Thanks for the feedback gentlemen,. Huy was right about the Cuirassier helmet hair needing to be longer so I melted some sprue into a ribbon shape, sliced it,glued it on , trimmed it with fingernail clippers and I think it turned out much better looking.

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  9. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Thanks for accepting my comment in the spirit in which I made it. Beautiful piece.. I love the pattern on the cuirass.

    I agree with Andrew this is like those fantastic old Historex catalogues!

    Cheers

    Huw
  10. peedee A Fixture

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    Oh yesssssss that's spot on

    Paul.
  11. Steve Ettinger Active Member

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    High praise indeed, thank you Hue and Andrew. I did indeed purchase every one of the Historex catalogs as they were released over the years , and I have looked thru them so many times they are a liitle worse for wear. I still remember my first kit a Polish Lancer of the Vistula. It was an outragous price. In 1975 $7.99 .
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  12. Huw63 A Fixture

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    I started with Historex around then and my first was a Lancer of the Berg then in 1975 just after starting secondary school My father took me to a model show and bought me some Guard Grenadiers in campaign dress. I've been hooked ever since though I also make armour, do metal figures and this last year or so started with busts and flats.

    Cheers

    Huw
  13. blaster Active Member

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    Hi Steve,

    I love these types of conversions and animations. You always end up with something more animated, detailed and, original.

    Rgds Victor
  14. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Brilliant, Steve, lovely work. It makes me feel slightly guilty, what with the Historex spares I've got lurking in dark corners........
    Well done, you.(y)

    Alan
  15. Huw63 A Fixture

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    After all your MM articles, competitions etc in the past it would be good to see you come up with something new In the Historex vein...

    Cheers

    Huw
  16. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    :LOL: You flatter me, Huw, you silver-tongued devil. I have that many ideas on the go at present, I'm in danger of sensory overload. I have to calm down, and take another pill!:ROFLMAO: Actually, I shall be utilising some Historex stuff in one dio, and quite likely,in another. Beefing up the nags is always a fun job........not !:rolleyes: I really must try a couple of the Eisenbach horses, for variety.

    Cheers, boyo,
    Alan
  17. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Don't be so modest... I've a couple of Eisenbach horses in my stash and they are wonderful.

    Cheers

    Huw

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