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Completed Critique Horse Artillery Of The Guard, Gunner, 1809

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hey All

    Another piece, completed last night. This is a Metal Modeles 54mm fig of a Gunner of the Horse Artillery of the Imperial Guard circa 1809.
    It's painted with Vallejo acrylics, the base is homemade sugarmaple and the groundwork is Apoxie painted and washed shades of brown and yellow covered with natural rocks, roots and railroad ground cover. The bucket is a resin piece from the bits box, the rope is twisted copper wire.
    I picture this gunner doing piquet duty for the battery on Lobau Island overlooking the Danube on the eve of the Battle of Wagram. Prior to the battle the Horse Artillery covered the advance of the Grande Armee across the river. Once the army deployed on the Austrian side, the Guard artillery joined the Guard Division around Aspern-Essling, covering the Left Wing of the battle line.
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    Thanx for looking in

    Colin

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  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Good work here Colin.
    The ground work is really good for such a small space, I like it a lot. I need to train up on this aspect of the game.
    Cheers Mate,
    Keith
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  3. taffjones Active Member

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    Looks great Colin, think you have done a great job with the colours.
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  4. Gellso A Fixture

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    Looks good mate,
    Some very inticate painting there.
    What scale is this guy?
    Gells
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  5. Lasalle A Fixture

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    Italy
    Great paintwork! Bravo, I like it. Very good the blu and the ground work.
    Andrea
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  6. Aveleira A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Beautifull work Colin!! You've been productive! Very nice, and with historical accuracy :)
    I like the bucket also.

    Regards
    Pedro
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  7. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That is some damn fine on work on 54mm Colin nice one mate (y)

    Steve
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  8. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Always liked this uniform - nice work brother Colin.

    Brother Colin
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  9. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Awesome Colin! I love the composition and the back story! The blue of the uniform is very, very nice! (y)
    I'll have the pleasure to look closely, tomorrow!
    See you soon.
    Cheers,
    Zeno
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  10. Don Johnson Active Member

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    United-States
    Colin, an excellent piece, well done! The reds of the trim are in harmony with the blues of the tunic and pants.
    I like the concept of the groundwork, and the thought behind the elements. My only concern is the vibrancy of the green vegetation. To my eyes, the unpainted groundwork clashes with the well-painted miniature. Perhaps a wash of dark green, followed by some drybrushed lighter greens or green-yellow mix, might provide a range of color, and hence some "natural" look to the grasses, and enhance the project even more. Or not - it could be that the lighting (good images, too, btw!!) simply washed out the tones, and it looks better in natural light.
    In any event, I think you have done an excellent job on this project! Don
  11. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Good work, mate!

    Cheers
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Excellent work colin, the blue looks great, the red piping very well excecuted.
    Like it very much!
    (y)
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  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    excelletn work on this really nice figure.

    marc
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  14. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Colin,
    I agree with Don. Well done.
    Cheers
    John
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  15. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thank you so much to you all for the kind comments and helpful advice... Always very much appreciated :notworthy:.

    What I thought would be a fairly simple straightforward figure, turned out to be an absolute bear with all the red-on-blue piping, lace, tassles and some-such flubbery :blackeye:, but in the end, I'm fairly happy with the end result. Metal Modeles produces a great product with the quality of the casting, the detail of the sculpt and the historical accuracy... Cheers MM (y)
    The pics are a bit washed for colour on the fig and the greenery... but in the flesh, the greens are relatively bright, I was going for a Danube river bank in June, pre-battle... a nice place for a pique nique ;)

    Night all... of to bed, Hamilton Model Show tomorrow :joyful:

    Colin
  16. Alex M. Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    I hope he's coming tomorrow, I want to looksee!
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  17. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    He's in the box ready to go.
    See u tomorrow in The Hammer

    Colin
  18. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks the business Colin.
    Carl.(y)
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  19. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Wish you all the best at the show my friend (y)
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  20. Tonton Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work.
    Jeff
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