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WIP Imperial Guard Chasseur Officer firing pistol

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Apr 25, 2021.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    Just dropped him a mail .....cheers

    Nap
  2. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    This is gonna be very cool. Looking forward to it.
  3. Nap A Fixture

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    No luck with pistol !


    It's quite a complicated paint so not rushing it ...3 figures in effect , front of horse , leopard skin and back and tge actual figure

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  4. Henk Well-Known Member

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    Looking good, the horse works well with the base. Looking forward to see you tackling the Leopard skin.
  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Thanks Henk .......be interested to hear how you would paint the leopard skin

    Will probably add a higher base as well as its quite awkward to pick up

    Nap
  6. Henk Well-Known Member

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    If I was brave enough, I'd probably go for a similar approach to German camouflage. Paint the outline of the spots as a full shape, and fill in with the centre colour, rather than trying to outline.. the real skill, will be in recreating the fur effect. The more time I spend here, the more I realise how much easier it is, to paint camouflage uniforms.. I'm presently trying to get a convincing result painting a Napoleonic era cowhide backpack....
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Going to have a go at sculpting the Pistolet An IX, in use with all French cavalry 1801-1815. Calibre .69

    Thanks to Airkid for pics

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Nap
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  8. Henk Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Kev. Have you thought of carving one from wood?
  9. valiant A Fixture

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    My preference would be to laminate up some plastic card profiles to a suitable thickness, file and sand to shape, then "borrow" a lock and trigger mech from a musket of the same scale.....(y)
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  10. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    very cool, very very cool
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    Thanks Steve

    Been pushing putty on thie rider all day yesterday filling , reworking as resin not good ( it is a old release ) , adding waist belts , sword rings , sword knot , reduced pistol as references above ... just needs a little tidy

    A BIG SHOUT OUT TO STEVE REEDEES for sending me the hammer for pistol

    Couple of iffy pics will get better ones done once all putty work is finished before I prime

    image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Stay tuned for more putty news !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  12. Henk Well-Known Member

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    Looking good Kev. I like the workings around the barrel, but if you are re-creating the An IX as above, the curve of the hand grip is to shallow, but it looks like you're a bit constrained by the shape of the hand.
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Hi Henk

    Thanks for comment , ref curve can you mark where it should change if possible .....does it need reshaping /lengthening ? .....as you say hand might be a constraint

    Appreciate your suggestions

    Nap
  14. Henk Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the late reply Kev. I was out. I mean the handgrip where it sits against the top of the palm. The original has about a 90 degree curve, like a right angle, (which is quite acute compared to most old flintlock pistols), and yours looks more straight, with a slight curve. Unless that is the photo angle, in which case just ignore my ramblings..
  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Thanks for reply ...apologies ......realised what you meant , handle removed and new angled shape done using MS over a bent paper clip

    Will get pics done soon ....it should gave been spotted by me !

    Nap
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  16. valiant A Fixture

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    If I was to be Mr Picky again, Id say the whole stock needs bulking up, IMO - if you take a pair of dividers and use the hammer for scale, you can work out that the whole thing looks a little underscale.....Just my two penn'th:)
  17. Henk Well-Known Member

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    I'd say the other way. The pistol looks right compared to the hand, I agree that the lock looks slightly to big, but that would be the lock, not the gun.
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys

    The stock has been bulked up a bit , the hammer came from a 1/9th musket .....maybe very slightly too big , I reduced the length as it definately looked too long ....I'm no sculptor for sure !

    It's staying as it is ...this piece will be next on my bench so hopefully painting will help ! ....now I just need to learn to paint !

    Thanks for comments

    Nap
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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Steve

    Just out of interest how would you make the hammer ?

    Cheers

    Nap
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  20. Fredericus Active Member

    Bellissima conversione.
    Bravo
    Federico
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