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WIP Imperial Guard Chasseur Officer firing pistol

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

  1. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very nice work Nap. Love that braid.
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Thanks Peter for comment ....pleased with it so far ....more to come soon ...hopefully !!!!!

    Nap
  3. Waterlooman Active Member

    Really nice work - sharp painting and details.

    W.
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Thanks W ...working ontheavtual cross bet ATM

    Nap
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  5. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Good to see you still plugging away at this one Busty. (y)

    Shaping up very nicely and I look forward to seeing it in all its technicolour glory at Yeovil :)

    Cheers
    Leggy
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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Leggy

    It's looking better .......still lots to do ....BC should be safe , Yeovil .....Mmmmmmm ....might still be painting the sabretasche !......it will all be worth it in the end...he said fingers crossed

    See you at Yeovil.......bring lots to display mate possibly just 2 of us but hopefully Jimbo can get there

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtine ...no matter what you have on it

    Busty
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Couple more great pics that will be useful on the project

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    This is a troopers version I believe but shows the detail IMG_0047.JPG

    Nap
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi folks

    Picture update

    Finished all my version of NMM gold lacework on dolman and barrel sash ......green bits are next ! .....in between prepping HRH Prince Philip and French Mary

    Still to do the buttons and will revisit the red cuffs

    Pelisse has had its 1st red base coat

    Currently the pouch belt is black as is the pouch .......thoughts please considering other options , green , red leather etc ...help !

    All comments welcome

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap


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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Folks

    Bit of a verbal update , working on the barrel sash the green sections ......trying to get a slightly different colour to the main uniform

    Need to check out a rear view of it a bit more as well

    Pelisse now fully basecoated in red

    Looking forward to painting the sabretasche

    Will need to redo the MS straps on that and sword ..just won't sit right

    Space in display cabinet ready , nameplate to be sorted from Nameit as normal

    Stay tuned

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    Positioning of the various belts
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    A French c1800 sash from a hussar regiment showing the makeup up

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    A repro piece

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    Rear view of original officers sabretasche from collection of Bertrand Malvaux

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    Nap
  10. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Coming on very nicely Nap.
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  11. AlbertD Member

    I love this project. It's looking great. Your reference material is also super interesting. Its very helpful to see the period paintings and the photos of the actual equipment.
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  12. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Albert

    Thank you finished off the barrel sash yesterday , the whole thing is coming along so much better now ....

    Been a bit of a rocky road keeping the mojo on this

    Will have a couple more " normal " busts on the go soon.

    Stay tuned

    Nap
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Couple of pics showing the completed barrel sash .....noticed a slight green mark on the gold at rear ...now gone !

    Also primed the sabretasche ready for basecoating and painting .....looking forward to that

    Also have replaced the putty waist belt with a lead strip ...I will use the same for the sword/sabretasche straps

    Happy day

    Nap

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  14. PLG Well-Known Member

    Hi Nap
    it been a while since I looked in.. to be honest, I was a little sceptical about the horse and the wooden base, but I do admit it looks ok, and you are doing a grand job on the painting - coming along a treat, it certainly will be a unique piece.

    here is a photo of how reins were held which may be useful:

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    Peter
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Peter

    Thanks for the comment , understand your thoughts about the base ....once I get the rider finished he will be put into place and I can fit the upper rein which will led to the gloved hand , the lower rein ( in gold ) will just sit on the leopard skin

    Once rider is in place it fills the centre and brings the horse together ....The wood will be secured by 2 brass pins to a oval base

    Nap
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  16. Waterlooman Active Member

    Really nice work.

    W.
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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    You can never have enough references .....

    Repro sword based on item in French museum

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    For interest ...couple of models of the Regt

    small scale ... IMG_0135.JPG IMG_0136.JPG

    larger scale ...

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    Inspiring !

    Nap
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    Finished the front of the sabretache ...looks better in reality ...honest ! ...still to sort out rear and rings plus straps

    Onto the sword now ...

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Folks

    Always good to see versions of the original bust this is by Theodora's Giannakopoulos

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    Update on my project

    Now on a fine base custom made by PETE WATSON of Petes Bases

    Positioned it at a slight angle to add movement to the look

    Made a new waist belt and pic shows the sabretasche straps temporarily in position while fully drying ...they are now that ready for basecoating and painting

    Also in place on the waist belt are the straps for the sword....currently drying ...and out of way from my hands !

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    Here's the sword painted prior to straps being fitted

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    Pelisse basecoated and lacework started , no metallics

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    Stay tuned

    Nap
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  20. Waterlooman Active Member

    This is looking So nice.

    W.

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