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Completed Imperial Guard Chasseur Officer firing pistol

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

  1. Nap Moderator


    They were all joined for fitting into place so all have been replaced and in position ....working on strap ends and buckles

    That's life eh !

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  2. Nap Moderator

    Verbal update

    Sword and sabretache straps all painted ,detailed up , cut to correct length and pinned ready to fit into place ....happy days

    On a less happy note ...the front part of leopard skin had come away from actual horse ....needing reworking and once sorted repainted

    .......this animal is fighting all the way ....LOL

    Onwards and upwards

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  3. DaddyO A Fixture

    Feel your pain mate, but sometimes they just won't take it laying down you have to keep beating them until the end ;)

    Nearly there now though, keep going (y)

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  4. Nap Moderator


    Cheers Leggy ....this ones certainly not laying down , took a lot of infil with putty ....will finish the rider off first and then concentrate on the beast !

    Talking of beast wil use these when I get to horse , thinking about getting some black electrical tape for the reins ?

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    Unlikely it will make Bugle Call but trying

    It's definitely a challenge and I have learnt new swear words as well !

    Currently working on the pelisse fur ....white as well ......any suggestions how you would do it ?

    See you soon

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  5. DaddyO A Fixture

    Morning Busty

    Glad to here that you are learning new things (if only new swear words ;)) and good to hear about you pressing on to the finish. Look forward to seeing it when you eventually beat it into submission.

    Never used electrical tape myself but lots of folks do so it sounds like a good choice. Give the size I'd probably look at tie fishing lead strip which comes ready cut in a range of widths and should have a nice hang to it. (I'll have a rummage to see it I've got some which I can pop in the post for you)

    My go to colours for white are deck tan, off white and german camoflauge beige. (Deck tan mixed with a bit of off white for the base colour) Gives a nice easy range of 'whites'. Lately I've been using other mixes knowing I can always go back to them. (Used them on the boots of the recent Rindi figure. For a cooler white I use off white mixed with light grey and purple for base and something like neutral grey for darks (Rindi coat)

    Currently painting a browny white on a new figure using the scale 75 tubes which is looking good (beige + touch of grey green and some of the darkest brown from the andrea paint set + off white. Going from the andrea brown darks to off white lights)

    That should give you a few ideas anyway :D

    Speak to you soon
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  6. Wayneb A Fixture

    Looks very good Nap.... I envy your determination I wish I still had....

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  7. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

    thats coming along very nicely
  8. Nap Moderator

    Cheers Wayne ..hoping to have finished by now ......but it's getting there

    Managing to begin to match in rework on the horse ......patience between the colours

    Cheers Steve

    The pelisse white fur is coming along nicely

    Stay tuned as they say

    Couldn't resist sharing this picture ......Napoleonic at its best IMO


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  9. Nap Moderator

    Update on this ......

    Added the hook up on the belt as well as cutting out gaps to pin the belts in ( sword ones pinned on outer two , sabretache on the middle , once both in place will "sculpt" eagle detail bosses to cover gaps nicely

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    New belts added and painted and pins drilled ready to fit ....cheers to Leggy for the metal stripping ...will also be used for reins ....

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    Pelisse fully finished including lining ...tried to get a bit of texture ...there are white stitching around edging , ...mostly hidden when in place

    Fur edging is virtually all same around ! with pure white only for highs ...not the best pics !

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    Click on pics for larger images ...believe me it doesn't look too bad

    Horse will be next once figure fully finished ...next on the uniform green

    Thanks for looking

    All comments welcome

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  10. Oda A Fixture

    Some very skilled brushwork over there.No doubt about that!

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  11. Nap Moderator

    Thank you for the comment ....

    A lot of patient brushwork but it's getting there

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  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    I have used electrical tape for reins but not really happy with it, as Paul says, lead comes in various widths from fishing suppliers.


    sold in 1mm or 2mm widths they also sell lead wire.

    in the search box just enter 'lead'
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  13. Nap Moderator

    Cheers Bob

    That's the stuff Leggy sent me , thanks for link as well ...lots of useful stuff there

    This model will not be finished for BC though

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  14. Henk A Fixture

    And the award for "Understatement of the year" goes too....

    You really are pulling out all the stop with this one Kev. Superb work on the pellise and the lace.

    See you in Nailsea next week.
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  15. Nap Moderator


    Thanks Henk ...once it's together it's going to look not too bad

    See you at BC .

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  16. Nap Moderator

    Bit of a verbal update from me

    Gloves all done ......in the process I broke plume ...it's pinned thankfully ...so out came putty ....now drying ....once that's repainted it's the face then finish off horse , nameplate ....and then onto the French Mary

    To keep me going ...below a great picture ...Imperial Guard Horse Chasseur Officer (Alphonse Lalauze)

    Happy days


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  17. Jonthan mcmeekin Active Member

    I think this finished masterpiece should be your Xmas pressie to yourself pal!;)
    You could even wrap it up for the WOW factor:p
    Cheers on all your efforts pal! It's going to be a belter!
    All the best from sunny... NOT... perfect for painting... Cumbria!
  18. Nap Moderator


    Hopefully 2021 Christmas not next ....lol

    Thanks for looking in

  19. Cannonball A Fixture

    This is coming on great guns Nap. Great attention to detail and references as always.

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  20. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nap, the drawing of gripping the reins was taken from an early Historex catalogue, which Bryan Fosten illustrated. He was called to task by Eugene Leiepvre for this ,as it is the "British" grip, whereas the French is shown better in the painting by Lalauze above. Didn't want you beating yourself up threading reins through fingers !:LOL: Lovely work BTW, coming on beautifully.

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