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WIP KGL - La Haye Sante - Waterloo 1815 - Update 2

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Following on from the opening post regarding this project,i did mention that I was in the process of constructing a back drop,( I cant leave anything on its own o_O:confused: ).
    I have now completed the backdrop,i wanted to portray him in a similar setting to my Coldstream Guard at Hougomount,although with this one I wanted to add just a little bit more to it,with the addition of a small section of damaged roof and a window shutter,with these little extras I don't think it takes anything away from the piece and it dosent over power it either.
    For the stonework at La Haye Sante I used embossed plastic brick sheet,these seem to fit the scale very well,i used different balsa sections to create the shutter,window frame and window ledge.
    I've used wood filler to smooth and fill any small gaps,0.30 thou black plastic card was cut and shaped to cover the back and side roof areas.
    The actual base itself I constructed out of block balsa and finished it with some profile strips which were cut in my mitre box.
    I've deliberately added a smaller side window,the reason for this is to give a view of the left rear side of the bust,some people don't like backdrops because they cant see all the completed figure,with this small addition I hope to remedy that.
    The roof tiles were cut from 0.30 white plastic card and the damaged was created using my pyrograve.
    I still might add another base level to give it abit more better appearance.
    Details of the stormtrooper bust you can find in my last post or on the stormtrooper website.
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    Brian
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  2. taff edwards A Fixture

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    Hi Mate
    I think it looks cracking well thought out the extras gives a wonderful atmosphere to what these men did on that day , love the idea of the other window to give a rear view very clever and it all pulls together great work
    Following with interest
    Chris
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  3. ellie A Fixture

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    WOW!!!! mate that's looking great love the idea I'm sure other people will have a go at this as it's takes a great bust another level. it makes it more interesting to look at as you have a side window as well as a front one very clever.

    The stone work was it gage 1 railway plastic building sheet. just looking at the scale of it?

    well looking forward to seeing paint on this one know you will do a great job.

    Cheers

    ian

    www.elliesminiatures.com
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Brian,

    What to say except OMG ...like Ian says you are taking busts to another level ....


    Very clever idea with the bust not loosing anything amongst the backdrop

    Hats off to you young 'un

    Nap

    PS..A new class at Euro ...
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  5. Grod A Fixture

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    Great stuff Brian.
    Gordon
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  6. misfit151 A Fixture

    Now that ...IS... looking good Brian ..... I agree with Chris the side window is a touch of genius.. Very inspiring ...sure others will have a crack at this one... You may have started a trend... Keep em coming..Mike
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  7. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    Very inspirational piece, great use of a great bust, proving busts don't need legs every time!
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  8. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Very good idea, good work .
    At last a bust that will make sense
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  9. montythefirst Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic(y)
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  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Chris,glad you like it so far mate (y)
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many than
    many thanks Ian,I'm not sure if it's model railway related,I get it from my local model shop (y)
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Kev,glad you like the concept (y)
  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Gordon (y)
  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    M
    any thanks Mike for your kind words mate,(y)
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks my friend for your comments,I feel busts should'nt be limited to how you display them (y)
  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks
    my friend for your comments (y)
  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    any thanks mate,glad you like it so far (y)
  18. megroot A Fixture

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    Amazing idea and great execution of the idea.
    Very inspirational.

    marc
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  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you Marc for your comments (y)
  20. samson Well-Known Member

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    Awesome work.
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