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WIP La Garde Recule - Bust 4

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I've now arrived at the next stage of the painting which is the 4th bust out of 6,again as with the Sergeant major in the last post,this is another conversion of the CGS French dragoon,this time only minimal changes were made.
    The head is from the CGS coldstream guard and the bicorne has been sculpted using magic-sculp,I also added the epaulettes,gorget and ammunition pouch from magic-sculp,the grenade insignia on the ammo pouch are from Historex spare parts.
    The water canteen is from the dragoon kit and was a familiar type also used by the imperial guard.
    The musket is also the dragoon musket with some minimal changes to convert it to the guard musket.

    I have completed some of the face, only when I get near to completing the uniform and weathering will I totally finish the face.

    The acrylic base colours have been laid in and I will shortly start to lay in the oils colours.

    la garde recule 002.JPG la garde recule 003 (4).JPG la garde recule 004 (4).JPG la garde recule 004 (5).JPG la garde recule 005 (4).JPG la garde recule 018.JPG Bust no 4 001.JPG Bust no 4 002.JPG Bust no 4 003.JPG Bust no 4 004.JPG Bust no 4 005.JPG Bust no 4 006.JPG

    Brian
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Brian,

    This is so good to watch ...bring those brushes out ...

    Nap
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  3. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi Kev

    I'll have those brushes out later mate (y)
  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Brian,
    I am loving this, fantastic build and as Kev say's can't wait for the brushes to come out.
    Regards
    Bob
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  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Bob for those kind words mate,i'll be making a start later mate (y)
  6. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Another masterpiece, and masterclass, in the making.
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  7. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Graham,I'll be well pleased if it matches the finish on the previous 2 busts
  8. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Don't be so modest - your pieces are really excellent. Looking forward to seeing this one develop.

    Regards

    Huw
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  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Huw :)
  10. tomifune A Fixture

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    Super piece of work!

    Bob
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  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Bob for those kind words :)
  12. megroot A Fixture

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    keep them coming.
    Like all of it.

    Marc
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  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Marc :)
  14. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Not bad I suppose :LOL: for a beginner :ROFLMAO::p.......as said mate....absolutely...................errrr..................damn......it's all been said.....so....same x10 :D
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  15. peedee A Fixture

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    Super mate, the others will actually give you the reference tones to match
    So you won't have too many probs matching up brian.
    But there's the temptation to difference an officer for reasons of quality of clothing and so on, it will be hard to resist the pull of these thoughts.
    I'm wishing you the 'very best of French luck' buddy.
    C'mon the smudge !
    Paul
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  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Ron,I am a beginner to sculpting and lots to learn mate :)
  17. arj A Fixture

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    That's a very nice and very individual bust.
    Looking forward go seeing it fit in with the rest.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  18. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Oh bugger off.....ain't bloody fair to be that good from the start :cry:
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  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Paul,the advantage for me Paul regarding officers and men is by the time the campaign started only the 1st and 2nd Grenadiers / Chassuers had any decent clothing,the rest of the guard regiments were quite poorly equipped,even to the point where musket slings were replaced by lengths of string,clothing being old and in poor condition,clothing being borrowed from other regiments,all in all a sad state of affairs,plus the very poor weather and ground conditions adding to the poor condition of the uniforms.
  20. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Andrew :)

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