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WIP La Garde Recule - Waterloo 1815

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Waterman Active Member

    Peedee, you must be the senior one out of us all on here. I take my hat off to you , being a mere lad born 16 th July 1943 myself. And still my wife tells me that I need to grow up.
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  2. ellie A Fixture

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    Cheers Marc will have to have a think about it lol

    ian
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  3. peedee A Fixture

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    Naaah
    just well seasoned wood !
    57 next berfdee just bluffin.
    Any way growing older don't stop.
    Growing up .....optional for blokes, look what we all do.
    Dress it up how you like, sometimes they're expensive, but
    They are still our Toys of choice.

    With age comes wisdom I was told.
    I'm waiting patiently.
    Paul
  4. Richard Baxter A Fixture

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    Great work and concept, will be interested to see how you stage these figures. How about a backdrop of a defiant Imperial eagle, or is that to OTT?
  5. DEL A Fixture

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    I'm 60 and am proud to say that I act my age, conducting myself with dignity, decorum and consideration at all times. :angelic:
  6. garyhiggins A Fixture

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  7. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

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    Unless its the weekend of Euro
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  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I have thought about a backdrop,I will give it some more thought once the pieces are finished prior to painting richard
  9. DEL A Fixture

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    Outrageous remark .......... It's all lies except the graveyard bit (y)
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  10. DEL A Fixture

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    Brian,
    I'll be really interested to see your plans for a background. The only observation / reservation I might have is does it need it?
    I think this is so good that the viewer creates the background in his (her) minds eye.
  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    I'm 60 (ish) and am proud to say that I act my age shoe size, conducting myself without dignity, decorum and consideration at all times. :hungover:

    Bottoms up,
    Keef
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  12. DEL A Fixture

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    I know (not in the biblical sense) somebody who'll be pm' ing you :sneaky::D
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  13. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Would agree with Del on backdrop.....leave it to the individual to see it for themselves :wideyed:....whatever you choose to do will work mate (y)

    Ron
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  14. peedee A Fixture

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    Well Brian,
    I've read through all 11 pages of the thread so far,
    and whilst there's been a lot of people back slapping you for the work done so far.
    I'm sorry, but I have to say, in all honesty




    I agree with every positive word.
    It's a marvellous concept, beautifully executed in matching different sculpts together into a harmonius group.

    I abso-flippin-lootly love it.

    I hope it encourages more peolpe to take an idea, and put it together in their own way.

    Regards
    Paul
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  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I'm not sure yet del,it's just a thought
  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Paul for your kind comments mate
  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Managed to get back to add some more updates !

    With the grenadier in service dress I completed some more detail on the epaulettes and have also added a bicorn cover which was sometimes strapped to the rear of the knapsack.

    With the 5th bust I wanted to portray the campaign dress of a lieutenant but with a rolled greatcoat, with this bust I again used the CGS French dragoon but with hardly any alterations,i added epaulettes and some additional crossbelt work at the rear,however I got carried away at my last sitting and added a full epaulette to the right shoulder,this is INCORRECT and should only have the partial epaulette,i will correct this at my next visit,it was common for officers to wear the rolled greatcoat,possessions were often kept in the greatcoat and also served as protection against sabre cuts.
    Most illustrations will show officers wearing the rolled greatcoat over their left shoulder but I have found pictures and illustrations with it being over the right shoulder,with the dragoon having it already on the right shoulder I thought I would leave it,as far as I'm aware there's no historical correctness over which shoulder it was worn.
    The bicorn was sculpted to shape and sanded,however there is still some shaping and detail work to add to the bicorn yet so it is in no way finished,(many thanks to my good friend Gary Higgins for guiding me through the process of sculpting a bicorn,that was a couple of great hours spent at Gary's house learning this)(y).
    It is also common for the officers to have swords but again I found plenty of contempory prints and paintings showing officers with muskets,more so in this desperate struggle,i've managed to get hold of of a lovely book which is a series of 9 called Waterloo 1815 'Les Carnets De LA Campagne No 9',its mostly French text but has some excellent pictures of the guard at waterloo,again I must point out these are images portayed by artists over many years and may or may not be true,however these sort of pictures are very inspiring to the modeller and I love them.

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    Brian
  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Just adding some group shots,i'm only doing this to get a feel for the piece and to make decisions on final positioning o_O

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    Brian
  19. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Simply stunning attention to detail mate......love the feeling you are bringing to the whole piece.....your time with Gary was well spent (y)
    Composition is sound IMHO....captures the moment perfectly!

    Ron
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  20. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Ron,cant wait to add your additions :D

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