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WIP La Garde Recule - Waterloo 1815

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

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Many thanks Colin,i'm glad you've posted these pictures,these are the sort of pictures I love, although they all show different uniforms etc these are the sort of pictures that inspire me,thanks for posting mate (y)
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  2. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi gary,I think you've put that nicely mate,these romantic images are quite inspiring for modelers and I love them (y)
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  3. Waterman Active Member

    In reality the field of Battle is a disgusting place to be. Brian is turning it into a beautiful piece of romantic Art. Thanks Brian I can't wait to see the finished piece, and more when you get the time.
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  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    For the 4th grenadier I thought I would just break up the scene a little with a different uniform,this time the grenadier would be in his service dress without the greatcoat which will remain on the knapsack,i used the same head as the colour bearer but turned sideways and a would bandage added,for this conversion I used Grahams French dragoon and sculpted the first parts of the uniform in magic sculp,the right arm is also from the dragoon and the left arm is a spare,i still need to do further uniform work on the main body which I plan to complete once the first stage has dried.
    the arms were temp added to show fit of musket and to get a general feel for the pose of the piece.

    I also added the cartridge case to the 3rd grenadier with its cover and left this to dry as well.

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    Details like ear-rings and musket straps will be added at a much later date

    Many thanks Brian
  5. Tommi A Fixture

    This is such an exciting and enjoyable project to follow(y)
  6. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Many thanks Tommi,glad your enjoying mate,and congratulations again to you and joanna on your recent engagement (y)
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  7. Alex Long A Fixture

    Love the addition of the bandage Brian it really gives a fresh look to the head sculpt. Keep up the good work.

  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    I just added these group photos so I can finalise the finished piece,these positions may change somewhat as I progress through the project,its just an excersise to get a feel for the finished piece.

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    Brian ;)
  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Many thanks Alex (y)
  10. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Brian, this is an inspired piece of work, historically accurate or not. If 99% is correct, as with all those military artists, does it really matter about the 1% ? Although I don't do busts myself, I greatly admire all those who do such wonderful depictions of fighting men. I have recently finished a diorama of the Chasseurs a Pied at Waterloo, comprising of all types of 54mm figures--- repaints of 'First Legion', Andrea, Beneito, Historex, and some chaps from a Greek firm[don't know the name!] It was something of a lifetime ambition to do this; never seemed to get around to it. I know from my own and other's research that it probably isn't entirely accurate, but that, to me, doesn't matter, simply for the pleasure it's given me . It is my humble tribute to all the artists who have inspired me over the years, and not least , to those brave souls who actually lived it.
    I would love to post photos, but I don't have either the photography equipment or the technical skill to do so. It's something else I'm going to have to try to master:confused: !
    Keep up the excellent work-- I look forward to seeing the next instalment(y)

    Cheers, Alan
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Many thanks Alan for your kind comments, I would very much like to see your diorama if possible,you don't need any specific photography skills to post up on the planet,i'm sure you'd be ok,theres plenty of people on here that will gladly offer their advice on loading pictures.

  12. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Cheers, Brian, I really must endeavour to persevere;)
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  13. Funky50 Guest

    This is coming on in leaps and bounds...A really impressive Piece of work ...will be stunning when finished...Great stuff....Kevin

    When you go about photographing the final work, it would look pretty impressive if you could capture the busts protruding from smoke at the waistline. Lots of gun smoke at Waterloo although it would not have hung low like London fog. Just an idea.

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  15. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    This is looking great, already it's showing the disorganized chaos of battle and the faces have the look of despair to them. I'm sure your style of painting will show this even more.

  16. housecarl A Fixture

    Very impressive Brian.(y)
  17. John Ballard Well-Known Member

    Just to say that in my view this is - and will become more and more - a stunning piece of work. The romance of this period is the origin of much of its appeal and your model captures it perfectly.
  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Alan,have the belief mate and give it a go
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Great idea Colin,however I don't smoke so I'll have to think of some other way without setting my house on fire :)
  20. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Many thanks Barrie,glad you like it mate

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