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Lieut-Col John Douglas, Tiny Troopers ,kit

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by blabsy, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    Its been some time to this stage,but I'm making headway its a busy kit I forgot how involved the 11th Hussar uniform is,so here's a few in prog shots,
    Best Regards
    Paul

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Looking good Paul, I'm curious as to the additions to the face? Great work on the braiding.
    Carl.
  3. Barke02 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice Blabsy!

    Like the tinkering on the eyes and the face fungus. Colours are excellent...spot on, 'in scale'!

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  4. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Blige!
    That was a quick responce,
    Carl;the additions are due to Mike French's casting cleaning, he use to polish his figures and it was lacking some features like a nose.it was flat.
    so out with the Duro on with a new brow,eye's and a nose.

    Jon,still some mileage to go on this,taking on a life of its own at mo, get to a stage on one part ie ; lace then think no its wrong take a new tack!
    ANY WAY MORE TO FALLOW LATER!
    Best Regards
    Paul
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Paul,

    I've always loved this figure, ever since I saw pics of Bill Horan's version many years ago, but you're the first person I've seen paint it here on the Planet. You've made a great start and I'm hoping you'll show us plenty of pics as you go along. Great progress so far.
  6. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    GUDAY MATE!
    The figure is amazing detail wise,Mike did a grand job barring mind this came out in the 80's, the hobby has not moved on that much, this fig was hand cast, not great but worth the time when cleaned up.
    I'm doing an artical for mil/mod on it. as a fallow up to the 11th dragoon I painted last year.
    Keep Safe
    Best Regards
    Paul
  7. roadking Active Member

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    United-States
    Hi Paul, always loved that figure and painted one myself years ago. I remember being blown away by the detail at the time in the releases. Nice to see your work on the facial details as Mike and David loved to "polish" the figures with a wire brush after cleaning, which did sometimes soften the crisp sculpting work. I look forward to following your progress on this piece.

    ~Jim
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very good paintwork on this classic.
    Like the braidwork.

    Marc
  9. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Hi Paul, good start on a classic kit....not easy to find these days!

    Keith
  10. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers one all for looking! and thanks' for your kindness!

    Keith, I did pay the premium for it,..........some may say fool......but I made the mistake of not buying it in the first place!

    Best Regards
    Paul
  11. BobLff257 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    What a fantastic figure, I remember being at Mike's house to pick up a figure and that was on his workbench. The detail for then stands right up to standards now. I wish Mike would have kept himself involved with the hobby, his talent is missed. Great paint job.

    Rob
  12. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Rob,
    Sadly Mike endded up a porter in his local hospital, as he'd earn more!!!!
    I know its wrong to waste talent like him, but in truth we pay little for what we get, sorry to diss us as painters we want so much for so little......
    One good thing mike never sold out,he still has the masters,well as far as I'm aware?
    The grape vine has never said their out there in any ones back pocket, as they'd be trying to flog them by now.
    As I've said in the past it was a black day when he stopped traiding.
    Best Regards
    Paul
  13. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    I know this will look no differant but hang in there,the braid on the jacket is dead as in flat and the cuff's are russian as in bright gold, the previous post I showed the cuff was pre painted and now its all had a glaze of gold over it!
    Also Painted the trousers again I was not happy with the way the paint had dried so I did them in oils.
    Today I had a tidying sesh on this area (braid) I will take more photo's in the morning and post if time permits.
    Best Regards
    Paul

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  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Paul,

    I like the changes to the trousers. The second paint job is clearly better than the first. I'm keen to see some close up pics to admire the detail of the braidwork and to see how you've painted it. Great work mate.
  15. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi All from a wintery Gravesend, Kent,England.
    We,get rain and more rain in the SOUTH EAST......but this amount of snow.....ho dear!
    Dear old Blighty got it wrong.......we at a halt...........Enough of my moaning.....

    I've added a little more detail to the lace and the right arm,also its hand.
    I hope the pictures are ok,long over due a new camera..
    Thanks for looking,
    Best Regards
    Paul

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  16. Barke02 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Blabsy/Rob,

    So what ever happened to Mike French?

    Everyone has a hiatus at some point or another,.... but if sculpting is in one's blood then you're gonna return someday? Maybe?

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  17. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Very nice Paul, and thanks for the close ups. You're making excellent progressmate. Stay indoors, keep warm and keep painting.
  18. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Jon,
    as far as I'm aware he went off to work at his local hospital as a porter,I have no other info than that,but that was years ago.
    As you say sculpting/painting it dont go away? well for some,maybe he's in to another area of interest of history???

    Hi Tony,
    cheers mate, I'd love to stay home and paint I may get this finished,but alas no!
    I'm a HGV driver for a large supermarket chain,I'm enjoying the carnage on the roads NOT!
    I wish most would stay home unless its realy necessary,but hey.

    Hope to post more soon,many thank's all for looking.
    Best Regards
    Paul
  19. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all,
    a few more shot's of John Douglas,I'm getting there slowly,I feel I'm neglecting it a the moment,what with the season and all that,its been more work no play, but I have in my waiting time been sculpting a bust a bit of fun.
    Thanks' as always for looking!
    Best Regards
    Paul

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  20. custer760 Active Member

    this is turning out excellent Paul,Im glad that I helped you get the figure now !!!Wish I had one !!
    Regards
    Pete

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