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WIP Critique Lt. Alexander Dunn VC, 11th Hussars 1854

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ACCOUNT_DELETED, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Thanks Mike, the hussar scales did start at one side and hook onto one of the lion head bosses. Different design than the guards. Yours look great by the way. I can post a pic later.

    Thanks

    Colin
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  2. swralph A Fixture

    Great sculpting as always Colin.
    Ralph.
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  3. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Some very useful pics of the uniform from the net and from an old issue of Military Illustrated. You can see the lengths the Mollo brothers went to to recreate the 11th's uniform for the 1968 film "Charge of the Light Brigade," only to have director Tony Richardson decide that the whole five regiments of the brigade should be clad in cherry pantaloons because they looked prettier. I am comfortable using the recreated uniform worn by Alan Dobie as a source.

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    And here is a shot of the hussar busby and chin scales from the Windrow and Greene book.

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  4. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    I still have this one :)
  5. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Lucky you Ron. Grey army or painted? I recall seeing a great version by Bill Horan in his first book. :)

    Colin
  6. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Oh its been painted since its first emergence on the market and is on a very old fashioned base , but I glued it on so tight I will never get it off without total destruction , could take a cold chisel to it I suppose :eek:
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  7. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Dunn's head is done. :)
    Time to start sculpting his torso but I will paint the head in parallel. Here he is undercoated and washed with sepia ink. Collar lace is complete. I removed his cap lines as they were too narrow.

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  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Fabulous work colin on this sculpt,will follow closel to see how it all unfolds
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  9. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Eyes mostly done. First highlights added.

    I also added top teeth from Magic Sculpt.

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  10. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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  11. bwildfong Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah - this is shaping up to be one of your best likenesses so far Colin - keep up the amazing work!

    Brian
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  12. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Looks awesome!
    Always amazed at the speed at which you work... both with putty and paint.

    Following along. Look forward to seeing it at the next meeting

    Colin
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  13. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    That face, especially the eyes, is superb.

    Mike
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  14. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Face about 90% complete. Lots of ink washes and mixes used as usual. Facial hair and chin chains are only undercoated and washed with sepia ink to highlight depth of the textures.

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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Colin,

    Love the teeth with every post he is becoming more real

    Loving forward to seeing more

    Nap
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  16. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Thanks Nap - here is tonight's status.

    Busby fur is Liquitex Pro bottled acrylic. Base and two highlights added so far. The busby bag is showing a little too scarlet in the photo due to white balance correction in the camera. It needs to be British cherry/crimson.

    New cap lines added from thicker cord, rolled in matte varnish to flatten out the loose strands.

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  17. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Head done exc. cap lines. Moving to the collar. Soon time to break out the sculpey for his torso.

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  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent sculpting and painting.
    All the best
    Bob
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  19. arj A Fixture

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    Colin,
    That head's truly outstanding.
    Looking forward to seeing the torso .... and all that braiding.
    Andrew
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  20. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Are you going for a full on dynamic action torso with both arms a la Carl Reid?

    Colin
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