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Completed Lt Gonville Bromhead, Rorke's Drift, 1879 (Aitna, 54mm)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Edward, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Edward A Fixture

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    England
    I started this one about a year ago but have finally got around to finishing it. It's a 54mm Aitna figure, based on the old 100mm RealModels figure sculpted by David Grieve. I always liked the Grieve figure but it's hard to get hold of and it looks quite heavy in metal at that size, so I went for this newer one instead in a scale I prefer. I used Vallejo acrylics. Hope you like it.

    Edward

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  2. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    Nice painting. I believe Richie at 1879miniatures has rerelease a larger version of Bromhead if you're interested for future projects.
    Cheers
    Mat
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  3. peedee A Fixture

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    Nicely done Edward, this looks great.

    The bigger original one was a right old chunky monkey of a casting,
    No wonder Ritchie got right into the period is it :) ;) it painted up well though.

    All the best thanks for posting this.

    Paul
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You have done a good job on him, he looks great. (I have the 100mm version in the display cabinet).
    Might have to get this one.
    Regards.
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  5. Mjølner PlanetFigure Supporter

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    It is a really great paintjob, I am very impressed with the red, looks damned good (y)
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  6. arj A Fixture

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    Very nice.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  7. megroot A Fixture

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    Very nice work.

    marc
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  8. MalcC A Fixture

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    Very nice work Edward.

    The 100mm version was one of the very first models I painted.

    Malc
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  9. Metal Extremo Well-Known Member

    Very very nice work. The reds is perfect IMO. Just, one thing-. Why he is so clean? Why no more dirty? More powder at trousers and boots, and a little of it at jacquet please, and you have a master piece here.
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  10. Edward A Fixture

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    England
    Thanks a lot for your comments!
  11. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks a lot. I have put a bit of dirt on the jacket, trousers and boots but didn't want to overdo it. May put some more on though..
  12. Jerry Hutter Member

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    Lovely Job Edward. I always liked the Real Models Grieve figures and your 54mm version is outstanding!
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  13. Chris Ribchester PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Very nicely done.
    Chris
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  14. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Morning Edward

    Lovely job on this figure (I assumed it was the 'biggie' when I saw the pic appear on the main page - didn't realise there was a smaller one available) I'm especially fond of the way you've done the red coat - not the easiest to get right IMO.

    One thing that sprang to mind was the colour of the ground; I seem to remember reading that the ground was a reddish clay colour (Perhaps Ritchie can confirm?) rather than khaki. (I may have course just dreamt that up):oops:

    Anyway another one to add to the to-do list

    Paul
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  15. Edward A Fixture

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    England
    Thanks guys.
    Thanks Paul - interesting to know about the colour of the ground - thanks for the comment. I'd like to do another Zulu War figure and do more to the groundwork. I already have the excellent Chronos 54mm 24th Foot figure which comes with a base with part of a discarded shield and assagai.

    I think this figure is now OOP but it's still being sold by Art Girona.
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