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Metal Modeles Chausseur trumpeter

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by DaddyO, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Since I was on a bit of a roll with these I decided to re-work a MM Hussar into a trumpeter of 5th Chasseurs. A hussar body and legs with a Figurinitaly head. Colpack and hair added in Duro with a few other details on the horse in Miliput (Changes to mouth, nostrils and ears as well as a bit of detail work on the tail and straps similar to my recent 2nd Hussar. I also re-worked the rolled greatcoat and saddle slightly as well as adding a new ring to the strap under the horses head (The name of which escapes me at the moment) I've tacked everything together to get an idea of how it's shaping up although I've still to glue on the front of the sabretache here - it should give you the general idea.
    (The rather extensive Miliput on the legs is to repair them after adding long steel pins running into the horse's body) ;)
    Not sure about the queue in the hair, which may be removed later (I'd got myself into Hussar mode when sculpting the hair)
    Cheers for now
    Paul
    5th Hussar.jpg 5th Hussar 2.jpg
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  2. Oda A Fixture

    Great conversion.Looking forward to seeing it painted.

    Oda.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Paul

    Your definately on a roll , nice putty work especially on the Colpack

    Following with interest

    Thanks for sharing

    Why not enter FOTM as well as voting in the previous months comp

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice..... as Oda wrote.
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Definitely on a roll and looks great. Looking forward to the painting stage.
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  6. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    That looks fantastic, Paul - especially the putty work on the colpack & cloak roll.
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  7. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Thank you gentlemen :)

    Colpack was first roughly shaped with Miliput and then I added the Duro layer to give the fur texture. (I use a piece of brass rod which I've sanded to a point so it's like a brass cocktail stick) I've struggled with Duro in the past, but am gradually getting a feel for it for detail work - using pure turpentine to smooth it helps (water doesn't work in the same way)
    Cheers for now
    Paul
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  8. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    Another helpful bit of modelling info there Paul - thanks for the detailed explanation.
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  9. Banjer Active Member

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    Another masterpiece in the making. You do like Metal Modeles!
    Following with interest.

    Bill
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  10. fogie A Fixture

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    Hard to imagine anyone improving Mr. Liebovitz's work, but you're able to do so consistently.
    Excellent skills on show here... a joy to see, and another little gem on its way. Nice !!

    Mike
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  11. Pilgrim53 Member

    Nice work, the Colpack hace been nicely sculpted and sits firmly on the riders head; looking forward to the finished article.
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  12. taliesin2013 Active Member

    the starting sound good. Compliments.
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  13. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Thank you folks :)

    :D Praise indeed Mike - Love Mr L's work; it always paints up well and the castings are excellent and so encourage you to spend a bit of time tweaking them and trying out different things. I had wondered about a pair of coarse brown trousers for this fella, but decided to try and reproduce the illustration he's based on instead (I'll save the baggy trousers for another figure . . . .There's a great picture of a Cuirassier in Spain with bags of forage slung behind the saddle and some of the rough cloth trousers made locally which springs to mind)
    Cheeripip
    Paul
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  14. Gary_81 Active Member

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    Great conversion work it blends perfectly with the sculpt and will look amazing painted up.

    Gary
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  15. Jaybo Active Member

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    Looking wonderful Paul. What did you use for the chin scales? Thanks. Jay
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  16. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Hi Jay - thank you
    Chilnscales are adapted from old Historex ones I had laying about - I cut the disk from the end and re-shaped them a bit. Thread ties on the end may just be visible are from rolled and stretched Duro :)
    Cheers
    Paul
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  17. Jaybo Active Member

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    They look much different than the Historex ones, Too m
    bad someone hasn’t come out with photo-etched chinscales.
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  18. blaster Active Member

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    Hi Paul,

    An excellent build and conversion. Figure details are amazing!

    Rgds Victor
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  19. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Morning all
    Managed to make some progress on this chap and here is where he stands at the moment. Lots of things still to be done, but I'll fit the accessories to him once he's mounted on the horse. Lille bits of touching up to be done here and there, but generally quite happy with the way he's shaping up. The yellow is shaded by mixing purple in with it (complimentary colours) and after painting all the details and braids I decided it still looked a little too vivid so I added a couple of extra coats of 'greyed out' yellow made by mixing blue and brown into the original colour to subdue it slightly.
    I've made some progress on the horse too which I'll press on with over the next couple of days . . .
    Cheers
    Paul
    5th Chasseur2.jpg %th Chasseur.jpg 5th  Chasseur 3.jpg 5th Chasseur 4.jpg
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  20. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Smashing work Paul, love the vibrant yellow you've achieved and the flesh tone are nice too. Lovely painting altogether.
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