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Metal Models Officer De Dragoons 1870

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Briggsy, Feb 12, 2024.

  1. Briggsy A Fixture

    It was nice to take a break from my own creations especially to paint such an elegant well put together figure as this. Though as a metal casting it was a bit heavier than my usual stuff, but I managed not to drop it, at all!

    Painted in acrylics from various brands using AK Ultra Matt Varnish as a mixing and thinning medium, the water was just to clean my brush.

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    Click on the smaller thumbnails for a larger image.

    Rather pleased with this one, it was a good buy from my daughter as a christmas present, she does listen.

    Cheers Simon
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  2. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    All I can say is, stunning. Beautifully rendered colours. Congratulations
    Melanie
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  3. Briggsy A Fixture

    Very many thanks Melanie, I really enjoyed painting this one.

    Cheers Simon
  4. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    that is absolute very great work you have done (y) if I see the smaller pictures,that is a big difference
    and very beautiful too see mate, up to the next one (y)

    Mario
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  5. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful work

    Mobo
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  6. Rob A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Great result there Simon, he looks really good. It is a wonderful pose.
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  7. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
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  8. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Excellent work.

    Malc
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  9. Rocco82 Active Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Nice work Simon. Layered up nice.
    And I see you didn't forget the dirt on the sole of the boot!
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  10. Merryweather A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb job Simon
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  11. housecarl Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A simple figure brought to life.
    Very nice Simon.(y)
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  12. Briggsy A Fixture

    Mario, Mobo, Rob, Kev, Malc, Rocco, Merryweather & Housecarl, thank you all very much I am happy it meets with your approval, it was a fun project. So now it's straight onto the next one.

    Cheers Simon
  13. akaryu Moderator

    Country:
    Belgium
    French elegance nicely presented! Good job!

    Pierre
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  14. Briggsy A Fixture

    Thank you most kindly Pierre, I have always liked this particular figure, pleased now that I finally got round to painting it.

    Cheers Simon
  15. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The cork sprouted! :D

    Nice finish, Simon! I like your colors and especially your metallic technique. I liked your explanation a post or two back about how you're influenced by how you painted flats. Well done!

    What's next in the queue?

    Prost!
    Brad
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  16. Briggsy A Fixture

    Thanks Brad, the metallics still need work I think but it's getting better. As for the next project pop over to the V Bench board and look for the handsome fella in the überrock.

    Cheers Simon
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  17. Redcap A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    These MM subjects are so elegant and full of 'presence' aren't they.

    That's another little jewel to add to the collection Simon.

    Gary
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  18. Briggsy A Fixture

    Indeed they are elegant, some of the best figures on the market IMO despite their age. Many thanks for your kind comment, much appreciated.

    Cheers Simon
  19. Billy Dickinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Another good one Simon. As a horseman, would he have studs on his boots ? I ask because these days the soles of horse riders boots have to be preferably smooth so the foot comes out of the stirrup more easily. Maybe it was different in those days …
    just asking :)
    Billy
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  20. Briggsy A Fixture

    That is a good point that never even crossed my mind, even I'd inaccurate it's done now and staying done, no problem living with my mistakes. It would make sense to have the studs as flat soled leather boots would have no grip on a slick surface. Though from experience I know Ammo Boots take some getting used to if you don't want to topple over, best use is in a tug o war competition not the drill square!

    Cheers Simon
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