WIP Mini Art 120mm scale Horse possibilities?

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wings5797, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    I have looked at the Mini Art Company products for some time but on their release of 120mm mounted figures I looked a little closer. Currently they have four mounted pieces that use the same standard standing horse with some small variations in head and neck etc.
    I have been researching a British Cavalry Sergeant in India and thought that a look at these competitively priced pieces. could be worth while.
    Following discussions with pF’s Ron Tamburrini the chosen pose for the nag was to be at the trot. With extensive use of the razor saw and a pack of Milliput Standard this is what I came up with.

    I am interested to hear what you think.
    All the very best
    Keith.

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  2. Chris Ribchester PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Looks a very good conversion.

    Chris
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  3. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    That's looking good Keith, these kits are great you could do so much with them. I have had a project in mind for a long time (so many projects, so little time!). I'll watch how you get on. Thanks.
    Scotty.
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  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Very nice conversion! I've used these horses for conversions also. The only problems I ever had is the weakness of their plastic legs when I put a rider, saddle and equipment made of MS and Kneadatite on them. Not to difficult to reinforce the legs with brass rod or something like that.

    All the best,

    Dan
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  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Many thanks Chris, appreciate your kind comment.
    Keith
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  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Cheers for your comments Mate.
    The larger parts need a bit of attention but the detail is in the casting is worth the clamps and tape.
    Like you Scotty my many ideas far outweigh my ability to churn out the finished projects. It's the painting that slows me down.
    All the very best,
    Keith
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  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Many thanks Dan.
    I know exactly where you are coming from. My attempt ro overcome this, as I have only two legs on the floor, is to fill the leg with Araldite throug the hole tha will hold the fixing pin will go. Additionally I have a hole in the saddle where I can do the same process.
    Fingers crossed this will do the job.
    Cheers Dan,
    Keith
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  8. Oda A Fixture

    Conversion is a rather modest term.You almost resculpted it.A fine equine,very interested in seeing the rest.

    Oda.
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  9. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Do you use the glue or 2 part epoxy?

    I'd be concerned about using any 2 part glue, epoxy or adhesive that produces heat when mixed. Heat and plastic don't play well.
    All the best,
    Dan
  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    It was a heavy flexible glue Dan some but very little heat.
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  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Many thanks Oda.
    It was a fine base to work from, saving a lot of work and Milliput.
    Cheers
    Keith
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  12. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Just clocked this one :) Some brave alterations there Keith(y) look forward to the end result

    Ron
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  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    My fingers are firmly crossed Ron.
    Thanks for clarification on the trotting nag.
    All the best
    Keith
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  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's a lovely piece of conversion work keith
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  15. swralph A Fixture

    Very nice converting:)
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  16. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Many thanks Brian
    best wishes
    Keith
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  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Cheers Ralph
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Keith ,

    Nice work mate , like the positioning of the horse works well

    Looking forward to seeing this progress

    Happy modelling

    Nap
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  19. Ferris A Fixture

    Well that's some good old fashioned modelling!

    Very convincing pose. Much more interesting than the original.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  20. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Many thanks Kevin.
    I hope that you will like the end result.
    Cheers
    Keith
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