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Completed New Zealand constable, 1860's- 54mm original

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Stephen Ward, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Here's a 54mm original I finished recently, using a Hornet head, hands, and some Airfix boots, plus a converted Shenandoah rifle. It's a New Zealand Armed Constabulatory member during the wars in the 1860's. These guys wore loose shirts and their slouch hats in the bush instead of the traditional forage cap and wool shell jacket. Their wraps were a Maori-inspired item, another touch to their uniform that made their campaigns in the bush more comfortable. Hope y'all like it. Cheers, Stephen
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  2. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Look s Good Stephen.
    Andy
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  3. kidsbday7 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Awesome.
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Stephen ,

    Great subject of an often forgotten war love the wrap round his waist ...lovely painting , really nice fleshtones as well .

    Groundwork is looking good as well

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  5. fanai Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Lovely original there
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  6. Watford Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Wish I was that talented. Great stuff.
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  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    very nice work.

    marc
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  8. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    You know what I'm going to say Stephen not enough Kiwi figures around, so good to see your project here.
    You've done a nice job representing one of the front line troops involved.
    The kilt, soft hat & shirt make this a unique project.

    These guys would have become settlers post the war as they were effectively an armed militia & not regular British units.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Mike
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  9. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Great stuff Stephen, Like him alot. That new Osprey book has some great ideas for figures. I do especially love the plaid on the Rapaki.:happy:
    Regards,John
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  10. Mark S Guest

    Great work Stephen, especially when I consider the scale, 54mm seems very difficult for me these days.
    Well done, love the subject and indeed your rendition...cheers.
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  11. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Looks very nice indeed!!

    Regards
    Pedro
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  12. IronMike Well-Known Member

    Nice work.
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  13. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey gents, cheers, and thanks for all the very kind words. Glad y'all enjoyed this one. I may have to do another Kiwi subject soon as there is plenty of fascinating stuff in the new Osprey book. Thanks again.
  14. Don Well-Known Member

    Wonderful figure Stephen really original and unusual to us in the UK. Would like to see more like this but I agree with Mark and would like to see them bigger scale!

    Don
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  15. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Stephen,
    Nicely done and different.
    Cheers
    John
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  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice!! An unusual choice of subject but fun!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  17. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Don, John, and Dan, thanks much guys. I do enjoy me a crazy unusual subject and this one fit the bill quite nicely. :)
  18. elanlane13 A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Stephen,
    Great figure, when I bought the book I thought that page had figures on that were crying out to be sculpted. I really like what you have done.
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  19. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    Rob, you should listen to those cries.

    Geoff
  20. fanai Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Stephen if you ever get the chance come over to the Queensland event called the QHME we are starting to get quite an international meet with John Andy and others all crossing the ditch - great weekend and just our groups table with over 100 figures with figure by Phil Walden and Alan Mackie Boots wellington and several other fantastic painters and that is not even those that in the actual completion.
    Ian the Dwarf Bearer (aka The White Dwarf)

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