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Officer Mess Dress Skinners Horse C 1910.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mick3272, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. mick3272 A Fixture

    This is a little outside my normal era but not by much.
    British Officer Mess Dress 1st Bengal Lancers. Skinners Horse. C 1910.
    1/10th Scale Sculpted by Rob Lane.
    Produced by Hawk Miniatures.

    I will stand corrected but I dont think I have seen this one painted other than on Hawk Min stand.


    The Yellow Jacket with the gold braid should be entertaining and a bit of a challenge for me along with the black facings & wes git. I dont foresee any problem with the lah-di.


    This ornate outfit was worn when the weather was cooler during the winter months. The jacket is yellow with black velvet collar and cuffs. The gold lace was 1" wide (one and a half inches for field officers) and went round the top of the collar and front edge, down the edge of the open front and along the bottom. It also edged the pointed cuffs. The base of the collar was traced with gold chain gimp. There was black piping along the back seams of the jacket, from two gold lace 'dummies' situated on the gold edging near the middle of the back, up to the shoulders. The waistcoat was a thing of beauty. It was black velvet richly decorated with gold chain gimp and gold Russia braid. The gimp formed five rows across the chest, short at the top, becoming longer towards the bottom, with gold olivets in the middle. The front edges fastened with hooks and eyes. A stiff white collar would be worn beneath the waistcoat collar showing about a quarter of an inch.

    Cleaned up, just a little casting block on the bottom and a little nipple on each elbow, under coat in the morning and get to work in the morning. In the mean time look at the medal ribbons, Im thinking of The India Medal 1895-1902 China 1900
  2. valiant A Fixture

    Should look good, Mick - opt for a more ochre shade of yellow, rather than the bright yellow often seen......(y)
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  3. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Steve. Yes agree looking at the vallejo` Yellow Ochre 70,913 mixed with a little Golden Yellow 70.948 or the other way round which ever comes out best.
    Thanks for the tip.
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  4. valiant A Fixture

    That's the way I'd go, with maybe a cream/beige for highlights...? The original was a more mustard colour than is often reproduced, with many ending up in an almost RAF trainer yellow!!(y)
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  6. akaryu Moderator

    Following with interest as I have one lurking in my grey army.

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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Good luck with this one Mick, you will have no problem with the gold lace. Following.
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  8. clrsgt A Fixture

    Hi Mick, My favorite Indian Army uniform. I'll be following this one. Good luck with it.
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  9. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thank you Bob for the vote of confidence. Are you sure your not talking about the Cigar:) and not the lace.
  10. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Mike. will do our best with the yellows.
    Trust all is well your end.
  11. mick3272 A Fixture

    I have been looking at this over night. I have decided to go with the India Medal 1895 -1902 and the China Medal 1900.

    Just airbrushed the primer on so I hope to get some paint on this afternoon.

    One Question.???????
    I have been looking at the side cap. I am unable to determine if there is gold piping around the edges of the black & yellow parts.
    Any help on this will be appreciated.

    Thanks Mick
  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    cap.jpeg skinners horse.jpeg

    Hope this helps a little Mick, it would appear that thin gold braid was attached on top of the black velvet on the side cap.
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  13. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Bob. I couldn't blow that pic up to see. Your a star.
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  14. Hawk_Uk PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi Mick,

    Apart from the one we use on the stand I have only seen one other painted of this great little bust that Rob did for us. I know he enjoyed doing the lace work!

    As mentioned the yellow is more mustard than canary :).

    Look forward to seeing the finished model.

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  15. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks John.
    Lets see what we can do.
  16. Nap Moderator


    I have this primed with the eyes painted so definately interested in how El Mick goes with this

    Must admit it was the artwork that finally " forced " me to get it .......honest !

    Bring it on

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  17. Hawk_Uk PlanetFigure Supporter

    Actually Nap this one was not painted by Eddy.

    It was done by Dave Maddox

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  18. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks John.
    This will give me something to work to.
  19. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Watching with interest Mick, his is on my wish list.

    The yellow is certainly on the ochre side, as others have said.

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  20. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Geoff.
    Yes Def the ochre side of yellow.
    Hope I dont put you off it.
    Thanks for looking
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