1. Copying kits is a crime that hurts original artists & producers. Help support your favorite artists by buying their original works. PlanetFigure will not tolerate any activities related to recasting, and will report recasters to authorities. Thank you for your support!

On the Evening of Waterloo

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by peedee, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Good Evening fourth Grenadier from the left.

    Alan, I believe the correct reply is "regularly".
    anstontyke and Huw63 like this.
  2. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    You may believe as you will, I couldn't possibly comment.........she might be someone's mum or grandma on here:LOL:
    anstontyke and peedee like this.
  3. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Hello my dear fellow members of a mindless rabble caused by too many adhesive fumes over the years...

    My pet project is a history of the French Heavy Cavalry 1792-1815. I've researched it since I got the Bucquoy book "Les Cuirassiers" (to clarify it for Paul the deranged one - that's "Les" as in the French plural article not lesbian - so it's not porn Paul) when I was 15 for a Christmas present as I already had an interest in the subject due ot the Osprey book on Cuirassiers and Carabiniers. Anyway over the years I collected more books and started planning and gettign parts together. The story will consist of 71 single figures and some vignettes (about 5 - in idea stage only). Surrounding this will be some larger figures and the superb CGS Cuirassier busts and possibly I will get the busts from Bonaparte's too. The parts are to complete gatehring the bits for the 71 figures. So if you think Paul's a nutter I think he's the sanest man on the planet - after me. I'd better confess I've a fetish for Tiger Tanks and German 8 wheeled armoured cars - I've 18 and 8 respectively...

    Cheers

    Huw
    anstontyke, pgarri27, peedee and 3 others like this.
  4. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    You're late!
  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    I have been waiting and have now missed both tea and supper .......reedy posh 'ere see !


    Huw .......I would pack a small carrier bag ..you and Paul might be in a room with padded walls .........

    .....how many figures do you on average paint in 12 months Huw ?

    Bring it on guys

    Nap
    anstontyke and Huw63 like this.
  6. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Not enough - I've actually got enough to keep me going for the rest of my life... I've actually worked out the number of figures and AFVs I must complete each year over 25 years... and it scares me.

    Cheers

    Huw
    anstontyke and napoleonpeart like this.
  7. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I didn't say which Wednesday Huw;):) :D

    I have been to see the mighty Everton win a game of associated footing ball against Tooncastle Unity.

    Consequently I have been imbibing of balcoholic everidges pies and of bonhomie.

    I leave you with a piccy tempter and will post properly tomorrow.

    Paul
    20160203_001443.jpg
  8. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all, update as promised although delayed due to a good drink and a football match.

    The Berline is now at an advanced stage.
    I began painting this in Vallejo german camouflage brown black and then successive coats of chocolate brown from 'Games' miniature paints, a local brand of acrylic paint I have used for years.
    the black leather panels and fittings all painted with Vallejo air black, (about 3 layers).

    The outer edge of each wheel spoke , the inner edge of the outside of each wheel is painted in old gold as are the framing edges of the windows and so on, these are unfinished as yet and all the brass hardware; ie coach lamps and handles etc are still to be added.
    At this stage I have mocked up the assembly with the door open.
    The coach body is actually suspended from the curved springs and will only be secured at the last moment.
    The horses have been thickened with a filled insert and after a rough sanding ccoated and painted with liquid sprue so that with a final sanding they appear solid.
    each horse will have seperate scratchbuilt harnessing added because they are Post harnessedband ould hve been used as mail carriers or draught horse.
    so I have scraped away the nose band and the halter strap that t
    runs along the cheeks of each head.
    I hope you can see some progress.

    Attached Files:

  9. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The rest of the gold coach lining is to be provided by my own decals this weekend to ensure the consistency of the laurel leaf design.

    Paul
    anstontyke and napoleonpeart like this.
  10. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great progress Paul just been catching up from where I left of at page 8, looking forward to more :)
    Steve
    anstontyke and peedee like this.
  11. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    .

    Cheers Steve appreciate your support.

    Paul.
    anstontyke likes this.
  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Paul,
    This is looking great, the detail is incredible. Love what you are doing.
    Keep the faith.
    regards
    anstontyke and peedee like this.
  13. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    Kind words Bob thank you

    Paul
    anstontyke likes this.
  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Paul,

    Amazing ..so many legs ....doffing my cap with respect and admiration

    Get painting !

    Nap
    anstontyke and peedee like this.
  15. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Kev,
    (tsch what a task master)
    :D

    Paul.
    anstontyke and napoleonpeart like this.
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great, I'm still following with great interest.
    I have a box full of Historex and this is inspiring.

    Marc
  17. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Great stuff, boyo, coming along nicely.
    Ou est mon bonnet a' poil ? Il est perdu........:oops:
    anstontyke and peedee like this.
  18. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    .

    Thanks for taking the time to look Mark
    your interest is appreciated

    Paul.
    anstontyke likes this.
  19. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Alan, Thsnks for following, ref bearskin:you signed for it at the stores, you shall have to borrow one or pay for a new one.
    thems the rules !
    (Actually on the model there are two bonnets to place at the feet of two bareheaded 'Moutaches' the unfortunate one by the standard bearer and the bonehead who looks a bit short n hairy to me) :D

    Paul
    anstontyke likes this.
  20. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Paul.

    You can put it down to old age dodgy eye site or to much sun & sol y sombra. But yours truly is a little confused. Are those 4 dobbins shown above for the carriage or the gun team, as I can only see one in the picture for the carriage.

    Confused El mick
    anstontyke and peedee like this.

Share This Page

planetFigure Links

Reviews & Open Box
Buy. Sell & trade
Articles
Link Directory
Events
Advertising

Popular Sections

Figure & Minis News
vBench - Works in Progress
Painting Talk
Sculpting Talk
Digital Sculpting Talk
The Lounge
Report Piracy

Who we are

planetFigure is a community built around miniature painters, sculptors and collectors, We are here to exchange support, Information & Resources.

© planetFigure 2003 - 2019.