Palace Grenadier of Golden Company 1850's

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Gaudin, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Gaudin A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi everyone

    I have completed another little project on my lengthy list.
    Russian Palace Grenadier of Golden Company, 1850's, bust 200mm, mostly sculpey.

    A very special unit where only those who proved themselves courageous were selected, mostly seasoned veterans - so nearly all of them have massive bushy beards and chest-fulls of medals in most pictures.
    Most splendid uniforms went as a privilege to even lowest private rank - hence the unit became known as Golden Company. Disbanded after revolution it has now been revived by enthusiasts.

    I hope you like it.

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  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    That's really nice.

    Colin
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Gaudin,

    Now this is really nice , love the beard and all those medals ..I am in heavan

    ...is this going commercial..definately shuld be IMO ...will definately be on my wants list if so

    Thanks for sharing the lovely work

    Nap
  4. Filipe Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Is this going to be commercially avaliable?
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  5. Filipe Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Oh, and congrats on the job and on the research. I had no idea about this company
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  6. Funky50 Guest

    Very nice....full of character...Kevin
  7. Gellso A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Gaudin,
    That's an excellent piece of work mate.
    Absolutely way better than I could do.
    Is it his hat which makes the torso look a wee bit thin maybe?

    I really like the character of the face and the facial hair is some of the best Ive seen.

    Gells
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  8. Gaudin A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi guys,

    I am glad you like it, hopefully will go commercial if enough interest is generated.

    Grant, I think there is a number of things that make that effect, the beard forks out to sides, the hat is wide and bulky, also camera may add a little curvature as I shot slightly from above. The shoulders are exactly two head length from armature stage, may be not accounting for thickness of sleeves. In the end of the day there is alot of variety in our species :)( I love that excuse)
    Scotty and napoleonpeart like this.
  9. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Interesting item this I too never knew this formation existed, nice bit of sculpting too, like Gells to me it does look a bit thin, but in the head shoulders print it does the same I think it's an optical illusion as discussed
    Steve
  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    "hopefully will go commercial if enough interest is generated".....

    There is enough interest for sure....(y) really would like to paint all the gold as NMM...and those medals ...YES PLEASE

    Thanks again for sharing

    Nap
  11. swralph A Fixture

    Great looking bust(y)
  12. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Full of character and nice detail great job.
    Gordon
  13. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    That's an excellent piece of sculpt and interesting subject. Way to go.

    Xenofon
  14. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Great sculpting.
    You have really captured the age of the character and detail of fur and hair very very well.
    Beautiful piece well executed.
    Keith
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  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent sculpting and what a great looking character. (y)

    Cheers Ken
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  16. red tom Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is definately one for me
  17. Jaybo Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great subject. As I understand it, they wore captured bearskins of Napoleon's Imperial Guard. Unfortunately, they melted away during the 1917 March (February) Revolution. There was so much Imperial Russian military history that was lost because of those damn Marxists. What a pity.
  18. jhonnsanchez Member

  19. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  20. Gaudin A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thank you, friends, I am very pleased you like it.

    Jaybo, you are right, they were disbanded , but recently there was revival of sorts by re constructors
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    Also there is another a modern version of the regiment to participate in various ceremonies, weddings, barmitzvas etc

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    needless to say I prefer the older guys (no matter how wrong this may sound)
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