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Completed Pegaso French Zouave 1866-1885

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Briggsy, Nov 12, 2023.

  1. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers Malc, haven't started on the body yet but things seem to be going OK so far.

    Cheers Simon
  2. Briggsy A Fixture

    I managed a couple of hours this morning and a few last night before getting well and truly Granddaughterd this afternoon.

    The accoutrements are getting painted first so I don't rush them at the end as I have a tendancy to do. The tassle for his headdress is done as are his backpack, haversack with bayonet and his waterbottle. I've kept everything fairly muted and dull, I want to try and keep it all.like this and decide on any changes or enhancements once he is complete.

    20231114_203948~2.jpg

    A full on day of being Granddaughterd again tomorrow, which means I'll be too knackered to paint tomorrow night.

    Cheers Simon
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  3. Rob A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    (y)

    The head is looking great.
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  4. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers Rob most kind.

    Cheers Simon
  5. Rocco82 Active Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Awesome mate. Great start! The face is looking nice. Nice balance in tones. Bit of life in the cheeks.
    Good move painting it all it parts total certain level then adjusting if needs be. Yeah looking great for your first 75!
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  6. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers Rocco, I keep looking at figures on line and thinking wow so much detail, then I realise it's about twice the size of what I normally paint. Only trouble I can see from.it is they take loads of room in an already crowded cabinet.

    Cheers Simon
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  7. Rocco82 Active Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    That's true. Never thought of that. Maybe some meticulous cabinet rearrangement
    Perhaps buy another cabinet for dedicated larger work?

    I'm looking this morning at an old under the bed storage box I thing on wheels funny enough. I'm thinking about converting it into a wall cabinet. It has good length but not much depth which I think is ideal for display.

    Cheers!
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  8. Briggsy A Fixture


    Oh I did some drastic cabinet rearrangement a few months ago and got shot of about 10 sizeable dioramas, probably 3 to 4 years work. Still crowded on there though. Wheelie box sounds like a good idea.

    Cheers Simon
  9. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    tha machine is rolling again,looks good hé,great start (y)
    Mario
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  10. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers Mario, no painting today my Granddaughter is far too demanding and I'm rapidly running out of energy.

    Cheers Simon
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  11. Redcap A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great start on one of my favourite Pegaso kits as the face has so much character.

    Gary
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  12. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers Gary, I can't be absolutely sure but this may be my first Pegaso, I was painting flats when they were at their height. The face is wonderfully expressive, I'm glad you like it.

    Cheers Simon
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  13. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Simon

    You thought you’d escaped me ....hah!....wrong ......this is a nice figure and subject , the scale works well for you mate

    A great start on the head and equipment

    Following with interest

    Have FUN @ the bench

    Nap
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  14. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Off to a cracking start Simon. Didn't expect to see him on your bench quite so soon, but will be following with interest.

    - Steve
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  15. Briggsy A Fixture

    Nah mate I've been waiting for the inevitable, especially after my comment on your Napoleon dude! Thanks for your encouragement, I am enjoying this but there's just so much figure to paint!

    Cheers Steve, when I first contacted you I was under the misapprehension it was 54mm, that'll teach me to read the descriptions properly. I am enjoying it though, thanks for your kind words.

    Cheers Simon
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  16. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Glad you're enjoying it Simon. It is a beautiful figure, but I just couldn't see myself slinging any paint in its direction in the foreseeable future (if indeed at all), so it's great to see it starting to come to life in your capable hands. One would never guess that you haven't done 75s before.

    - Steve
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  17. Briggsy A Fixture

    Many thanks Steve, but reserve judgement I've only done the little bits so far!

    Speaking of which I painted the rifle today, sorry about the picture I can't even get something straight and Flat in focus, even with the phone doing all the work!

    20231116_203423~2.jpg

    Also managed to start on the figure itself, just the boots and gaiters so far. Every version of this I have seen has white trousers so I thought I'd buck the trend and do red, but I have done a few of those lately so white they will be. So rather than the blue/black or white gaiters I opted for the madder red ones that were apparently worn in Tonkin and Madagascar.

    20231116_203519~2.jpg

    Cheers Simon
  18. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Simon

    Nice updates , like the gaiter colour , good contrast with the trousers

    Liking that crocodile clip ....lol

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers Kev, just thought I'd do something different with the gaiters and you can never have too many crocodile clips.

    Cheers Simon
  20. eppi Active Member

    Hi Simon,
    everything well done, I like the wood effect on the rifle (I'm never satisfied when I paint wood ...).
    But ... how can you guys make so many, nice models? :wideyed: I'm struggling with my three pieces since ... so much time!:bored:
    Wait for new wip!
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