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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

    Not going so well, I have added the water bottle and haversack. I dropped the haversack and spent 15 mins looking for it then broke part of the waterbottle. Hey-ho such is life, thanks for your support I needed it just now.

    Cheers Simon
  2. David Spencer Well-Known Member

    Oh bloody hell..!
    Good luck with the search.
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  3. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers David, found it and stuck.it in place, repaired the water bottle, just the strap part so fixed that with wine bottle foil. Add a bit of Magicsculpt, let that set for a while and paint. So only you and I know it got broken!. Will.post pictures soon.

    Cheers Simon
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  4. Briggsy A Fixture

    It's been a trying day, dropping and losing bits and breaking others but progress was made.

    I have attached the water bottle and haversack, the gaps in fit (and breakages) have been bridged with short strips of he foil from wine bottle tops and Magicsculpt. A bit of paint and a blind man on a galloping horse wouldn't notice the fix.

    The back of the jacket has been painted, no major high or low tones as the backpack will cut light falling on those parts. I have painted the blue on the front of the jacket with initial low & high lights. The red decoration has just been under painted so far.

    He's getting there.


    Click.on the smaller thumb nails for full size piccy.

    Cheers Simon
  5. NigelR A Fixture

    I'm liking your progress. The trousers look less stark now there is more of the figure added and painted. A touch of light weathering and I think you will be fine.

    And stop throwing things around.....;):D
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  6. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

    This is looking good, Simon.
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  7. MalcC A Fixture

    You're nailing this, the colours and tones are spot on.

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  8. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers Nigel, it's starting to.pull together and yes some weathering will be needed. I drop things constantly at least once per session usually a lot more, often things that can be easily replaced, but not always.

    Cheers Simon
  9. Briggsy A Fixture

    Many thanks Steve, getting to.the part I dread most, putting it all together and onto the base.

    Cheers Simon
  10. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers Malc, rather enjoying it now though I was daunted by the size to start with, your kind comments are gratefully recieved.

    Cheers Simon
  11. JH Figures Active Member

    Totally agree!
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  12. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers JH much appreciated.

    Cheers Simon
  13. Rob A Fixture

    Great progress on the Zouave, he is looking great.
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  14. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers for that Rob, it's all starting to come together now so all being well he won't take much longer. Have to say it hasn't taken as long as I thought it would.

    Back to 54mm after this for a while anyway, this has been rather enjoyable.

    Cheers Simon
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  15. Panzer22 Active Member

    Someone once Said ,
    Painting And modeling doesn't take much time .. but those things that jump off The workbench!
    But it looks Good I think it turns out Very Well !

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  16. Briggsy A Fixture

    Cheers Hans, I am standing ready to do some after completion repair as I always kill something when it gets round to putting everything together. I spend a lot of time looking at the floor under my desk, I swear I am getting more clumsy as I age.

    Thanks for your support and faith in my modelling!

    Cheers Simon
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  17. Briggsy A Fixture

    Been tinkering away with the Zouave today, slow going but he is on his scenic base and has a left arm, still looking a bit 'Sleepy Hollow' though. Got to go cook tea now so will wait till tomorrow before I do any more.


    Once he has both his arms I'll assess if any colour/tonal corrections are needed before he gets the backpack and head. I am pleased with myself though, I was certain I'd lose the tassel for his hat but I still have it.

    Cheers Simon
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  18. Merryweather A Fixture

    looking good Simon
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  19. Briggsy A Fixture

    Thank you it's nice to hear, this though is the part I hate bringing all the bits together, so far so good, only 4 more bits to attach!

    Cheers Simon
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  20. Nap Moderator

    Hi Simon

    Catching up ...again!

    This is really coming all no well now , think you could push the shadows on the trousers a touch more

    Nice work on the leather

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime...inbetween the bottle of red

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