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WIP Critique "Pinned Like Rats" - The defence of Rorke's Drift

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Richie, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    I have now 5 defenders finished and all the Zulu's, these have all been weathered and dusted up. I will have another 3 defenders completed next week and leaves 3 to complete. I have had to make a change one figure and take some artistic license with the uniform, the reason for this is I needed to re-sculpt a figure and I have also mislaid the Martini Henry with the hand sculpted on it. I would not have time to re-sculpt the figure and have this ready for the Sword & Lance. The figure is of the period and I'll treat him as a Natal Native Contingent although he has a F.L.H. uniform.

    Here is state of play to date, the photo's don't do the weathering justice and actually they look a lot better to the eye. Those of you going to the Sword & Lance will see that.
    cheers
    Richie
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  2. arj A Fixture

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    That's looking really suberb.
    What's the betting that you'll find the Martini Henry round about the time you complete the last figure?;)

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Wow, looking good Rich.
    6 more figs to add??? That'll be quite the mosh pit inside the sandbags!!!! :blackeye::dead::LOL:

    Keep digging, this will be amazing when it's done

    Colin
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  4. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks mate, I have a habit of putting things away for safe keeping:eek:.
    cheers
    Richie

    Hi Colin,
    How you doing my mate? Thanks mate, it certainly has been a labour of love. It will be completed for the end of the month.
    cheers
    Richie
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Lovely scene and a painting challenge bar none.
    Bob
  6. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Great stuff Richie, can't wait to see this in person next month. (y)
  7. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Bob,
    Thanks you mate, painting challenge bar none, I could not have put it better myself. Next time I have an idea like this:facepalm::depressed::eek: , I make sure it's a pF paintathon and everyone can have a figure to paint.;)
    cheers
    Richie
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  8. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Roger,
    I think I will be laid under the club stand after this one.;) Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz:sleep:
    cheers
    Richie
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  9. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Blimey mate that's a lot of work you've put in on this....looking damn good though Richie.
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Richie,

    That is a great group of figures , love the positioning and the way they interact ...only 6 more to fit in eh .......you can almost smell the gun smoke

    PF paintathon ......phew they have legs ..got out of that !!

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  11. kagemusha A Fixture

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    Only three by next week.....shocking :LOL:.....what's taking so long :rolleyes:........

    Another step closer my little chimp mate....so near...and yet so far.......but what a journey it has been Richie.....simply stunning mate.....respect (y)

    Ron
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  12. Kisifer Well-Known Member

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    Greece
    Wow that's surely a fantastic diorama. Atmospheric and very realistic. Can't wait to see more.

    Xenofon
  13. luisg Active Member

    I´m sorry for your loss.

    I like very much this period oh history. And i like very much your project.

    I will follow this thread.
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  14. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Jim, Nap, Ron, Xenofon and Luis,
    Thank you lads, yes this has been a bit of a journey and the end is in sight. I will update again when it's complete. (y)
    cheers
    Richie
  15. 1969 A Fixture

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    Looking better every time I see it, weathering looks very good mate.
    Steve
  16. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve,
    Thanks mate, having new tips for my airbrush has really paid off with the weathering. Especially the finer one, I can work really close and controlled now, were before it was like spraying with an industrial spray gun.
    cheers
    Richie
  17. legend69 Well-Known Member

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    Greece
    I wish I had your patience !!! Awesome work.

    Anthony
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  18. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Yeah Richie........I wish I still had your patience......go with it while you got it.....sometimes it doesn't last forever.....Impressive piece....don't rush it for a show;....you'll regret it later......Keep up the great work and I continue to follow........Regards,.....Wayne
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  19. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Like stepping out of a time machine.....in 1879.

    Colin
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  20. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    The love of the labour shows... Pops would've loved it :angelic:
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