WIP Poste Militaire 70mm Conquistador WIP

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    I'm really excited to be starting on this classic 70mm Poste Militaire Conquistador kit sculpted by Keith Durham, which I picked up from Frank Miniatures at Euro last year.

    This is the first Poste Militaire kit I've ever made, so it's a great thrill for me to finally get my hands on it.

    I know this kit is pretty rare now, but I believe kits are for making not for collecting and hoarding, and I'm hopeful I can do justice to it.

    I'm planning to do some thick Central American jungle foliage on the base.

    Cheers

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    You gonna do this justice. No doubt about that.
    Looking forward to your progress.

    Marc
  3. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Sure you will enjoy doing this classic figure Tony.


    Cheers David
  4. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Who was the sculptor of this kit? Julian Hullis ?
  5. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Have fun with this one! I'm currently working on the Poste Militaire Flodden Halberdier. I hope I can do the superb sculpting justice! :D


    gary
  6. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Yes Tony this is a beaut indeed look forward to your progress.:)
  7. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Sculptor was Keith Durham.(y)
  8. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    thanks ! :)
  9. Paul20100 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Definitely a classics. Nice to see those PM rediscovered from time to time. Thanks for sharing, Tony.
  10. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Tony,

    I have done a lot of PM kits but never did this one. I have no idea why because it has always been one of my favorite ones. Well, I too just picked this one up from one of PF members and I hope to finally paint it myself! So I will be keeping an eye out on your version.

    Joe
  11. RFL Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking forward to this Tony, especially the thick Central American jungle foliage part, which IMHO no one has ever really got really right.
  12. Ferris A Fixture

    Have fun with this one Tony!
    And I look forward to your treatment of his grim-looking face and of the jungle foliage; quite a challenge!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  13. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    A great kit to paint and build a spectacular scene around.
    Word of warning....be careful of the spear tip, very easy to break off and lose.
    Enjoy
    Cheers
    Derek
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  14. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hi! Tony.
    Excellent sculpting.
    A wonderful figure.
    I think you chose a good figure.
    I'm looking forward to completion.

    Mitsutaka
    Keith Durham likes this.
  15. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    So looking forward to this one being completed, with the jungle foliage it will be a cracker. Just managed to pick up PM's MacBeth and Galloglas pretty cheap.
    Following with interest Tony.
    Barrie.
  16. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cool figure!

    Do you think when Keith was sculpting it he was thinking of the character played by Klaus Kinski in 'Aguirre, Wrath Of God' 1972?

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068182/

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  17. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A classic figure that has held it place in time, I am sure you will make an excellent job on this one, looking foward to the painting(y)

    Cheers
    Tommi
  18. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi everyone and thanks very much for all your comments and encouragement. The last 24 hours have been rather hectic as I had to rush my wife to hospital about 20 minutes after I posted my first pics on this thread last night and as you can imagine I haven't been near my hobby room or the computer since. Hopefully she'll be out tomorrow but may need to have her appendix removed.

    While I'm at it, Rick Brownlee, the Miami Jayhawk is recovering at home after athroscopic surgery on his knee yesterday and I wanted to give a big shout out to Rick and give him my best wishes for a speedy recovery.
  19. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Oh bugger Tony, thats no good, hope she is alright, give her my best wishes.
    Will you be able to make it on Sunday????
    Ben
  20. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Following this one Tony!

    And my best wishes to your wife....

    And the Jayhawk.

    :)

    Mark

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