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Completed Private Ezra Reiner, 16th U.S. Infantry, Spanish American War, 1892 - Series 77 miniatures, 77mm Met

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  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Private Ezra Reiner, 16th U.S. Infantry, Spanish American War, 1898

    Yet another Series 77. :) However this is a true 77mm figure and not 90mm. There was a 90mm version of this figure, in a slightly different pose, released by Pat Bird, but I was never able to procure a copy. I believe the 90mm figure is the better of the two, but this 77mm version is still quite nice.

    The only change I made was to leave off the tin cup attached to the canteen. It looked like a 54mm version and was way too small. The face leaves a bit to be desired but still paints up reasonably well.

    In addition I decided to paint the trousers in khaki instead of light blue as per kit instructions. The uniform was in a transitional period at this time to an all khaki version and a mix of the old and new was common place.

    All painting was done, as usual, in acrylics. The base was a mix of epoxy putty, stones and twigs from the garden and static grass.

    Thanks for looking,

    Ken
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  2. Warren SMITH Active Member

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    Very well done... it certainly doesnt look like a poor cousin of the 90mm piece.. the face look amazing.. (y)
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  3. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Warren! Much appreciated. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  4. Noel Walker Active Member

    cut my teeth on Series 77 and did paint the 90mm version. That is a really nice job you've done
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  5. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Very nice job Ken. I must admit that I'd forgotten this one, but I did paint the 90mm version a long time ago.
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  6. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful work and painting, very nice Ken

    Mobo
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  7. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    Another lovely piece Ken - I like the suntanned effect on the flesh areas, shading & blending on the blue shirt, & great groundwork too.
    A worthy modern rendition of an older figure, it just shows what quality went into these castings when originally released.
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  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Ken, excellent painting of the face, the whole figure looks great.
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Ken

    Another really good looking paint

    Do like the choice of colours as well , good natural pose

    These series 77 are great to see painted up ....just wish I could have afforded them when they came out !!

    Were there any mounted pieces ?

    Look forward to seeing more from you

    Be good to see the painted ones so far together

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  10. misfit151 A Fixture

    Hi Ken you are really on a roll with these beauties...great stuff.. . Mike
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  11. oldtrousers Well-Known Member

    Another great job, Ken!

    Scott
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  12. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks very much Noel! :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike! The later 77mm releases got less attention than the 90's but were cheaper so I was able to afford them. :) Never thought I be painting some of them 43 years later.

    Cheers,
    Ken
  14. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mobo! Wish I had your talent for the background buildings, so I just go for simple. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  15. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Chris! I appreciate the comments. I agree on the quality of the castings. Pat Bird was ahead of his time back then. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  16. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Bob! This was a fun figure to revisit. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  17. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Nap! Affordability is why I had the 77mm figure from back then and not the 90mm. I got my collection of 90's within the last 15 years. ;)

    I think there were three mounted figures in the 90mm series that I recall, although one was a figure standing next to the horse. American Revolution, Civil War (standing) and a mountain man.
    The old web site from the first person to buy the masters and molds is still out there. www.series77.com A great trip down memory lane.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  18. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike! I've got many more to do, but I'm taking a break to work on some Oniria 36mm kits. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  19. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Scott! Much appreciated. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  20. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

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    Great stuff Ken, I was a Series 77 fan and I am loving this, seeing these old figures given the modern day treatment, I just hope that you keep them coming.
    terry
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