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Completed Royalist Heavy Cavalry Officer 1644 - Valiant Miniatures 54mm metal

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KenBoyle, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Well, after the last few 28mm vignettes, etc., I decided for a temporary change of pace. After rummaging through my gray army, I came across a bunch of Valiant (and other manufacture's) figures from the distant past. While many, if not most, are not up to today's standards, they are fun and quick figures to paint and allow me to reminisce and just enjoy myself.

    Interesting enough, Valiant is still in business and has a web site and ebay store. They also bought up the old Squadron Rubin line and others. I painted many of the squadron Rubin figures on commission and for display in the local Squadron Shop in the 70's-80's. Good times.

    The Royalist Officer below was released in the late 70's and is special to me because it was a commercial sculpt I did for Valiant under the watchful eyes of Shep Paine, the creative half of Valiant Enterprises at the time and a good friend.

    Anyway, the figure was not modified except for removal of the cast on base. He was always meant to have an arrogant, aristocratic appearance and I tried to paint him as such. He is also in town and not in the field, hence pretty clean. :)

    The base is made from Magic Sculpt meant to look like a cobblestone street. I added an iron fence from an old Photo etched kit by VLS to reinforce the "in town" feel.

    That's it!
    Thanks for looking,
    Ken

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  2. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Excellent work and a lovely piece

    Mobo
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  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Very good Ken.
    I really like your colour mixes Sir.
    Best wishes
    Keith
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You enjoyed yourself with this one Ken and it shows, nice and neat painting.
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  5. mortier A Fixture

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    Very good paintjob
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  6. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mobo, Keith, Bob and Mortier! Much appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Ken
  7. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    While it’s true most of their figures don’t hold up to today’s standards, they do still have some that paint up nicely and this is one of them. Nice job all around
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  8. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Looks good to me.
    Cheers
    John.
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  9. Gooner Mike Active Member

    beautiful job and great story
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  10. megroot A Fixture

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    Very very nice.

    marc
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  11. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Matt, I agree! This is a simple one piece casting, except for the scabbard, and quite fun to paint for a change. There is also a bit of a challenge to bring the older sculpts to life and I enjoy that.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  12. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks guys! Your comments are very welcome.

    Cheers,
    Ken
  13. Cannonball A Fixture

    Very nice Ken. Lovely colour choices.
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  14. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Neal! Lots of shades of brown with a touch of red made it challenging. ;)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  15. Oda A Fixture

    These "oldies but goldies" are always fun to paint.You have managed to capture the snobish attitude of the aristocrat both in sculpting and painting.You have worked side by side with the great Shep?Lucky guy you are indeed Ken.

    Oda.
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  16. HansDig A Fixture

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    Great paintwork and a very nice setting. That fence is supernice!
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  17. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Oda! The hobby has been good to me and being friends with so many other wonderful people in the hobby, in person or online, is the best part.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  18. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Hans! Much appreciated. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  19. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Nice work Ken
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  20. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike!
    Ken

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