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Completed Critique Savolax Ranger 1809, 54 mm original

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Braemp, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Braemp Active Member

    Continuing with more subjects from the Swedish Russian war 1808-1809, and another from the
    epic poems "The Tales Of Ensign Stål" by the Finland-Swedish author Johan Ludvig Runeberg, the national poet of Finland.
    This time I want to depict Lieutenant-Colonel J Z Duncker during the Battle Of Hörnefors 1809. Duncker commanded the Swedish rearguard and received fatal wounds and died in the Russian encampment the day after. He was immortalized by Runeberg as "..The bravest soldier of them all." in the poem 5th of July.

    Sculped using Magic sculp. Heads and hands from the hornet range. The Savolax Sabre is an slighly modified Historex item.

    dunker8.jpg

    duncker4.jpg

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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice work - can't wait to see him painted up
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Love the pose of this one, looking good.
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  4. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Sweden
    When I saw the title I thought it could only be you.
    Very nice figure from a neglected conflict.

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
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  5. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Fantastic work.
    Paul
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  6. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Looking great, nice pose. A very much neglected area of the Napoleonic period.
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  7. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    awesome, another great thread to watch, looking forward to see it done.
    Best regards (y)
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  8. arj A Fixture

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    Excellent sculpting and a superb pose.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  9. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    Lovely stuff - great pose that suits the face really well. Will be extra nice figure when painted.
    Cheers
    Mat
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  10. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Fantastic!!!
    Love the dynamic pose... tons of character. Great to see your pieces covering rarely depicted subjects.

    Can't wait to see some colour on this guy... blue and yellow?

    Colin
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  11. Braemp Active Member

    Thank you my friends. I'm glad you like it. I've tried to catch some of his rather stubborn and pride character and using Hornet heads really helps since they're loaded with expression. And yes this is a neglected area but I really like it, I find it really inspiring and I already have a couple ideas in the pipe.

    Colin: The swedish uniform during this conflict was really rather boring compared to other nations. Grey, grey and more grey. The Savolax rangers did however sport diffrent hats and also had green cuffs and facings. So this will be an practise in grey, rather challenging color to paint I think.
    Regards Lars

    The face painted.

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  12. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looking good Lars, I enjoy seeing your Swedish subjects.
  13. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice start Lars. Grey is a challenging colour to work with indeed. I've found a couple of grey swedes in my small library... Sharp looking uniforms!
    As usual I'll be following your project with great interest!

    Paint on

    Colin
  14. Pekka Active Member

    Country:
    Finland
    Great figure and interesting subject! I, too, have been planning to do something from this neglected war. Sven Tuuva, Döbeln etc. But being too lazy, I´m happy to see your work ;)
    Pekka N.
  15. Braemp Active Member

    It's a interesting period with so many changes in uniform regulations, some of them never reached the units in the field. It seems like most units actually went to war in old and torn uniforms. (an uniform was supposed to last in 12 years) and got the new grey ones in the last months of the war. However in the theory they indeed looked sharp, going to war in high hats and tailcoat.
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  16. Braemp Active Member

    Thanks Pekka. There are many interesting characters from this conflict, I have started a couple projects; Lotta Svärd and a little vignette with Wilhelm Von Schwerin. ;)
    It would like to see you do Von Döbeln in 1:16, that would be a nice little weekend project wouldn't it?

    Regards Lars
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  17. Braemp Active Member

    Now finished.
    Quite happy how the greys turned out. I think I bought every grey in the valljo range, but in the end I used London Grey, light grey and lots of different brown.
    Cheers
    Lars dunker8.jpg

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  18. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice result on an unusual subject. Expressive pose too and lovely detail in the groundwork.
    Cheers
    Mat
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  19. peedee A Fixture

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    Terrific figure and completed with complimentary groundwork.

    A lovely piece.

    Paul.
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  20. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    Excellent all round. Great modelling.....
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