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WIP SBS 75mm Mounted Byzantine Emperor

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Christosjager, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello everyone,
    there is a new project on the bench right now, a mounted one this time.

    I will represent the Byzantine King Emperor Sir Manouel I Komnenos (Βασιλεύς Αυτοκράτωρ Κυρ Μανουήλ Α' Κομνηνός) at the battle of "Myriokefalon" (Μυριοκέφαλον) in the year of 1176 (September).

    I am using Pegaso's 75mm horse, an excellent piece of resin which I made a minor conversion on the head's movement and mouth.
    Under caparison there is horse's armor which is visible from the corners (I forgot to take some pics) and it consists by metallic plates stitched over a leather background.

    Soon more pics, thank you ;)
    Christos.

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  2. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Interesting theme and and a good start!

    Regards
  3. Ferris A Fixture

    This will be very interesting.... You caught my attention!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very good start.
    Hope to see more pictures when your sculpting is further in the proces.

    marc
  5. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking forward to this one.

    Steve
  6. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Will watch this with interest Christos.



    Cheers David
  7. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
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    Christos,
    Interesting start.
    Cheers
    John
  8. milten2004 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent. I am waiting more...
  9. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great start of a very interesting subject Christos!
    Looking forward to the next steps.

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  10. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
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    Thank you all for your comments (y)

    a little progress on the caparison and saddle,

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  11. megroot A Fixture

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    Yes, it is coming together. How did you build the saddle ???
    Looking forward to the next step.
  12. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
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    Hello Marc,
    for the saddle I cut a plastic sheet to the size and pattern I wanted I glued it on the horse's back and I add epoxy putty to give shape and mass. (It is not over yet).

    The caparison is done, now it's time for the harness. :)

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  13. housecarl A Fixture

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    Great sense of movement.
    Carl.
  14. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
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    It is very informative to see the progression, thank you!

    The drapery on the horse is fabulous (y)
  15. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
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    Thank you Carl,

    the horse is done and as you can see in the last two photos I have started with the rider's anatomic.
    Thank you all.

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  16. gordy Well-Known Member

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    Niiiice! Christos :)

    I use the twisted wire method as well, helps to grab the putty and can also be rotated to shorten or lengthen, I use solder since it is easy to saw through :D
  17. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks Gordy (y), you are a proffesional (it is an expression and meaning that you know what you are doing) ;)

    That twisted wire is awesome. :D
  18. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Christos, late picking up on this one. Great work on the horse and looking forward to following the rest of your sbs.

    Cheers Ken
  19. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Stunning horse.
    Now, up to the rider. Gonna follow that SBS closely. Hope you show us alot of pictures of the proces.

    Marc
  20. redhorse Active Member

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    It looks great so far! That twisted wire technique sounds quite useful too.

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