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WIP Sergeant, 40th Regiment of foot light infantry, Germantown 1777

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by garyjd, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I’ve wanted to do a light infantryman from the 40th Regiment of foot for some time. This figure is not your typical “redcoat”. The uniform worn by this figure is far from the impractical parade ground type dress associated with British regulars of the period. This 1/24 figure is being sculpted with Aves Apoxie sculpt and green "Duro" type two part putty.

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  2. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

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    This will be an interesting venture!.. I look forward to seeing its development! ..

    Regards,

    Mark
  3. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    Gary, Looking forward to seeing your progress on the 40th Regiment of Foot Light Infantryman.
    All the Best, Terry Martin
    member of the Atlanta Miniature Figure Society
  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Gary, this looks like a great project ahead of you, i like the historical reference you've posted.
    I follow!
  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Here's the initial stage of sculpting. The first photograph shows the pose, minus smile face that will not be included. Because of the positioning of the left leg it looks odd at different camera angles. I can assure you both legs are the same length.

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  6. Edorta A Fixture

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  7. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

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    The Face is amazing - so real ! :hilarious:

    Cool start !

    Hendryk
  8. Don Johnson Active Member

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    Great subject, Gary! And the 40th Regt.'s website has a bunch of good pics. I have taken pics of the 40th at Redcoats & Rebels (Old Sturbridge Village) each of the past three years - if you want to look at these images, just let me know. Among the many things I like about these reenactors, there are NO 38-inch waistlines to be seen amongst the group. Young guys, with athletic bodies. Anyway, I'm hoping that this figure will become commercially available, and that a copy can join my growing shelf of 75mm/1/24 RevWar figures!
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  9. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    A sneak peek. The figure is a little further ahead than this.

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  10. PeteC Member

    Gary, you know I'll be all over this one. Love the scale and subject. One thing though...you mentioned the legs looking odd at different camera angles. I don't think that it's the legs. It looks like the shoulders are parallel to the hips. Maybe a little contrapposto would help.
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  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Super work Gary,
    Great pose and sculpt......watching your progress with interest.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    this is getting better and better!!
  13. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    Really - the face is amazing ! Great theme - i love it !

    Hendryk
  14. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Looks great Gary but I really think you missed a trick by not using the original face as seen here :shifty:
    Steve
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  15. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you may be right. it could end up being the figure's downfall. :(
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  16. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    The crossbelts are done for the most part except for the bayonet belt plate. The other end of the sash that is hanging down will be a separate piece.

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  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Looking very well Gary.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  18. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Thanks fellas. More photos showing a more up to date look at the figure are forthcoming.
  19. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    A few more pictures before the weekend.

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