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WIP Sergeant at Arms, Bagot's Regt. 1643

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by valiant, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi guys,

    Some progress pics of what should have been a "quick" project! This started life as Miniart's French Guardsman and was going to be hastily assembled and painted, as a diversion. However, as these things tend to do, I got carried away by adding extra details, modifying bits and bobs, etc. Additions to the kit are fairly obvious from the photos, still a lot to do, though! He will be armed with a spontoon, which will be scratchbuilt. Tunic will be purple, with white lacework, pale grey hat, purple breeches, light blue sash, or at least thats the plan!

    He is intended to portray a sergeant of Bagot's Regt, raised at Blithfield Hall, nr Lichfield, Staffs, ECW period.

    Hope you like it so far!

    Steve(y)

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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Damn Steve, that looks awesome.
    Which putty did you use for the trim on the sleeves?
    interesting subject.
    Best regards
  3. diamond cutter Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That's cool Steve!
    I really like figures from the ECW But sadly they don't seem to sell all that well.
    It will be colourful when finished Dude!
    Cheers
    Pete
  4. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The lacework on the tunic and the sleeves was done with Evergreen plastic strip and rod - I just glued it on with liquid cement.
    Hope this helps!
    Pete, I know what you mean about ECW figs! Maybe an acquired taste!
    crf and MarquisMini like this.
  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    A brilliant conversion Steve,
    Great detail here. looking forward to you next steps.
    Well done.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  6. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Howdy Podna. . . Whoa, Nellie, Steve. . . this is going to
    be just super. I also have this MiniArt figure and did one
    of their others in the same 1:16th genré, the Netherlands
    Musketeer. some time back. I only mention this for one reason.
    You didn't mention all the work you had to do on the two
    halves of each leg and the torso, etc. The fit for these MiniArt
    figures is very poor and a great deal of sanding, filing, putty
    work has to be done to get the figure to the point where you
    posted these very nice images. (yes, these MiniArt figures are
    not expensive, styrene plastic.) You are to be commended for
    your talent for sure, and also for your patience. Whew. . .
    Steve, I will follow your WIP and SBS (hopefully, you'll
    find time to do that for the Planeteer novices like me!)
    future threads with a great deal of interest. Of course, to
    me the real "special" thing about this project is that you'll
    have the only one that is just like that. Great! (y)
    The Miami Jayhawk, in the American Heartland
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  7. Don Well-Known Member

    Wonderful conversion Steve, like him a lot. He's come a very long way from a French Guardsman. Looking forward to see what you do next. Lovely!

    Don
  8. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Looks good Steve
    Fine bit of conversion

    Will be following with interest

    Colin
  9. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice!
    I love the natural standing pose with a great balance.
  10. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Greath job,cheers
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Steve ,

    Great stuff , and good use of the original , love the lacework and the sash ...going to be very colourful indeed .

    Look forward to seeing the weapons and more from this WIP

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  12. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Should be good Steve.
    Carl.(y)
  13. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks for taking the time to post the positives, guys! A bit of a labour of love, to say the least!
    I am working on the (skeletal!) kit hands, at the moment. They are reasonably proportioned, but very thin in section. I have decided to add gauntlets so will post pics when completed. This entails adding a thin layer of Miliput onto the hands and fingers, but will have to be done in sections, as the plastic is pretty flimsy. The right thumb is in an odd position, so that will need altering. Cuffs to be added later.
    The kit "hair" looks a little odd too, so that will also be replaced by Miliput, in due course.
    I am also in two minds as to whether to add decorative lace to the collar from fuse wire - might have to have a practise that one first....!

    Steve(y)

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