Series 77 Franz Doring

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by bagelman1952, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    I originally painted this figure as a commission in the 70's when it first came out, but could never afford to buy one for myself. The money I was paid went on frivolous things like rent, food and I think a couple of kids I had at the time. Just got this one on Ebay and Franz Doring.jpg here he is prepped and undercoated. The last one I think I painted in Pelican Placca but it may have been in Humbrol enamels (well it is probably 40 years ago)
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  2. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    God, that brings back memories. Look forward to this one Ken.

    Cheers

    Ron
  3. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Well bagged Ken. This is one that's on my must get nostalgia list.
    Looking forward to seeing how you bring it all together.
    Cheers
    Derek
  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    One of my favorites in my collection. I converted mine so the left arm and hand is holding a flag. Looking forward to seeing your version come alive.
  5. Mark S Guest

    Great to see you've got straight into this one Ken, I'm looking forward to following your progress on this one.
    The one I picked up recently, seems to be a bit of a challenge just on a dry fit attempt, how well did yours go together Ken?
  6. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I'm like Del it's on my nostalgia "to get" list. Always liked this figure
    Steve
  7. waterloo1815 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I have this one and the other 2 - 154mm Series 77 did along with the 3 Nibletts 175mm figures - GOD are those heavy - can use them as door stops but, oh the GOOD old days!! Dave
  8. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Mark, having been working with resin I had forgotten how difficult and cumbersome these big metal beasts are. An awful lot of flashing to remove and not convinced I have got rid of it all. Lots of filling of joints as well. Considering its age the detailing is fairly crisp but I would love to see this remastered in resin. I have started painting the stockings and immediately found the deliberate mistake which is they engraved an odd number of stripes on the right leg which had to be reworked. I should have remembered that from the last time (but its may age, you know)

    By the way, any of you avid nostalgia collectors who has the Series 77 vignette "and all for the Kings shilling" and are prepared to part with it for a reasonable sum, please let me know.
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  9. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    I also managed to get my hands on one of these recently, could not afford it when it first came out.Will watch your progress with interest on this one and hopefully be inspired to make a start on mine.


    Cheers David
  10. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    On that subject if anybody has one knocking about :shy: *hint hint*

    Steve
  11. marta Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A landsknecht!
    I like it already!
  12. Meticulous Member

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    United-States
  13. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Yes it's a well known eBay seller in the US, always lot of serie 77
    But check 1) sending cost and 2) import duties
    and I still have Doring and Guilbart in my grey army . + the vignette And so on the road of Rome... perhaps one day ...
  14. Chris Kelm Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ken and anyone else interested, I have some series 77's approximately 4-5. FS/FT !
    Chris
  15. Chris Kelm Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I also have a couple of original Tamiya figures that were originally metal as well, if your interested!
    Chris
  16. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Chris, the only Series 77 I am really after is the vignette called 'All for the Kings shilling'. It is a woman giving a wounded soldier a piggy back with a child walking alongside carrying his musket. If you have that one I would be interested.
  17. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium

    Painted it, once, for a friend, end or the 70ies . It was a real pleasure .
  18. Chris Kelm Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ok well if anyone knows of anybody who likes and or wants series 77 figures give me a shout!
    Chris
  19. Michael Mahoney Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I am looking to complete my collection of Series 77 before I go blind/die. If you have kits to sell please let me know.
    mahoneyresearch@yahoo.com
    Michael Mahoney
  20. swralph A Fixture

    look forward to seeing this

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