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Completed Sgt 6th Inniskilling Dragoon's , Boer War 1901

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Sep 1, 2023.

  1. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Inspired by the threads and result by Neal's ( aka Canonball )

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/sgt-6th-inniskilling-dragoon’s-1901.158793/

    Review before the rounds added to bandolier https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/6th-inniskilling-dragoon-from-micks-micks.98079/

    I decided to finally paint my basecoated version ( only took 4 years ! ) and YES!!...no medals

    I did add a musketry badge though

    Currently since the first pic I have redone the eyes from looking forward to looking to his left

    Started laying on the shadows ...lots to do but will paint up the fleshwork as its such a character face ......thinking about giving him a 'unshaven look' ...we shall see

    Some references

    Do need to find out if they wore any flashes on the helmet

    Many colour variations due to wear which is good

    Neals excellent nearly completed version

    IMG_1925.JPG IMG_1928.JPG IMG_1927.JPG IMG_1929.JPG

    My version at the moment

    IMG_2446.JPG IMG_2449.JPG IMG_2451.JPG
    IMG_2452.JPG IMG_2453.JPG

    Some books

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    Some references

    IMG_1912.JPG IMG_1914.JPG IMG_2460.JPG IMG_2456.PNG IMG_2464.JPG IMG_2467.JPG IMG_2466.JPG IMG_2473.JPG IMG_2470.JPG IMG_2469.JPG IMG_2471.JPG IMG_1938.JPG IMG_1931.JPG IMG_1912.JPG


    Stay tuned

    Nap
  2. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member

    Looking good! I like these boer war cavalry figures, I don’t suppose you’ve seen any imperial yeomanry ones about?
  3. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Thanks

    As for Yeomanry , have a look at 1879 Miniatures , this was this released a long while ago by Stormtroopers , easily converted to IY but going to be hard to get

    IMG_2475.JPG

    2 more reference curtesy of Mick from Micks Mick's

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    IMG_2462.JPG

    Good book

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    Another version of the water bottle ..with leather strap

    IMG_2474.JPG

    I have added a helmet flash ...it will be yellow background with a 6 above a D .......not often used due to aiming mark for Boer snipers but adds interest

    Based on this showing for 1RD

    IMG_2476.JPG

    Nap
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  4. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Essentially the same uniforms as the regulars, but with different helmet flashes and regimental distinctions. Soon into the Boer campaigns, many of these were removed as they proved to be aiming marks for snipers....(y)
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  5. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    that will all cames good with you ;) but not sick hé no medals strange,I can't believe it :p

    Mario
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  6. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Indeed my friend ..not one medal ....don't worry there's at least a badge !

    Thanks for looking in

    Off to do the flesh

    Nap
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  7. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Lovely figure from a great period of history which I'm sure will turn out great in your capable hands.

    Cheers Simon
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  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It's about time you started this and it's off to a good start too.
    Nice reference pics too.
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  9. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    It is a nice figure ...not so sure about " capable " though....

    Fleshwork coming on nicely


    Your right there Bob ......it's a big piece to hold when painting but should look good

    Thanks for looking in ....hope we see more from you ...soon

    Have FUN @ the bench

    Nap
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  10. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent Nap.
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  11. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers , hope alls well

    Despite being one colour there lots to paint and add interest ...looking forward to the uniform itself

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  12. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Good start, can't keep up with the speed you paint.
    I'm out of breath.

    Malc
  13. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    No speed painting here mate !

    Been working on the flesh .......bit more to do , highs ,stubble , add shadows when helmet is in place ...going for a tanned look ! ....with hair ...slightly graying

    All thoughts and ideas welcome

    IMG_2539.JPG IMG_2537.JPG

    IMG_2536.JPG IMG_2538.JPG

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  14. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
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  15. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    No comment ...lol

    How do you know my face looks good .......obviously your not wrong ....LOL

    Cheers Malc ...it's all coming together now ...hair next

    Nap
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  16. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    Verbal update ...flesh all completed

    Mick Ankim kndly sent me a picture of the 6th some wearing a slouch hat

    IMG_2542.JPG

    Some more troops with slouch being worn ...including Imperial Yeomanry

    IMG_2546.JPG IMG_2554.JPG IMG_2555.JPG IMG_2556.JPG

    Actual headwear including original IY rosettes

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    IMG_2551.JPG IMG_2553.JPG IMG_2552.JPG

    Good references as this bust is ideal for a conversion

    Nap
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  17. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Looking good Kev, also some interesting reference pictures, always good to see the Yeomanry.

    Cheers Simon
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  18. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Thank you

    Attempting to get a slouch hat together ....stay tuned

    Couple more pics including arosette with the 6th Dragoons badge on it

    Stay tuned

    Nap

    IMG_2565.JPG obviously not the 6th but 17th later 17/21 Lancers

    IMG_2567.JPG 6th badge ?

    Nap
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  19. Rob A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Conversion idea sounds good
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  20. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nap, the slouch hat idea is great, bear in mind they didn't remain pristine for long under campaign conditions but too much deterioration might not be the best look on a bust.

    Cheers Simon
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