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Sir John gets a ride ...a1/6th horse

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Tony Barton, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Tony Barton Active Member

    Sir John gets a ride…

    Well , for the moment anyway.

    I recently finished a couple of horses, one for my 1918 Yeoman, and this one , for a 19th century figure.
    The first horse is a rebuilt plastic “Cindy “ horse , but this black horse is completely made from scratch , with a Foamex skeleton, covered with air-drying clay : Efaplast , also called Fimo Light.
    Foamex is that sheet plastic used by signwriters nowadays, and comes in several useful thicknesses. Cut it up on a bandsaw , strick together with MekPak .
    The “airlight” modelling clays are tremendous for jobs like this , since they are very easy to add , and can be sanded when dry.


    Sculpting a horse is a bit of an undertaking , and it took a lot of adding, carving down, then changing things until I was happy. But you do get the horse you want in the end.


    Eventually it will probably end up with a trooper from Waterloo on it , but the moment it has an 1856 saddle.
    I made a black sheepskin cover, which conceals it fairly effectively for the present , until I can make some more saddles of different patterns.


    Just to see what it looked like , I stuck Sir John Pennyfather from the Crimea on it.( I made him a year or two back ) .


    Technically , it’s the wrong tack and bridle , but just for now I think he looks rather well.


    He hecho un caballo nuevo, a partir de láminas de plástico "Foamex" y la arcilla de secado al aire "Efaplast". Es un proyecto difícil, con muchos cambios, pero gratificante al final.

    La silla de montar en la actualidad es el patrón de 1856 británica, que se utiliza después de la guerra de Crimea, pero montada sólo por diversión que muestran el caballo aquí con Sir John Pennyfather, un famoso general,.
    Erbay likes this.
  2. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Nice work Sir. As a horseman myself my only suggestion is that the head is a bit small in comparison to the neck and shoulders. Maybe it is the photography but just looks a little out of proportion.

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