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Completed Soldier of the French Revolution

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    This piece was about 90% completed back in febuary this year and I did post it up,however I didn't get round to putting the finishing touches to it and to be honest it was in my cabinet and I forgot about it,however while doing my paratroopers I decided to finish it up and call it finished.
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    For those members that didn't see the original posting,the piece depicts a soldier at the time of the French revolution,the bust is produced by Graham Scollick at CGS military Miniatures.
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    the above picture shows the bust produced by CGS.

    However I decided to do quite a bit of conversion work on mine and change the look of it,i decided to add new eppauletes which were sculpted along with a 2nd crossbelt,the bonnet and longer hair was also sculpted and detailed with metal wire for the piping,the water gord was also added with magic sculp,the sabre briquette and musket were extras from my spares box.
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    Above is the finished conversion before painting.

    All painting was done using oils over acrylics in my usual style with weathering added which is important for a soldier of the revolution period.
    Below are the final finished pictures of the piece,for the base I added the tricolor colours in a swirl effect which turned out quite well.
    Many thanks for looking,hope you enjoy the finished piece.
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    Brian
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  2. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Nicely done conversion and painting Brian!

    Ken
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  3. misfit151 A Fixture

    Great conversion Brian....love the face....nice touch on the plinth as well...(y)...Mike
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  4. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Impressive Brian......I have this bust in my stash, so I can see the work you put into it....keep up the good work..

    Wayne
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Lovely Brian, this seems to be the up and comming period. Great painting so far and no doubt it will be superb.
    Sorry Brian, brain not engaged. Don't you just hate getting old.
    Superb.
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  6. phil_h A Fixture

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    United-States
    The conversion work and painting are fantastic (y)
    Phil
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  7. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great work Brian(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  8. anstontyke A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    great conversion and stunning paint job brian(y)

    tony
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  9. Superb work mate, I also love the visions you come up with as you have really brought a unique piece, lovely work mate :)
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  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Artwork.

    marc
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  11. swralph A Fixture

    Love it Brian:).
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  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Very good conversion Brian. 10/10
    Keith
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  13. John strachan Well-Known Member

    Excellent conversion and painting.
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  14. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Absolutely stunning. The poor beggar really looks like he has been through the ringer.
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  15. Borek A Fixture

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    Really great work. Amazing conversion, and breathtaking paint. Love this contrasting style paint. And dirty and weathering is AMAZING. Superb work indeed :)

    Cheers Borek
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  16. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Great work , well done

    Mobo
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  17. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    As ever, you come up with another little masterpiece ;) Lovely work from every angle (y)

    Alan
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  18. fogie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    So much character... another seriously clever piece of work !
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  19. arj A Fixture

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    Very effective and neat conversion Brian.
    As usual, your painting is excellent and bears your unique style.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  20. offo A Fixture

    nice work.(y)
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