WIP Sovereign 2000 Voltigeur

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wings5797, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hi friends on pF
    I picked up this nice little Voltigeur by the guys at Sovereign 2000 at the Gravesham M.M.Club open day in October this year.

    The tatty state of the shako bad weather cover, firewood and axe on the back pack caught my eye and, as you do, I just had to get one.

    So far I have primed him with Halfords grey primer and blocked out everything in acrylic, waiting for the oil layers and further weathering.

    I hope that you like him thus far.

    Keith


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  2. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great job Keith on all the extras and equipment,I never did buy this,but you may have changed my mind now (y)
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Keith ,

    I have this piece in the GA it's packed full of details ...and getting nearer to the bench!

    Nice start looking forward to seeing more on this

    Nap
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    You would do a great job on this piece mate ...all that weathering .....

    Nap
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  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Thank you for your kind comments Guys.
    All the best for the coming festivities.
    Keith
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  6. billyturnip A Fixture

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    I've always liked this one Keith, looks like you're off to a good start.
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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Superb painting and a nice start.
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  8. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    'Blocking out' thought he was near finished, looking very good
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  9. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    This is looking good Kieth. Still soaking up the Burgundy I hope :)
    Oil skin shako cover can really change a figure and make it look like campaign tenue :rolleyes:

    ron
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  10. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    getting nearer to the bench! images of the wall movie here with the school children on the conveyer belt :)
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  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    HI Roger.
    When I saw this in the flesh I was amazed that it has not been more popular for Sovereign.
    I am sure that you would enjoy painting him.
    Thanks for your comments,
    Keith
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  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Good to hear from you Bob.
    Many thanks for your kind words,just hope that the oils improve the blending.......I just cannot get it quite right with acrylics.
    Cheers
    Keith
  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    HI Steve,
    Many thanks for your kind comments.
    I try to get a good idea of what I am looking for using acrylic paint as it hardens quickly. I then use oils because I can blend and add glaze layers better. I have; a lot to learn about painting with acrylics.
    Cheers
    Keith
  14. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Cheers Ron
    Yes we are still lapping up the vin rouge in la belle France........at the right price.
    Ihope that you and the tartan army are all well.
    I agree that the tatty shako cover does make a piece look really war torn.
    All the very best,
    Keith
  15. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Pleasure Keith, like you I cant blend acrylics to save my life, but I am getting there very slowly. Like you I use oils.
    Good luck on this one (y)
    Regards
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  16. Eludia A Fixture

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    Great start Keith (y)

    Strangely, the best bit for me so far is the firewood. I saw it and immediately thought of Silver Birch, very convincing. I also like the texture on his blanket, makes me feel itchy just looking at it ;)

    All the best mate (y)
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  17. swralph A Fixture

    I too thought it was finished.
    Looking great Keith.
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  18. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    I take it Billy you are old enough then to remember Army blankets , jus like me :rolleyes:
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  19. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks Billy
    The silver birch was a bit time consuming with the bark and moss etc. but I am happy with the result.
    Hands up the blanket texture was already on the casting and not too difficult to maintain.
    All the best for the coming festivities Mate,
    Keith
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  20. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Many thanks Ralph,
    Very pleased that you like him so far.
    Always good to hear from you and I hope that all is well with you my friend.
    All the very best wishes,
    Keith
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