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Swedish Lifeguard Dragoon, 1700

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Anders Heintz, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Here is my very first mounted sculpt! It was a lot of fun and way over due, especially concidering I work with horses daily!

    After finishing painting Enfilade Fire and then painting a box art piece it felt really good to be back in the saddle again sculpting (literally...harhar...).

    Its a Hornet head, Thunderbird Miniatures horse and the rest is Magicsculpt and leadfoil. Was a lot of fun so far and I am really looking forward to paint it up, though the flag will be a royal pain, but should proove to be a nice challange!

    Another thing thats long over due for me is the subject, a Swedish Lifeguard Dragoon, from Nov of 1700 (Battle of Narva). Being a Swede I need to do something from our countrys history, and the Great Northern War is an awesome era to model, just look at Mike Blanks work! I am planning on doing a few more of these guys at some point, gotta represent the homeland :)

    Anyways, here are some pictures.

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  2. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Here are a few closer pictures of the figure, its hard to make a decent sized image with the flag and everything without making it a huge picture.

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  3. Krisztián Bódi Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    wow! I like the figure a lot. :)
  4. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice Anders, well done.
    Carl.
  5. je_touche Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Love him, Anders. One of my favorite periods, unfortunately not well represented. Looking forward to seeing him painted.

    How is he holding the standard?

    Maybe I should do one or the other of the Russians one day. ;-)

    What sources do you use for that period? I know about the Höglund books, but other than that? I find good information hard to come by.
  6. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Well done Anders,

    I like his appearance. Good luck with the blue's.

    greets
    RJ
  7. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Welldone Anders!!!! I applaud you both for the sculpting and even more for tackling something from your homeland! Bravo!!

    Hope to see this in the flesh in Folkestone in a few weeks time!!

    Ray ;)
  8. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    quite an achievement Anders, he looks first class!
  9. Elaphus Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Anders,

    wow, fantastic sculp, i like the figure !!!!

    I hope to see it painted

    Greetings

    Karsten
  10. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Anders, I think this is your best yet. Looking forward to seeing him painted up. Bringing it to Chicago?
    John
  11. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Anders , great sculpting, looking forward to seeing it painted.
    Many thanks for showing.

    Cheers Ken
  12. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks everyone!

    I'll paint it once I get back from the Gettysburg show, wish I had time to do it for the show, but as I'm leaving tonight I wont get to. I will have it done for Euro and Chicago though.

    Andreas,

    The standard is resting on his foot and shoulder. When I've carried banners horseback this is what I'd do if we were just standing around. The figure will be in snow, so I rationalized it as he is warming his right arm under the cape for a while.

    I will post some pictures of the figure in progress later on today.
  13. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    References

    Andreas,

    Sorry, missed the last part of your questionregarding the reference.

    I used mainly four sources for this sculpt:

    - "Karoliner" by Alf Aberg & Gote Goransson

    - Pictures from the Swedish Army Museum

    - Pictures from the Royal Armory in Sweden

    - A booklet about King Karl XII's uniform (which was same cut as enlisted)


    I took the pictures from the museums when visiting back home a few years back. I'm going back to Sweden this September and plan to take more pictures! What is it you are needing, I may have it, just let me know.

    As for other books, there are a series of three books (Two in English) called "The Great Northern War", which cover uniforms from all parties as well as flags. They are sold through Acedia Press and can be found here: http://www.acedia.se/engbok.htm

    Hope this helps!
  14. Lancer Active Member

    Simply awesome!!
  15. je_touche Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Anders, thanks for the hints, I knew the Acedia books, but not the Åberg.

    I can also recommend this one, which shows many original pieces of equipment and uniform, as well as contemporary illustrations:

    Bellander, Erik: Dräkt och uniform. Den svenska arméns beklädnad från 1500-talets början fram till vå dagar, Stockholm: Norstadt & Söners 1973
  16. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Andreas,

    Excellent, I will try to find that one, though will probably be hard to find.
  17. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ouch! Just looked up the book...found it in an old bookstore in Sweden, $187.50...! It's gotta be pretty rare.
  18. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Here are some in progress pictures.

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  19. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Anders,

    Love the facial expression-look forward to seeing this at Euro

    Keith
  20. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Anders,
    Great job on the sculpt. Very nicely done and nice pose.
    Anders, I think that the British have a round cylinder attached to the stirrup to put the base of the pole in and that takes the weight of the flag.
    Cheers
    John

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