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The King's Shilling

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Baron, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Baron Active Member

    Country:
    Latvia
    Hello,
    I have here a scene of dirty trick, which recruiting teams sometimes used in XVIII-th century. It's 54 mm, not finished yet, but I'm still need your opinion.

    I've started with central figure of drunk guy

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    Then it's a sergeant of 10-th regiment of foot (c. 1742), who is holding the drunk guy for an elbow and distracting him


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  2. Baron Active Member

    Country:
    Latvia
    And finally private, who is putting Shilling in his tankard


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    Here is how they looks together


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    They still need many finishing touches - it seems to me that their boots are too massive for example. But first of all I need to decide - to make them as a kit or not. What do you think, is it interesting enough to be manufactured?
  3. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very, very nice, Ernst. The expression on the drunkard is priceless! :lol:

    Yes, have them made into kits! Atleast make the heads available, those are great!
  4. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That is just fantastic. Great character and animation on the figures.~Gary
  5. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Ernst,

    that is a really great sculpted vignette !!! I like all I can see !!!!

    Can`t await to see it painted.

    Cheers,
    Markus

    :) :) :)
  6. BHowe New Member

    Ernst,

    I would LOVE to have a go at painting this little vignette! Outstnading work!

    Bob
  7. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Extremely well done, I like it a lot.

    Will it go cpmmercial?

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  8. CorySF Guest

    Ernst, that is one finely sculpted set of figures and of course it would have to go as a kit.
    God Bless
    Cory
  9. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ernst,
    I am a big fan of your work and I have to agree with the others please turn these into kit form. (y)
  10. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Marvellous job Ernst. I like everything about it. It says so much.

    Roger.
  11. itifonhom New Member

    Country:
    Germany
    This is outstanding!!!!! I like it so much, so much life and motion in so a small vignette. It somehow reminds me of "Arthur McBride" song of Paul Brady, an old Irish song. Looks really amazing, I like to see it painted,

    Anastasios.
  12. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ernst,
    very nice work. the way the drunk is just slightly off ballance looking over his shoulder is perfect. Well done!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  13. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great idea for a vignette and superbly sculpted! The poses are all perfect. The faces and expressions are priceless. Very well done and I agree with the others - excellent idea for a kit.

    All the best,
    Dan
  14. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    I love the whole piece. Great interaction. Well done

    Stephen Mallia
  15. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Ernst - A suggestion only. Feel free to ignore it. I would add a belaying pin, a small club, a cosh or a sap - something like that, in a loop hung off the belt of one of the sailors. Shore recruiting parties went looking for trouble. A nice leather cosh would prove persuasive to a reluctant enlistee.

    Wonderful vignette!

    All the best,
    Dan
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Ernst,

    It is all been sayed. Great work.

    Marc
  17. Baron Active Member

    Country:
    Latvia
    Thank you all for so many kind words :) !
    Dan, your suggestion is interesting, and I was thinking about navy press gangs, but decided to stay with the army, because I didn't found any information about navy uniform on that period, it seems sailors didn't have any.

    Speaking of uniform - question to the painters - would it be more attractive for you, if I'll make another regiment, with more complicated embroidered lacing on uniform?
    And yes, I'll make them as a kit! ;)

    Ernst
  18. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful work Ernst!
    christos
  19. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ernst, Given the time period officers for sure would have been uniformed. Sailors would wear a lot of the same type of clothing though it might not have been uniform in color.

    As for lace on the coats there were typically two types, square ended or bastion (pointed) I would say more regiments had the square ended shape, which would give you a wider variety of regiments and facing colors to paint.~Gary
  20. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Gee is my face red, Ernst! I honestly thought your figures were naval! :0

    S'pose the two army figures could still be armed with a cosh or whatever.

    All the best,
    Dan

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