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WIP The Sentry 1812 (Imperial Guard Grenadier 90mm)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by blabsy, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    in an attempt at keeping my hand in on my painting,between my sculpting projects,I had a liking for this,I've wanted to paint this kit for years and found it on e#%y on sale in Argentina,done deal at the price;-)
    Edouard Detaille's painting has lot to answer for.....
    as always thanks' for looking.
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Argentina, no more box?;)
    Great start Paul,
    Carl.
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  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Great start Paul. Did this figure myself several yaers ago and I know you'll love it. Can't wait to see how you go.
  4. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    great start Paul!.
    I've never bought an Andrea's figure,but probably after seeing this thread that will be on my "next to buy" list (y)
    Can't wait to see your next progress pics.
  5. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    "Old Grumblers" are always a striking subject. On the right track... keep posting your progress.

    Cheers

    Colin
  6. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Paul,

    I've got this primed up and base coated at the moment so it will be great to follow you on this one-I suspect the fit of the left arm and rifle is going to be tricky!?
    Keep posting your WIP's they are so helpful..............Keith
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    that's a wonderfull static figure. Always like it.
    Looking forward to your next step.

    marc
  8. polyphemus Well-Known Member

    If I remember right this was sculpted by a young lady. I don't know if she sculpted any others for Andrea. I painted this one years ago and I think I painted the left arm separately, painted and then attached the musket to the left arm and then attached that assembly to the torso, fiddly! The worst job was attaching the bayonet to the musket - there's only a tiny attachment point & I think I arranged the head angle so the bayonet was also in contact with the plume. I might even have fattened the plume to ensure contact.
    I can't for the life of me remember what happened to the finished figure.:(

    Geoff
  9. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks all of you for posting,
    Trying to sort out the jumble of pictures on my computer,so here's a few more.
    Face in oils, the trousers/gaiters/facing/waist coat are all differant shades of white humbrol mixes..hope the photo's live up
    As always thanks' for looking
    Best Regards
    Paul

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  10. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Subtle variations.
    Carl.(y)
  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent progress Paul.
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Nice !,i really like how you painted the face,it gives the figure a nice expression.
    Good job on that white!!! (y)(y)(y)
  13. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good Paul (y)!
    Can't wait to see this old guardsman finished. I know I've got one stashed away somewhere :thumb down:.

    Joe
  14. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    thanks' for your kindness and posting on this project of mine.
    The pictures are poo by my reckoning,so I'll have a crack at some more....santa never got me a new camera for christmas so,I'm still using my girlie handbag jobie.
    Best Regards
    Paul
  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Paul those last full figure pictures look fine to me , amazing painting of the whites and a great job on the face. (y) Following.

    Cheers Ken
  16. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    a few more pic's hope they give a better idea of where I'm goingo_O
    p.s. my web site,as I have the time is undergoing a small refit.
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com
    as always thanks for looking(y)
    Best Regards
    Paul

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  17. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    As if by strange coincidence, I recently got this as well. I haven't made a start yet as I don't have an adequate base.
    Well done thus far, I'll be sure to use this thread as reference when I do get round to doing mine...
    It looks pretty straight forward to build, but what you opinion on the figure's arm that hold the musket? I reckon I'll leave it off as a sub assemby and stick it on later...
    best regards mate.
  18. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Fine fellow my lad,its been a long time!
    Its a nice kit from a time when Andrea were very good (in my opinion), a touch dated in some way's,some areas of the kit need a wee bit of re detailing,I made new earrings the musket could do with a revamp, so on,but regarding that arm it'll be the last thing to fit on,there is a rebate on the hip and the left breast to take the musket,it all seem's go together very well to be honest.
    Thanks' looking and taking the time to post.
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com
  19. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all,
    had some time with this old grumbler today,a wee fit of madness with the superglue!!
    I have a fair bit tidying up to do and the base to tackle,before he's signed off to the cabinet.
    As always thanks' for looking.
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com

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  20. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks a great finish Paul.
    Carl.(y)

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