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"The Stampede" - Frank Miniatures Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    FM75-06CR
    Stampede
    Frank Miniatures
    75mm resin and white metal parts
    Sculpted by Carl Reid
    Painted by Michael Volquarts
    24 parts + sheet lead

    Stampede 01.jpg

    Frank Miniatures recently released Stampede for the Euro Militaire show and the kit immediately caught my attention. Being in Oklahoma and having all the cattle ranches surround us here I knew this was a kit I wanted. Sculpted by Carl Reid it is truly a beautiful kit.

    Stampede 02.jpg

    Above are the resin parts that I have separated from the white metal. The Cowboy and his horse as well as the two Longhorns are cast in a gray resin.

    Stampede 03.JPG

    Above are the white metal parts which include the Longhorn horns as well as the cow tails and horse's tail. You can also see the canteen and the larriat.

    The Cowboy

    Stampede 04.JPG Stampede 05.JPG

    Stampede 06.JPG Stampede 07.JPG

    I liked the cowboy as he has an older look to him along with his western chaps, is well detailed and well cast. His arms are cast in white metal and dry-fitting the arms was a good fit.

    Stampede 08.JPG

    Stampede 09.JPG Stampede 10.JPG

    Above are several close-ups of the cowboy showing the detail Carl has sculpted into the figure.

    Stampede 11.JPG

    Stampede 12.JPG

    Above are the front and back views of the arms and hands, cast in white metal.

    [ continued in next posting ]

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  2. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks like a really cool piece. I think it should paint up really well. Thanks for the review.

    Joe
  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States

    The Cowboy's Horse

    Stampede 13.JPG Stampede 14.JPG

    Stampede 15.JPG Stampede 16.JPG

    Above are the two halves of the horse with locater holes for correct positioning when assembling the horse.

    Stampede 17.JPG Stampede 18.JPG

    Above is the separate cast bedroll which locates right behind the cowboy's saddle.

    Stampede 19.JPG

    Above is the pommel to the saddle which locates right in front of the cowboy once he has been fastened to the horse.

    Stampede 20.JPG Stampede 21.JPG

    Above you see both sides of the horse's head.

    Stampede 22.JPG

    Above you see the locater lug for fastening the horse to the middle Longhorn. There is also a peg for the front of the horse going into the Longhorn.

    Stampede 23.JPG Stampede 24.JPG

    Above you see the horse dry-fitted together. There will be some clean-up of flashing and casting blocks before a tight fit can be achieved.

    Stampede 25.JPG

    Stampede 26.JPG Stampede 27.JPG

    Above you see the horse's tail in the top photo and some of the cowboy accessories, bits, canteen, larriat, and spurs cast in white metal.

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  4. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That is a great piece. It's nice to see a cowboy that does not look like a hollywood cowboy. ~Gary
  5. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States


    Longhorn Steer #1 Head

    Stampede 28.JPG Stampede 29.JPG

    Stampede 30.JPG Stampede 31.JPG

    Longhorn Steer #2 Head

    Stampede 32.JPG Stampede 33.JPG

    Stampede 34.JPG Stampede 35.JPG


    Above you see both Longhorn Steer's heads. The white metal horns dry-fitted tightly into the sockes on each steer's head.

    Long Horn Cow Halves
    Stampede 36.JPG Stampede 36a.JPG

    Stampede 38.JPG Stampede 39.JPG

    Above are the Longhorn Steer halves that make up each cow.

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  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Stampede 40.JPG

    Stampede 41.JPG

    Above you see a photo of the dry-fitment of the 2 Longhorn steer halves. After clean up of mold blocks and attaching the head the fit is excellent and tight.

    Stampede 42.JPG

    All of the neck areas of each animal will need to have the casting block removed before fitting their respective heads to the bodies.

    Stampede 43.JPG

    Stampede 44.JPG

    In the top photo you see the Longhorn steer horns spread out for inspection. Just a light casting line needs to be sanded.

    Stampede 45.JPG

    Stampede 46.JPG

    Stampede 47.JPG

    Above you see three views of the resin base with textured groundwork and a deadfall branch sculpted into the top surface.

    Additional Box Art Photograph

    Stampede 48.jpg

    Photographs of the master

    Stampede 49.jpg

    Stampede 50.jpg

    Conclusion:
    A fantastic kit depicting a Cowboy trying to stop a stampede. All parts require some clean-up and removal of seam lines, casting lines and mold blocks. Dry-fitting where possible before photographs was excellent.
    Highly recommended for the experienced modeler.

    R290

  7. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful kit,Thanks for the review!!!!
  8. Johan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Great cowboy vignette ! Almost a 3-d Charlie Russell painting !
    Thanks for the excellent review.
  9. AJLaFleche Active Member

    WOW! (Must avoid larger scales for the gray army!)
  10. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy,
    Thanks for the review. Fantastic looking piece.
    Cheers
    John
  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    off the scale in animation...never seen anything like it

    cheers for the review

    mark
  12. mario Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Hello Guy

    Great piece and fantastic review my friend
    Congratulations

    Warm regards

    Mario
  13. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Great review, Guy!

    Im wondering if this is going to be my Christmas present?

    Cheers
  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looks a great and fantastic piece.

    marc
  15. carl reid A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guy,

    Thanks for the great review, It's always scary when you see the review But this one was quite painless He He!!!

    Thanks again Guy I hope you enjoy it my friend...

    Carl
  16. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy another great review. Many thanks for your efforts. This is such a fun kit and should prove to be very popular on show tables everywhere!

    Jay H.
    OKc
  17. "Tarakaman" New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This looks like a great piece!! Thanks for the review Guy!!!
  18. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I found a couple of more photos of the painted version by Michael.

    stampede 1.jpg

    stampede 2.jpg


  19. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    I've got to get one of these.
    Superb.
    Derek
  20. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    How could you ever cram more action and animation in a single sculpture? Un --- real!

    All the best,
    Dan

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