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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Chazman, Nov 14, 2021.

  1. Chazman Active Member

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    So, I started this guy about 25 years or so ago. I was still using oils then. I wish I had a color reference. Maybe I should finish him.

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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

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    That's a bit of a classic Chazman (y) (and one of the few of Sid's which I haven't painted)

    Classic figure which looks great painted up - do finish him

    Paul
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Chazman

    That's a classic as Paul says ......not long on the bench though ...lol

    Do finish this , will you strip it first and start with a new medium ?

    Following with interest plenty of references if needed

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. Chazman Active Member

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    That's the question. Strip and start over or continue and finish with acrylics?
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I painted this one from Sid when it first came out.
    I would strip it and start again (Detol.)
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  6. Chazman Active Member

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    Thanks! Great reference pic, too.
  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    The rank badges are white set on a scarlet backing and the book in his pocket can be any colour. The pill box cap has a gold lace band and white piping around the crown. Regimental badge gold coloured
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Something I found

    This is a colour Sgt circa 1894 if you fancy a conversion
    grenadier1894.jpg
    The rank and appointment designations on undress uniforms are quite confusing in the Guards regiments. This NCO wears the white drill jacket that was retained by the Guards and Highland regiments long after it had been discontinued in the other line infantry regiments. He is a high ranking sergeant, but not high enough to put him in Warrant Officer class. Ranks above Colour Sergeant wore a scarlet undress tunic. The sergeants of the Grenadier Guards wore, and still do, an embroidered grenade badge over the stripes. Above the grenade are crossed flags because he is an Assistant Instructor of Signalling. The crossed swords and crown badges are worn by Colour Sergeants in undress. The pillbox cap was worn by ranks below Warrant Officer. The cap band for sergeants was gold. Ranks below sergeant had red cap bands. His gilt cap badge had Queen Victoria's cypher on the round grenade.

    This is same uniform circa 1914 with a peaked Broderick cap

    grenadier1914e.jpg

    The white drill jacket was only worn in the Guards and Highland regiments after 1830, and only by men below the rank of Warrant Officer and Staff Sergeant. It was made of thick felted wool, and kept clean with dry pipe clay. In 1907 there was a new pattern issued but by 1914 they were put into store for the duration of World War One. They were used unofficially after the war, at the Royal Tournament and Aldershot Tattoo, but by 1933 it had fallen from favour and was not worn again. The sergeants' chevrons were white on a red ground, and the grenade badge had a blue edge as well as the red ground. The private has two stripes for long service and good conduct. His medal ribbons include Boer War medals. The forage caps show the difference in peaks for the two ranks.

    These are good to look at

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    Nap
  9. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    Its a classic figure, shame I dont have one... Well worth finishing...
  10. Redcap A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    A nice figure which I painted years ago but the head always looks overscale to me..?

    Gary
  11. Chazman Active Member

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    Yes, same here.
  12. Tom W. Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    The first painted figure from a certain Bill Horan I saw...................must have a look in my GA,somewhere he must be.....the colour-sergeant off course!:D
  13. Chris Mills PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    This figure is one of the true 1/32nd Chota Sahib classics by the late great Sid Horton.

    It's also in Horan's old book, beautifully painted by him. He didn't do many stock figures so that probably tells you how special it is. Such a pity these are OOP.

    I've this one had it sitting in my GA for a very LONG time, waiting till I felt I could do it justice. Won't be long now!

    Chris
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  14. Richard Baxter A Fixture

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    Didn't someone acquire the old Chota Sahib masters/moulds recently with a view to re-issuing them? Or is my memory playing tricks?
  15. Chazman Active Member

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    United-States
    Currently stripping. I borrowed some of my daughter's nail polish remover, who ironically wasn't even born when I got this figure.
  16. Chazman Active Member

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    United-States
    Do you have a pic of Bill Horan's version? I have several of his books and don't remember seeing it.
  17. Chazman Active Member

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    United-States
    Stripped and primed.

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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Chazzman

    That's stripped well , is there something happening on upper right arm ?

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's part of the crown rank badge.
  20. Chazman Active Member

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    United-States
    Actually, thanks to this pic, I noticed his swagger stick was broken off, front and back By some miracle, I was able to find both parts and repair.

    I've already started painting the face.
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