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To bin or continue: 200mm Coldstream Guards Officer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MCPWilk, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    An old friend's son was ensign at last year's Trooping the Colour:

    Coldstream Guards Trooping the Colour 2016(B).jpg

    I have already done GSM Mott and a Scots Guards corporal:

    On Parade - Mott and corporal Scot's Guards.jpg
    The former has been a steady success but the latter a disappointment.

    I was going to do the Ensign, probably with belt but holding a drawn sword rather than the Colour (i.e.Ensign for, not to, the Colour), but am now undecided whether or not to go ahead:

    All views mannikin.jpg

    I have got so far (held together with Bluetac), and have to decide whether to bin it, or complete the figure for Gordon to cast. He already has a 200mm Royal Marine corporal of mine to fit in but his Roll Call and Hougement ranges have kept him very busy!!

    Advice please.

    Mike

    P.S. apologies for the dreadful photography.
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  2. misfit151 A Fixture

    Come on mate....from one Mike to another you've got to press on.....they look fantastic......"keep calm and carry on"...you'll be glad you did;) Mike
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  3. anstontyke A Fixture

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    keep it going mike, you will only have regrets if you dont. the other two figures look great and this one looks like it is going to be as well.
    is he going to be a commercial piece by any chance?

    tony
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  4. clrsgt A Fixture

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    United-States
    I think all three look fine. Carry on.
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  5. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    Just finish him of as a Subaltern in Guard Order.
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  6. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    They are available from Gordon Mitchell.

    Mike
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  7. mick3272 A Fixture

    You cant leave a Coldstreamer half done,
    So Finish him.
    Then get on with the Irish Guard and leave the Grenadier till last (rightful position :D )
    Mick
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mike

    My thoughts are it would be better as an ensign to the colour the carried colour would be a great bit of interest

    Keep at it

    Nap
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  9. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Agreed, but painting Colours is as likely to put modellers off buying the figure as not, and the figure has to be a (limited) commercial viability in order for Gordon to mould and cast it in the first place. Hence my hesitation in proceding.

    Mike
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  10. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Don't put it into seconds. They don't like seconds! :)
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  11. Wayneb A Fixture

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    United-States
    I don't understand why you are questioning "yourself".......too many beers or not enough?

    Wayne
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  12. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Looking really good. Keep up the good work.

    Marc
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  13. Mookie Active Member

    Go for it i say.Everything looks fine and dandy to me.
    All the best from Richard
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  14. Osebor PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Spain
    Great work. Carry on!
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  15. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Crack on it's a cracker !

    Paul.
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  16. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Detailing over w/e. Sword, slings and right hand to go:

    All views underway.jpg

    BW

    Mike
  17. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Finished master:

    Master assembled.jpg

    Master dismantled.jpg

    Sword guard.jpg

    Off to be cast now!

    Mike
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  18. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Stunning mate.

    Congratulations.

    Paul.
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  19. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Mike,
    Looks nice Love the Bearskin you have that down to a T for an officer.
    Looking at the Pictures Not sure about the Boots. Officers on Parade Dont wear Hob Nails to harsh on their delicate feet :D
    For parade they tend to wear these with or without hooks attached to the heel.
    [IMG] [IMG]

    Mick
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  20. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Will tidy up the footwear before moulding!

    Mike
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