WIP Tommy’s War-9th Lancer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike Stevens, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Hi Guys,

    Wanted to post this, it’s my latest. Coming off my last Nappy, I thought I would paint another mounted kit. I also thought it would be easy. No such luck. I’ve loved this kit and decided to just knock it out and clear a project off of the bench. It’s painted in acrylics and oils.

    I’ve got to go back and repaint the eyes and adjust and paint the reins after the rider is attached.

    I was really quite surprised at how much modeling was involved in the assembly of this kit. Almost like building an Armor kit. Not for the faint of heart.

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  2. phil_h A Fixture

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    Looks great Mike - looking forward to seeing the rider as well (y)
    Phil
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  3. Mariobusta Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree with you about mounted kits ,they are a huge amount of work but worth it in the end .You have done a fantastic job on the horse , look forward to seeing it completed . Nice !

    Neil
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Fantastic job Mike, looking forward to more.
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  5. clrsgt A Fixture

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    I hear what you are saying about mounted kits. They can be a nightmare The horse looks good.
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  6. megroot A Fixture

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    Looks really good.
    Did this many moons ago.

    Marc
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  7. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Good work Mike, that's a nice choice of colour for the horse.
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  8. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the world of cavalry! In the complexity stakes, you must graduate to Historex. Light cavalry harness and saddlery is a whole new world!!
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  9. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Lovely work Mike. I look forward to seeing some more.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  10. arj A Fixture

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    I like the colour of the horse.
    Look forward to seeing the rider.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  11. Mike S. Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful job. I love the palette of colors you are using.
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  12. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    This is quite superb. My only small quibble is that photos of the time show the sword guard facing aft, not forward.

    Mike
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  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking really good Mike! I've got this figure in my grey army but haven't worked up the courage (or time) to start it. Really looking forward to see how you handle everything. I'm sure it will be amazing.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  14. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Thanks Phil,

    Started the rider last night. Got the initial base coat and highlights on it.
  15. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Thanks Neil, hopefully have in done in a couple of weeks.
  16. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks Bob!

    you are correct they can be tough to work on but are rewarding when done.


    Thanks Marc, I looked on the forum but could only find one other completed example and yours was one of them. I may not have searched well enough
  17. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Thanks Rodger! I wanted to be different, the few examples I've seen are all brown or black horses and and I wanted to create contrast with the rider. Almost went with a grey but decided against it.



    Your right I do need to graduate to Histrorex, I have quite kits and pieces and parts but have yet to do one. Thanks!

    Thanks Huw, a couple more weeks and I can call this one done.

    Thanks Mike!

    Thanks! We will have to Chat with Darren at Tommy's War about that mistake. I only paint it!

    Thanks Ken, You should really pull this one out and paint it. It's really not that bad. The horse required quite a bit of clean up. I had to be mindful about fit as I was assembling the kit. I really wanted to complete this kit prior to doing the other one with the Turk. Also the PE parts are quite delicate and require a good amount of fitting. One of my challenges with this kit is that I was completely unfamiliar with WW1 British cavalry and equipment and uniforms. A lot research was put in to ensure that I got the right colors.
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  18. Joe55 A Fixture

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    I'll be on the watch Mike:)!

    Joe

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