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U.S. Light Dragoon 1812/13

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jason W., Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi All,

    Here's my latest. He's an American Light Dragoon from the War of 1812.
    I used Osprey's Men-At-Arms 345 "The United States Army 1812-1815", plate F-3 as reference.

    The head is from Hornet's new 1/32 scale head set's. Can't recommend these enough for figure converters.

    The sabre and scabbard are from Historex spares. I had to redo the hilt/guard to the correct pattern.

    The body, cloak and helmet is made from AVES. The buttons are tiny glass marbles.

    All painted with acrylics.

    Thanks for looking!

    Jason
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  2. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
  3. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Jason

    Sweeet looking figure my friend, your right about those heads from Hornet, great expression, great flesh tones

    Dave
  4. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Dave!

    Yeah, I went back to adding Vallejo's Red Leather to the mix.

    Jason
  5. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I really wish youu sculpted commercially!
  6. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    WOW that's a truly amazing sculpt Jason. I really love it. If it was commercially available I would purchase is without any hesitation.

    Xenofon
  7. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jason , that is a beautiful figure, well sculpted and painted.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  8. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Absolutely Beautiful figure Jason........sculpting and painting.
  9. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guy's! It was a fun "build".

    Sorry for not taking any in-progress pic's. This one took a life of it's own and went together fairly quickly. It took approximately two weeks to build and paint.

    Jason
  10. stev1eran New Member

    Really like the look of this one Jason
    well done

    Steve
  11. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Gosh! That is looking sweet! You get some air with that thing? ;) Looks nice and I am looking forward to seeing what you do next. I am really itching to do some sculpting myself now.

    How did you make the spurs and where did you find those tiny marbles?

    Joe
  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Mr Whitman,

    GREAT GREAT GREAT work on this well executed figure.
    Further i cannot say more, just looking and admire that figure.

    Marc.
  13. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jason, As Gomer Pyle would say "Surprise surprise surprise!" What a cool figure, what a sneak. I like the way you've depicted him in the cloak. The face is really nice, it looks really wel blended.~Gary
  14. thegoodsgt Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent sculpting, Jason. I particularly like the way you pulled off the pose.
  15. Radek Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Great figure Jason!
  16. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Superb figure Jason. ANd it took only two weeks to sculptand paint!!! Now I'm REALLY jealous. Couldn't only paint afigure in that short time. Respect man.

    Greetz,

    Gino
  17. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Joe!

    The spurs are made w/ AVES and Duro mixed. Rolled into strings then wrapped around the heel. I then cut a tiny "barb" and glued into the center of the heel ring. The spur itself is a tiny flatten ball of putty then carefully glued to the barb.

    The tiny marbles I found at Micheals craft store. They're used for X-Mas decorations and such.

    Jason
  18. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks pard! :lol:

    You don't mind surprises, do ya?
  19. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Gino!

    Well, two weeks and a couple days. :) There was really not much to it. The cloak covers most of the figure so there was not alot "putty time" on him. He was pretty easy to paint since he was basically one color. Less was more when it came to highlights and shadows for the dark blue.

    Jason
  20. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jason,
    I can only repeat the sentiments of others, but superb work nonetheless! I admire sculpting tallent to be certain, but your work is both sculpted and painted very well. Hats off!

    Jay H.
    OKC

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