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Update 3 Gordon Highlander Piper

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by megroot, May 9, 2013.

  1. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    here are the last pictures of my Gordon Highlander
    Waiting for the information of the members on the square's for the bag of the pipe.
    What should I fill in on the upper arm patches????? gezicht 3 (Medium).jpg gezicht 3.1 (Medium).jpg gezicht 3.2 (Medium).jpg
    What should be fill in on the patch at the Balmoral Bonnet
    Hope to have some comments on the uniform, right or wrong
  2. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good Marc.
  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Marc,
    He is really taking shape and looking great.
    Here is a square of Gordon tartan if you do not have a picture of it. The squares or set as it is called are about 150mm. So you should paint your 1:9 scale stripes at about 16.6mm.
    I hope that this helps you out.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  4. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Keith,
    That whas the info I whas looking for.
    So there be not much squares then. ;)
    Are the measurements of the set with or without the black stripes???


    I have this one as a reference
    363027.jpg
    Marc
  5. Don Well-Known Member

    Mark your figure (bust) is looking very good. The tartan behind the badge should be the same as the set for the pipes but I think the capbadge set would be slightly smaller.
    The chanter and drones are black with ivory mouthpiece and ivory connections on the drones.
    Chanter is the smaller blowing pipe, Drones are the musical (?) pipes

    Don
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  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Marc,
    I alwas use the centre of the green stripes to make my grid size.
    So I do as you have start with dark blue. Then the green, brighter at the cross overs. After this the more difficult black lines finishing with the yellow.
    If you look carefully at the pattern all of the stripes form squares of the same size apart from the black stripes. which follow a different pattern.
    As you say there are not too many squars to paint
    If you need more help give me a shout Marc.
    Good luck Mate,
    all the best,
    Keith
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  7. Don Well-Known Member

    Mark after some brain racking I remember now. The black wood on the pipes was made from Ebony. Quite a delicate thing to tune a set of pipes but just lovely to listen too.
    Biggest Massed Band I have ever heard was 2,400 pipers and drummers, heard nothing for days afterwards.

    Don
  8. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Marc, you are doing a wonderful work .
    Still following.

    Pedro.
  9. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Marc it's coming along brilliantly, what Don's describing is the mouthpiece and blowpipe and stock. The chanter is actually the pipe that has the fingerholes and is held in both hands. Where the common error occurs is that for practice you can remove both from their stocks and the bag and fit the mouthpiece to the chanter. Because of this most people have come to think of the mouthpiece as the chanter.
    Still following with interest (y)
    Cheers bagpipe_parts.jpg
    Derek
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  10. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks for all the help guys, cannot say enough how much I apreciate it.

    Marc
  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Marc,

    It's really coming together now mate. I'm following your progress with great interest.
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great stuff mate,your patience is really paying off and it's looking great :)
  13. Mark S Guest

    Looking great Marc, especially the face.

    BTW, Do you know the difference between the Bagpipes and an onion?........
    .......No one cries when someone chops up the Bagpipes......:happy:....... :nailbiting::blackeye: .
  14. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    :dead::dead::dead::happy:
  15. yoshi Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hi Marc. Saw this one last week live. Is an amazing paintjob. I like the contrasts on the uniform very much.
    Wish you luck with the backpipes :whistle:
  16. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    thanks Rob
    The great task with the Tartan on the bagpipes started last weekend. I'm halfway now.

    Marc
  17. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Blasphemy.:meh:
    Looking excellent Marc.
    Carl.:happy:
  18. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I had a great laugh when I read Del's quote Carl......

    Marc
  19. Mark S Guest

    Yeah, me too!..:woot:

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