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WIP Vive L’Empereur Col Burthe 4th Hussars.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Cannonball, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. Cannonball A Fixture

    Really appreciated Bob.

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  2. rcfanuk Member

    Great job Neal, I see you have the sword the correct way around, I put mine the other way as I thought that’s what the painting showed even though it looks wrong.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Neal

    Just great painting and without doubt a impressive piece ..certainly a dashing hussar !

    Look forward to the final pics it's been nice to see this being done

    Thanks for adding the references on the horse furniature from H & C I believe

    Happy benchtime

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  4. Cannonball A Fixture

    Many thanks Steve. I had noticed you’d gone the other way with the sword blade.

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  5. Cannonball A Fixture

    Really appreciated Nap. Hoping Gordon’s got some more of these type of figures in the pipeline.

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  6. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

    Certainly is. Had a nightmare attaching it on my 150mm figure 4 glue points, lots of sweating and stuck fingers. Lol
  7. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

    Superb painting, I will use this as reference for my 1/10th full my Vive L’Empereur Col Burthe 4th Hussars kit. If you don't mind.
    One question if I may, was burthe's horse a white, dappled ?, or was it a grey ?
    Many thanks

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  8. Cannonball A Fixture

    Hi Steve. Many thanks and look forward to seeing your version of the full kit in due course. Must admit to being tempted by that one myself. As for the horse colour I’m not sure of the exact colouring ie white or a grey but I referred to the painting as best I could allowing for a bit of interpretation. Somebody may be able to give a definitive answer re the colour of his horse but I’d just go with what you feel to be honest.

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  9. NeilW A Fixture

    Looking good so far (y)

    Re horse colour: Neal's right in that the original painting isn't that clear (see here and here)... which allows room for interpretation :)

    I suspect that technically it's a grey and I can't see any dappling (whites are quite rare and having pinkish eyes/muzzles- and the painting has distinct blackish lower legs rather than pure white all over) . This site shows how much greys can change over time from dark to white/grey.

    BtW: there was previous discussion regarding whether the fancy plaited harness was silver or black: I think the balance of evidence is on black (I've also seen them black on uniform plates, inc Rousselot).

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  10. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter


    Brilliant, thanks both
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  11. samson Well-Known Member

    Looking great
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  12. NeilW A Fixture

    This is from Rousselot showing black plaits (albeit on a panther skin and gold straps)

    Saddle18-hussar officer.JPG
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  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Some really nice work there Neil,we'll done Kate,ill look forward to seeing it finished mate
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  14. Cannonball A Fixture

    Many thanks Samson.

  15. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks for the info Neil. I might revisit the plaitsand make them black. Would seem to make sense.

  16. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Brian, really appreciated.

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