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WIP World War I Canadian Cavalry

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ray Welshman, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Hi There,

    I just started this diorama of Canadian Strathcona's Horse Late WWI. I was going to first do it in 120mm but settled on 1/35th. So far its a kit bash of DML, ICM, Hornet Heads, putty etc. I haven't settled yet on the final look but basically its a group on patrol with two officers in front and 4 troopers in the back. The figure in the back right side will be a senior Sgt and the one on the left the bugler. I've started some interaction of the middle two figures but havent fully worked that out yet. Also I'm not sure if I will leave the formation like it is or have them lined up two abreast. Any comments welcome.

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  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Ray,
    This has the making of a really great equestrian diorama.
    Good luck to you mate, I am locked into this one.
    Amazing vision.
    Keith
  3. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ray
    This has got the makings of a great diorama and very unusual iFirst World War mounted and to this scale , love the subtle movement of horses and figs ,perticulary the horse in the middle will be watching with interest ,used to do a lot of this scale ,but eyes demanded bigger scale however I feel I might have a go after looking at yours .
    Cheers Chris
  4. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Thanks Keith, Chris

    Lots to do and figure out. For example the swords at the side of the horses, how to make a 1/35th scale bugle etc. I'm heading to MFCA in May and was hoping to have it done but bit off too much, maybe for Chicago in the fall. I'm enjoying the build so far though.

    Cheers

    Ray
  5. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ray I might have a bugle I. It was from a. Andrea diorama of the 7th Cav in my spares box let me have a look to day if I can find anything that might be of use I can send it to u.
    Cheers Chris
  6. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ray
    Is there any connection to Wales with the name
    Cheers Chris
  7. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Chris,

    That would be great, if I have anything in my stash you may need please let me know.

    Cheers

    Ray
  8. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Chris,

    That would be great, if I have anything in my stash you may need please let me know.

    Cheers

    Ray
  9. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Hi Chris,

    That would be long ago. My family is from Newfoundland and have been there for many generations but apparently from Wales.

    Cheers

    Ray
  10. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi mate
    Will these be of any use not that well informed regard sabres but you might be able to do some thing with it thought I had a bugle on it own but has arm on it lol . If you can use them just Pm me and I will get them off to you .
    Yea I am welsh ....can't you tell by the accent ,lol lived in the states for 5 and a half years in Delaware .
    Cheers Chris

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  11. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Chris,

    That may work, I could carefully cut the hand away, then replace it with the braided handle. Tedious but possible.

    Cheers

    Ray
  12. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I can cut the hand off and prep for the braiding
    That's not a problem , you can crack on with all the other stuff will have a go today got time before the Obersturmfurher comes back lol Pm me your address and I will get them off to you might have some stirrups as well
    Cheers Chris
  13. Ray Welshman Active Member

    This is the look I'm working from, this a print by Ron Volstad its Strathcona's Horse WWI. I've also been lucky enough to visit the Strathcona Museum in Calgary and got lots of pics as well

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  14. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The stirrups will work for sure the sword could be paired down and a guard added

    Chris
  15. Ray Welshman Active Member

    That would work, I've been looking at my Historix Pile as well thinking the same thing I could pair down the swords there

    Ray
  16. MCPWilk A Fixture

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  17. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ray
    Just been doing bait of reading very interesting with the use in the Boer war also say this great pic has got my creative juices going know lol Cheers Chris
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  18. Ray Welshman Active Member

    Thanks for the link Mike, Chris in my gallery I have a 120mm Strathcona Sgt and a small 1/35th scale Vignette, If you do start something let me know I have all kinds of Pics from their Museum

    Cheers

    Ray
  19. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Ray that's awesome ,for sure I will pursue this I am at present doing two Busts for a school in Normandy that was named after my dad and his best friend so taking him over in June he is 89 and this could well be his last trip
    Cheers Chris
  20. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ray
    I will get these in the post ASAP ,hope they help , have paired down the saber to a blade getting rid of scabbard , didn't have asmall enough file for the bugle to get it all carved off but got most of it and still 5 digits lol
    Water bottle thought could be converted left straps and you could mould a couple .
    Hope this helps a little
    Cheers Chris

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