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Zouave 1870, part III

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jason W., Mar 9, 2004.

  1. Jason W. Active Member

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    I noticed on French zouave jackets that they have long cuffs or vents on the sleeves. And in many illustrations I've seen, were rolled up or left unbuttoned for a little comfort. It seems appropriate for this figure, considering the battle for which I'm depicting him in, happened in the heat of August.

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  2. Jason W. Active Member

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    Sleeves finished. I had the same problem with the arm as I did with the Garde Mobile figure I just finished. So, I shaved off the underside and added more putty to the top of arm and shoulder.

    Note the tassel on his "fez"

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  3. Jason W. Active Member

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    Knapsack needs a little more work (buckles, straps and such).

    BTW he will be holding a trumpet in his right hand and rifle in his left.

    Now, off to putting the rifle together and "scratching" a trumpet :(

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  4. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    One Word, Excellent!
  5. Roc Active Member

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    Superb.
  6. gordy Well-Known Member

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  7. LCoote New Member

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  8. Jason W. Active Member

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    Thanks guy's!

    I may put this figure on hold and start painting that two figure vignette I just finished.

    Jason
  9. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Jason, Fantastic my friend. I'm getting the urge to sculpt something small. You're stuff is very inspiring.~Gary (y)
  10. Dani A. New Member

    Hello, Jason,

    Good idea to depict a bugler - clairon. Now, painting the tricolore lace will be a real challenge in 54 mm...

    (y)
  11. JCOX PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent work Jason! Very well done.

    -jim cox
  12. Jason W. Active Member

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    Thanks Gary and Jim!

    Dani,
    The good thing about that trim is it's placed near the cuff. Thats why I rolled them up
    However I'm only using one source for his jacket. If you know of another, PLEASE let me know.

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  13. Dani A. New Member

    Well, according to an article in "Tradition" magazine, Zouave drummers and buglers used tricolour lace at the cuffs (as you mention - but remember it follows the vertical opening contour, at the rear of the sleeve, also) AND at the collar (at the neck opening, under the regular collar lace. Caporaux-clairons or caporaux-tambours wore additional chevrons, like the one in your image (musicians, tambour-majors, and other fanfare specialists wore still more distinctions).

    HTH,

    Dani
  14. Joe Hudson Active Member

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    Jason,

    He is coming along really good. (y) How many figures are you going to have for MFCA? I am really looking forward to seeing your work and talking a bit.

    Joe
  15. Jason W. Active Member

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    Joe, sorry for the late reply. I hope to bring 7 pieces. Pretty much everything I've posted on the planet.

    Dani, thanks for the info! It will be of great use later.
  16. y_wong New Member

    Jason, excellent work.

    regards
  17. Johan Well-Known Member

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    Jason, you're doing it again : making my day (y)

    It is as Dani says, you will still have to paint some bleu-blanc-rouge musician's lace... .... well, Bill Horan did it on one of his figures (a bugler of the marine infantry I believe), so it can be done ! (y) Good luck !
  18. Jason W. Active Member

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    I attempted to sculpt this figure (not knowing Horan had did it) a long time ago. Could not get the composition right :angry: Swearing, it could not be done in 54!!
    Well, now that I have seen it, I may try again.

    His figure was inspired by a de Neuville painting btw.

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  19. Johan Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that's the one I referred to. I have always felt that this was one of Bill Horan's best figures.
  20. Jason W. Active Member

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