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Zwycięstwo jest z name

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ivopreda, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. ivopreda A Fixture

    strange title... isn't it?

    to you decide the meaning of this title (having confidence in google translator...)

    the figure represent a Polish lancer of the vistula legion with the flag of the 48th rgt of foot he took in the battle of albuhera in May 16, 1811

    some details took from the web

    ""Trophies taken by the French Imperial Forces

    The French divisions of Girard and Gazan, in an intent of overturn the Allied right, collided with the Spanish forces theres. The British commander, Marshal Beresford decided to send to their support an English division, commanded by Stewart. Colborne’s Brigade was the first of Stewart’s Division to arrive and he deployed its three battalions (1st Battalion 3rd Foot, 2nd Battalion 48th Foot, and the 2nd Battalion 66th Foot) in line, while the brigade’s fourth battalion (1st Battalion 31st Foot) remained to the rear of this line in a column.
    At the moment that the British succeeded in throwing back the French infantry attack, they were surprised on their right by a great mass of enemy cavalry, consisting of the 2nd and 10th Hussars, 20th Dragoons, as well as the famous Polish lancers of the Vistula Legion.
    In less than seven minutes the three British battalions had ceased to exist. Only the 1st Battalion 31st Foot, that was in the rear of the these battalions, had time to from square and to escape the disaster.
    Each one of these battalions had two flags: the King’s Colour, with the Union Jack occupying the clothe, and the Regimental Colour, which was the color of the facings of the regiment, with a small Union Jack in the upper corner of the flag, Both Colours had a shield in the center on which was embroiderer the regimental number.

    Six were taken by the French, one of them, that of the 48th Regiment, was take by Marechal-de-Logis Dion d'Aumont, of the 10th Hussar, while the other five were take by the Polish lancers, whose Colonel Konopka, while hoisting one of them, screamed to the French infantry, “. . . the victory is with us! These are the flags that only my regiment took!"

    Six flags were taken in 7 minutes...

    ok... after the historical background the figure... a polish lancer that has taken one of the flags speak with some colleague repeating the speach of his colonel Konopka... obviously in Polish language :):)

    the figure is done using Metal modeles parts slightly adapted with a speaching Figurinitaly Head and an Historex Chapska

    I need to justify the waving of the flag to show it and I decided to have some wind behind the mane, the nabe and the tail of the horse move according with the wind direction


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  2. Joe55 A Fixture


    Can't wait to see this all painted up!

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  3. Nap Moderator


    As Joe says ..can't wait to see painted version

    Love the work you have done on the figure and the movement in the flag is great ..always amazing how you achieve the flags .
    Thanks for sharing

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  4. Jaybo Well-Known Member

    Love the history lesson, love the subject and like those statements above, I eagerly await the final masterpiece. We miss you at the MMSI Chicago Show this weekend. It was a pleasure to finally meet you at this year's World Expo.
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  5. Borek A Fixture

    Amazing, this piece call for the brush :)

    Cheers Borek
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  6. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Looks great so far. Great to see these in-progress shots...

    enjoy the project, Ivo
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  7. Tonton Well-Known Member

    Wonderful. As ever, Ivo’s conversions are an inspiration.

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  8. ivopreda A Fixture


    Maybe we can meet in Long Island... I'll be there in november
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  9. megroot A Fixture

    Excellent info, and another masterpiece in the make.
    Can't wait to the finished figure.

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  10. Tommi A Fixture

    Outstanding start as always, looking forward to the painting :cool:

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  11. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Probably asked this before:rolleyes: Ivo where do you get the copper for the reins and do you anneal it to make it pliable

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  12. phil_h A Fixture

    As just about everybody else has said... I can't wait to see it painted!
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  13. Edorta A Fixture

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  14. caramba Well-Known Member

    stunning figure!
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  15. ivopreda A Fixture

    the copper comes from art shop. is normally used to be carved and sell in foils
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  16. ivopreda A Fixture

    thanks to Planeter Caramba for the speech correction. A better translation is always welcome

    new title will be

    Zwycięstwo jest Nasze!

    (Victory is Ours!)
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  17. Dan Morton A Fixture


    All the best,
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  18. Cannonball A Fixture

    Super job I've. Looking forward to seeing it finished.
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  19. Cannonball A Fixture

    Sorry Ivo, predictive text!!!!!!
  20. Oda A Fixture

    Ivo,all your works are magic and instantly become textbook material for the rest of us.Waiting to see it painted!

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