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Guides te paard 1815 Dutch (conversion)

Posted by paul haring on 02 Feb 2016, 20:33

Another project on the workbench.

Because I found my spare-parts box back! I couldn't find it for years and some weeks ago I went on a discovery tour in my "cave"with my 7-year old grandson. Suddenly I saw a pretty well-known but lost box.
So, now I'm able to maken my long wanted projects.

This is one of them.
I used the horse of the British dragoon, The saddle of the polish lancer( modified with Magic Sculp), torso of the figure is the Rifleman, head of French soldier. I'm going to change the position of the left arm with Magic Sculp. ( Bill Horan way)

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I changed the position of the legs

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Seeing the pictures.... still a lot of sanding to do

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Posted by Kekso on 03 Feb 2016, 11:30

Fantastic :shock: This topic is "a must" for subscribing :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 07 Feb 2016, 11:18

Paul, I'm really looking forward to the step by step! I really like your work! :thumbup:
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Posted by paul haring on 13 Feb 2016, 15:56

A little update on the horse.
The shabraque is painted in the correct colour with several layers of blue shades. I used Citadel Lahmian medium for the last layer. It gives the acrylic paint a matt finish.
The red emblem of a W and a crown is a bit of a problem. It's too small to paint it properly, so I only gave a suggestion
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Posted by paul haring on 13 Feb 2016, 17:07

Continuing with the figure. Now it's a bit of a puzzle. How to construct his left arm?
I'm trying to put several bits and pieces together. Found a good hand in my spares-box of multi-pose figures( Airfix, German soldiers)

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Posted by Beano Boy on 14 Feb 2016, 00:09

Ace Cool Project. I like it. BB
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Posted by Peter on 16 Feb 2016, 15:48

Great progress so far Paul! Long live the sparebox that you found! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by paul haring on 18 Feb 2016, 22:23

OK, this evening I've worked on the figure. Added a moustache and it really makes a difference. Also reworked the chako. Then on to the jacket. Bit of a problem though. I had to fizzle the tail part between the blanket and the body. First tried to make it with Magic Sculp but that didn't work. I ended up making it with lead-foil .
The shoulderwings are made of the wings of the Airfix black watch and covered with MS. I exaggerated it a bit for the right effect.
No painting yet and the pics are a bit overexposed( sorry for that :oops: )
Still a lot of reworking and sanding to do
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Posted by vellek on 19 Feb 2016, 17:53

Nice progress!
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Posted by Peter on 19 Feb 2016, 19:47

vellek wrote:Nice progress!

It is indeed! :thumbup:
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Posted by paul haring on 20 Mar 2016, 12:40

Update Guide te paard

Finished the face and headgear of the figure. The face is painted in oils. When it dried completely I put a ligt wash of orange over the face, also in oils. Uniform and shako painted with Valejo and Citadel acrylics.
Uniform is not ready yet. It still has to be matted down.

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Posted by Peter on 20 Mar 2016, 14:48

Looks good Paul! Nice to see this step by step! :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 20 Mar 2016, 16:35

It might be my eyes,but the arm seems a wee bit long. However Paul, putting my opinion aside now the finished work looks terrific and i like it very much. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by paul haring on 20 Mar 2016, 17:25

I think you're right with the right arm. Looking at the figure I felt something isn't right. But if you work constantly at a figure you get a kind of blind spot. Thanks for noticing.
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Posted by paul haring on 20 Mar 2016, 17:27

Sorry,left arm that is
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Posted by paul haring on 02 Apr 2016, 10:25

This is the way I paint my figures. Painting is done with Citadel acrylics and some Valejo colours.
Figure is now almost done.
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Posted by Peter on 02 Apr 2016, 10:38

He looks really impressive! :thumbup:
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