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British Light Dragoons - 14th Regiment

Posted by matgc on 08 Jan 2019, 19:40

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Posted by Wiking on 08 Jan 2019, 20:28

Again, work of a MASTER !
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Posted by Susofrick on 09 Jan 2019, 08:55

They look quite boring on PSR and so lively when you have painted them! Masterclass!
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 09 Jan 2019, 10:25

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Posted by Kekso on 09 Jan 2019, 11:21

Can't see from the pictures if you've corrected horses leg position. If yes, how did you do that?
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Posted by matgc on 09 Jan 2019, 13:31

Kekso, do you mean the akward twisted ankles on one of the poses?

I didn't touch that, figured it'll be pretty discreet anyway, among all other horses.
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Posted by Kekso on 09 Jan 2019, 19:53

matgc wrote:Kekso, do you mean the akward twisted ankles on one of the poses?


Yes, I meant that. Nicely painted btw.
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Posted by Graeme on 10 Jan 2019, 05:23

The painting and highlighting are excellent. The uniforms look very realistic and the horses are just so dynamic. Fabulous job on a very good set. :yeah:

These figures are a bit too big but they're so nice they are a must have, just keep them in a seperate unit to the HaT ones.

Kekso wrote:Can't see from the pictures if you've corrected horses leg position. If yes, how did you do that?


Kekso, I cut a small wedge of plastic out from the back of the joint and bent the hoof back and glued the two surfaces together, it looks good. I recall that BB fixed his by just bending the hoof back with a pair of pliers. The other option is to leave it as is and tell people the horse has had it's fetlock smashed by a piece of grapeshot. :xd:

I've seen pictures of a condition called dropped fetlock which looks like this but realistically cavalrymen would not be galloping around on horses with this condition.
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Posted by Kekso on 10 Jan 2019, 10:00

Graeme wrote:Kekso, I cut a small wedge of plastic out from the back of the joint and bent the hoof back and glued the two surfaces together, it looks good. I recall that BB fixed his by just bending the hoof back with a pair of pliers.


Thanks, I will try that. Couple of years ago I fixed it with hot water. But only on 1-2 horses. Now I have whole set to paint and I don't want to bother with hot water 6 times :-D
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Posted by Beano Boy on 10 Jan 2019, 12:29

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The famous broken ankle!

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Yes, I just used finger and thumb as shown above. :-D Not perfect but it does look much better.

The figures can be improved too by twisting heads and the sword hands at the wrist! BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 10 Jan 2019, 13:24

:thumbup: By the way,Super - Duper Painting on your figures. :thumbup:

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I picked out the worst broken wrist on this set,as I feel it too might be a useful aid for some before they start painting.

This is the impossible arm pose, and no one could hold a sword in that position.
I corrected my figures by twisting the hand at the wrist so the sword blade was up top.
I then bent the arm forwards too.
I twisted the head slightly to the front also.
Yes using Plyers with kitchen paper around the piece to be twisted.
After the first few hundred exercises it will come natural to look at any plastic figure and reason out, Yes it can be improved without the need for cutting. :coffee: BB
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 10 Jan 2019, 14:36

First, beautiful painting as always, Mateus. Thanks!
Wow, that is an awkward hoof! You have to scratch your head as to how that could have occurred.
I can see the need to switch it up. BB's post is interesting - I had never realized so much could be accomplished by twisting bits. I will keep that in mind and try it in the future.
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Posted by Graeme on 10 Jan 2019, 14:51

That is a big improvement Paul. This is a bit fidlier but with the exacto knife it looks like this:

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The one on the left, I cut too far and the hoof came off so, looking at the pointed bit sticking out at the back of the fetlock on Pauls pic; the hoof was glued onto the end of this point,You may be able to see the join as a thin whitish line just in front of the ochre paint of the hoof, then the bottom was trimmed.

That one looks OK but the one one the right was done a different way that was easier and, I think, looks better. With diagonal cuts above and below the knuckle a sort of diamond shape was removed, being careful not to cut all the way through. then the hoof bent back and glued. I'd have to get out the horses I haven't done yet to know exactly where I made the cuts.

Oh look, I see paint in need of a touch up. What joy!
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Posted by alexelten on 14 Jan 2019, 15:22

Hi lovely work , i would like to know what base size you use for the cavalry
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Posted by matgc on 21 Jan 2019, 09:47

Alexelten, sorry for the late reply, I been away the last couple weeks.

I use 5cm x 5cm bases for my cavalry, with 3 horses per base. My standard units of cavalry are 18-man strong (so, 6 bases), while my small units are 12-man strong (4 bases).

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Posted by alexelten on 22 Jan 2019, 21:26

Hi, thank you for the reply if it is not to much bother could you tell me the same for your infantry and artillery basing.
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