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endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 06:35 AM UTC
I've assembled and primed most of the figure for this campaign. It is going to be a big one (and really full of colors).
Jon334
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 - 12:45 AM UTC


Well a little late I'm afraid but here are the kit components for Frank Miniatures Rus Viking.
All resin aprt from the right arm, lance and hand, sword and horses tail.
I must say I am loooking forward to getting to stuck into this one.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 12:45 AM UTC
This is an interesting campaign and I'd like to enlist. I'll make a 75mm Danish Dragoon from the 1813 war in northen Germany as a part of the Auxilarycorps fighting on Napoleon's side.

I would like some help with this, however, so fare I've online found one 75mm bare horse kit (from Pegaso Models). Are no other options ??

Jon334
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 01:39 AM UTC
Hi Kenneth

Preiser did a nice range of 1:25 plastic horses which are sadly now out of production but do crop up on ebay and the like occasionaly.
nico37
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 02:39 AM UTC
Hi,

no time to enlist but i will follow, there are very intereting things here !

cheers
nico
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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 01:19 PM UTC
I plan on using the remaining figure and horse from this set.



I want to convert the rider into a Native American figure if I can. All I can do is give it a try and see what I end up with.

Thanks,
Randy
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 06:41 PM UTC
It sure is a nice set. I really liked what you did with the scout and I was hoping you are also planning to make the second figure as well.
Jon334
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 09:03 PM UTC
Well I finally got around to glueing the horse halves together. There were some quite substantial casting blocks on the saddle which I removed with a fine razor saw. I would normally sand the mating faces flat on a piece of sand paper but was unable to on this model as the horse is hollow and has locating pins which help alignment. The halves were glued together with Zap-aGap which gives a little time for adjustment. A final rub down was required where the casting blocks had been removed and all I need to do now is fill these gaps;


HARV
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 10:34 AM UTC
Well I got started on my entry finally.



I scraped off the cinch and other saddle items as I wanted to just show the rider on a blanket. I have also scraped off most of the uniform items on the figure. I plan on showing him in mostly native dress. I was going to use the cavalry hat on him but I am going to try and make a buffalo horn headdress as well as some braids to make his hair look long. I will also scratch-build other clothing items such as the blanket additions to the leggings as well as the fringe and scalp locks on the war shirt. I am going to make some other scratch-built items such as some feathers, a quiver with a bow and arrows, a knife and sheath, a 3-blade war club and reins for the bridle. He will be holding the Spencer rifle that came with the kit. The other kit supplied item I will be using is the horse droppings.

Thanks for looking.
Randy
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 11:32 PM UTC
Great to see your progress guys!

Here is something from my side. I started painting my figure and here are results.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you You Basterd (who knows Discworld knows what I mean ).


and Touareg shield:
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 - 05:19 AM UTC
Here is Nocturna Miniatures’ 54mm resin figure they call “The Raider.” The inspiration for the pose came from a picture in Military Modeling’s 2011 Euro Militaire edition of a Chaos Warrior by A. Brun and M. Cavallioni. The fence is from EMI and the skull is from Warriors by way of my friend Ron. The water with depth is Envirotex resin and the splashes and waves are Woodland Scenics water Effects. The base is from John Jeffires. I added Nimix photo etched bits and lead foil reins and straps to the stirrups. The kit is painted in Vallejo acrylics.















endrju007
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 01:34 AM UTC
Al, great painting of that black horse! Really nice shades.

As for my progress: my camel - You Basterd, is finished. Time to paint the rider.




AJLaFleche
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 11:58 AM UTC
Thanks, Andrzej.
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2012 - 10:01 PM UTC
Nice work mates!

I managed to begin work on M-Model's Tartar warrior:


Basicly assembly of the horse wasn't difficult but fit wasn't perfect so usage of filler and some sanding were required.
Fit on the figure seems to be better but will see that during the bulid.

endrju007
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 05:48 AM UTC
You've chosen interesting figure Marcin. I like it. Horse looks much better than older M-Model horses, that's for sure.

My Touareg have his trousers and blouse painted. I'm going to paint his coat the same colors I used for trousers but use a little paler shades.

endrju007
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 - 01:50 AM UTC
...and some more progress:

HARV
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 - 03:46 AM UTC
Another update on my project. I haven't worked on it for a few weeks now but I wanted to show what I have done so far with the figure.



I re-did the buffalo horn headdress and the braids. I added scalp locks to the shirt as well as fringe. The fringe pieces are not to scale but I figure once everything is painted they should do a good job of representing the real thing. I also re-did the breech cloth and added cloth strips to the leggings. In regards to all of the warrior’s accruements I have started on a 3-blade war club, a horse quirt, knife and sheath, feathers for the headdress, quiver, bow and some arrows. Now I just need to get busy painting and attaching everything and doing more work on the horse and getting started on the base ground work.

Hopefully I will have another update soon.

Thank you,
Randy
nico37
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2012 - 08:50 PM UTC
Hi,

wow, i did not came here since a long time and how i realize it was a big mistake !! Very good work in progress here !

Andrzej: i really like your paint work, the eyes are very intenses and the camel canvas are outstanding, fine work !

Al: really good paint to, the dio is a success also, the horse seems to really jump, especially for those taken from above.

Randy: good scratch build, it really improves the fig.

Jonathan and marcin: i will follow your interesing subjects

Cheers
nico
endrju007
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 07:11 AM UTC
Randy - you sure are using all these books on Native Americans you've been reviewing recently, aren't you? Great work. Great care on details.

Nico - thank you very much for kind words! It took me a while to paint You Bastard (the camel) but it was fun too!

Here is my figure, almost finished:

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2012 - 04:40 AM UTC
Wow, looks beautiful, Andrzej

A really colorful build with a dynamic pose.
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Posted: Monday, October 08, 2012 - 11:34 PM UTC
Great work, Andrzej. Perfect painting!
endrju007
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 05:31 AM UTC
Jesper, Marcin, thank you very much for comments!

I've just finished the figure and managed to take some pictures of it. I must say it was great fun to paint it and I'm quite happy with the result. I wanted a bright and colorful eyecatcher that would contrast with most of dark figures on my shelve and here it is.







I really hope you like it!
HARV
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 03:10 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Randy: good scratch build, it really improves the fig.



Thank you Nico. I am hoping that the end result will be like I want it to be.



Quoted Text

Randy - you sure are using all these books on Native Americans you've been reviewing recently, aren't you? Great work. Great care on details.




Thank you Andrzej. The books are helpful....that and my family tree....Sioux Indian on my mother's side of the family.

I actually got some work done over the weekend. The horse is almost finished and I got some work done on my warrior as well. I want to get a little more work done and then post some pictures.

Thank you,
Randy
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 10:25 PM UTC
This one is one of the slowest build but luckly I made some progress:



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