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Saddle Breaking Campaign
steve-o
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Ohio, United States
Joined: February 05, 2004
KitMaker: 545 posts
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 10:17 AM UTC
And done!

I built a second horse/rider for an eventual diorama. I'll "weather" the hooves then. I'm thinking of putting them together with a recon vehicle to show the hybrid nature of the German army in WWII.

Any suggestions/comments are welcome!

- Steve



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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: April 23, 2003
KitMaker: 1,923 posts
Historicus Forma: 628 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 08:22 PM UTC
@Andrzej, thanks. Fit on the figure was perfect. I had to use some filler on horse but it wasn't too bad. And it looks like horse.

@Steve, You did good job. And you're right about the fit of saddlebags. They just don't fit so I left them off when I was doing this kit some time ago.
Wolfsangel
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Texas, United States
Joined: January 15, 2010
KitMaker: 221 posts
Historicus Forma: 13 posts
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 05:44 PM UTC
Hi All,
Figured I'd jump in again at the last minute and try for another finish since I still am slow with work.

Mark: Your builds look great. As a thought, could you pop off the equipment that doesn't sit quite right, then dunk it in some boiling water to soften it enough to conform to the shape you need? Or just leave them alone...

Andrzej: Didn't you say a Mule equals 1/20th of a Horse in the campaign rules? I think Sean needs to paint 'em all just because they're attached together (then I won't be the last to finish - Heh, Heh, Heh!)!

Anyway, as I rooted through my stash for something that would work I ran across this first so that's what I'm doing.

I've been looking at this one for approximately 20 years and it still hasn't built itself yet so I might as well build it before another 20 years go by.
After taking the box shot I took all the parts off the sprues

and I must say that if I screw this up I won't feel too bad about it.

Charlie
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
Joined: December 05, 2007
KitMaker: 2,435 posts
Historicus Forma: 909 posts
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 07:50 PM UTC
Steve - very nice work. And I second Marcin on his oppinion on saddlebags... BTW. pointing German soldier from Dragon? I haven't seen anything like this before .

Charlie,

Quoted Text

Didn't you say a Mule equals 1/20th of a Horse in the campaign rules? I think Sean needs to paint 'em all just because they're attached together (then I won't be the last to finish - Heh, Heh, Heh!


The team of mules is treated as a single animal. It's a common knowledge.
I haven't seen this Tamiya kit in ages...
windysean
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 11, 2009
KitMaker: 1,917 posts
Historicus Forma: 25 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:44 AM UTC
...I don't like where this conversation is going...
ha ha. You'll see one mule. In fact, I should make a mini borax wagon for a one mule team-- but don't expect me to get that far either.
Progress photos whenever I make some progress.
-Sean H.
HARV
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Wyoming, United States
Joined: November 07, 2003
KitMaker: 3,097 posts
Historicus Forma: 300 posts
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 02:14 AM UTC
Well.....I am going to try and get an in-progress photo posted later today....I am at work right now...sorry boss. I also hope that I can finish by the deadline. I was going strong with my entry there for awhile and then it got put on the back burner again. Between work, writing reviews, and now a house guest the time got away from me and I didn't realize how close the finish date was. I am more than confident that I will have it finished this weekend.....hopefully!!

Thanks,
Randy
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
Joined: December 05, 2007
KitMaker: 2,435 posts
Historicus Forma: 909 posts
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 06:41 AM UTC
Don't worry, there's no reason not to move the finish date a bit if needed.

Just let me know if you need some more time.
Wolfsangel
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Texas, United States
Joined: January 15, 2010
KitMaker: 221 posts
Historicus Forma: 13 posts
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 03:58 PM UTC
And a small amount of progress for me (too many campaigns at once).

If you had ever told me I'd be wet-sanding a horses butt at 1:00 on a Sunday morning, I would have laughed at you. Until now, of course.
Charlie
Galeamin
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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Joined: May 08, 2008
KitMaker: 56 posts
Historicus Forma: 57 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 08:03 AM UTC
Dear friends,
This is a finished model. Maybe some terrain work is still required. I was in a hurry to finish before March 31.
Regards,
Arkadi



HARV
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Wyoming, United States
Joined: November 07, 2003
KitMaker: 3,097 posts
Historicus Forma: 300 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 10:23 AM UTC
Well it looks like I should finish in time. I did some work last night and again this morning before work. I have a little painting left to do and the final assembly but I plan on having that all completed on Saturday. I hope to post an in-progress photo in the morning and hopefully the completed project pictures on Saturday or Sunday at the latest. I appreciate the offer for the extension but I am going to make it unless something comes up.

Thank you,
Randy
windysean
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 11, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 12:34 PM UTC
I'm bringing up the rear here. I might go over the date by a few days. I have high hopes though.
thanks,
Sean.
HARV
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Wyoming, United States
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Historicus Forma: 300 posts
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 04:31 AM UTC
Well these should be my final in-progress photos. I hope to have the finished project photos posted sometime tomorrow or Sunday.

Saddle Breaking Campaign

Saddle Breaking Campaign

The poor warrior. I changed his face paint colors and designs several times until I found something that I liked. All of his weapons are finished other that gluing them together and then gluing them in place. The horse is done except for having the reins trimmed and I am going to add a US brand on his front left shoulder. Other than that I am all but finished.

Thank you,
Randy
HARV
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Wyoming, United States
Joined: November 07, 2003
KitMaker: 3,097 posts
Historicus Forma: 300 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013 - 10:55 AM UTC
Well I am calling this one done. I apologize ahead of time for the poor photographs. One of these days I will figure out what all I am doing wrong with the camera.

Saddle Breaking Campaign finished project

Saddle Breaking Campaign finished project

Saddle Breaking Campaign finished project

Saddle Breaking Campaign finished project

Saddle Breaking Campaign finished project

Notice where the horse did his "business" while standing there? Kind of a nice realistic touch I thought.

Saddle Breaking Campaign finished project

These two pictures are of my current entry and one from a former campaign. I thought that they looked kind of nice together.

Saddle Breaking Campaign finished project

Saddle Breaking Campaign finished project

I actually finished in time......barely!! This one kept me busy. I scratch-built the fringe on the leggings and shirt, the scalps on the shirt, the breach cloth, the knife and sheath, the quiver and bow and arrows, the 3-blade war club, the headdress and feathers, the braids, the horse quirt (partially visible behind the rifle), the reins and the tree in the background. The markings on the horse are traditional markings for war. I also added a US decal to the left front shoulder to make it look like a brand, showing that the horse was once property of the US Cavalry. The horse droppings came with the kit and I really wanted to add them. The base is one of my jar lid bases with a little of this and a little of that added to finish it off. Now off to add these pictures to the gallery.

Thank you,
Randy
steve-o
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Ohio, United States
Joined: February 05, 2004
KitMaker: 545 posts
Historicus Forma: 47 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 03:52 AM UTC
All,

Great builds! I really enjoyed this. Had some horses in my stash for awhile, and feel MUCH better about painting fur/hair than I did before. ...gonna try a goat, and some cows soon.

Also, is there a Campaign Gallery? I could not find it. (If not, that's cool. I ALWAYS have trouble uploading images to the Galleries)

- Steve
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
Joined: December 05, 2007
KitMaker: 2,435 posts
Historicus Forma: 909 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 05:03 AM UTC
Randy, great figure! I always liked your Native American figures.

Steve
Campaign gallery info:
Go to http://Photobucket.com and sign in using:
username: hfcampaigns
password: password
There are catalogues for our running campaings - feel free to use them (make sure you subscribe the picture with your callsing)

If anyone need a day or two more (or a week ) just let me know. We can wait.

I'll work on ribbon adding and stuff ASAP.
windysean
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 11, 2009
KitMaker: 1,917 posts
Historicus Forma: 25 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 06:44 AM UTC
Well done, Randy, on this campaign and the previous one.
Andrzej, I'm not done. Please allow me a few (3 or 4) more days to get something into the gallery. I think you can add the ribbons piecemeal and not make everyone wait for this slow-poke.
thanks,
Sean H.
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
Joined: December 05, 2007
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Historicus Forma: 909 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 09:21 AM UTC
No problem Sean, I'm waiting for your entry.

A.
HARV
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Wyoming, United States
Joined: November 07, 2003
KitMaker: 3,097 posts
Historicus Forma: 300 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013 - 01:13 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Randy, great figure! I always liked your Native American figures.



Thank you Andrzej


Quoted Text

Well done, Randy, on this campaign and the previous one.



Thank you Sean.

I appreciate the kind comments guys. I was happy that I finished it by the original date. I let way too many things get in the way of me working on it. I enjoyed the scratch-building as I like making what isn't available out there on the market. All in all I am not too sure if I like the way this one turned out as well as I like my other figure. I would liked to have had him wearing a captured coat like the other figure but I didn't want them to look too similar. Oh well, maybe the next one will be a little better.

Thank you for the campaign Andrzej and thanks again for the comments guys.

Randy
windysean
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 11, 2009
KitMaker: 1,917 posts
Historicus Forma: 25 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 02:58 PM UTC
Ah ha! Finis!
Okay, I have new respect for you figure painting crowd. I tried it. The results were nice, but I need practice. The mule took two tries before I was satisfied (somewhat). I could redo the hat and pants too, if I had more patience. I didn't get any kind of shadow effect in creases. He probably needs a wash-- I only varied the paint mix to attempt low-lights and high-lights.
Anyway, here's how I worked, with acrylic craft paints...
Painting workspace
painting progress

and here's the completed Mule Team Driver...
BoraxMuleDriver_final_right
BoraxMuleDriver_final_left
Again, looking back at these photos, I see I could have put more effort into the face, darkening the recesses and lightening in places.
This was a fun campaign, and I'm glad I joined. Thanks again, Andrzej, Harv, Steve, Charlie, and Marcin.
-Sean H.
Photos uploaded to the photobucket account.
windysean
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 11, 2009
KitMaker: 1,917 posts
Historicus Forma: 25 posts
Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013 - 03:22 AM UTC
Was I the last one?
-Sean H.
Wolfsangel
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Texas, United States
Joined: January 15, 2010
KitMaker: 221 posts
Historicus Forma: 13 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 02:26 AM UTC
Doubtful. Tail-end Charlie is trying for a rally this weekend!
Charlie
HARV
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Wyoming, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 01:40 PM UTC
I noticed that the ribbon is now in my profile with the others. Looks nice there.

Thank you everyone. Or as I would say in the language of my ancestors.........pilamayaye.

Randy
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
Joined: December 05, 2007
KitMaker: 2,435 posts
Historicus Forma: 909 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:29 PM UTC
First of all - I'm really really sorry it took me so long to add awards to your profiles and to make a summary of this campaign.
Both my private and professional situation simply did not leave me enough time to calmly sit down and go throug all the pictures etc...

Anyway: THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING!
The summary presenting your works is already published HERE

I'd be more than happy if you join my other campaigns: "From the waist up" and "Far East" campaigns.

Thanks again and see you around!
Wolfsangel
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Texas, United States
Joined: January 15, 2010
KitMaker: 221 posts
Historicus Forma: 13 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 11:56 AM UTC
And... it only took 3 months to finish. Actually, it took a couple of nights at the end of last month... then my graphics card committed hari-kiri and took out my motherboard in the process.
Anyway, back up and here it is.


Just happy to get them off my bench (the manure was piling up).
Great campaign Andrezej,
Thanks again,
Charlie