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PostPosted: Wed 11 Mar 2015 17:30 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Apr 2015 11:24 am 
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I think my ambitious plans for a small scale diorama will have to stay on the back burner for the time being. So I will 'start at the very beginning' as far as the 54mm range is concerned and go for the Coldstream Guardsman. If things go well :rotfl: (Who am I trying to kid?) I will try to go for his French equivalent.
So here's the box art and rather small parts count.
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Apr 2015 09:29 am 
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Feeling my way into the painting of this model. I think I will be scratching off rather than dry brushing the button detail. I only noticed the white demarcation between sleeve and cuff when painting the second arm.
Also experimenting with different photo hosting site, so will only know if I've got it right when I click on Submit!
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PostPosted: Tue 28 Apr 2015 09:30 am 
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It seems the answer is 'NO', will have to get back to you on that.


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Apr 2015 10:14 am 
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Attempt 2
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When you say you will be scratching off rather than dry brushing the button Detail, do you mean Scratching the paint off?

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Apr 2015 14:50 pm 
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Yes, don't worry I won't be removing the whole lot and claiming he dumped his uniform and stole a coat off a passing Belgian. 'Scratching' doesn't sound the right word when I read it back, perhaps scraping is nearer the mark.


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I thought "Scratching" couldn´t be right. :lol:
I like the idea, never tried it so I´m interested as to wether it will work.

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Jun 2015 20:36 pm 
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Just two weeks left; hows it coming? Have you finished yet? :shock:

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Jun 2015 17:26 pm 
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Just one week left.
You'll need to do a bit of a blitz on this over the weekend, :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jun 2015 19:42 pm 
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Question;
How does it get to be the middle of June, when the clocks only went forward a couple of weeks ago? All right, [i]seems[i] like the clocks etc etc.
It being the 200th anniversary, I thought I should at least report in, as it were.
Actually there isn't an awful lot to do, the emblem for the front of the helmet (sorry, I forget the proper term for it) was split on the runner, and swathed in so much flash, that it was impossible to ascertain which was part and which flash and is unusable. So I will have to do without unless another solution presents itself.
For some reason, the method I suggested for the tunic detail didn't work after four or five attempts, so the raised work had to be drybrushed after all, although I did, as I suggested, scratch the paint away on the epaulettes, and on the cuff detail.
Otherwise, perhaps a few washes to add some depth, and hopefully do something with the skin tones and we should be (nearly) there.
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Two things you could do;
1: remove the plume and cord from the shako, cover it with tissue paper and paint that gloss black. Many of the soldiers at Waterloo had the waterproof covers on their shakos during the battle.
2: the shako plate is a rectangle with the corners cut off so the ends are blunt triangles. The design on it was the regiment number inside a royal garter. You cut a bit of paper, use a fine pen to draw some lines, and paste this to the front of the shako and paint gold/bright brass.

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Mar 2017 20:58 pm 
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I have resolved to try and complete the group builds I committed too, so although I'm afraid my Guardsman has missed the bicentennial of the great battle by some little time, this is how he looks at the moment. I said above that I was going to try to get the white detail on the tunic by removing the red; for some reason, it just wouldn't work so I ended up drybrushing - a technique that I never have confidence in my ability to succeed with...

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Arms; biological and military, have been added and the water bottle. The strap for that was fabricated from thin metal sheet (from a tomato puree tube) which is easy to cut and less springy than the card sheet provided in the kit. The base is covered in grass effect from Hornby, obviously meant for smaller scale, but looks OK.
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Thats coming on nicely

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