Sunday, June 7, 2015

Zieten Personality Work In Progress



I spent a bit of time last evening painting the new Zieten personality figure that was commissioned by one of my Kickstarter backers. I still have the sword, all the tack, and some of the van Dyking on the reverse side to complete, but he is far enough along to give everyone a sneak peak at the painted model. You can see the original painting that inspired this figure at the bottom of this thread. We had a new horse sculpted specifically for this figure.

I was initiated concerned about the sturdiness of the rearing horse, given that it has only two contact points with the base. However, I decided to drill a whole into the base and into the underside of the horse, and then inserting a metal pin to improve the stability. This seems to have worked according to plan as the horse is now stronger with the third contact point. When the model is finished I will hide the pin with some tufts of long grass.


11 comments:

  1. A very dramatic figure ! , Tony

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  2. Jim, Please post some photos of your new casting...Bill

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  3. A magnificent miniature. The legs might be strong enough now but I have found they tend to weaken a bit as they age, the added support is a good idea.

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  4. Beautiful figure. You've been busy - thanks for keeping us all informed. Tom

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    1. Next in the sample queue: Russian artillery crew and the four Russian cannon in the Minden range.

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    2. Also Marshal von Browne, Prinz Moritz and General Fermor. Oh my, lots of fun things to paint.

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  5. Awesome!!!, what a great hobby..now please paint von Browne so I have a great example to attempt to copy!

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  6. Ditto on the pinning. Good idea. I have some old Suren horses that are shewing a distinct desire to collapse gracefully onto their fore-limbs.

    Greg

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