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Arizzo

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95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« on: October 04, 2007, 01:51:39 pm »
hi there,

I was longing to do this custom for a real long time and now I finally did it.   ;D

Let me introduce Sergeant Charles 'CEB' Edward Blake of the 95th British Light Infantry (1815), the 'Rifles' Regiment.

Though this custom originally was intended to be the prototype of the (yet to come) whole troop of 25 men, I'm not so sure if I wanna do this 24 times again (especially the needlework for the buttons), so maybe this "luxury version" ist just for the display and the troop will be customized in a less detailed and more basic manner.
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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 01:52:28 pm »
 ;D
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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2007, 01:53:23 pm »
 ;D
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Arizzo

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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2007, 01:54:10 pm »
 ;D
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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2007, 01:55:10 pm »
 ;D
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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2007, 02:46:42 pm »
Shock!!!1 :o :o :o What a wonderful work. The "powderhorn" is great. One of the best "rifles" customs i have ever seen.

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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2007, 03:31:29 pm »
wow what a wonderful start of you to this forum. The powderhorn is a detail which I will surely copy in one way or the other!! :)

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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2007, 10:23:05 pm »
It is amazing - puts my 60th Rifleman (see avatar) to shame.

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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2007, 11:51:16 pm »
Wonderful custom, Sven!

A whole troop kitted out similar to this figure would make a very impressive display indeed. 8)
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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2007, 11:12:23 am »
beautiful custom Arizzo!
(I'm still not brave enough to use free-hand painting  ;D)

for your buttons, did you also use superglue to stick those cut pin heads? (in plastic modelling we leave a short length and drill holes to push in shortened pins...its more durable this way)

if i may ask further...i find epoxies are not very good for attaching things like those pouches etc...do you have any advice for us?

BTW...is your pouch cut from the PM mailman? (very good painting again!)

and is your horn a cast or really cut from the PM viking helmet?  :)

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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2007, 11:14:27 pm »
One of the best "rifles" customs i have ever seen.

that hurts  :'(

just kidding. Outstanding custom! Enormous amount of detail and I really like those pins.

Great work!

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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2007, 02:56:47 am »

Wonderful custom, Sven!

A whole troop kitted out similar to this figure would make a very impressive display indeed. 8)

MAGNIFICENT !!!

I totally agree with Sylvia! A whole troop would indeed be very impressive, Sven!

Your Sergeant of 95th Rifles is a bit reminiscent of the David Hamer figures below. However, your custom actually seems to have a bit more detail. And, your painting skill certainly appears to rival David's.

However, I think I'll leave it to the members here to decide who is the "master customizer" of the 95th ... ;)


click on image above for more pictures

Thanks for sharing your wonderful figure with us, Sven.

All the best,
Richard


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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2007, 10:52:27 am »
QUICK QUESTION:
What's the powder horn made from?  I tried to make one for my 60th Rifleman but after a couple of failures gave up!

I also decided that using pinheads for buttons like David does was too fiddly!

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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2007, 10:54:34 am »
Cheng, you have got to try free hand painting.  It's a great feeling when it goes right.  After nearly 20 years of doing it, I get it to go right about once in every 10 goes, so I'm getting there!

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Re: 95th Rifles - Sergeant Charles Edward Blake
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2007, 02:53:18 am »
what is it about the 60/95th that brings people to such outstanding creations?

well done, thank you
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