Friday, January 15, 2016

1:12 Scale Airfix Bengal Lancer - WIP

Continuing my efforts to paint up remaining large scale figures I've had for a long time, here's the next project. It's a plastic 1:12th scale Airfix Bengal Lancer, aka Skinner's (Sikander Sahib) Horse.
I picked it up off of ebay many years ago, the original release was in the 1970's, I believe. This one a re-release from the 1990's. I originally planned to convert it into a Norman mounted knight, but after reading up on the history of the Lancers, decided it was best to keep it as is as a tribute to this fine unit - as well as the founder, Colonel James Skinner.
My buddy from Hawaii gave me a Tamiya airbrush set and I considered trying it out on this project. However, since my only previous experience with airbrushing was with those cheap Testors ones using compressed air cans, I decided to hold off. I went ahead and just used left over spray paint for the horse - a base coat of black followed by a lighter coat of brown. Anyway, just a quick WIP post to see what I'm up to.

17 comments:

  1. A great looking figure. Should look pretty cool.

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    1. Thanks, Ray. I'm looking forward to working on it. Best, Dean

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  2. I remember wanting after this in my younger days, be interesting to see how you get on.
    Regards HGA.

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    1. Appreciate that, HGA! Regards, Dean

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  3. Great subject and a great kit, built it first time around in the 70's and enjoyed it then. Looking forward to see you progress the model. Enjoy

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  4. That will indeed be an impressive figure Dean! Never owned this one but I did always think that it would be cool.

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    1. Thanks, Rodger. The sculpting is pretty good - considering the age. The horse in particular has some nice details - like veins, etc. Best, Dean

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  5. Oh wow, I remember that model, always wanted one, but never got around to it.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. I'm happy to see such interest in this old kit. Regards, Dean

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  6. This looks like a fun project! The horse already looks good.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jon! Warm Regards, Dean

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  7. That does look like a great kit. Shall look forward to seeing more progress on it.

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    1. Appreciate the visit and nice comment, Simon! Best, Dean

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  8. Quite an historical model you got there, Dean! Another masterpiece on the way! :) Cheers!

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    1. Lol! I hope not to displease you, RM! Regards, Dean

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  9. Ha! Great Dean! I have this box somewhere:)

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