Saturday, January 16, 2016

1:12th Airfix Bengal Lancer - Completed

Went ahead and finished the kit - kind of a rush job using a hair dryer to speed up the Dullcote finish.
The yellow coat is a bit warmer toned than in the image due to the flash.
The reins and other horse straps are cut from paper - actually the instruction sheet from the kit.
The flag came with the kit and was given some highlighting.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I picked up this kit intending to convert him into a Norman Knight. However, I'm glad I didn't, and happy to have him in honor of Skinner's Horse.
This last photo has him next to a couple of Front Rank Dutch Lancers. This is actually the first British Colonial figure I've ever painted.
Speaking of the Colonial period, I see Dan Mersey, author of Dragon Rampant and other rules, has recently announced a set of rules for this period - The Men Who Would Be Kings. I may have to look into this one.

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    1. Thanks, Mike. Glad you approve. Best, Dean

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    1. Yes, he's makes a good display piece. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Great job Dean, that certainly didn't take you long.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Michael. I was on a roll :) Regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you, LH. These guys must've been quite impressive en masse on the battlefield. Warm Regards, Dean

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  5. Beautiful model, and well painted!
    I've never done any model of that size, but I believe the techinque is different from our normal 28mm models.
    I might stumble into colonial gaming also, due to The Man who would be Kings.

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    1. Thank you very much! I actually used a lot of the same techniques as I do for smaller scale - like staining and highlighting. The staining becomes quite a task to ensure all of the figure gets the right amount though. Regards, Dean

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  6. Very nice work indeed. One to be proud of, I should think

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    1. Thank you very much! Warm regards, Dean

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  7. Lovely job rushed it may of been but great it has turned out.

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    1. Thanks, Simon. Yes, and I have to remember to have the larger figures mounted well for the staining process. Best, Dean

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  8. Beautiful figure!I like most the leather parts
    and the turban!!
    Regards, George.

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and nice comments, George. Warm regards, Dean

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  9. Excellent work! The turban is eye catching and the leather looks like leather. Great piece!

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. I agree about the turban - it was the most interesting part of the painting. I kept having to look at the box art to follow the pattern. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Dan! Warm regards, Dean

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  11. Lovely, Dean!! How did you manage to do so much in so little time---? :) Warm regards!

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    1. Lol! Thanks, RM. In the winter here in the Pacific NW - it rains so much you have to find things to do indoors :) Best, Dean

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    1. Appreciate the kind words, Stu! Regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks for the very kind compliment. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Fran! Appreciate he visit and kind words. Best, Dean

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  15. Rush-Job? He looks great, the horse came out amazingly natural! Great piece Dean

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    1. Thanks, Soren. I like dry-brushing when I can - it's one of those techniques which yield results far nicer than the effort involved. :) Warm regards, Dean

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  16. This is what I have been looking forward to! Very nice work Dean! And very inspiring. I am going to have to find out my bits boxes and give life back to my Bengal Lancer.
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Thanks, Jason! Yes, I hope you find the kit and get it painted up too! Warm Regards, Dean

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  17. Looks great Dean. So are we going game with it at Enfilade?

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    1. Thanks Vic. thinking of Lion Rampant for Enfilade. Bummer about the Seahawks!

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  18. Awesome job.
    I also admire the turban riot of color
    that caught the attention at first, then a gallant rider

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    1. Thanks, MM. Makes me want to get a turban too! :) Best, Dean

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  19. Fantastic work there Dean! Very impressed.

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    1. Appreciate the kind words, Rodger. I will have to see about those new Colonial rules and if appropriate 28mm figs may be in the future. Regards, Dean

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  20. Lovly, lovly work! Fantastic painted miniature! Big BRAVo!

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  21. Superb, Dean! One to take pride of place on the mantelpiece, I would think.

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Thanks, Aaron. Yes, he does look good there :) Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks again for the kind words, Christopher! Warm regards, Dean

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  23. Beautiful work on this Dean - quite an iconic model and one I remember ogling in my first Airfix catalogue back in 1974!! Yours looks like it's walked off the pages. Great job!

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    1. Thank you very much, Carlo, for the kind compliments. It's amazing these kits are still available. I have a few more 1/12th Airfix kits - the Black Prince being my favorite. Warm regards, Dean

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