ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Friday, 2 March 2018

Song of Drums and Shakos... Uxbridge-Rust

Greetings...


When Mharaid and I were at the ROBIN show the only miniature I bought was Wargame Illustraited's The Earl of Uxbridge...


  https://www.wargamesillustrated.net/shop/earl-of-uxbridge/


Sculpted by Matt Bickley I believe...


Mharaid and I talked about using the figure as another incarnation of the notorious Rust clan that she has chosen to command her armies...


So be it... Uxbridge-Rust of the 7th  Hussars... Thick of Skull and Short of Brain... its the family motto don't you know.


I chose the 7th because of the dark blue uniform and the amount of gold bling...




The bare metal...
I was really taken by this figure.. a beautifully sculpted one piece model.




The blue bits... Citadel...  Kantor Blue... with a wash of  Drakenhof Nightshade.
I wanted the blue to be really dark to show of the gold.
The horse was painted...  Citadel... Mournfang Brown... with a wash of Reikland Fleshshade.
I wanted the horse to have a rich dark colour... A bit like Uxbridge-Rust's heart.




Here is a picture under stronger lighting hopefully showing the shading a bit better..






The straps etc. are ... Citadel... Doombull Brown.
The Red bits are... Citadel... Evil Sunz Scarlet.
The gold braid is... Citadel... Retributor Armour mixed with some Foundry... Orange 3B.
I wanted to give a 'material look to the braid that would contrast with the pure metal of the buttons etc...




Everything was given a wash of ... Aly's Brown Liquid...


Then highlighted with the original colours....




The finished article...


This figure was a joy to paint... and when I have finished painting the British infantry on my desk we can have a game and I can shoot him in the head... ;-).


All the best  Aly



18 comments:

  1. Eek!!!! Phil I seem to have accidentally removed your post

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    1. Told you he looks like a cad and a bounder, nice work on him anyway :~)

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  2. He is indeed a real bounder and a cad... Think Flashman... but without the personality.

    He made me delete your post ... then ran away...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Jonathan...

      All the best. Aly

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  4. Beautifully done, Aly. I worry that you may find Hinton Hunts somewhat beneath your talents. They've got charm, but are lacking the relief detail that you do so well.

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    1. Thank you WM...

      It is the charm and simplicity that Hinton Hunts, S Range, Lammings etc. have that I am craving at the moment...
      I have a couple of ‘shiny ‘ projects lined up for later in the year... one of them being retro/vintage Napoleonics.
      And if you want lacking in relief detail how about the box of Scruby Classic 25mm Napoleonics I have just taken delivery of.

      All the best. Aly

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  5. Nice technique to make the buttons stand out from the braiding—thanks for sharing. Splendid result! Looking forward to seeing him “cadding” about on the table!

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    1. Thank you Ed
      It’s a technique I picked up many years ago when I was painting 54mm miniatures. I first saw it used by Ray Lamb when he was painting Historex Figures.

      All the best. Aly

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  6. A very nice job on Matt’s rendering of Uxbridge for WI. I’ve painted the Washington he also sculpted for them and it was a real gem of a figure to paint, not that I’m biased of course.

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    1. Cheers David.
      I really enjoyed painting it.

      As someone who’s daughter is one of the best illustrators in the world I can fully understand how unbiased you are regarding Matt...

      All the best. Aly

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  7. By god sir he hasn't lost a leg yet. He's a great figure that one!

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    1. He has yet to see action Rob...

      When he does I shall be aiming for the head... :-)

      All the best Aly

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  8. Wonderful stuff Aly. The figure pose is reminiscent of some of the old Hinchliffe Foremost range.

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    1. Thank you Mark

      The pose reminded me of a couple of Richard Simkin prints... I think he used this pose more than once...William Britains used it for a rather lovely lancer Officer... most likely copied from a Simkin Print...

      Matt has done a lovely job with the sculpting... it was a joy to paint

      All the best. Aly

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  9. Lovely sculpt, delightfully painted!
    Best Iain

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  10. Thank you Ian...

    All the best. Aly

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  11. Beautiful brushwork on this figure Aly

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