Thursday, 15 April 2010

First View

Richard has been hard at work, turning my rabid mumblings into purest putty! I wanted the unit in a more dynamic and aggressive pose than that normally seen for the period. As de Saxe writes that this is the proper way to fight, so that is how we had to show them.
Using the pose shown below as a base seemed to give the right amount of 'aggression' for the period!
 

Richard has tweaked it slightly so that the figure is advancing, rather than stepping over a fallen comrade. Below is the first picture which gives the pose and basic bulking of the figure. Now the hard work of detailing begins, when he transforms into a soldier fit to grace any army.
On the model you can see the two jackets, the top of the stocking and the cuffs. To me the lines of the model work well in showing the basic uniform as shown in Reveries;

 (Please remember that the picture above shows the clog that was not worn on active duty.)

So, the important question, what do you think?

8 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

As I have told others on their blogs, it is not important what "we" think.

This is YOUR army and YOUR figures. As long as you are pleased, that is all that matters. And I'm sure that Richard will sculpt figures that you'll love.


-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

I second Jeff's opinion; then, for what my comments may be worth, the 'doll' looks promising!

Conrad Hawkwood said...

I'm impressed!!

Frankfurter said...

I notice that you seem to be using bayonets ... didn't Saxe have folks issued a short pike instead? or are you going with bayonets as the inevitable and rapidly approaching option?
:)
A

East Riding Militia said...

"I notice that you seem to be using bayonets ... didn't Saxe have folks issued a short pike instead?"
The organisation had half the troops issued with the 1/2 pike and 1/2 without. The pike armed troops are also being made.

"As I have told others on their blogs, it is not important what "we" think."
Maybe not, but I have always wanted and sought feedback on the project, and still do. In my enthusiasm I may miss something that others see etc so please feel free to get involved.

"for what my comments may be worth, the 'doll' looks promising!" and "I'm impressed!!"
Glad you like the start of the figure. Any thoughts or suggestions are gratefully recieved.

Cheers
Steve

Fitz-Badger said...

I agree with Jeff, but for what it's worth my opinion is "off to an auspicious start"!

tradgardmastare said...

I am enjoying the project moving forwrd well!
Alan

Archduke Piccolo said...

A very interesting project. I like the pose - animated and aggressive, without going nuts about it (as the old plastic manufacturers had a distressing tendency to do, which rather depreciated their otherwise fine figures).
I notice you are leaving the head-gear options open. Are they to ba cast separately?
Cheers,
Ion