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PostSubject: Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river.........   Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river......... EmptySun Mar 31, 2013 11:55 am

Hi All,
Apologies for being A.W.O.L. that nasty four letter word keeps getting in the way, no not the wife.......work. Anyway with limited free time available I have managed to convert and complete this sublime little sculpt I have titled....

"Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river on the way to Isandlwana"

I hope this emotes the same feeling in you as it did me.

Although younger in age this is my depiction of those brave lads that stood and died on the battle field of Isandlwana.

The original piece in 1/16 scale was sculpted and cast by the very talented Steve Ledley and was a Boer War drummer boy Colenso 1900, as soon I saw this piece I knew exactly what I was going to do.

It was a straight forward convertion from the original, I removed the helmet, epaulette, cuff, rear tunic and breast pocket detail. I then lengthened the trousers and added the gaitors. I did cut off the right foot and turn this out slightly to follow the line of the leg better. I resculpted the cuff detail, reshaped the helmet and added the epaulette numbers. Put down the groundwork and painted the figure

I have added a number of photo's of the original, W.I.P. and completed figure.

cheers
Richie


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PostSubject: Dear mother , just crossed the Buffalo River ...........   Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river......... EmptySun Mar 31, 2013 12:11 pm

Hi Richie .
Apology accepted :p;: :p;: :p;: , unfortunately work does often get in the way of Forum Business . :p;:
Excellent work again Richie , you havent lost your touch . Salute
Cheers 90th.
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I hope this emotes the same feeling in you as it did me.

Certainly does agree
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Hi 90th,
Glad you like my depiction Salute
cheers
Richie

Hi littlehand,
Glad you like my little drummer boy, I just wondered what he would be writing home, the home he would never see again!
(I did send you a PM about your search for figures, if you e-mail me I will help you out)
cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river.........   Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river......... EmptySun Mar 31, 2013 6:17 pm

As always Richie it's always a pleasure seeing the results of your latest works and thanks for sharing it with us...........The1stLt Salute Salute Salute Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river.........   Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river......... EmptySun Mar 31, 2013 6:26 pm

AWESOME agree

and it's a very pretty subject and nice work with emotions to the key .

Kind regards

Alain
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PostSubject: Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river....   Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river......... EmptySun Mar 31, 2013 11:45 pm

Hi Richie.

Very well done mate, and yes, it does emote the same feelings.

Salute
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river.........   Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river......... EmptyMon Apr 01, 2013 7:50 am

Hi The1stLt, Alain & Martin,

Thank you for the positive comments and taking time to look it is most appreciated.
cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river.........   Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river......... EmptyMon Apr 01, 2013 11:40 pm

Nice one Richie, made me chuckle! :p;:

Possibly your best work yet!
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Bravo agree
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PostSubject: Dear Mother , Just crossed the Buffalo River ...........   Dear Mother, Just crossed the Buffalo river......... EmptyTue Apr 02, 2013 11:45 pm

Hi Richie .
If you need someone to '' Model sit '' or if your thinking of going away , you know I'll volunteer my services ! . :p;: :p;: :p;: :p;: :p;
All the best Richie and keep up the outstanding work .
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90th
Can just see that, possibly balancing a big globe on your shoulders?
Or flashing a fig leaf?
:p;:
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:p;: . Would
need to be a VERY big leaf , possibly a Palm frond may be in order !
Cheers 90th. agree
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Banana Leaf?
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Clover Leaf? :p;:

Salute
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I suppose that would depend on him feeling lucky Martin. :p;:
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