Queen's Own Cameron Highlander at Tel-el-Kebir

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Here we go once more. I almost hesitate to start a thread showing progress on a new subject as I'm glacial, as a rule.
But here's the fella stuck together. 001.JPG
The next job is to fill the gaps with Milliput, and make the rest of the lanyard for the revolver - that should be fun.....!
002.JPG
Thanks for the tips on straightening the sword. It's mostly corrected now (took 3 attempts) and I'm happy enough with the finished article.
My pride & joy WW1 Lebel bayonet (with quillon) has the slightest of curves to it, but I still love it dearly, so ultimately who cares?
That said, this is one reason I generally steer clear of resin figures!
More photos as I get stuff done.
Cheerio
(Well done Leicester Tigers on Saturday - more of the same, please)
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Filled the gaps.
Sword blade painted a silly bright aluminium colour so it stands out more and I am less likely to knock it off.
We'll see about that...
 

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Hi Dave
That looks a really nice figure, Sharp detail. What scale is it? I assume the kilt is tartan? That sounds like a challenging paint job. Glad the sword straightening worked.
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Hi Jim
It's a 54mm figure from the Victoria's Heroes range that Tommy's War did. Apparently they're discontinued now, which is a shame.
Yes the kilt will be tartan. That's going to be an interesting challenge; did a highland infantryman c1914 some time ago and vowed "never again"!
The sword ain't bad now - I appreciated the advice on that problem.
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I'd assumed it was at least 75mm.Lovely detailing on him.
Best of luck with the tartan.Oils,acrylics or what?
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Yes, it is a nice figure (got it for Xmas last year - that and the 'flu).
I use enamels almost exclusively. They dry slowly & suit my shading technique.
A few bits will be done with Vallejo acrylics (metalwork) and Tamiya Smoke (washes).
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Nice figure project.I believe the heroes range from Tommys war has been taken up by Stuart at Stormtroopers figures.Looking forward to more progress.Ive had damn flu last week.Really knocked stuffing out of me.Hope you recover quickly.
All the best.
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Oh I'm fine now thanks, Richard. Hope you're on the mend too.
There were consequences, though. Not the time or place to go into that here!
Thanks for the info about the figures range, too. That's good to know.
Cheers.
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Thanks, Peter.
I'm tackling the lanyard today. There may be some swearing...
 

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After much to-ing and fro-ing, one end of the lanyard is on. Let it dry, then attach to the revolver butt.
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And yes, that's a bottle of Vallejo acrylic, after I said it'd be painted (largely) in enamels. The basket hilt & blade of the sword will get done with this.
 

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Three steps, with drying time between each. Only the first part was awkward, but the language wasn't too colourful.
 

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Well, the emails from work are not forthcoming, so Wee Jimmy Cameron is going to get some attention.
Perhaps with musical accompaniment. Oh yes, I think so:
 

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Sorry to have missed the start Dave. You are working well with this figure. He will look great with the red and white combination. Good luck!
 
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