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Posted by Ochoin on 14 Jun 2024, 23:54

k.b. wrote:It's been a while since i posted anything, ]


Yes, but these were worth waiting for!
Magnificent figures.

donald
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Posted by Peter on 16 Jun 2024, 21:36

Ochoin wrote:
Yes, but these were worth waiting for!
Magnificent figures.

donald

I agree! :thumbup:
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Posted by k.b. on 18 Jun 2024, 13:41

Firstly, let me say a big thanks to the faithful followers of this thread, namely Chris, Bessiere, Donald, Peter, Santi among others who regularly take the time to write a few words of encouragement. Not sure if my eyesight is failing/deceiving me or the number of views of this thread is actually correct but the last time i looked there had almost been 2 million views. If that is right i must say it is enormously satisfying although i do wish a few others would send comments occasionally. And that feedback need not necessarily be praise - i greatly appreciate constructive criticism and suggestions just as much as I do compliments, honest.
Anyways here are more piccies which i think you are more interested in, than my rambling.........
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Posted by Rich W on 22 Jun 2024, 09:31

More stunning work!
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Posted by k.b. on 12 Jul 2024, 13:41

Just to make sure i don't forget how to transfer my photos from photobucket over to bennos here are a few minis nearing completion.......
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Posted by Peter on 12 Jul 2024, 17:49

Keep them coming Keith! They look good so far! :thumbup:
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Posted by Bessiere on 12 Jul 2024, 23:06

Hussar and cuirassier are top notch KB. I do have to ask why the mount swap for the mameluke? Do you not like all the trappings that come with their horses? I kinda thought you might enjoy that bit.
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Posted by k.b. on 13 Jul 2024, 14:02

Thanks Bessiere for your comments. To be absolutely honest I haven’t yet made a decision to swap the Mameluke horses but I have a good mind to. The fact is, I really don’t like the originals from the Mameluke set. For me they look like Avatar versions of horses, their movement and leg positions being completely unnatural. The original Italeri sculptor was certainly not the same person who sculpted their other beautifully proportioned horses.
You are right when you say the horse trappings are at first sight attractive, especially the saddles and saddlecloths which are very nice but when one looks closely would the other ornaments be really sitting perfectly on the horses back in real life, especially while the rider is charging? I don’t think so. Hence, I am slowly building up the courage to abandon the Mameluke horses altogether, to cut away all horse trappings from other horses from my spare box and sculpt on better horse furniture, tassels etc that more accurately portray movement, and at the same time bring the Mamelukes down to the scale of my other 1/72 Napoleonic cavalry.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 13 Jul 2024, 14:26

I do love this thread, your work is fantastic. As for the two million views, maybe... But my guess is there are a fair number of bots sifting through this forum, which probably accounts for why my server doesn't let me in most days. But your loyal followers certainly are the views that count!!
I have those Marmelukes in my own cupboard and now want to go take a peak and see what you mean about their horses.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 13 Jul 2024, 19:09

Excellence as standard.

I am particularly impressed with the fine detailing.

Your eyesight is fantastic to get such results.

Best wishes,

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Posted by k.b. on 16 Jul 2024, 02:43

Thanks Mr Slavin and Mr Dodson for your loyal support. I appreciate your comments greatly.

As you mentioned Bill the 2,009,345 views that appear when I open this thread on my pc are most likely accountable to bots, hackers, crackers etc etc that are making the life of genuine members so difficult to access Bennos nowadays. I know for a fact the slowness and sometimes impossibility to access is deterring all but the diehard members amongst us from visiting the site and continuing to post work and send comments.

When you say my eyesight is fantastic Chris I need to confess that without my optivisor, my eyes have deteriorated considerably of late. They WERE brilliant in bygone days. Nowadays I’d say they are a 4/10 compared to my early twenties when they were truly extraordinary - but my optivisor helps considerably.
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Posted by k.b. on 16 Jul 2024, 14:13

A few shots of those Mameluke horses.........
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.........and a few other photos of near finished figures
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Posted by Peter on 16 Jul 2024, 15:35

Very nice work in progress! :thumbup:
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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 17 Jul 2024, 03:06

Oh my, the detail on the saddles and braiding is fantastic!
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