Sunday, 30 December 2012

18th Century Female riding Side saddle.

If you can´t buy it..re-create it. There is, only one  Female side saddle riding bod,   who could possible be converted to make one that fits to the  18th century and that is the Maid Marion from the Airfix Robin Hood set.
Rather than buy a complete set, I found her in a pick n´Mix bin at the Heiden exhibition. Not the best cast either. The horse was missing half  the rear left leg and  there was lots of Flash.
The decoration on the horse had to be removed, the thickness of the reins reduced, Marion´s feet needed adding (missing in the original ) head replaced and hair remodelled.
It was a test..which although has worked to an acceptable standard, I´m not 100% pleased with it, so I will get another Marion and repeat the whole process using a better looking  head.
She will become Hanna Turset in the land of Bodstonia.
Hannah Turset on a woodland ride.
Head from the Airfix Washingtons army set.
In an attempt to reduce any background shadow cast by Hanna onto the background, and to give a bit of depth I curved the background around her like this;


She was involved in a duel on the Bennos Forum (result HERE)with Rich from West Models and Figures blog. She lost.

Hello to Kike from Mundo de miniaturas y dioramas (A World of Miniatures and Scenes)

My last post of 2012? I reckon so. It was a busy year,  with more than 700 foot and 80 cavalry, houses, aircraft and seige weapons and a few other bits and pieces made and painted.
As a test, I started collecting the sprues from the bods and models and today it got weighed. 0.8 kilos!!! Just think how many bods could be made using that lot!!
All the best :-D

27 comments:

  1. I like her. Any chance you can take those sprues back to the shop and get a discount? ;)

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  2. Happy New Year Paul! Impressive output.

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  3. Although she looks nice i have to agree with you that she needs a better looking head.
    Happy New Year!

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  4. Nice. The sight of the pile of sprue almost made me cry. For a plastic modeler that stuff is styrene gold: placing some in a jar with some styrene solvent, wait a while, and voila!...a plastic putty for sculpting (really thick) and filling gaps (medium to thin-thick). Ah, you probably know this already.

    Enjoy the upcoming year to the max, Mr. Bods!

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  5. Happy New Year Paul - I am looking forward to more of your inspirational work in 2013. All the best!
    ~ Jonathan

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  6. You could cut them down and make a log/planked house or some fences with all those sprues!

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  7. Very nice horsewoman, great colors!
    Happy new year!
    Phil.

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  8. That's some weight of plastic, a good year and a great output of quality figures and comments my friend.

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  9. I love what you can do with soft plastic miscasts, your patience must be astonishing!

    Happy New Year! (For Tuesday!)

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  10. Excellent, I've a maid waiting for just the same conversion, I just couldn't convince myself about the head.

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  11. Er... wow. I envy your speed, Paul. It's incredible.
    Oh - and that woman is incredible, too - which company produces that one?

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    1. the basic figure is airfix, also availible in a HaT reissue

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  12. Well done on the figure. The picture of the sprues is very entertaining.

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  13. offer those spures to come company I am sure they would love some raw materials, though I guess the big boys in the miniature world would laugh at the idea... great work on the final fig.... washingtons head? so its washington in drag :-P Pick and mix? I want to do one of those, sounds like fun also. anyway best of luck for 2013. I hope you have a happy, healthy, hobby filled new year.

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  14. I would never know that she and the horse were ever in rough shape-well done Paul. And thanks for showing us how you managed the photography. I've got to come up with something viable for myself soon.

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  15. Very clever and what a huge count for the year.

    Happy New Year Paul!

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  16. Argh - forget the "who created this" question. Me stupid. X-D

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  17. Hola
    Bonita figura y muy molona la escena y fotografia,muy curado
    UN SALUDO Y FELIZ NOCHE Y FELIZ 2013

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  18. I like the Lady. You've done a really good job.
    Happy New Year Paul!
    Regards
    Bruno

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  19. Superb bit of work there, sir!

    All the best for 2013 and the future!

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  20. Happy New Year :)


    Regards

    Hobbyworker.

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  21. Lovely finished model and great conversion work.
    Happy New Year.
    Pat.

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  22. A great year of postings Paul with lots of areas covered. All the best for 2013!

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  23. Excellent restoration on the figure Paul!

    And that's an awfull lot of plastic! :-D

    Happy New Year!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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