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    L'Empereur

    Post  Ray on Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:11 am

    Morn ALL

    Following the trend which Alex started on Aug 5th of last year and I followed 10 days later on Aug 15th Laughing here is an Oldie from the "Oils only Days" before 2000 Twisted Evil

    This is a 54mm Metal Modeles Napoleon Bonaparte on his famous mount Marengo whose skeleton is at the British Army Museum in Chelsea.

    Never won anything at either Euro or Glasgow WE2000 with this dude much on the contrary of L'Empereur himself Sad

    However I managed to win the Class at IPMS 1998 Laughing

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    Re: L'Empereur

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:26 pm

    Oils or no oils, i think that it looks great and you have to consider that it is at least 10 years old. It still looks really good. I especially like the headgear, his face and the coat. A great golden oldie.

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    Re: L'Empereur

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:36 pm

    Thanks for the info on Marengo. That was very interesting and i never realised that he was such a famous horse. You made me google his name and read about him, wow, probably one of the most famous horses in the world.

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:33 pm

    Ah!!!! this is one of your best Ray ... cheers

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:11 pm

    Never won anything at either Euro or Glasgow WE2000 with this dude much on the contrary of L'Empereur himself

    Try this year at HIS in the junior section!!! Razz

    Ray, my honest opinion................................. and I know cos I was a figure painter back in days of old.

    The highlights on the coat are too stark. It seems that there is no middle tone. And the horse has too much stark shadows...... too defined!

    This figure is no match for the work you produce today!!

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    Re: L'Empereur

    Post  Ray on Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:37 am

    Noel Petroni wrote:
    Never won anything at either Euro or Glasgow WE2000 with this dude much on the contrary of L'Empereur himself

    Try this year at HIS in the junior section!!! Razz

    Ray, my honest opinion................................. and I know cos I was a figure painter back in days of old.

    The highlights on the coat are too stark. It seems that there is no middle tone. And the horse has too much stark shadows...... too defined!

    This figure is no match for the work you produce today!!

    Regards
    Noel

    Nice one Noel, I might try out your idea if it was still in my showcase, but its no longer there Sad he's at my boss's house u ghandu bokka bih Twisted Evil

    Yes you're RIGHT re coat, infact I managed to ruin it as I repainted it at that time Sad I had two pics showing Nap as he was, but can't find themon my PC and I don't have a scanner anymore Sad maybe have to take a pic of the pics and post them at a later stage when I'm ready from the Piper Sad

    Re horse I don't totally agree with you coz the pics are not that great (nothing new) but anyway it is more then 12 yrs old now and God Forbid if my work has not improved since then Cool

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:14 pm

    Ray this model has always been a favourite model of mine.....it stands out man and like cocker said oils or no oils......ity's a fantastic model...I think I will follow your example and post an old model as well....
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    Very nice job

    Post  Luke on Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:46 pm

    Very nice job ray

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    Post  Ray on Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:46 pm

    IN NANNU PEC wrote:Ray this model has always been a favourite model of mine.....it stands out man and like cocker said oils or no oils......ity's a fantastic model...I think I will follow your example and post an old model as well....
    In nannu pec What a Face

    Thanks a lot Nannu Pec but it wasn't Cocker who said that Sad it was Brian Laughing

    Yes GO AHEAD and POST some of your earlier work Twisted Evil everyone SHOULD do it IMHO as apart exhibiting our golden oldies permanently, we'll keep this forum brimming with posts Twisted Evil

    Luke thanks to you as well kid Cool

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:50 pm

    just posted the Zulu !!!!! Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed
    It's still o very favourite model of mine....18 years later Razz Razz Razz
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    Post  RayCaruana on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:00 am

    Ray wrote:
    Noel Petroni wrote:
    Never won anything at either Euro or Glasgow WE2000 with this dude much on the contrary of L'Empereur himself

    Try this year at HIS in the junior section!!! Razz

    Ray, my honest opinion................................. and I know cos I was a figure painter back in days of old.

    The highlights on the coat are too stark. It seems that there is no middle tone. And the horse has too much stark shadows...... too defined!

    This figure is no match for the work you produce today!!

    Regards
    Noel

    Nice one Noel, I might try out your idea if it was still in my showcase, but its no longer there Sad he's at my boss's house u ghandu bokka bih Twisted Evil

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    Good idea bribing the boss with a model Idea ...Sfortunatament lill-boss tieghi ma' jogbuix il-mudelli ghax kieku natiha wiehed ghall-birthday biex ninhabb!!! Cool

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    Re: L'Empereur

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:10 am

    ipprova xi haga ohra,forsi tiddeletta......................u jirnexxilek tinhabb xorta.

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