Saturday, October 13, 2007

For Jean-Louis of Monte-Cristo, After the Style of Rousselot (Crudely!)

The other Musician's would, of course, dispense with the false "hanging sleeves" in the back, as these were worn only by the timbaliers a cheval, and with the Tiger skin saddle cover.

Respectfully, Sir William


Bluebear Jeff said...

Quite impressive.

-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

Warmest thanks for thr 'personal attention', but obviously I'll not be the only one to enjoy & appreciate!
Now that M'Uefail has demonstrated that it can be done, I hope a lot of other country will follow the example...

Ed Youngstrom said...

Sir William,

Your blog is an excellent achievement. Just the kind of thing I keep hoping to achieve.

A tip o' the mitre to you!


Bill McHenry said...

Anyone may feel free to borrow my piece as a template. I, of course, started with NBA's individual templates. They were then modified, colored, and the additional elements added using Microsoft Paint. I saved the file as a JPG for publication, but I believe most drawing programs will allow you to re-convert it to a BMP file for editing if need be.

Pixel editing in a BMP format is obviously tedious and only for those with anal personalities or with sleep disorders. I'm sure someone out there with a better graphics package and a stylus could do better on the saber (maybe even a curved LC version?) and the trumpet.

I don't know if I'll attempt another of these or not, but it was satisfying when it was done. I would like to see someone accept the baton and take this to the next step. When I first began painting "collectors" figures many years ago, part of the attraction was the excellent availability of plates like this by Rousselot, Knoetel and others, along with the English "cigarette cards". I actually had a pretty respectable collection of these along with my figures and framed many of them.

Sir William

Fitz-Badger said...

My compliments on your blog, the characterful narratives, and the wonderful uniform and flag plates!

Many thanks for sharing this with us! :-)

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hi Bill,

Hey, I was thinking. Could you use some extra 1/72 plastic artillery? I still have those two boxes of IMEX infantry and thought that you might like to have first crack at them. Free and clear. They are just gathering dust and ought to have a good home. What do you say? Please let me know.

Best Regards,


Stokes Schwartz said...

Agh! I'm a moron Bill. I meant to write, "two boxes of IMEX British artillery". Sorry for the confusion.


Snickering Corpses said...

Just one question, looking at the templates. You've titled them Duchy of M'Eudail. I presume M'Uedail as used on the blog itself is the correct spelling?

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hi Bill,

Might you resend me your address please? I have a luscious and authentic German baked good here with your name on it, but I've misplaced your address (of course!). Time is of the essence.

Best Regards,