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Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« on: May 30, 2017, 03:10:34 pm »


We'll see if I can pull it off in the available time. ;D
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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 11:01:34 pm »
Course you can Jon.  I have faith in your superpowers...
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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 03:26:15 am »
Nice. Horse and rider in the same box.
You could use the body of one and head/torso from the other and build a Life Guard centaurus!  ;D
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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 05:27:04 am »
Or make something like this (my favorite fantasy idea - especially the half-mechanized monster!):

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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 10:24:22 am »
Cool ! Always neat to see things so completely different ! And that zombie/ mecha horse is wild !

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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 04:59:02 am »
Really looking forward to seeing what you do with this Jon.

And Canso, I love that figure you posted
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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 08:34:37 am »
And Canso, I love that figure you posted
If you haven't seen those Riders of the Apocalypse before, they are Death Korps of Krieg riders (Warhammer 40000).
I love Uhlans from any historical period, but I guess the more modern ones (WWI) were used as a guide for the above mentioned figures:

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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 05:21:06 pm »


Progressing, fit is the remembered mix of OK and execrable.   ;D
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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2017, 02:12:51 am »
Memories of building these are coming back.  Your mention of the fit is ringing a bell.  I didn't use putty back then - would flood tube glue into any large gaps followed by globs of paint.  No sanding either.  They must have looked abominable but I enjoyed building them.
IIRC reins and harnesses are cut from paper?
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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 04:11:57 am »
Must say, with those memories including the Bird kits and the Scout Trooper, I'm looking forward to the result. Horses are not easy to paint :banghead:...and at that scale :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Watching with interest.

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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 05:50:15 am »
Intrigued.... :mellow:
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2017, 07:51:31 am »

IIRC reins and harnesses are cut from paper?

My memory says very thin shiny plastic sheet ?

Horses are not easy to paint :banghead:...and at that scale :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Watching with interest.

Very much so. I seem to remember a friend using oils and a sponge but it was all magic to me.

Really looking forward to this one.
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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 07:52:25 am »
And Canso, I love that figure you posted
If you haven't seen those Riders of the Apocalypse before, they are Death Korps of Krieg riders (Warhammer 40000).


Thank you, really interesting  :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2017, 08:34:19 am »
Cheers folks.

Tack and trooper's equipment straps are indeed to be cut from thin sheet plastic,
which never conforms to the horse or rider.
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Haven't decided yet whether I'll use thin foil or just cut the templates out of the
instructions and use them as is, the paper is only slightly thinner than the plastic,
smooth and coated, and more flexible than the styrene.
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Re: Airfix 54mm Life Guard 1815
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2017, 08:46:19 am »
The paper sounds like a good option. The kit is looking good as well !
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