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My third and final bust (for now) from Heroes & Villains Miniatures. This one is "Jacobite Highlander: Culloden Moor, 1746." The big challenge here is, of course, going to be the tartans. From my research, it looks like pretty much every piece of the outfit could be a different plaid, but I'm not sure yet if I'm going to leave the shirt and/or jacket a solid color for my own sanity. This is definitely going to be the most extensive freehand I've ever attempted. He also has a few accessories that I haven't attached yet, and even came with another, much angrier and beardier head. I probably would have gone with that one except that I just did a bearded bust and I want to try clean-shaven.

 

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(That last photo was taken with my new phone camera macro lens!)

 

I've collected a few inspiration pics that show how just how much plaid can go into these outfits.

 

 

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Plus one of the studio paintjobs:

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I admire your tenacity, and vision !

I would HIGHLY recommend that you go to a Kilt Manufacturing site, and click on their

TARTAN selection page.  I wear a Boyd Modern Kilt pattern (much brighter), but there are three

different types of Tartan, Ancient, Hunting, and Modern.  Find one that works for you !!

You also might consider asking for a swatch.  They should be free :)

I was gobsmacked when I saw how many patterns there were for Scots Tartans.

:)

Can't wait to see what you do.

Jay

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I admire your tenacity, and vision !

I would HIGHLY recommend that you go to a Kilt Manufacturing site, and click on their

TARTAN selection page.  I wear a Boyd Modern Kilt pattern (much brighter), but there are three

different types of Tartan, Ancient, Hunting, and Modern.  Find one that works for you !!

You also might consider asking for a swatch.  They should be free :)

I was gobsmacked when I saw how many patterns there were for Scots Tartans.

:)

Can't wait to see what you do.

Jay

Oh yeah, I should have mentioned, I've been browsing the Scottish Tartan Registry website for inspiration. I haven't picked out any particular tartans yet, but I have a few tabs open for promising candidates. I may just end up winging it or doing simplified versions of some, but it's been interesting looking at all the different possibilities.

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@Slendertroll.

You might also look at the "kilt Kits", like prince Charlie, etc.. Since they show different waistcoats, jackets and button configurations.

(I went a bit nuts when I was getting my kilt).

Some great information out there. 

Beautiful sculpt, like the "Fly Pin", and how well it is thought out !

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Super sloppy basecoats down on the fabrics, plus a start on the tartan on the fly plaid. Colors used are Clear Blue, Christmas Wreath, Terrain Khaki, and Big Top Red, plus a bit of Brown Liner. Accidentally let some paint pool on the hat, so there's some weird texture there I hope I can cover up with future coats.

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Blocked in the tartan pattern on the jacket. Loosely based on the kind-of-boring Outlander tartan. I notice it's a little uneven, so I'll have to go back in and fix it in a few places before straightening the lines and adding the next color. I've also made the mistake of working from the outside-in here, so it'll be interesting trying to get the waistcoat thing painted.

 

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