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You'll take my life, but I'll take yours too
You'll fire your musket, but I'll run you through
So when you're waiting for the next attack
You'd better stand, there's no turning back

 

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I'm going to be building/converting/sculpting my own copy of Eddie from this artwork. I'm just going to do the central figure, not the battlefield around him.

 

For those who don't know, the song 'The Trooper' is based on the Charge of the Light Brigade, an action during the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War.

 

So, before I get started, a question:

 

The artist who did this piece (Derek Riggs) applied a little creative license to the flag that Eddie is carrying. It is not historically accurate to the best of my knowledge and research. If you know differently, please enlighten me.

 

When I get to that point, do I try to recreate the flag as seen in the artwork, or go with something a little more accurate? Or is that a detail that most people will not notice?

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I'd try to replicate it as much as the artwork, but again it's your creation, you choose.

 

Didn't Wizkids awhile back come out with a Eddie Set? Now that I ask I may have to do some searchin.....

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Yes, they did, and I stupidly didn't grab 'em when I had the chance. They're crazy expensive now, if you can even find them.

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Cool idea.  The song was the first thing I thought of when I read the title.  I agree a little vignette would be cool--even if Eddie is removable.  Either way, this sounds like a blast of a project (From research to execution).

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Here's the base figure that I'm starting with, it's a German bomb zombie or some such thing from the Dust Tactics game. It's got sort of the right-ish pose, but there will be a lot of amputations and re-posing of limbs (obviously the arms are useless for my purposes) as well as sculpting of uniform bits to get it to the end result.

 

 

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On 5/12/2021 at 6:36 AM, TaleSpinner said:

I've wanted to sculpt Eddie for years.  Will be watching with great interest.

Oh wow, no pressure then. :lol:

 

So, I've been doing some work, but most of it wasn't exactly super interesting.

 

Here, I've cut off the head and arms. I've also shaved off the breast pockets.

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I used some green stuff to smooth out his chest after removing the pockets. I also rebuilt the left (right side as you're looking at it) shoulder where I took off a little too much material.

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Completely dismembered in preparation for reposing.

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Working on reposing the legs. Of note here is the boot gaiter/legging/whatever it's called on the right leg.

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Basic pose. I think I need to bend the left leg ( the one without any GS on it yet ) some more.

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Ok, I think I've got the legs more or less how I want them.

 

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I also did the legging on the other leg.

 

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Made some more progress:

These first two show the basic pose is set, with some rough GS, mostly for gap filling.

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And in the rest of these, I did some carving and sanding, as well as starting to add some details; in this case the bottom part of the uniform jacket.

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On 5/12/2021 at 4:36 AM, TaleSpinner said:

I've wanted to sculpt Eddie for years.  Will be watching with great interest.

That could end up being a whole series, seeing how much Eddie has changed over the years and all the different album covers. That would make a great patreon run maybe:)

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