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  1. Many thanks for posting the shakos! All the best, Dan
  2. I've loaded most of my collection of color uniform, equipment and weapons references for the Great War on www.Planetfigure.com Uniform Reference pages. They're broken down by combatant nation, in some cases the year of the war represented. If you are looking for a specific reference, let me know and I'll see what I can find. All the best, Dan
  3. Larry T - Can't tell you how much I've enjoyed your colorizing the posted photos! Really neat! Do you consider suggestions for photos to colorize? If yes, do any of these WW1 Germans provoke an interest? If you don't have uniform color references, I can provide them. All the best, Dan
  4. This piece has now been sold to a member of the Australian Light Horse Association. All the best, Dan
  5. Original scratchbuilt 1/16th scale model of First World War German Colonial Southwest Africa Camel Scout ca. 1915. Eduardo Lope, a very talented medal-winning Spanish painter painted this piece. Check out his rendering of the oriental carpets under the saddle on the camel! The camel and figure are originals and will not be used as masters for casting a model kit. To the best of my knowledge, no similar versions exist and I will not be making another. A professionally-made polished walnut base and brass title plate are included. If you are interested in purchasing this piece, please contact me on this forum or send me an e-mail to dpzpmorton@cox.net.
  6. Original scratchbuilt 1/16th scale model of First World War Australian Light Horseman in Palestine ca. 1916. The pose for this model was taken from Ron Marshall’s painting of a Light Horseman sharing his water with his mount. (see photos) Eduardo Lope, a very talented medal-winning Spanish painter painted” For me Mate”. This model recently won a Silver Medal at the 2015 Military Miniatures Society of Illinois show. The horse and figure are originals and will not be used as masters for casting a model kit. To the best of my knowledge, no similar versions exist and I will not be making another. A professionally-made polished walnut base and brass title plate are included. If you are interested in purchasing this piece, please contact me on this forum or send me an e-mail to dpzpmorton@cox.net.
  7. Original scratch-built 1/16th scale model of First World War French Colonial Spahi on the Western Front in 1914 or 1915. The pose for this model was taken from a wartime illustration by Louis Hingre' of a Spahi celebrating his victory over the German enemy. (see photos) Method of construction: Starting with a Verlinden Napoleonic horse, I removed all the Napoleonic saddle and equipment and sculpted the historically correct and unique Spahi saddle and other horse equipment. After the horse was more or less complete, the figure was constructed using a putty and wire armature or frame. The head and various other bits come from various kits. My usual mix of Kneadatite and Magic Sculpt was used to construct and sculpt the remainder. Rafael Aquayo, a very talented medal-winning Spanish painter painted ”The Trophy”. The horse and figure are originals and will not be used as masters for casting a model kit. A professionally-made polished walnut base and brass title plate are included. Contact me via e-mail at dpzpmorton@cox.net or make an offer on this listing. Dan Morton. Thanks for looking!
  8. Yes...you should do more of them! All the best, Dan
  9. Many thanks! Glad you liked it! I'm attaching some reference photos used to complete the project. All the best, Dan
  10. I've recently done a series of 8 lancers of the combatant nations of the First World War. As the title says, this one is a Russian lancer from 1914. I started with a Verlinden Napoleonic kit horse, removed all the saddle and equipment molded on the casting and then re-sculpted the correct saddle and equipment, including the bridle. The sculpting media I typically use is a mix of Kneadatite and MagicSculpt, both of the air-drying two part putties. To build the horseman, I used a kit head, but modified it heavily. The boots and rifle came from kits. Just about everything else was sculpted. Eduardo Lopes, a multiple gold medal winning Spanish painter, completed the model for me. I'm sure you'll agree with me that his skill is definitely on display with this piece. Hope you like it! All the best, Dan
  11. Very nice commemorative! Beautifully painted! All the best, Dan
  12. The original (if memory serves) is life size or maybe larger and I'd estimate about 12 feet from the bottom of the scout's boots to the top of the horse's ears. Of course the original is also mounted on a base which is 5 or 6 feet off the pavement. 1/4th scale! So - 2.5 or 3.0 feet in height for 1/4th scale, not counting the base! Do you recall who purchased the 1/4th scale model? All the best, Dan
  13. The idea for this figure came from seeing George W. Hill's Boer War monument to the Canadian Mounted Rifles and Strathcona Horse in Montreal, Dorchester Square. This figure of a frightened, rearing horse and a dismounted CMR trooper with field glasses is in 1/16th scale and was made using a Verlinden horse. The horse was modified, all hair and saddle and related horse furniture removed and re-sculpted. I sculpted a western saddle, but otherwise what I think is Canadian military cavalry kit. Head, hands and other resin kit parts were used. The hands were slightly altered to fit. A DJParkin metal SMLE rifle was converted to a Long Lee Rifle. The terrain is combinations of a resin base, MS, rocks and pumice paste with various green and brown grass, moss, shrubs and flowers. The terrain has been washed with various acrylics. The model sold unpainted as you see it and I've never seen photos of the painted version. Hope you like it! All the best, Dan
  14. Many thanks Peter! All the best, Dan
  15. Thanks very much Mervyn! The piece is in Australia now because it was a gift for Tony. I could possibly put you in touch with him if you want to pursue putting it in a museum. I would be most honored. All the best, Dan Morton, Maj, USAF, BSC, CIH (Retired)