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Cacique Caribe18 Sep 2018 4:03 p.m. PST

NOTE: Maybe this horse figurine might also be useful for those doing 15mm Boxer Rebellion, 15mm Fantasy and perhaps even 15mm SF (Firefly?) … if the size is right, of course. :)

Here's the figurine:




It says:
"height:3.5cm long:4cm width:1cm"

1) Would that size work as a large statue for 15mm?
2) Most importantly, would brass normally take paint well, to make it look like stone?

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PS. And these are the Chinese horse statues I've seen at some restaurants around town:




Winston Smith18 Sep 2018 4:15 p.m. PST

Why not just leave it as brass?
I've just primed an AWI General that I'm going to paint bronze and age with "verdigris" to look like a statue.

And if the size is a little big, it's a heroic statue!

Cacique Caribe18 Sep 2018 4:41 p.m. PST

That's a good idea! Leave as is.


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2018 4:57 p.m. PST

That's what I was going to suggest. There are plenty of bronze statues in China.

Uncle Goblin18 Sep 2018 6:06 p.m. PST

Maybe I'm wrong and I'd be glad to be corrected, but as far as I know in China there would not be large statues of horses in the streets.

I wouldn't use a horse for a statue for Boxer rebellion.

"Foo Dogs" or chinese lions, on the other hand, were pretty common statues as guardians for government houses, palaces, temples or just rich people. link

But SF is a pretty good idea.

"2) Most importantly, would brass normally take paint well, to make it look like stone?"
If primed first, no problem.

Cacique Caribe18 Sep 2018 9:01 p.m. PST


I've been eyeing these "foo dogs", but I would have to cut the base down a bit:



jamemurp19 Sep 2018 11:30 a.m. PST

Looks great for a stylized fantsy/sf statue. It's tall, but not oddly so for a statue (appx 11 ft at 1/100) and should be able to provide a bit of functional cover/concealment. As to finish, hit it with a metal or all surface primer (I like Duplicolor sandable) and you can paint it to look like whatever you want. White primer with a wash of grey or tan would get close to those pictures.

One thing I have had a bit of issue with using similar adornments is clipping the ring. Try to clip as close as you can, but be ready to use a micro metal/diamond file to get the nub down. If you are lucky, it will be a cheap solder job on the ring that you can wiggle loose (the solder connection being cheap soft metal) and then just trim and sand!

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