WIP Museum exhibition pieces -The Armistice Project

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by napoleonpeart, May 12, 2017.

  1. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    This is very much a long term project to support this event which is bring organised by a PF member from USA ...Kevin Dunne


    The exhibit will open on 9 Nov. 2018 in the Octagon Gallery, Patterson Library in Westfield NY and the McGurk Museum in Westfield NY.

    The exhibit will feature works from the libraries collection of original WWI US propaganda posters, WWI uniforms and ephemera, original WWI large canvases of WWI armored vehicles, 135 scale WWI aircraft.

    A large a collection of WWI busts.

    Hopefully for the opening, there will have WWI re-enactors as well

    Nick Dransfield is currently working on the Exhibit poster...a special copy of which will be sent to all participating artists.

    The artists can choose to have the busts returned to them or donate it to a permanent exhibit in the museum.


    These are my offerings to the exhibition with maybe another French one from my GA

    The first is Billy Bishop ( VC winner ) donated by Hawk Miniatures

    I have added ribbons under the wings and a Sam Browne cross belt ( I will probably put a VC in the base )

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    Here's his full ribbons at the end of his career in the late 1950's

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    The 2nd has been donated by Historex Agents ...A French Poliu

    Again I have " added" a couple of things ...

    medal ribbon

    New collar badges ( will be the 285th Regt )

    Rank badges

    Armband with a Maltese cross on it a regimental distinction

    Above that a musicians badge

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    Here are some of my references for this one

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    Anyone else who would like to do a piece contact Kev by PM

    I will update as and when I can so stay tuned

    Nap
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  2. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi guys

    Here are what the originals look like

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    and a great version by our very own Tony Dawe

    image.jpeg ...inspiring

    Nap
  3. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Verbal update both uniforms are basecoated

    Frenchy .. Army Painter Wolf Gray

    Billy ....various shades of Kharki for the uniform itself , Citadel Steel Legion Drab, GW Graveyard Earth , Leathercoat Andrea Dark Leather , fur collar Life Colour Sand

    Found these pictures of Billy as well

    Need to confirm hair and eye colour as well!

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    The Frenchy is a stretcher bearer with a rifle ...yes or no ? .....

    was perhaps thinking of giving him a wine bottle ..but the lebel baynot is so French
    Nap
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  4. swralph A Fixture

    Hello my Friends.
    Nap has asked me to join in this thread as this bust is also for the exhibition.
    This is a Tommys War 1/10 bust.
    10th (Scottish)Kings Battalion.

    So far I have base coated the face and painted the eyes.
    I have also been working on the leather jacket.
    Sorry for crap pics.
    All the best.
    Ralph.
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  5. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ralph

    Looking forwZrd to I have that leather work ...it's a great bust as well

    Thanks for joinng the thread

    Nap

    EVERYONE .....If you too would like to paint something for the exhibition .....,contact Kev Dunne ..he woukd love to hear from you
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  6. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Quick up date on mine...he will now have a wine bottle in hand with the lebel baynot in the sheath on his kelt ,,,,,

    Will post pictures soon in the na tine here's some ref pictures

    Rather enjoying this project

    Nap

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    And some period wine labels .... image.jpeg

    And what the French attitude to wine .... image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  7. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Here's a coup,e of iffy pics where Ism ...both basciated except Billy's hair and equiptment on both ( belts etc)

    Hand now holding a wine bottle ...Lebel holder now built ...brass rod and magi sculpt ( baynot comes out at the moment ..waiting for securing steps to dry then will secure it ...then dryfit to belt and then paint away from bust ) the right side will sit flush with bust edge

    Thanks for looking in

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  8. Kevindunne Active Member

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    United-States
    Awesome work everyone...just heard from a new recruit who has offered a demi-round...should make a nice contribution.
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  9. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England

    Who is that Kevin ..Demi round good idea ...Ken Farrar here on PF ( mili-Mart) has some nice pieces as well ..like the zFrench soldier lifting his child up ..saying goodbye .

    Nap
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  10. anstontyke A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    hi guys, it is me who has offered to do the demi-round. i am going to get the french soldier from ken(the soldier on his own).
    i could not resist joining in for such a worthy tribute.

    tony
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  11. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England

    That's brilliant Tony ..welcome along ...we have a good time frame as well ...April 2018 so no real pressure as such .....as you say such a worthy project

    .....looking forward to seeing the work

    I am very tempted to get that one with the child but Kens got so much good stuff WW1 .

    Nap


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  12. swralph A Fixture

    Hello my Friends.
    This is where I'm up to.
    Painted the shirt also started the webbing.
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  13. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ralph

    Coming on nicely there ...you will have finished yours soon I think ....plenty of time for another..lol

    Nap
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  14. swralph A Fixture

    I'm going slow at the moment;).
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  15. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    SLOW?...!!!!!........but blooming good Ralph !!!

    Nap
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  16. anstontyke A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    B****y hell ralph, if this is you going slow i would hate to see you speed up:p. the figure looks great and i will follow your progress.
    judging myself against your output i must be going at supersonic speed in reverse.

    tony
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  17. swralph A Fixture

    Hi Tony.
    I really am going very slow this week.
    I've been on my own most of the week as Paula went on an unexpected free holiday to Tenerife last Friday(she is back tonight).
    Having Paula around keeps me relaxed just knowing that she is there doing her own things.
    I'll probably speed back up during next week:).
    All the best.
    Ralph.
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  18. swralph A Fixture

    Hello my Friends.
    Work done on the face and cap.
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  19. anstontyke A Fixture

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    very nice

    tony
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  20. swralph A Fixture

    Thanks Tony:).
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