WIP 1/6 Probyn's Horse with Helmet

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jimbo, May 22, 2020.

  1. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Very early days at the moment with this conversion, as much as I liked the Stormtroopers 1/6 Probyn's horse bust, I just kept thinking about what Nap/Kev said here on PF about what this bust would look like with the Officers helmet on rather than the turban, maybe madness I know as he looks great with the turban but curiosity got the better of me so out came the dremel, before I knew it he had acquired a bald head and lost his turban along with his earholes!

    So...very early days at the moment with a new pair of ears sculpted and the very basic shape of the helmet and a long way still to go with a "bit" of sanding down to get through, I thought I'd post this up here on PF to see what you good folks thought.
    Cheers
    Jim(y)

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  2. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

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    That must have created a whole load of resin dust, Jim. I admire your courage in undertaking such radical surgery.
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  3. misfit151 A Fixture

    Blimey Jim that took some courage...liking the look of it sofar..(y). will follow....well done...Mike
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's looking very good, certainly different and adds a bit more character. Look forward to seeing more.
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  5. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Hi Richard & Mike...Yeah I was thinking what the FK am I doing during the grinding down of the turban, still once started there's no going back.
    To control the dust I use a vacuum cleaner nozzle close up to the bust whilst grinding the resin, plus a good quality full on dust mask, it seems to work.
    Thanks for your comments
    Cheers
    Jim
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  6. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Cheers Bob, thanks mate, hope all's good with you(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  7. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looks really interesting, I too think the helmet will add a new dimension to the bust.

    My view is those helmets were the dogs.
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  8. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Thanks Malc, much appreciated(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  9. valiant A Fixture

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    I think Id have just taken a junior hacksaw to it - far less dust to worry about!!(y)
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  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    All good here mate, hope your safe and well. Hope we can meet later in the year at Bugle?
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi jumbo


    'Ere it' was only a passing comment about a helmet ....lol

    This is going to be interesting as it progresses , certainly going to add another dimension to the bust

    Good start ...looking forward to seeing more

    I would like to point out a couple of things ......your windows need cleaning and the fence needs painting ......

    ...and you can take the mask off now .......and clean the Hoover out ....

    Happy sculpting mate

    Don't forget to paint it as well

    Nap
  12. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Super work Jim I did wonder if you might have a go at the helmet version after your "mate" mentioned it.

    How about continuing and make a whole figure like the painting??

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    LOL .....nice one Geoff ...as for a full figure .......Like a "knight in shining armour" I shall protect young James from such ideas.......

    .... and place in his hand ye old hairy stick ...to paint this when he has finished the helmet

    Like all looking forward to more updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  14. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Ha!..Only a passing comment and look what you've made me go and do...scalp a perfectly good bust! ...;)
    Hopefully he'll work out okay mate...and I said my fences are the el natural driftwood look...well that's what I tell Mrs Evans(y)
    Stay safe
    Cheers
    Jim
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  15. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Yes meet up at Bugle Call Bob will be good fingers crossed
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
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  16. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Yes Geoff I just couldn't resist it lol, hopefully I'll be able to have it all done and bring it along to Bugle Call in November.....as for making it into a full figure, that would be a pack of milliput to far lol
    Take care
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
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  17. Theodoros A Fixture

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    Greece
    Nice uniform ! Good luck !
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  18. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Yes it would be good if Bugle goes ahead but I do have my doubts, as I fear that a second spike is on its way after all the idiots that have been massing at the coast as if it's all over. Just hope I am wrong.

    Cheers mate and stay safe.
    Geoff
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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    As far as I am aware Bob Orr thinks it will happen but obviously that will depend on the schools policy and the situation

    I won't be sending invites out till late July/early August

    Will update as soon as a decision made

    Nap
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  20. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Yep, I agree with you there Geoff...but massed idiots is polite terminology for what I'd call them(y)
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