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WIP 1st Rhode Island Regt from TFB Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Nov 13, 2022.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi to all

    Following on from the RWF I now have this on the bench

    Added some edging to the headwear around sides and removed one of the cockade's

    Was " thinking " ....danger alert..........of doing his shirt chequered ....not sure !!

    Not yet added a bit of a beard ....but might do still

    Currently basecoating , then will do the eyes first ,flesh , headwear

    On the hat various pics show all white and one with white and blue ....thinking on that one , fitted feathers and using a hairdryer ( Yes I used the wife's not mine !!! ) to shape into cap more

    Going to texture the hunting shirt with paint effects ...hopefully!

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    Some fine examples of completed versions one using real feathers ( can't remember artists ...apologies )

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    All suggestions welcome

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Look forward to seeing this one evolve.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Me too ! .......reworked the coat edging on his left side so it matches the edge by the neck .....also added buttons and button holes

    75% basecoated ...finish that today and then eyes !

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Quick iffyvision update ( click on for larger view)

    Hunting Shirt .....Vallejo Japanese Tanker Highlight 332 with Burnt Umber walk over hanging cords (Vallejo 941)

    Belts ....P3 Rucksack Tan

    Shirt.....Reaper Weathered Stone 9087

    Still to basecoat the flesh and eyes to do first

    Decided no checked shirt ....atm !

    Will do the brown leather belts different versions ...to add variety

    You can see my slight additions on helmet and hunting shirt

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap


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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Piccy up date

    Tidied up the basecoating, changing one of the cross belts and doing the face basecoating as well

    Eyes completed

    Will put a bit of putty in the left collar edge

    Click on for larger views

    Still thinking about wether to do a checked shirt or not !

    As always any comments or suggestions welcome

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Iffyvision update

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    Using Jo Sonja Texture Paste added some facial hair ....

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    .....obviously still drying , once it is will basecoat in a black prior to the real painting

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    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. Billy Dickinson PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great idea to use the textured paste to represent facial hair, not seen it used this way before. Look forward to seeing this come to life Kevin..
    Billy
  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Billy

    Thanks for comment .......flesh is about 70% done ....got to be careful not to overwork it .....don't want to go too light on mine

    ....looking at lips next ....on the bust not mine !

    Couple of iffy pics for you ....off to have another session at the bench

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    Hope we see something from your bench as well

    Happy hobbytime

    Nap
  9. NigelR Active Member

    The texture paste works brilliantly IMO, well done! Given the discussion we have been having about "hair", I think this is a great approach. I will be getting some of this myself.
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Thanks Nigel ...it's a useful thing to have , Martin Antonenko put me onto it .....

    Verbal update ...just eyebrows to do , stock painted

    Next is the helmet ...going for a blue feather between 2 white as in the Don Troiani painting "Brave men that ever fought" which was unveiled at the Museum of American Revolution in 2021

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    Might do something with the anchor on the helmet ......stay tuned !

    Going for a checked collar....maybe !! with the " white " waistcoat showing between the hunting coat

    If I do it will use this as a ref IMG_4448.JPG

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  11. valiant A Fixture

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    shouldnt that be one white feather between two blue........?!
  12. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Aha!! ...you spotted it ........as I was saying 2 blue , a white in middle ...........

    There's so many variations in the refs I've seen , Mr Troiani used reenactors in their finery ........

    Will need to see how the feathers look ....

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    For interest

    Revolutionary War Hat. Worn by Captain-Lieutenant Benajah Carpenter, Rhode Island United Train of Artillery Militia (UTA). Courtesy of the Varnum Armory Museum in East Greenwich, RI

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    For now a bit of work on the anchor , will add a scroll underneath, this had the word "Hope" on it ...the same as their colours according to a ref I read...there are recorded variations as well !

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    Original

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    Nap
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Iffy vision update ..fleshwork all done ....going to detail up the headwear next ....really enjoying it

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  14. Billy Dickinson PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Kevin, Now you’ve got me thinking about getting this bust as the dark flesh tones would be a first for me…. The other busts in this range you’ve painted look very nice as well….
    Billy
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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Billy

    Nice to have you post on this , I really enjoyed painting the flesh on this " man of colour " and pleased with the result .....as for the series .......Minimal prep and they look good painted ....

    ....and of course you don't have to add things like me !

    Go on go for it ...you'll enjoy it ...no matter which you choose .....Note: I am not part of TFB !

    the Queens Ranger was released today so that's in the line up when it arrives ....got the base and nameplate sorted already

    Happy benchtime and have fun

    Nap
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  16. Billy Dickinson PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Kevin !
    Billy
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  17. BRAN Active Member

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    France
    The fleshwork is very good !! ....
  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Bran ....it looks better in reality !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Quick picture update on the headwear

    Now reworked , removed the anchor , added the scroll underneath ( this will have the word " hope" on it ) and then resculpted the anchor back, now base coated ready for the paint up

    Also added a second rosesette which will be painted white , in the middle of the larger black one

    Thanks for looking

    Nap

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  20. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Helmet front design painted ...click on for larger image

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    Still to finish off the black ! ...and feathers

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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