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Completed 2 V busts from Mick's Mick's - 8th Hussar and 5th Lancer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Aug 22, 2022.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi everyone

    Been rooting through the GA and happy to find these from

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    They are the V bust version of these IMG_3124.JPG IMG_3127.JPG

    They are currently looking like this , the 8th Hussar is basecoated and the distinctive regimental cords added , the 5th Lancer has been primed and then the cap top levelled with a thin layer of putty and cap lines added and plume pinned ( snapped it off as well on the ferrule ..so it's pinned twice now ! )

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    I will run these together next mission is to basecoat the Lancer

    Some refs !

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    The 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers

    1n 1881 the regiment had the badge of the Royal Arms with crest above in silver. Below was the Irish Harp with a spray of shamrocks either side. In 1882 the battle honours of BLENHEIM, OUDENARDE, RAMILLIES and MALPLAQUET were awarded and appeared on the plate in 1885. SUAKIN was awarded in 1885 but did not appear on the plate until much later. The 1900 Regulations do not include Suakin. Battle honours for the DEFENCE OF LADYSMITH and SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1902 did not appear on the plate until the next reign.

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    ...I will paint the sections texture surface

    Some good books

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    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Always nice when you rediscover something you fancy :)
    (I actually prefer the V bust versions of these myself)

    Watching with interest
    Leggy
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Leggy

    Good to have you on this , shame the series stopped for V busts , they will look good painted up

    Also have unpainted full blown busts ( no legs ...lol ) of these 2

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    There is a plate c1910 from the 3rd ref book above ......2 medals ....mmmmm.......

    On further investigation c1910 the pouch belt was only worn by Officers/bandsman ......so that idea is out !

    Happy benchtime or in your case Happy landing ....chocks away......

    Busty
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  4. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I have these in the GA as well, also in various states, so watching with interest.
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Your very welcome glad to have you with me , hope we see your versions sometime

    Out of interest here's some conversions Mick Ankim did ...shows the conversion potential of the dragoon piece

    Quote :
    Still lots & lots to do on it. but the 2nd Dragoon is made up from the body of the 4th & the head of Sgt Burt Irish Guard.. Mick

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Both pieces are now fully basecoated except the hair ( not sure about colour yet !)

    Iffyvision presents ...

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    Click on for larger images if you wish !

    Eyes next on the Hussar , then cap then flesh

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Piccy update click on for larger images if you wish !

    Uniform colour nearly complete , flesh and cap all done

    Hair still do do ...probably go for a graying look as he does look quite old !

    Next will be the lacework ......not going to push the highs too much just use pure black for the deep shadows ....we shall see how it goes

    Any ideas on painting the lace always welcome

    Thanks for looking

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  8. Nap A Fixture

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  10. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    Kevin, you are a "Bust" machine, excellent!
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    LOL ...you surely mean good looking ......

    Bit of update finished the cap plate and collar badges

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    All comments welcome

    Onwards and upwards

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  12. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Both are coming along nicely Kev, I like the paintwork On the Lancers helmet badge(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Jim

    Nice to have a bit of colour on the Lancer after the black and blue on the Hussar

    Stay tuned

    Nap
  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    A verbal update

    I have removed the plume and will sort a better replacement more in shape with the references , wasn't happy with the sausage look ......on Mrs Naps idea is to use a silk thread ....stay tuned

    After removing plume I did rework the holder .....but will now sculpt a fluted replacement in the shape as in references above

    Helmet nearly completed , just the red sides to paint and the rosette ( on this I added a tiny bit of putty to represent the regimental button worn )

    Really beginning to enjoy this (thinking about next project maybe AWI bust from TFB)

    Great site ...recommend you bookmark it www.uniformology.com

    Found some more good references to show plume and holder , you can see how they are tied as it goes into holder

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    One of the uniform .....note collar no yellow piping

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    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  15. NigelR Active Member

    So glad you did this. When I saw the WIP I did think "it looks like he's got a sausage hanging off his headgear"...........:)
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Nigel

    LOL ....I like a challenge ....holder now all done , waiting for putty to fully go off ...I have approached Tommi to see if he can do a 3D option plus plume based on my refs but we shall see ...he's a busy man !

    Finished the headwear and the cords , finely cast so a bit of a constant checking ....still to do the olives on the end and the shoulder cords , then the waist belt ...once these are done will post a pic or two

    ......then it's the flesh

    Here's a nice version by Cannonball of the full bust https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/sgt-farrier-5th-royal-irish-lancers.123640/

    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi all

    Iffyvision presents , update pics

    Still need to paint the cap line hooks , plume holder , going to do the collar and the plastronnext then the flesh , leaving the belt and blue till last but one .....that being the actual hanging plume

    Nice to see this coming together more the caplines across chest took a long time !

    Click on pics for larger images

    All comments welcome

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thought I would add a bit of class to this thread and show all the V busts painted by the late GEOFF CHARMAN

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    Enjoy

    Update on mine the plastron is nearly completed

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi all

    Been working on this , eyes and buttons,plume holder now done since these pictures ,flesh next ( in between basecoating the TFB AWI Fusilier ) then the cross belt , then the blue ....and it will be finished

    Click on pics for larger images

    All comments welcome

    Thanks for looking

    Nap

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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Couple of iffyvision pics

    All completed , except actual blue , flesh , then sort the hanging plume out , nameplate waiting from Name it

    Click on pics for larger images

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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