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Completed 35th Regt Officer (Col. Munro from Last of the Mohicans)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi everyone


    This is now on my bench being basecoated , it was done by my sadly missed good friend Geoff Charman

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/col-edmund-munro-bust-by-mmm.117755/

    Sculpted by Pavol depicting the ill fated commanding officer of the 35th Regt of Foot Colonel Munro

    A character from the great film The Last of the Mohicans ( fabulous music as well ) known as "Grey Hair" to the Indian enemy's

    In the film the Regt are given buff facings this is incorrect as the 35th were one of only a few with Orange facings

    This is the colour I will use , other than that it's a straight paint !

    Here's some references I will use

    Stay tuned...pics later !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    Primed version ( pic from Geoffs thread )

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    Version by PF member Peapot

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  2. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    I have this bust in my stash, thank you for posting the correct facing color.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Hope we see your version as well ....you could of course use any facing color ...just ignore the face sculpt being from the LOTM

    Happy benchtine

    Nap
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  4. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    I certainly could do, but since I purchased it because of its connection to LOTM, I think I shan't.
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Fair play

    I finished the waistcoat and facings last night , eyes painted also,....there's a lot of reds !...so hope to have a little variation , the same goes for all the gold lacework/ braiding

    Nap
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  6. valiant A Fixture

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    Just a thought, Kev, but if the regimental lace is white, wouldnt the officer's braiding and lace be silver, rather than gilt...?(y)
  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    You are right ...I was thinking of the same thing last night , looking at media reviews..they consider the uniform ". Purely fictitious"

    If you want to keep to film then gold lace if to the Regt Silver ....interesting tge neckcloths were lack not white linen as well .....see below

    Guess which way I am going ....

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    Nap
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Folks

    Current WIP pics .....all basecoated ....

    Lace will now be silver ( cheers Steve ) and stock will be black ...there is a mention of officers wearing a orange waistcoat ....but mine will stay red !!!!

    currently working on main uniform red/scarlet

    As always ...comments and idea's welcome

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  9. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cool bust! Love the eyes. (y):)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  10. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Blimey Kev, you're rattling through them mate (y)
  11. Nap A Fixture

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    Thanks Ken ..he now has new basecoats for neck scarf and lace work

    Cheers Leggy ...mojo high ! ....what about yours ?

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  12. DaddyO A Fixture

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    So so at the moment mate, but postie just delivered some inspiration so ask me after the weekend ;)
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  13. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    Looking good Nap! Following with interest as the 35th (Royal Sussex) is my county regiment. Regards Pete
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  14. valiant A Fixture

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    ....the gorget is also more likely to be silver, too....!!(y)
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  15. Sven Well-Known Member

    Off to a great finish. Love what you did so far. Keep up the good work!
    Sven
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  16. misfit151 A Fixture

    Cracking start Kev (y). and a cracking film.....looking forward to more....Mike
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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    Postie never delivers anything here mate ...lol

    Interesting Pete ..it's a little strange with the orange facings but coming along nicely


    Oh help,! ....atm it's brass ...added a couple of rosettes as well .........need to check reference on gorget and if there should be anything on shoulders ??

    Cheers Sven good to have you comment my friend

    Cheers Mike ...it's far removed from the film uniform ...now a 35th officer who happens to look like a actor ! ...but enjoying it

    ... fun to research and get feedback on as well

    Happy benchtine

    Nap
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi everyone

    Verbal update ...waistcoat and lace all finished less buttons atm

    Added rosettes to the gorget

    Need to confirm ref shoulder details ie: epaulettes and also gorget

    Stay tuned

    Nap
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  19. Nap A Fixture

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    Further to Steves post , looking at Carl Franklins excellent book British Army Unifirms 1751-1783

    Page 356 "Infantry officers were required to wear a gorget of gold or silver according to regimental metal"

    The 34th's was silver so that's what the gorget will be


    "Ribbons were normally the same colour as the facings" ....orange and with rosettes being same

    The Aguilette on the model needs detailing up more so that's my next job !

    Happy days

    Nap
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Aguilette now all completed ...waiting for putty to dry and away I go ......after sorting out FOTM !!

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    Front view showing rosettes on gorget ...before rebasecoating !

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    All pics curtesy of iffyvision !

    Details on gorget and aguilette from the book

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    The excelkent book

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    Nap

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