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WIP Critique 75mm Guards Drummer from Stormtroopers

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. stu A Fixture

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    Hi Geoff,

    Not to worry the bugler will be making a return.

    Stu
  2. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Thanks everyone for the comments :)

    I have been working on this as time allows and have got to here...

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    I'll need to do a bit of work on the lace but it is essentially done... coat next :)

    Again thanks for the response all :)
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  3. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Canteens done ( before coat ) and started to add mud colours to the boots and the trousers...

    :)

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  4. BobLff257 A Fixture

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    Wonderfull painting Mark, great sculpt by Moz. Don't know if its me but the shoes seem to be on the wrong feet?
  5. housecarl A Fixture

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    Must have been a late night.;)
    Great bit of painting Mark.
    Carl.(y)
  6. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Looking good so far Mark.

    Cheers David
  7. stu A Fixture

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    Looking great mark

    Stu
  8. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Rob ... Thanks :) yes a nice sculpt indeed and the feet look okay actually ;)

    Carl ... :) and thanks :)

    David ... Many thanks :)

    Stu ... Phew! ;) Glad you like so far :)

    Coat well on it's way. :)

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  9. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Anyone got any info on how the drum is decorated? Drawing a blank so far :(

    Trial assembly ... work still needed on sword handle and scabard. Also the silver buttons need a bit more zing!

    :)



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  10. Ferris A Fixture

    Your getting very good at those NMMs Mark, even without the zing!

    Adrian
  11. oldtrousers Well-Known Member

    Looks really good so far, this will be very nice when you finish.
  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hi Mark,
    Have you got any photos of the finished piece.
    I just can't wait for this one to be released.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  13. Edorta A Fixture

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  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Adrian, Scott, Keith and Eduardo! Many thanks for the comments guys. Still not finished as I have been putting off the drum if I'm brutally honest :/

    Anyway base is done and I'm making some headway on the drum. While I'm not keen on how it looks at the moment, its far from finished and it will be getting some shading and weathering. So should come out okay ( sez me :p ) LOL!

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  15. Edorta A Fixture

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  16. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Looking good Mark
    Nowt wrong with the drum.

    Ron(y)
  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hi Mark,

    Great work on this difficult figure. I love the groundwork it looks a treat. No worries about your painting of the drum it looks fine.
    I do however have a couple of tiny points with the sculpture. With this type of drum the tensioning rope passes through holes in the upper and lower hoops passing outside of the hoops. This way when tightened the velum drum skin is pulled down on to the shell of the drum setting the tone. On this drum the ropes appear to pass behind the rim of the drum skin and under the lower hoop.
    Additionally, and I wouldn’t put my house on it, I believe that the Guards pattern musicians and drummers sword had a cruciform guard and grip. This was the style used into the early 20th Century when Bandsmen were no longer issued with swords.
    With absolutely no success, I did try to down load a page from the Infantry Training Drummers Handbook that shows both of these points in a sketch of a Grenadiers Drummer. It’s in Adobe Acrobat and is not easy to do very much with. I can probably email it if required.

    I hope that this is helpful?
    Cheers,
    Keith
  18. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    With help from my better half managed to upload the extract but its not too clear, Grn Gds Drummer 1.jpg
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    Cheers
    Keith
  19. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Anyone got any info on how the drum is decorated? Drawing a blank so far :(
    Grn Gds Drummer 1.jpg
    Hi Mark,
    Managed to upload thr extract above,
    The drum below was used by the 3rd Btn at the battle of Alma. Looking at the ropes they have been replaced (not very well).
    Cheers,
    Keith

    Grenadier Guards Drum 1854.jpg
  20. gothicgeek A Fixture

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    Eduardo ... Many thanks :)

    Ron ... Cheers :)

    Keith ... Thanks for the reference material and info :) we have an illustration showing this style of sword and the design is from an Osprey? illustration ....


    Essentially finished the drum, some detail to pick out here and there then weathering will hopefully get this looking okay :)


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