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WIP Bernard Law Montgomery from Life Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jul 29, 2022.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Thought I'd get this classic IMO on the bench which I reviewed on release here

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/bernard-law-montgomery-from-life-miniatures.64858/

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    I have replaced the cast chain with a real one , all based up and now basecoated

    Looking now at the medal ribbons ......contemplating adding more as in this IMG_3208.JPG

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    On the original sculpt ( details from the review )

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    Looked at some PF members versions ...all inspiring click on for larger images

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    Also using these pics as references

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    Stay tuned !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  2. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Great references.. great sculpt... Lots of fine work to paint up all those decorations.. will watch with interest..
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Happy to have you on board Warren it is a great sculpt

    I did start adding ribbons but it was too late and didn't look good to me ....today's another day !

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Found a couple more reference

    From http://www.themarshalsbaton.com/



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    From the Imperial War Museum

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    WW2 RTR cap badge with both slider and pin fittings

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    Couple more pics IMG_3248.JPG IMG_3249.JPG

    Nap
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Bit of a. Iffyvision update

    All basecoated , new medal ribbons added to just below collar plus relevant insignia including 2 mention in despatches , rosette and the 8th Army number .....painting will hopefully bring details out !

    Next will be the flesh then probably the ribbons , then shirt collar, tie and battle dress then sheepskin collar , then leather jkt

    All comments welcome !

    Off for a coffee ..or two !

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  6. Dozer PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Very much looking forward to following this.
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Happy to have you following

    Ribbons are complete ,so many variations in positioning as we see....here's my version

    Iffyvision pics , click on for larger images if you wish .

    Scaled viewing doesn't look too bad !


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    Thanks for looking

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. misfit151 A Fixture

    Looking good Kev....(y). Mike
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    It looks better in reality ! ....will look better once battle dress/shirt etc done

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  10. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    coming along nicely
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Steve

    Working on the battle dress , not too happy but will get there , more to do on collar and tie as well

    Iffyvision pic

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    Nap
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  12. Kimmo A Fixture

    And he paints too! The infamous 1/3 Monty.

    Kimmo
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  13. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Howdy Kevin!

    Like what you have going on there. So far so good (y)!

    I am curious about the chain that goes from one breast pocket to the other. Have you found out what that is for?

    Joe
  14. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Looking good so far..
  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Joe , I think the chain is for a watch but not 100% ......perhaps someone else might have a suggestion


    Cheers Warren...repainted the battledress , shirt, tie, all finished , gorget patch done

    Will do badges next , I've added the lion on top the crown , painting will define !

    Pics to follow

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Iffyvision presents

    Lion all dried now ready to basecoat and detail up ...stand by !

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    Nap
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  17. Ferris A Fixture

    Nice work so far Nap!
    Those ribbons and medals really are your thing.

    Adrian
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks for commenting , they look better in scale !

    Finished capbadges last night ...beret next !

    Stay tuned

    Nap
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Iffyvision pics

    Click on for larger images

    Little more perhaps on the RTR badge

    Repainted the tie

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    All comments suggestions welcome

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  20. Giwe Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Beautiful work!!!

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