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WIP Billman, Wars of the Roses.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Geoff Charman, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Another nice bust from Rob Lane of elan13, this one a Billman from the Wars of the Roses period 1455-1485.

    Info link. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_the_Roses

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    After priming I wanted to slightly give some weathering texture to the metalwork, I did this with neat Artist's oils stippled on the required surfaces, this of course had to be left to fully harden off, so I completed two other busts before going back to him.

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    The oils are now hard so I shall continue on this bust.

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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice to see him finished Geoff Looks good.
    ( thought I would get in first because the next time I look in, it will be done.) :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator


    Agree with young Bob....but a good point !!

    Blimey that's what was in the background drying eh !!

    Nice bit of rust ..think he should get a new helmet !!!

    You posted about 4 hours ago so it's finished yes ? ...LOL

    It's another nice sculpt from Rob ......reckon you best think about your best purchases ..why not look at Robs DAK Panzer Officer

    I also have some from Mr Lee's mini's ......nice stuff

    Happy benchtime


    PS Reckon it's about time Rob brought out another bust ...hint !!
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  4. Cannonball A Fixture

    Your on a roll Geoff. Looks like another nice bust. Do you sleep?

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  5. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    You’re a machine Geoff. The mojo must be really flowing. Well done mate
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  6. NeilW Active Member

    That man should be on a charge... letting his kit get into that state!

    Otherwise, brill :)
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  7. elanlane13 A Fixture

    I like the worn effects on his helmet Geoff. It did snow heavily at the battle of Towton.
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  8. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Bob and Nap, I haven't touch him since posting Bob what with the nice weather and a few jobs to do to keep someone happy.
    I have been thinking of the DAK one just a shame there is no headgear.

  9. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks guys, I do sometimes, but now sometimes in the afternoon, but with this lovely weather I have come to a stop as I have some jobs that need doing in the 1/1 world.

    Thanks Rob, I think that answers Neil's post.

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  10. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Now Easter is over and I have managed to do all the jobs outdoors I had on my list I have managed to get some colour blocking on the bust.

    I used AK metallic finish on the helmet and breast plate, this gave me the chance to blend in the two colours I used straight from the tube.

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    I just have to add the rust and detail the helmet now.

    The body has the colours blocked in after giving the shadow effect to the body part of the tunic, the arms have an overall darker shade which I shall lighten later.

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    I shall now let him dry before further work.

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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Hi Geoff

    Hope you had a nice Easter..not too many eggs ..lol,

    Nice finish on the helmet

    Seeing you at the bench has motivated me into action !!!!

    Look forward to seeing more

    Thanks for sharing

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  12. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Mate, we never had a single egg, but still had a busy few days at home.

    Hope you two enjoyed long weekend.

    Great to see you are back on the bench, hopefully my 5 new busts should be here tomorrow or Thursday, I just couldn't resist Mick's offer.

    Catch you soon.

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  13. Cannonball A Fixture

    Coming on great Geoff. Love the metals.

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  14. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks Neal.

  15. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Great set of detailed photos Geoff, like the finish you have achieved on the metals.
    Now its raining, get some bench time in too.
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  16. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks Bob, It's horrible out, we managed to go shopping early so missed the rain first thing but just got a bit wet unloading.

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  17. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Finished him this morning.

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    Thanks Rob for a lovely model to paint, I haven't painted armour for sometime and it made me think and remember how to do it.

  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter


    Nice Geoff, lovely painting.

    Same here, we did a shop too, very wet unloading.
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  19. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thank you Bob, enjoyed him.

  20. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nicely done, as always, Geoff!(y)

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