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WIP Captain Joshua James

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Nap, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Thought I would share something that my long suffering biscuit eating friend Jimbo

    He found the picture of Captain Joshua James of the what went on to become the US Coast guard
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    Awards and decorations

    Gold Lifesaving Medal awarded on January 10, 1888 for several rescues during the Hurricane of 1888 on November 25–26, 1888, including the rescue of nine men from the schooner Gertrude Abbott.

    Massachusetts Humane Society awards

    Bronze Life-Saving Medal from the Massachusetts Humane Society for the rescue of the crews of the Delaware and L'Essai on Toddy Rocks on April 1, 1850.

    Certificate to Joshua James for his persevering efforts in rescuing the officers and crew of Ship Delaware, wrecked on Toddy Rocks, March 2, 1857.

    Special Silver Life-Saving Medal: 1886 from the Massachusetts Humane Society for, "brave and faithful service of more than 40 years". During this time he assisted in saving over 100 lives.

    Gold Life-Saving Medal from the Massachusetts Humane Society for the rescue of 29 persons from five different vessels during the period of November 25 through 26th 1888.

    Silver Life-Saving Medal from the Massachusetts Humane Society for the rescue of the crew from the schooner Ulrica on December 16, 1896.

    so he started it ..... he has captured the look of this brave man


    I will be adding the medals soon !!!!......and then painting it !!!

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    Nap
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  2. mick3272 A Fixture

    Very nice Kev
    What was the original bust 42nd??
    Mick
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Mick

    Jim used a spare head from the Ellie's Colonel Dupont bust everything else is Milliput and magisculpt

    Nap
  4. mick3272 A Fixture

    Clever little bugger ain't he.
    Mick
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  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Inspiring and Impressive work.

    Marc
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Yes hut don't tell him I said do !



    Marc

    Cheers hopefully the medals will be as good

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  7. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    I think this will be a great collaboration project for you and Jimbo. :)

    The bust looks fantastic already and very interesting subject matter.

    Looking forward to future posts.

    Ken
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  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Looking really good Kev/Jim.
    It is so fine I had to get a fish finger sandwich.
    Cheers
    Keith
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  9. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Yeah - now it's up to you to paint some medals and orders, Nap! I'm curious, will follow close...

    Cheers
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comments

    Ken ...as you say an interesting and unusual subject ..main focus will the medals!

    Keith ....Cheers mate ....fish finger sandwich ...honestly what you like Capt Birdseye .....my office ...10 minutes ...lol

    Martin ...indeed it is my turn here is a close up of those awards and the cap badge

    Stay tuned

    Nap



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  11. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Nap!

    I think, this may help...:

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    Cheeers
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Martin

    What can I say except many thanks ..just need to confirm the ribbons , the mountings are very fancy which adds some nice interest .

    Just as a matter where did you fnd the details ..most helpful ....

    This is what PF is all about

    Nap
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  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
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  14. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Good work digging out the details for the medals Kev(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  15. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Kev!

    I have the slight suspicion that the ribbons of the medals are made by him self to carry them like orders. This is also indicated by the unusual fastening with silk loops on the ribbons.

    The medals were awarded without ribbons, as you can see here...:

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    I did not find a photo with ribbons, with the exception of the middle medal, and I have searched carefully ...

    So I would paint them all blue.


    And before I forget: Here is the cap - first an old one...

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    ...and here a modern reproduction from the US Coastguard Museum ...

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    Emblem...:

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    And buttons...:

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    Cheers
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Martin

    Cheers again ....blue sounds a logical choice for the ribbons in relation to the sea he served on .

    Thanks for the other pictures as well .....

    Think I had best get medal sculpting ...interesting to see there are tiny ribbon bows on the medals as well

    Nap
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    This is heading to my bench going to change a few things ..well move a few buttons a bit to allow the medals to sit closer to where they are in picture .

    Also might add a belt and buckle

    Also found a larger picture of the gold medal and pics of Coast guard member and buckle ....all very similar to Mr James uniform and period



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  18. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Nice thread. Great suuport from Martin, it's awesome materials. I was very impressed ...

    Cheers Borek
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  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I hope you have given Jim his due's in biscuits, he has done a fab job on the bust, mind you it was he who dug out the photo.
    Looking forward to this one Nap. Excellent research by all concerned.
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for comments

    Borek ...indeed great reference from Martin ..as always ...a fountain of knowledge

    Bob....don't worry Jim is being thanked ..I am letting him give me biscuits on a paint day soon ...might let him wine and dine me as well ...am I not too kind ....

    Your right he has done a good job ...clever little sausage that he is ...but don't tell him I said so !

    Will be hopefully doing the medals ( shape only ..details when hard ) etc later , have added the basic belt so that wil be done as well ( also been reworking Elan13's Deaths Head Hussar but more about that in a later V bench )

    Happy modelling

    Nap
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