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WIP Captain Joshua James

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

  1. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I take it, your fantasy is for medals :happy:

    And PeeDee would have said the same, naughty boy.
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi everyone

    Bit of a verbal update ...belt now reworked , waiting for plate to go hard and the n I will detail it up , ne buttons done .

    Also found this full length picture of Captain James
    Joshua_James_Full_Portrait.jpg

    And a picture with a signature as well
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    And a different version of the button used
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    The subject itself is a very interesting one with lots of very colourful characters and all very brave .
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    zzzzz.jpg zzzz.jpg zz.jpg ( the last is slightly later but note the badge on his arm denoting a surfman )

    Happy modelling

    Nap
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Couple of quick pictures !

    ...before the buckle is done !

    Nap
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Picture update

    Actual medal shapes in place and the buckle clasp surround done

    Next the medal hangers then the medal designs then the ribbons and the bows

    Nap

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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    And another update

    This tine all medals done , main shapes in ( shields ) remaining details will be built up with paint , the actual medal ribbons are all different sizes as in reference pictures
    Belt US eagle done also
    "Just" the small ribbons to put on ...but that's another day

    Nap

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  6. Jazz A Fixture

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    England
    Do you know, Kevin and Jimbo, I never cease to be amazed by the level of research and preparation that you two go through to produce such superb busts that aren't being produced commercially. I really think you are filling a real gap in the market. The people you portray are true British unsung heroes, unfortunately forgotten by the populace but thankfully their memories are being kept alive by you two inspired gentlemen. Long may you carry on.
    John
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi John

    Nice to have your input , I will pass on your comments to El Jimbo incase he doesn't see it ( probably stocking up on biscuits for me ) .

    I have lots of ideas ..but he does have a habit of hiding ! ..lol

    Like you say there are so many forgotten heroes and I have so many ideas !

    Kerp watching ..this will be painted soon ! ...

    Just need to add the tiny ribbons .

    Nap

    PS Not sure about the "gentleman" bit
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Final pics before priming in black .....

    All bows done on medals as in references .....

    Nap

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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Bit of a picture update on this ....

    Uniform , cap and badges and medals as well as belt and buckle all done quite pleased ...working on the flesh then its the buttons and he will be done

    All comments welcome

    Nap

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  10. Jazz A Fixture

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    England
    Nice work Kevin. I like the bows on the medals and the medals themselves have been given that special Peart Polish.
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Cheers John

    ...the medals are NMM but used a touch of varnish on top ..the ribbon colour is a calculated idea ...blue seemed right being a man of the sea.

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looks better in the flesh.
    Nice painting Nap, esp the blue and of course the medals
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  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Looking great Nap!

    Well done,
    Ken
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  14. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    It does indeed Bob ..the buckle eagle was painted on after taking off the chicken seen in earlier pics


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  15. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

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    Germany
    Phantastic eyes and medals, Kev!

    Cheers
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thank you Martin I am pleased with the medals ...nearly finished the fleshwork now , then just beard and buttons ...away from bench for a couple of days with SWMBO in a resin free zone !

    Stay tuned

    Nap

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