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WIP Charles Nungesser

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    WOW! ...will read quickly

    Nap
  2. PropBlast Active Member

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    Next we need a decent bust of Guynemer or Fonck by Pavol!
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Fonck woukd be nice for sure

    Nap
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  4. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Forget what's next......The pressure that's on you to do this Nungesser bust justice is enormous. How about a bust of Baron Von Stinkenbomben.o_O Keep up the good work Nap and keep your focus.

    Wayne
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Wayne

    Nice to see you posting hope all's well ....I have a lot set up ready to paint but this one jumped the line after PropBlasts kind offer

    Strange I was looking at Von Stinkenbomben ........and well as the lesser known Von Pong .......LOL

    You stay safe and stay tuned

    Nap
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very nice information about this chap but you ought to do the emblem as a back drop. Would finish the bust off,
  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Bob

    Hope your all okay

    Nice to have you here on this ...I was thinking of perhaps adding the emblem on a nameplate ...but that sounds a better idea

    Stay tuned

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi everyone

    Just getting myself in French mode ...thought I would share this picture , not Nungesser but a good view of the uniforms worn

    2nd Lt Dorme

    Assigned to the N3 squadron, the prestigious combat group known as the "Storks",

    Second Lieutenant Dorme holds 23 victories and 29 probable victories on the day of his disappearance.

    At SPA 3, he fought nearly 120 battles.

    No aviator has won so many victories that were not recognized for being won beyond enemy lines

    Guynemer said of him: "What we will never know enough are the qualities not of the soldier but of the man: his righteousness, his simplicity, his bonhomie had earned him the affection of all. With an iron energy, he was the very sweetness, Father Dorme."

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    The man himself

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    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  9. Cannonball A Fixture

    Are you sure there’s enough medals on this one Kev? Looking forward to seeing the light blue tunic develop. Will really set off all those gongs.

    Neal
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    Mmmmm your right Neal .....no more possible ...sad !

    Yes the tunic will be interesting to do but PropBlast sent me the colour bottle which is a great start .....

    It's amazing reading the book he sent as well ...these French flyers were nothing short of very flamboyant both in and away from the air war

    Oh by the way slowly working on Rollet ....father of legion ...one or two medals ........also on "Viper" from TopGun ...only ribbons there ! ...love this hobby

    Hope to see something from you soon , stay safe

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  11. PropBlast Active Member

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    So happy you like the book. It is a little gem for researching French aces of WW1. It really gives more depth and insight into their personalities and their achievements.
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  12. Nap A Fixture

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    Certainly do ...as you say a real insight into the flyers and the way they reacted to the airwar and with some a rocky journey even getting to flight school and combat squadrons

    Nap
  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi everyone

    Bit of verbal update ,...he is now fully on the bench ...switching between the Top Gun and Rollet bust and this !

    Currently kepi blue is completed as is the red top ....will reconfirm and then it's onto the lacework , the badge , peak , strap etc

    Need to see if I can confirm a few things ...

    the eye and hair colour ....??

    Kepi strap colour

    Piping colour ..silver or gold ?

    ......Will go back to the excellent book Propblast sent and see if it's there

    Trying to work from the top on this so it will be flesh ( and scar ) , main uniform blue , medals .....

    A nice release and again I say thanks to Peter

    Good thread here https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/nungesser-bust-colours-help-needed-please.117134/

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  14. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

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    PM incoming!
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  15. PropBlast Active Member

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  16. Nap A Fixture

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    Details from Pierre ...cheers my friend

    Eyes: blue/grey

    Hair: a warmish blonde

    Kepi strap: silver

    Kepi piping: silver

    Remember, he was a cavalryman, hence all metal & lace is silver/ white metal.

    Happy days

    Nap
  17. PropBlast Active Member

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    This might help (or not!) 22e01dce8d2974f787eeca548649c825.jpg
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi folks

    Quick iffyvision pic of the top of the Kepi .....I had fully painted it but then realised asPierre mentioned it should have a double design on top .......mutterings .....so using putty and lead wire .....and a long time being patient ...

    It now looks like this

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    Still to do some tidying up on painting but quite pleased ! .......it would have bugged me if I hadn't done this rework

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  19. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Getting there, excellent!

    Pierre
  20. SUPER ANTO Active Member

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    As is habitual very documented work. History and art...... Awaiting more updates!!!! :) :) :)

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