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WIP Charles Nungesser

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

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Not many ! .....thanks for your help ...off to paint the pilots badge image.jpeg

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi guys

    Finished the pilots badge ...happy ...starting on ribbons ..Legion d'honneur first .....but what's this .......looking up at the collar ....and again in the pictures ...

    There's a distinct double edging as in picture below ...but not on the sculpt ........out came the putty .....there is now !

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    Need to let it fully dry and then repaint

    Phew!! ...glad I spotted it

    Back to ribbons

    Nap
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Progressing well on the actual ribbons ....using these excellent references fom Pierre and some of mine ...can't have enough refs ?


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    I will do a quick iffyvision pic later before carrying on with the rest , once ribbons done it will be the okay leaves and then the actual medals

    Enjoying this painting

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    That's a nice collection of chest confetti - should keep you mused for while K. :)
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    It is and it does mate ! .....reckon another 3 hours shoukd finish the ribbons !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Taking a nice shape Kevin.
    As always a nice task on the awards.
    You will knock out a fine piece Mat
    All the very best
    Keith
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Keith , good to have you looking in hope you at both well

    As promised a coupke of very iffyvision pics ...5 ribbons out of 12 done ...off to go for the rest !

    Pilots badge completed

    The blues are lighter !

    Nap

    Click on to view larger

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  8. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    He's getting decorated!
    As I said before,cfr my pm to you from months ago, Pavol got the Belgian Order of Leopold wrong and sculpted the civilian version of our highest national order instead of the military version with crossed swords, impossible to correct on a crowded bossom like this one!


    "As a rivet counter and Officer in the Order of King Leopold, I noticed that our guy is wearing the civilian version of the Order, instead of the military version which has two crossed swords between the ribbon and the medal itself, difficult to correct in this scale. Note that Nungesser was a knight in the Leopold Order, so all the metalwork on the medal has to be silver and not gold. Gold is for Officer grade and upward. The palm leaf on the ribbon is correct.

    [IMG] This is the correct knight version for military personnel of our highest national order."

    But that's really nit-picking, I know!

    Happy painting!

    Pierre
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Pierre

    ...I added the crossed swords under crown ..painting will show ...hopefully !!

    Question

    On letter "e" should there also be crossed swords on the ribbons ...as in your ref ...can't see them on the uniform ?

    Or a laurel on the "k" ?

    Nap
  10. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    As a matter of fact, this is where one would drop on his knees and start feverishly praying to his or hers favorite deity, which alas I don't have!
    As you know, medals & orders and the wearing of them are strictly regulated which avoids you to go proudly flaunting your VC or Légion d'Honneur in your local pub.
    Sometimes the details of these orders and their grades and attributes can stun into silence the most inveterate of rivet counters!

    Pavol has granted us with the civilian version of this order, while adding a palm or laurel to the ribbon. That attribute is reserved for the military recipients only; the crossed swords are for veterans of the world wars or the Korea intervention.
    But bear with me, you are absolutely correct, having added the crossed swords and thereby turning it into the military order and you can leave the laurel (we call it palms but anyway) in place and paint it silver, for the color of this palm must be the same as the rest of the medal, ie for a knight silver, higher grades gold.

    Sorry for the lengthy and boring explanation, I hope you haven't eaten your brushes in the meantime! Anyway, historical figure painting is great fun, isn't it.

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Pierre
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Pierre

    Brushes still intact

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    I will paint the palm silver on "e" ...

    Phew!!

    Nap
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Update

    All ribbons finished ...happy with the resuit

    Will do palms on the ribbons and get a picture in morning

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    Ribbons all completed , palms just basecoated ...they are next then the actual medals .....after that I will do Roletts chest decorations !

    Yes there are 7 lines on the long ribbon and 5 on the other 2 red ribbons !

    Couple of pics through a light magnifier

    All comments are welcome

    Happy benchtime

    Nap image.jpeg image.jpeg
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  14. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Great job so far!

    Pierre
  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Pierre ...the long ribbon is greener and the red lines show more ! ....iffyvision !

    Nap
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Update ....

    8 medals completed ...4 to go !!!!L

    Looking good ...I hope !!!

    all comments , thoughts etc welcome

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  17. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    That's looking very nice Kev. Am I right in assuming this bust is OOP now?

    Phil
  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Yes you are right OOP ......there will be WW1 from Folman miniatures coming out ...very soon ...watch out for my reviews

    Thanks for comment ...it's getting there ....3 more to go ! ...it looks better in reality

    Stay safe

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Excellent!

    Pierre
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thank you Pierre ...your comment means a lot after all the help ....2.5 medals to go ...lol

    Then it's Roletts !

    Happy days

    Nap

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