Chasseur d'Afrique from Pilipili

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, May 13, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi everyone

    Thought I would start this V bench off on this a Pilipili bust I have had in the GA for a long long time !!!

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    couple of quick reference pics , I will add more as it progresses along the bench

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    Now me being me ...I thought I would add a medal .....but didn't I have in fact added 2 these being

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    I also reworked the shako top as in the original example reference pictures

    Also built up the beard underneath so it sits better onto the uniform

    Now I am basecoating this and another Pilipili bust before finished off my Lt Bromhead bust

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Good man - glad to see these moving again
    Cheers
    Leggy
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I like this one a lot Nap, a very colourful uniform. Following.
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Leggy

    They haven't moved for many a year ...wish I could get more of the Pilipili


    Cheers Bob .....a very colourful piece as you say ..thanks for posting

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    May be of interest to you.

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  6. Dr Bison Active Member

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    Germany
    For anyone interested in the uniforms of the Franco-Prussian War, I have this book recommendation, which was published by "Verlag Militaria" only last month:

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    It comes in two volumes in a slipcase and has 800 pages in total, more than 2,500 colour and black-and-white photographs. The authors have managed to trace an incredble wealth of original uniforms and equipmernt from both sides and the
    Volume 1 deals with the German armies, volume 2 with the French. Here are two sample pages:

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    This is the link to the book's English version on the publishers' website: Franco-Prussian War 1870/71. Uniforms and Equipment of the German and French Armies.
    It's also available in German and French.

    Cheers
    Karl
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Karl

    Thanks for details ...that's on my want list ..right at the top

    Looks a awesome reference

    Nap
  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    A couple of pictures of the pieces based up and with basecoats on , added a button inbetween the chain on the crossbelt and of course you can see the 2 medals I also added , pleased with the way they came out , should paint up nicely

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap

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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This is nice Nap, well done.

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