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Chindit bust (Mitches Conversion)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by callmehobbes, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Starting life as Mitches Sgt Elias bust, I'm slowly but surely turning it into a British Chindit (I wanted a truly unkempt character). The hat needs a bit of tweaking but its taking shape

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  2. nig-g Active Member

    Having just completed a Chindit bust myself, I really love this. A great conversion and I wouldn’t have thought of using that Sgt Elias bust as a starting point. I look forward to seeing more of this..
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  3. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Thanks. I love mitches busts. They are great as is but also lend themselves to all sorts of conversions.
  4. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
    A few more in progress pics.



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  5. nig-g Active Member

    I shall have to look at Mitches again for inspiration!
    mine was based on a Gurkha from legion and like you I opened the shirt all the way down to the waist.
    A reminder of how mine turned out….

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  6. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Nice!
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice conversion using the donor bust

    Coming along nicely with clever puttywork

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
    A few more pics.

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  9. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
  10. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
    I need to sort the hat so it sits a little better. The chest needs a few more coats to help blend things together. Maybe add a few chest hairs as well.
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice to see this coming on , certainly a clever idea and conversion

    Certainly add some chest hair !

    Turned pics

    Look forward to seeing more on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  12. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Muddied him up a bit, toned down the whites of the eyes, added some hair and so on. Repainted the hat to a colour closer to khaki.

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  13. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Terrific work. He's really looking the part.
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  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Agree there Peter ...and clever use of the original bust

    Look forward to more

    Nap
  15. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Hmmm - I tried giving the flesh a satin varnish finish to make him look extra sweaty. Not happy with the finish but you never learn unless you try. The hat is almost right with colour and additional texture (stippled with AV putty).

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  16. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Added matt varnish over a lot of flesh, just keeping a few sweaty patches. I think Ill leave this one for a while till I know where Im going with it.

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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    You've certainly got a very one off piece

    Look forward to seeing where you are going with the piece

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. nig-g Active Member

    Coming on really nicely. Love it!
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