WIP Coldstream Guards Drum Major in State Dress circa 1880

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wings5797, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hi Chaps,
    It has been a while since I last posted any of my stuff but I have still been moving all manner of materials around. I have three sculpts on the go at the moment, two military and one sports.
    I would like to share this fellow with you that has taken a long while getting this far and even so has a good way to go. Work on the face hands and brodric being the most evident.
    The hope is that He will be a Drum Major of the Coldstream Guards in state dress during the Reign of Queen Victoria.
    I hope that you can see what I am aiming for here.
    All the very best

    Keith


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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Wow, I will have to follow this one Keith, just for all the gold lace. Amazing sculpt and good luck with the painting.
    Regards
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  3. billyturnip A Fixture

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    That's quite some intricate detail you've sculpted there keith. It's going to look stunning when painted.
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  4. mick3272 A Fixture

    First Class Keith. I love it.
    What size is he.
    Will follow this until the last brush stroke.
    Mick
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  5. Osebor PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Promising...
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  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Cheers Bob,
    I am pleased that you like him Bob.
    I am not looking forward to the gold lace as much as you are Mate :(.
    I plan to use NMM on the lace but I think the brass parts will benefit from metallic gold and silver. What say you?
    My theory is that with so much gold going on it will be the easiest way to lift the mace etc above the coat.
    All the best
    Keith


    Many thanks Roger.
    You would not believe some of the stuff I used for the lace etc. My best blag was vacuum food packaging from a Polish store in the far north of Holland. It's all fair game. The ribs on it were just right if you cut it a 45 degrees..
    All the best Mate
    Keith



    Cheers Mick
    Very pleased you like it thus far Mate
    Give or take two or three fag papers it is 200 mm.
    The core of the whole figure is DAS air dry clay finished with Milliput for the head and details. His staff is turned metal with soldered battlel honers and Milliput crown and Garter Star.
    All the best
    Keith
  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Best wishes Javier but no promises :D
    Keith
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  8. Osebor PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's enough (for now... :happy:) Carry on!
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  9. megroot A Fixture

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    Great stuff.

    Marc
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  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Many thanks Marc.
    Regards
    Keith
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  11. peedee A Fixture

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    Amazing work Keith.

    Lookng forward to updates in the future.

    Paul.
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  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Thanks Mate, more than kind comment Paul.
    I never get over the things you have missed when you prime the figure.
    Will keep you posted.
    Keith
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  13. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Keith, I would go with the gold and silver on the brass work, it will lift it. I am sure you will do a good job.
    Regards
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  14. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Glad you think so Bob. Being a parade figure, albeit before the spit and polish days, I agree with you on lifting the whole figure .
    Thanks for your thoughts on the matter, I will go with it.
    Keith
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  15. phil_h A Fixture

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    Wonderful sculpting Keith, I'm really looking forward to seeing the paint job (y)
    Phil
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  16. Nap A Fixture

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    Keith

    Great to see what you have been up to ....

    And what a result ..you clever lad and what a big boy he is as well ......no medals ?

    It all looks good but the face and the mace, sash are excellent

    Based on any picture ?

    Going to look great with paint on it

    Following with interest

    Nap
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  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Nap
    You are too kind, thank you.
    The medals, originally there were two of standard disc design but I had no idea what they may be for. So I thought that Kevin's first line will be "what no medals" to what my reply would be "well young fellow me' lad what might they be". Do you get my drift my bestist friend?
    As for pictures, The end result is a mishmash of several photos from around the the late 19th Century to the start of the first war.
    Thanks again and enjoy these few pictures,
    Keith

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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Keith

    Oooooohhhh !!! ...you know me too well !

    I would suggest going for a date ( of the drum major not me and you ...lol ) and going from there

    The Welsh Guards is intriguing ..it looks like the WW1 star but can't see the ribbons would have thought there would be all 3 WW1 medals .........I see the cutting date is 1921 ....

    ...great moustache as well !

    But its a Coldstream so ..........are you going for a specific person or an overall look ?

    Nap
  19. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Keith,
    Crickey mate, there is some serious sculpted detail to paint there. Will be very impressive when finished.
    cheers
    Richie
  20. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Many thanks Richie.
    Good to hear from you Mate.
    All the very best
    Keith
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