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WIP Colonel Charles Dupin

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Perhaps this one :
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    I try to convince some sculptors, maybe someday?
    But I think we off topic, even if they are French soldiers !!!!!(n);)
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    ZC,

    What are you doing to me ...stars and a neck award and medals as well , is that a camo uniform ...love it!!

    On the Dupin neck award is it the eagle or the face my friend ?

    Off to start the award..happy days

    Nap
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  3. ellie A Fixture

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    Hi Nap the parts will be with you shortly mate no problem. you are suffering for the art :D

    cheers

    ian

    www.elliesminiatures.com
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    My HERO and saviour

    Nap
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  5. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Zastrow that's the one I'm dreaming of indeed! Bruno dans toute sa gloire!(y)
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  6. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Dupin pose for photos, medals were well arranged by the photographer.
    Normally with this version of the Legion of Honor is seems you the head of Napoleon who is visibe.
    The exact term if you do this research is:
    "Legion d'Honneur Second Empire, bijou de Commandeur"
    Here is that of a contemporary of Dupin, Admiral Louis Edouard Bouet-Willaumez, large cross-Version.
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    Photo Musée de la légion d'Honneur
    For more details of the center of the coin, a photo of the obverse and reverse of the Knight's Cross, second Empire
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    Obverse: The effigy of Napoleon with: "NAPOLEON, EMPEROR OF FRENCH".
    On the reverse: The eagle replaces the flags (July-monarchy King Louis-Philippe 1830-1848) surrounded by the motto: "HONOR AND HOMELAND" on a blue enamel background.
    Nap, be careful sculpting the head of Napoleon on the Medal !!!!:censored::dead::wacky:;)
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    ZC ,

    That's great so it's the Emperors head then ? ...quite fancied the eagle!......I will be careful

    Great reference pics

    Thank you

    Nap
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  8. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You gave me some work, I had to do some research.:hungover:
    And finally say I had a few days off !!!!:hilarious:
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  9. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

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    This is interesting, what you are doing to the stock bust. I am following your progress. I'm sure it will be fantastic.
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  10. Gaudin A Fixture

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    Sorry, gentlemen, late reply:), and couldn't expand in first post - night shifts and all that...

    The hat has been explained, thank you, Akaryu - indeed, sombrero should sit a bit more forward, but like I say its just a position adjustment. Hopefully you will get a new one soon,

    Trefoil piping ( or whatever it is called ) - the cords are supposed to go over each other and form a cross grid. I enclose an officer's sleeve which may not be as complex but utilizes same principle. I am not sure what happened with the cast- but there are plenty of broken lines and rogue threads. Understandably, the pattern is extremely complex and getting it over folds is a nightmare, Moz did a good job there.

    I thought if you are committed to reworking the small detail, Nap, you may wish to set this right. Again, fairly easy, just needs more putty and cutting/ trimming.

    Attached Files:

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  11. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Kevin, so you ground off the medals and re-did them o_O?

    Well hell, I'm impressed :wideyed:!!

    On another note, if someone comes up with a bust of Bigeard wearing that medal covered combat jacket, I'll buy it in a New York minute :)!

    Joe
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  12. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Thanks for the comments really appreciate the input

    Joe,

    Yes they all came off including the lacework ...this project is for something special and I wanted to keep as close to the A K Brown reference .....a lot of work but I think it's paid off .....he now also has the neck award !...thanks ZC !!

    As for the Bigeard ...you and me both!

    D,

    Thank you for taking the time to expand your comment , Ian from Ellies has been most helpful ..a head abnd hat are on their way!.

    I see what you are meaning about the piping , Moz did a good job on a very hard area to represent , I will gave a look at the area's .

    Here is your reference

    image.jpeg

    Nap
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  13. arj A Fixture

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    Impressive amendments/adjustments Kevin.
    This should a very eye-catching piece when you're done.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  14. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Thank you Andrew it will be impressive when ths finished ...definately for your show !

    Little bit of tidying up to do on arms ( cheers D ) then the head and hat to be n and I will post a final pre prime piccy

    Nap
  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Nap, what a great job on a very interesting subject.
    Cheers
  16. Wayneb A Fixture

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    As Gregory Peck said in "The Guns of Navarone"....."You're in it now....Up to your neck"...........................Watching................Wayne
  17. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Cheers Guys for the comments

    Marc..appreciate your comment ..now has the neck order , cleaned up the arm lacework

    Wayne ...up to my neck ...no!!!...my eyebrows!!!..lol ...must admit I am pleased with the result hopefully painting will bring everything together

    Just waiting on the postman with the new head and hat !!??

    Nap
  18. ellie A Fixture

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    Hi Nap Head hat will be with you today mate then crack on looking forward to seeing paint on him.

    Cheers

    Ian

    www.elliesminiatures.com
  19. Nap A Fixture

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    England


    Thanks Ian waiting for the postie to pounce on him...then it's base up , prime and away we go

    Nap
  20. ellie A Fixture

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    Should be with you today mate sent first class, poor postie will wonder what has hit him LOL.

    cheers

    ian

    www.elliesminiatures.com

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