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WIP Colour Sergeant Bourne OBE DCM 1879 (Nigel Green)

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Wings5797, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Rigaud,
    I really like your one word answer.....especially when I live in France trying to learn the language, one word at a time is good. Many thanks for your reply.
    I have just ordered a few kilos of Milliput on Ebay so other actors from the film could be possible.
    Acclamations,
    Keith

    Aapres manuscrit,
    Do you have a link for any French suppliers of sculpting materials that I can use, sil vous plait?
  2. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I don't know, you two:rolleyes: - even if I have to take him to the S & L as is, I will take him. Now get on with sculpting some Zulu war figures, I don't know you two have too much time on your hands for this all this frivolity:p

    Hi Keith,
    Neck is a very apt word- shame it had it's stretched:LOL:. Did I ever tell you my forefathers were rope makers and scaffolders!:eek:
    cheers
    Richie
  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks for looking in and taking time to comment Steve.
    I am trying, slowly, to get to the stage of casting some of my stuff but its a long bumpy trail.
    Richie has broad shoulders, He can take the pressure.
    All the best
    Keith
  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Richie
    I will post it from here so that you will have it for Sword and Lance, just in case waiting until I am in the UK is touch and go.
    Must say I am interested to know what you will do for the bottom half?

    Not sure why but do you know I always thought that your ancestors would be involved in such business':D.
    Speak soon Mate,
    Keith
  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Ken,
    Many thanks for for your kind words, it's always good to get the thoughts of established pF members.
    As I said above I will get this piece to Richie a.s.a.p. It should be in good time for Sword and Lance, just wish that I could get there myself.
    Is there any www report following the show?
    Cheers,
    Keith
  6. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Keith,
    Post it in the UK mate, there will be plenty of time.
    cheers
    Richie
  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Morning Richie,
    It may be better for me to post from here baggage wise. Ryanair are very picky on weights and measures but I will see how it goes.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi to all,

    What a great subject ...nice work on the features Keith , love the facial hair and looks really like the actor , nice work on the helmet ....you really should think about casting some of your stuff ...I would love one

    Actaully watched the film the other day ...didn't move all through it ........brilliant

    Looking forward to seeing what Richie doeswith Mr Bourne ...like the comments , what an amazing thing that he passed away on VE day ...a true survivor and soldier

    Looking forward to seeing more on this one

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  9. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice one Keith, your sculpting skills have captured Nigel Green's face pretty close, well done.
    Cheers
    Jim
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  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Many thanks for your kind words Kev. I am gaining more confidence in my sculpting now and leaning toward getting some castings run off on future pieces. I am sure if nobody else wants one you will be my main customer. I just need to get some good advice on casting at home or go to a casting company?
    As a knowledgeable chap what do you think.
    Thanks again Kev, its always good to hear from you.
    All the very best,
    Keith;
  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hello Jim,
    Many thanks for looking in and commenting on this piece. Coming from a man of your sculpting ability that is praise indeed.
    Best regards,
    Keith
  12. pte1643 Active Member

    I have zero sculpting ability, but I like what you've done there, so far.

    As others have said, it's instantly recognisable as Nigel Green.

    Any plans to cast this particular piece, or is it in the "Expeirmental" stage at the moment?
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  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hello Mate,
    Many thanks for looking in.
    I am pretty much done with this piece. I made it as a bit of a whim for a Zulu war nut on this site. He will now finish it off. I have no idea of what the market would be for a piece like this.
    Somewhere in my mind I have half a plan to sculpt the heads of the three principle actors in the film or the three warriors themselves from photographs post Rork's Drift. May be these could be cast?
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  14. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Keith
    I've often thought about casting at home but the kit you need plus the time factor and skill to do it has always put me off, if your only going for a small run on them, say no more then ten it's not worth the effort and then there's plenty of good casters out there, I've used Steve Reedee (Reedee Miniatures) in the recent past, he does a good job at a very reasonable cost,plus he's a gent too, you can't go wrong with him, hope this helps.
    Cheers
    Jim
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  15. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    great sculpt and very interesting theme .

    I hope it would commercial ?

    Hendryk
  16. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks Jim,
    As you say it is pointless to try to cast myself with no experience in that field. I am musing over weather too or not.
    I will let you know the outcome.
    Thank you for keeping an eye on me, heaven knows I need it Mate.
    All the very best,
    Keith
  17. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Keith,
    Who's this Zulu War nut, do I know him!
    monkey laughing.jpg
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  18. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    As a Chimp, if you don't know him yet LOOK OUT you soon will!!!!:D

    If you are looking in Richie it's just a term of endearment.
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith ,
    Jim has already answered your questions ..casting is not a DIY thing in my opinion and can go horribly wrong ...I agree with contacting Steve but would also suggest that you might like to pm anothe Steve ...Valiant on PF as he has casting experience ..his askari I have is super smooth and very sharp .

    Let me know if these go commercial ...I would suggest casting minmal as well to avoid waste , if you need anymore then you could get them cast again...depending on the mould life .


    Looking forward to seeing more from the film from you perhaps

    Nap
  20. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Been thinking Keith and Richie ought to knock this out as a sculpt
    [IMG]

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