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WIP Couple of Indian Army pieces

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    I also have these on the bench ....so will be working on them as and when I can

    Both busts..obviously !

    One from Model Cellar called " Soldier of the Raj " the other a 5th Bengal Lancer from Hawk Miniatures , sculpted by Rob Lane of Elan13 fame

    While I am here a BIG thanks to both Paul at MC and Rob at Elan13 for continuing to support our feature FOTM

    Both have been cleaned up ..not that there was much to do on either

    What I did do was using the MC bust make a cast of the rank badges using Milliput and pressing magisculpt into it when dry then hen I had released ( used Vaseline prior this was then added to the Hawk Miniatures one ..in addition to shoulder titles as used

    Not all 6 worked out sonI made some as well ...painting will bring details out

    I will do the Bengal first !

    Shoulder titles like the 9th example here

    image.jpeg

    Here are the 2 busts

    image.jpeg image.jpeg ( "Raj". Sculpted & Painted by Gunnar Lindfors

    and the takented Eddy V did the Bengal box art )

    Here's the picture from my box

    image.jpg

    Making the mould from the MC bust

    image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Lots of cutting ..carefully !m image.jpeg

    Shoulder titles added using Slaters

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    Shoulder titles and rank

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    I might give the Bengal a monocle as in the box picture ?

    Again I will update when I have worked on them

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  2. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Pukka!
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Pukka indeed Richard

    I mentioned a monocle ...here's the picture from the insert

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    Nap
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  4. Cannonball A Fixture

    Looking forward to these Nap, plenty of lace to get stuck into.
  5. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Very nicely done Nap as usual, great subjects, I have done the Hawk Mins one and really enjoyed it. I do like the other one, is he still available??

    Shall be watching with interest.
  6. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Geoff ...you made a real good mate ..which other one are you on about ?

    Guarentee these will be finished this millennium ...lol



    Hi Neal

    There certainly is and not as intricate as the Skinners ! .....and don't forget the medals ....

    I have found a monocle so that will be added ...my mate Jimbo made some for me a while back

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  7. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Already got the Hawk Min Bust, didn't know about the other looks like an order going in when |I get home.
    So will be following.
    Mick
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Mick it's a great sculpt ..bags of lacework and medals ( you get an insert with the details on it as well if you choose to use it )

    Good to have you with me

    Nap
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  9. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter


    Im with the Woolwich
    Mick
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    LOL

    Nap
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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Mick ...here's some pictures from a review in 2010 !

    The parts

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    Insert

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    Torso

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    Head image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Nap
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  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Shock , horror ..the Raj bust has 3 pips on him rather than 2 and a crown for the rank of Colonel

    ...........well he did have ...

    But not now !

    image.jpg image.jpg

    Nap
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  13. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    The soldier of the Raj one mate.
  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    It's still on the Model Cellar website but Paul is also a member here (user ID here Model Cellar ) , you could contact Steve Kirtley sure he coukd get it for you

    Looking at it here on my desk it's a big piece of resin as well ...lotta medals !

    Nap
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  15. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks mate.
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Here's my reference that I used for the crown badge on the epaulettes on "Raj"

    Oh and he is now primed in black as I usually do

    Stay tuned

    Nap

    image.jpeg
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  17. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Couple of updates

    Sorry for iffy pics ( Rob Lane has smudgyvision ...I have iffyvision .....other stations are available ..lol

    The Raj ...removed the turban piece from back and reworked it in magi sculpt

    Based costed the turban and uniform ..a lot of detail on the lacework which hopefully will cone out more when I get going !!!

    image.jpeg image.jpeg

    On to the 5th Lancer now

    Base coated again ...for some insane reason I decided to add an additional medal !!!!

    Working from this 3 from the left .....

    image.jpeg

    Another great oeriod picture ..not BL though ..just love it image.jpeg ...notice the monocle

    All I will say is after 3 attempts I was reasonably happy.....matching as close as I could to Rob Lanes talent at sculpting

    image.jpeg V1 image.jpeg V2 image.jpeg V3

    image.jpeg V4 and final !!!

    Painting will be used to bring the medals to life !!


    Both are lovely sculpts And I hope I can do them credit

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  18. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good. The detail is superb...

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Ken appreciate the comment

    Nap
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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Still going with these finished ,eyes all done all basecoating ...... but out of interest thought I would share some great portraits of period troops ...what a wealth of subjects

    Enjoy

    Nap

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