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WIP Couple of Indian Army pieces

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

  1. Geoff Charman A Fixture

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Repainted the base coats and finished the basecoating on turban centre , also redid the eyes and have finished the medal ribbons as in pic here

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    Iffy pics...... image.jpeg
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    The ribbons will "zing" better once the uniform is completed

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Goodness this WIP is nearly a year old !

    Just a verbal update .....I am painting the Lancer at the moment , taking inspiration from the box art by sadly missed Eddy Vandersteen who I dedicate my version to

    ......nearly there with the colour but seems to look different everytime I look ......lol .....

    using the newish Scale 75 Artists acrylics .....impressed

    I was going to do the pouchbelt next but after basecoating and checking refs there is a blue edging to it

    ....there is a very fine cast one there but it hardly shows so I have used fishing lead wire in appropriate gauge .......will brush prime and then base coat

    .....adding the new edging allows full painting of the actual design on belt right to the edge

    Stay tuned !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    PS Inbetween this and a few others I have levelled up the medal ribbons on the other piece
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  4. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    You don’t take the easy route do you :D

    Interesting to see you mention the Scale75 tube acrylics. Been looking at these as a possibility to re stocking with more appropriate paints than the cheap artist acrylics I am using which are far too transparent and need too many layers.

    Don’t want to get too much into ‘paint sets’ like I used to have as I now have a better understanding of mixing colours so would prefer to go with fewer high quality paints and mix as I go rather than have the 20 odd boxes of dedicated paint sets.
  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Not posted any pics yet but been working on the Bengal Lancer ....

    Uniform all finished including lacework ...pleased with the finsh .....

    Now working on the turban .....what a minefield !!!!....many books and references looked at ....

    so nanny variations with each wearer ..gold and blue lines , thick and thin and white !!

    thanks to Dr MIKE THOMAS for his input

    Here's "some" of the references I am using ...

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    From the insert included

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    Getting into the right thinking for the stripes

    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Couple of pics , one prior to detail painting using NMM , next will be the stripes on the headwear ...pray for me and stay tuned!!!

    The uniforms colours are not as bright red !!!

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    Nap
  7. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking good there Busty (and a lot more colourful than the one I'm working on);)
    Look forward to seeing the Turban stripes on the headgear. I've found that adding a drop of glaze medium to the colour helps the paint flow nicely when painting thin lines

    Cheers
    Leggy
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Leggy ...I will be adding a little blending medium ...and holding my breath

    Look forward to seeing what's not so colourful on your bench

    Happy bench-time and stay safe

    Busty
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  9. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Turbans are indeed a minefield! - each caste had their own way of tying, some very loosely wound, some very tightly wound and the type of stripes, thick, thin and the combinations of colours were infinite, even within the same regiment.....(y)
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    You wouldn't chuckle Steve !!!

    Thanks for commenting

    Stay safe all

    Nap
  11. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Interested to see this develop Nap!

    With oils of course it's child's play :):):)!

    For what it' worth, can this be of any help?

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    cheers,

    Pierre
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
  13. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Got confused by the many references and opted the easy way out!

    I followed the scheme of the Hawk Miniatures website painted by my friend and countryman, the late Eddy Vandersteen.

    Ages ago I went into a smal Indian bookshop near the British Museum and asked for a book on pugrees.

    After giving me a heated lecture on British imperialism, the owner only calmed down when I told him I am Belgian and paint toy soldiers!!!

    White stripes or not, keep going Nap.

    Cheers,

    Pierre
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  14. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States

    Looking very nice Nap!

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Ken ..pics don't do it credit ...review first today then stripes !

    Pierre

    Going to get all options together and go from there !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Hope your all well and having a good time ...where possible of course !!!

    Inbetween me attempting to eat everything not nailed or super glued down I have managed a bit of painting ....not much but did the top part of the tuban at back adding white blue and gold stripes

    I have also base coated the scarf at the back but will put pics up when in a better state of completion....I will be visting the blue again once all the stripes are in place

    Inbetween this ..I've also been doing a bit of putty work on a Bishop ...more later !!!

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap

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  17. samson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This a part of history I know little of but learning a lot here ,,, looking good
  18. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Great looking pugree!

    Billy Bishop VC?

    cheers,

    Pierre
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Billy Bishop ?? .....no a Capt 5th Bengal Lancers ...I have painted the Hawk Ministures Bishop bust ...or am I getting confused ...lol

    Nap
  20. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Oh you meant a clergyman:)

    Now I understand...

    Pierre

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