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WIP Cpl John Prettyjohns VC (RMLI)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Thanks Malc ....just blocked in the colours so no putty showing apart from belt ....phew!

    Will need a repaint fully to keep colour uniform ...will also redo the large arm badge

    Happy days

    Nap
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    The journey continues ......

    After blocking the colours in , having dinner and going back to the bench , I kept looking where I'd filled where paint layers had cone away .....just did not look good ....

    This is too nice a subject to put it away !

    So ........much careful removal of Milliput and much sanding to get a smooth surface ........

    I rolled out the MS to a very very thin sheet ....let it go off a bit .....

    And cut out shaping for front and rear right sides and then infilled the area's ...which you can see as white in the Iffyvision pics

    Also redid the buckles at the rear again ......

    Total 3 and a half hrs work and much muttering and learning about putty

    Much happier with the result now it's fully dried overnight ...slight sanding and then brush prime in black then the base coats

    As always any thoughts and comments welcome

    Click on pics for larger image

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  3. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one Kev who decides to make a radical change when approaching the finishing line :rolleyes: Good to see it coming together again and I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end . . . .

    Keep going mate (y)
    Leggy
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Cheers leggy ...certainly a "mammoth" project ....but hey that's what the hobby is about ......learning and "enjoyment "

    It will all come together I am sure

    Off to prime in black

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Should he have gold lace on the cuffs as shown in the illustration of the sergeant?

    Mike
  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Mike

    No it was white with a facing colour of dark blue dividing each , the picture of the Sgt is a guards Regt

    Just about finished basecoating , about another's hour work gradually working the colour up and I will then basecoat the lacing again in a Reaper colour weathered stone

    Still no legs on him ..lol

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    After a full ( less belt ) repaint of the base colours it now looks like this :

    Iffyvision productions

    image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    To completely candid it looks soooooo much better ...

    Just more
  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Malc ...."just more" ??

    Painting the VC now

    Nap
  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Iffyvision pic update
    Medals all done ...kept it to them way they look in the initial portrait of him

    image.jpeg

    image.jpeg ..yes that is a model of Jimbo back right ....lol

    Next will be the main rank badge backing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  11. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Kev!....Is that sash wide enough?....:whistle::nailbiting:
    Jim
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  12. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Go away you 'orrible little man..........lol

    ....it's the same as the previous one ....if you look at the reference of the guards the sash is slightly wider inbetween the 2 buttons pulling in at the belt and the epaulette

    Off to paint

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  13. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Ooooo!..Bit of a nibble there!..I was only joking mate, sash looks fine :happy:
    Cheers
    Jim
    P.S. That second medal from the left is it....?:blackeye:
  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Nibble...nah!! ........oh by the way we are moving ....next door !

    Pleased with sash glad Malc pointed it out !

    This is now starting to come together ...been a heck of a learning curve with putty !

    That second medal from the left is it....?...go on ???

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  15. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Is it....this one? 31Z9QN9NgdL._AC_.jpg
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  16. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Kevin,

    It's looking very good.
    This has been a bit of a roller coaster ride.
    You must be a bit of a glutton for punishment.
    Hopefully, this time you're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel instead of the train light coming the other way.

    Cheers,
    Andrew

    P.S. You're moving again?
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  17. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Its looking the biz.

    Now as Jim wrote........ width....:LOL::LOL:
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Andrew

    Thanks for comments

    Certainly a roller coaster as you say ......I blame Jimbo

    It's coming together now starting to get the uniform colour right

    Also repainted the main rank badge

    There's light at the end of the tunnel !

    Thanks for commenting

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    PS No move trying to scare Jimbo !
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    Bit of a verbal update , not been at the bench first couple of days ....

    Belt all painted , buckles and buttons all painted , hinted at a anchor on the buttons

    Next will be to recheck the uniform highs possibly

    But .....it's getting there ...fleshwork will be next main thing along with the hands and the swagger stick ....

    Then the hair and ......it will be done ...onto another project ...one or two to choose from !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  20. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Well done Nap.

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