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WIP Cpl John Prettyjohns VC (RMLI)

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

  1. Cannonball A Fixture

    This is looking fantastic. Another individual take on a piece which is working really well Nap. Great detail work. Is the bodywork below the belt line part of the original kit or your addition?


    Neal
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Neal

    Thanks for looking in mate

    All the work you see in the pics has been done by Jimbo ...I will be adding the rank badges and the medals soon

    As for the below the belt ....that's an addition ...Jims idea as I wanted him to be holding the cane

    Cue the applause for El Jimbo .....

    Stay tuned for my additions

    Nap
  3. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Looking fantastic Nap as always, should be commercial so I can have one.
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Malc ..all down to Jimbo's putty pushing ...can't be commercial as other company's original resin was used as basis

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  5. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    Fantastic sculpting by Jimbo, Kev - the amount of detail in the belt buckle & sash (especially the bulge made by the tunic button underneath it) is phenomenal. I prostrate myself before your skills Jim - you are a true artist.
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Time to bow my head in shame ....having Bananna fingers and a heavy grip ...I managed to break the sash off ....and also found out the belt is in 3 parts ..so I am in process of changing it as per pictures below .........also knocked off buckle at front so that's being redone ...

    Added the backing shape of the 3 chèvrons and now have the medal ribbons in place ...will add basic medal shape then do up the details like the bars and fitments

    Going to look really good ..that I promise Jimbo !!!

    ...he says I have Banana fingers ....lol

    Here's some more ref pics

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    I will get my sculpting WIP pics sorted later

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

    This was the picture Jimbo sent me ........ image.jpeg ...not sure what he is insinuating ...lol
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Medals are

    are (anti clockwise from the VC):

    Victoria Cross (at that time VCs awarded to naval personnel had a blue ribbon, and as a Royal Marine he wore his VC with a blue ribbon)

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    British Crimea Medal with clasps for Balaclava, Inkerman & Sebastapol;

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    Turkish Crimea Medal;

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    Long Service and Good Conduct (Naval)

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    Sardinian Crimea Medal:

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    China Medal (1857) with clasp for Canton

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    Nap
  8. Osebor PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Spain
    Following with interest...
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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    You weren't by chance in the demolition business Nap.
    Hope you can fix it and following with interest.
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Listen mate ...I can't be unclumsy and good looking ......lol

    All being sorted well ..will try and post pics once I've done a bit more tommorow

    Lion done on belt buckle...crown in the morning ! , circular medals in place now beneath ribbons ...VC next once all others have dried out

    Stay tuned

    Nap
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  11. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Sorry to hear about the little accident, Kev - that sash was really impressive. Your medal research is as informative as always though, really enjoy looking at the information you bring to the table.
  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Clumsy fingers ..or just super strong ...fear not he is coming along nicely ...the sash will be along with the right epaulette the last to add ...I have Jimbos original as a reference

    Will try and get some iffy vision pics sorted after another session later

    Thanks for commenting

    Nap
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    A couple of pics before I start today's work on him .....going to finish off buckle and and belt and....hopefully at least the lower medals so I can get the Sash on and leave to dry overnite

    Nap

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  14. Bootneck Well-Known Member

    Hi Nap.
    He is looking brilliant and I’m not jealous he will be yours.
    Hope you don’t mind me pointing out the belt buckle illustrated is wrong for the Royal Marines. It may not matter at small scale but the legend should read.
    “Gibraltar “
    Per Mare Per Terram.
    Looking forward to seeing your progress.
    Peter.
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  15. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Blimey!...You've stripped quite a lot off you hamfisted clod hopper!....but the belt is looking much better than what I done, good pick up on the belt being in 3 parts..I hadn't noticed that....and dare I say it but the piping on the rear skirt of the tunic was a bit thick so I'm sure you'll get that right, looks like they have come off quite cleanly, glad to see you've kept the sash tails though and the sash I put on would have been in the way of the lay of the medals, the medals and stripes are looking good (y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Peter

    Thanks for looking in and quite rightly pointing out ref the battle honour on buckle ....as here : image.jpeg

    Would like to say it would show but perhaps not ...might suggest the lettering

    Always welcoming comments and always learning



    Ham fisted clod hopper .....that's nice of you ...lol

    Thanks for comment ref belt ...will be adding buckles where needed as well , the piping hopefully will look good .....as for the sash tails ...they look great ...thankfully still safe !

    Glad you approve of the medals so far

    Happy days

    Nap
  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Couple of iffyvision pics

    Belt complete at front ( lion and crown ) ...will suggest the surrounding lettering Gibralter etc ( sorry Bootneck ) ...painting will bring out all the details ...hopefully

    Added the buckles etc at rear ( still 2 more to add on either side of the centre one )

    Finished off the cheverons as well ...painting will/ shoukd detail it even more

    Did do the VC but didn't look right looking at it today ...so off it came !

    Hope to finish off all medals and add the sash ...then sketch in the badge on the right in pencil before putty ...Ltd of patience as lots of different parts to badge !

    As always comments , suggestions etc are welcome

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap





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  18. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I like what you’ve done with his belt Kev, very detailed.
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  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Chris ...added the other 2 buckles at the rear ...currently on the Crimean medal ....been putty pushing for nearly 3 hours so far on the medals ...coming together well ...going to paint the actual details on the medals ..will be more in scale

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Couple of update pics

    Still a little bit to do on centre of VC

    Will put the piping on at the back once fully dry

    Then it's the sash , epaulettes adding the globe insignia , then the badge on right arm ....base up , prime and paint!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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