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WIP Cpl John Prettyjohns VC (RMLI)

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

  1. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Won't it be difficult to transfer any badges from the greaseproof to the arm?.....I've never tried that method, I presume you transfer it while it's still slightly soft..new one on me mate as I scratch me head!(y)
  2. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    After a trial .....it will be more awkward ...so holding the head and underneath ...carefully and praying the head won't fall off ...lol,

    I have sculpted the backing for the single chevron first , will let it dry overnight the add the actual stripe

    ....here's a couple of pics that show how large the main badge was in the first ( later date ) and how thin the cheveron was as in 2nd pic for our aporox period


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    These are the badge refs I am using my thought is the actual badge would be worked on a backing as well so I will do that first then the details


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    Using this original Victorian Inf Regt badge ( 101st ) as a ref

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    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  3. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    Photo looks unusual & interesting with his medals pinned to his left sleeve - bet everyone was pleased when court mounting was invented!
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    I am certain these are regimental and shooting/ musketry medals as that's where we normally see them being worn

    Nap
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  5. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    That’s something I didn’t know Kev, thanks for the heads up. It would also account for him holding the rifle in the photo.

    Cheers, Chris.
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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    Look at this then ..plus one of many examples ! ....a whole new research !

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    Nap
  7. Henk Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen anything like that. You learn something new here every day. Good work on the figure too Nap.
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Folks

    Done iffyvision pics ......

    Backing of cheveron done
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    Actual cheveron done on backing plus 1 of the crossed swords
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    Crossed swords completed
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    Leaving to dry completely ...next is the large Laurel leaf ......probably do the ones above the swords then the anchor then the rest of the laurel ...

    Time to be patient !!!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  9. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Patience.
  10. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    LOL ...finger trouble

    If I didn't have patience I might be a patient


    Nap
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi everyone

    Couple of iffyvision WIP updates on the badge

    Some of the laurel levels done on left side

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    Laurel leaves all finished on left plus anchor

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    Next will be the flag and globe part ...then the crown and then the right hand laurel leaves

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You are certainly putting a lot into this one and it shows, very nice detail.
  13. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Cheers Bob

    Wanted to do my best on the details as Jim did such a good job on the actual torso

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  14. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    He's looking really good Kev.......shame you've a laurel leaf too many?...........;) (only joking) I bet you've got putty everywhere..up yer nose, in yer ear..up yer..errr better not go there!
    Keep at it mate and glad to see you're letting it harden piece by piece, it's the only way to play it safe and prevent smudged work as I have managed to do time and again(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  15. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Cheers Jim ....believe me I have counted every leaf ...twice !

    ....yes tiny bits of putty everywhere ....most unmentionable including the carpet .....will be getting the Hoover thingy out I reckon

    Verbal up date since last piccy .....

    Both flags done , globe done , hunting horn done ....off to leave well alone till morning

    Then it's details between the leaves and the right hand side of leaves ....

    Happy days

    Nap
  16. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Keep at it mate...it's looking good(y)
  17. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Nearly there!

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  18. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Folks

    Quick iffyvision pic before I add the crown and bugle horn details

    The flags ( very thin putty and foods all done and the globe

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    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  19. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Kev, is it me or just the camera angle but is that single stripe beneath the crossed swords a little "thick" looking..ie coming out from the arm if you catch my drift?
    Jim
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  20. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Good point there mate .....I hav sanded it back early this morning so might be piccy ...but will look at it again

    Nap
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