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WIP Cpl John Prettyjohns VC (RMLI)

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

  1. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Nap, I have just caught up with him, my word what some superb work you are doing here, not forgetting Jimbo starting him all off.

    Will he be finished and all painted up for the early Yeovil?, not trying to rush you of course mate.

    Keep up the cracking work.

    Geoff
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Geoff

    Good to have you on board mate ...will he be finished for Yeovil .....OF COURSE !!!...well the badge will be ....Bugle Call 2020 is good possibility ...unless my arms fall off

    None the of this would have been possible without Jimbo of course ...but don't tell him ...

    Off to put some Laurel leaves on ....trying not to swear

    See you at Yeovil

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I have found swearing to be a good thing, specially at full volume, it relieves pressure and frightens the wife.
    Very nice work on the arm badges. :wideyed:
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Don't need to shout mate ...one look at my face is enough to scare anyone !!

    Thanks for comments ...2 laurel leaves to go !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  5. Jimbo A Fixture

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    A leaf too far!........:happy:
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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi folks

    Final pics ..iffyvision of course

    Badge looks bigger than the one in the portrait but looking there are several version so I have gone for this one which is infact a RMLI but a later period ( notice bugle horn above flags ) image.jpeg

    Here's the pics

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg

    All puttied out now atm !..but comments welcone of course

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  7. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    This gets better every day Kev - and your Osprey library looks like a duplicate of mine!
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Cheers Chris that's the putty work finished ...just need to paint it !! ....rather a lot on the go here !

    Yes like you I have just one or 2 Osprey !

    Tanks for posting

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  9. Henk Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure the answer is obvious, and I've missed it somewhere, but why three Chevrons on the left sleeve, and one on the right sleeve?

    Looking forward to see you painting him.
  10. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    That looks superb mate, cannot wait to see some colour on him.

    Geoff
  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Hi Henk

    Thanks for looking in ...I too am looking forward to painting !!

    As for your question the badge is that of Colour Sgt ( this was changed at a later date to 3 cheverons ...see picture above earlier on in thread )

    Little bit of background on this Marine......

    He won the VC at the Battle of Innkerman in 1854

    Om 16 January 1856 he was promoted to sergeant and embarked on HMS Sans Pareil for Hong Kong on 12 March 1857.

    He was promoted to Colour-Sergeant on 29 April, and on 26 June a VC was sent to the Admiralty and despatched to China for presentation to him

    On 16 July, he sailed for Singapore and Calcutta on HMS Shannon, arriving in Fort William, Calcutta later that year.

    On 28 December he took part in the capture of Canton before embarking on HMS Tribune for Vancouver and San Juan Island.

    On 17 December 1863 his final tour of duty came to an end. He was discharged on 16 June 1865 after 21 years and 6 days service - 16 years 94 days of which were spent at sea or abroad.

    Cheers Geoff your too kind ...painting is planned but not a quick project !!

    Happy benchtime to all

    Nap
  12. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I know I done the like button thingy for the above pics, to honest never really seems enough so


    Bloody marvellous.
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Just send me a chq Malc .......

    credit must be said to Jimbo for not leaving the country after my comment ..." I have an idea" .....and ofcourse for the torso work he has done ...

    Me I just added a couple of bits of putty or three!!! ...

    If anyone is interested the C/Sgt badge took over 5 days to complete ..inbetween patiently waiting for putty to dry ...another thing Jimbo taught me ...don't rush things !!!

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  14. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    First class half figure. Is this going to be available commercially (if so, I'd be happy to provide a pair of legs!!)?

    Mike
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Thank you Mike for the comments ....not commercial as other companies bits were incorporated as basics

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  16. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    From whom did the bits come from?

    Mike
  17. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Good detailed work Kev..(y)
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Mike

    All from my bits and bobs box , can't remember which actual kits

    Nap
  19. PLG Well-Known Member

    Loverly figure. Looking forward to see it with some paint.

    Peter
  20. Nap A Fixture

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    Thanks Peter ...in a day or do will post pics of all basecoating !!!

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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