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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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    Thanks Peter appreciate your comment looks better in reality ...hopefully !

    Now need to do the seams but finished the red tunic and the collar and cuff blue ....I think!!..... next basecoat white lacing

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  2. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    The sculpting is excellent. Why only one chevron when the photo shows three? I can only hope that this could be commercially available. A pair of legs would be good (perhaps from the Guardsman I did for Gordon?), so would the options of a service cap or home service helmet.

    Mike
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Hi Mike

    Sone good options you've suggested , this is a one off though unless Jimbo wants to sculpt another !!!

    Regarding your question .......the 3 cheverons were only on the left arm , the Colour Sgts had a single and thinner cheveron below the actual crossed swords , there are references in the thread as well

    Happy benchtime

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  4. Jimbo A Fixture

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    He's looking good Kev(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Cheers mate

    Will post pics very soon ...hopefully better ones !

    Out of interest here's Cpl Prettyjohns winning the VC

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    From this great book

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    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  6. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi folks

    Hopefully done better pictures

    Sash ,piping , medals, epaulette badges , head etc still to be done !

    ......but it's getting there !

    Click on pics for larger image

    Thanks for looking

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi everyone

    Spent last night painting the sash .......just kept looking at it ......again and again !

    ...it looks too flat more like a crossbelt ...so out came the putty and put some creases on .....now looks better and more volume ......waiting for putty to fully dry ...then ....away we go .....

    All part of the hobby fun

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi everyone

    Couple of iffyvision pics ( click on for larger images )

    Now rebasecoated all lacework , buttons , belt etc using Reaper leather white and a Lt stonework gray , also put a quick brown on the hair

    Going to push the shows a little on the sash and the uniform

    As always comments welcome

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi everyone

    Verbal update

    Good day at the bench yesterday ...repainted the uniform colour and the facings as well as the belt and sash ...now happier !

    Also did all the white lacing on the cuffs and collar ...epaulettes are next , then the rear of the tunic , then the buckles, buttons .....

    Then the face and hair .....then the hands ...and it will be done !

    Pics to follow once I've done a bit more ! ...oh and when the Iffyvision film crew come back from coffee break !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    The film crew have returned !

    Nap

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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very good young Nap, busy, busy, busy.
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  12. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Thanks younger Bob ....like you busy .....need to do something to pass away the hours ...lol

    Hope your doing some benchtime as well as your great photography

    Happy benchtime and clicking

    Nap
  13. Jimbo A Fixture

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    He's coming along nicely Kev..(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  14. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Oh no he's not !!

    Wasn't happy with the buckle .....wrong style ...so off it came ! ......now waiting for putty to go off to finish it off!

    Happy days

    Nap
  15. Jimbo A Fixture

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    OH dear! OH dear!...I know "That" feeling so well..Never mind mate think of it as a sculpting exercise ...again(y)
    Jim
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  16. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Very amazing brushwork Kev.
    This has been a superb project from putty to paint and it has been a pleasure to to watch him take shape.
    Keith
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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    Thanks Keith

    It's all down to Jimbo for the main putty pushing ....I added a few things !!

    Nearly finished the new belt buckle ...just the crown to do !.....oh and paint it

    Hopefully the fleshwork will bring it all together

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  18. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Those Union Jacks look great as does the rest.

    Looking forward to see what else may change as well ... , )
  19. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Thanks Malc

    The union Javks took a while ...lol

    Might just go back and work a bit on the laurel leaves badge ...but only with paint ...nothing else will change !

    Here's a iffy vision pic of the new belt buckle ...unprimed !

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    Happy bench time

    Nap
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  20. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very neat Nap
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