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WIP Crimean Beggar

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi folks

    Thought I would share this that my long suffering "mucka buddy pal Jimbo " did for me after one of my comments ......

    "Hey James ......I have a idea"


    A veteran from the Crimean war , medal worn , all he has is what's left of a torn uniform and anything else he can find .......

    Begging for coppers ...unshaven , balding but still proud ..now vey much down on his luck ......

    Lost his left leg at Alma .........leaning for support on a makeshift crutch ......

    He gave so much ......


    Working title ...."2 pennies for me leg" ....

    Or something similar ..ideas welcome !

    Pics not great wanted to get this V bench started


    All basecoated ...going for a worn , dirty look

    Eyes done ..looking to his right ..with contempt at those passing him by

    All thoughts idea etc welcome

    Nap
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  2. Jonthan mcmeekin Active Member

    That's a cracker Kev!
    Cheers from windy and sunny Cumbria.
    Jonathan
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking good Kev.
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  4. anstontyke PlanetFigure Supporter

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    nice start kev.
    i thought we had got you though when i was reading the description, you said he has 1 leg and then i saw it was a bust:p

    tony
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  5. peedee A Fixture

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    One leg more than usual mate :)

    Hope you have fun with this.

    Paul
  6. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Cheers guys


    Appreciate your comments ......fear not no actual legs on this piece ...always a bust man but never a legs man .....that's me !!

    Keep watching

    Nap
  7. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    France
    Good work boys.
    Can hardly wait for this to come to completion
    All the best Kev and Jim
    Keith
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Guys

    This was the spark that put the idea in my little brain!......a Waterloo veteran by David Zabrocki

    Love it ..even thought it's got 1.5 legs !..lol

    Nap

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  9. phil_h A Fixture

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    Good start Nap, and I really like the premise - especially the "contemptuous eyes" (y)

    Regards,
    Phil
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Guys

    Just spent a day at Jimbo's with his culinary skills of a fine repast of edible cheese and ham on a bed of bread ...especially selected for ease of digestion ............

    Oh and we did some modelling ..painting ...well some of the time ..I was working on this and after using the ablutiobs came back to find this on the bench ... image.jpeg

    YES it " came off in his hand " .........oh yeah really.James ..lol

    So as a punishment I supeglued his feet to the floor till he did this image.jpeg

    Yep that's right he now has a Victorian bowler hat ........

    Looks good eh ....

    Actually the old cap came off in my hand ...cleanly !

    James had his putty to hand so he kindly did the new hat ....

    Verbal update ...tunic 70% , lace basecoated in black to tidy it up ....

    Hapoy days ....

    Nap
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  11. Jimbo A Fixture

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    He looks a bit "bowled" over! :whistle:
  12. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You get the thumbs up from Acker Mate.
    Now we know where you got the pose from Kev.........Stranger on the shore 1961
    Looking good young man
    Keith[IMG]
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  13. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    Not posted updates ..sorry been painting it!

    Finished the tunic , scarf, hat , his hairy bits , medal ribbon , facings , blanket nearly there!

    Still to do

    ..blanket finish ..might put an arrow and Board of Ordnance letters ..if I can find something !!

    Actual medal itself and clasps

    Lace work to highs etc and dirty up

    Buttons

    Hand etc

    Crutch ..wooden type not his ..lol

    Reconfirm

    Breathe again

    Nap

    Here's some iPad pics ..he actually looks like he is down on his luck but proud of his medal and cursing the rich folk that pass him by .

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  14. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Cracking job Kev, like the finger position,
    Mick
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  15. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    France
    Good work Kevin.
    Taking a very atmospheric feel with the bedraggled veteran.
    I like the work you have done on the cape.
    Knowing that you are still beavering away, I will cautiously comment that among the weathered uniform his medal looks too clean. But that's just me Mate.
    Looking forward to the next instalment.
    Keith
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi guys

    Many thanks for the comments appreciate you looking in

    Bob ...the fingers in this position work better ..even "legs Evans" agreed! ..lol

    Keith ..what am I going to do with you ..glad you like the cape/blanket ..still to do some highlight touches

    You comment all you want mate ....the ribbon was only just painted and will be dirtied up ! ...I will do it after tge lacework has been done ..the medal won't be so shiny as well when painted !

    It's a great subject and painting dirty is a challenge but I keep looking at his face complete with spots and chuckle to myself ...

    Was looking at it last night ..forgot the lace on cuff tab , also it should have been green not red ..all base coated now !

    so ...onwards and upwards

    Nap
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  17. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great painting Nap , can't wait for the big reveal.
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  18. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi Mate,
    I thought that you had the medals under control but said about it in case you went back into shine medal Mott mode.
    As for weathering, the tone is set with that face. Great work on it, warts and all is a good point of reference for the remaining grubbying up. You know that any way.
    It's all looking very well so press on Kev.
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  19. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Looking good Kev, I like the colour of the blanket, nice one mate(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Coming soon Bob .....last time I revealed I spent the night in the cells !

    Cheers Jimbo reckon I deserve a biscuit ..or several

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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