D. F.Grieve 65mm Conversion

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wings5797, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hello and Happy New Year to one and all,
    Just a little conversion to share with you. I did this as a fill in to give me a break from other bigger long winded pieces.
    He is a 65mm chap sculpted by David Grieve, more than a few years ago, as a Coldstreamer at the present arms with an SA80 rifle.
    The figure is pretty much unchanged other than arms and hands.
    Additions; bandsman's wings and music pouch are constructed from standard Milliput and the trombone from brass wire and a turned brass bell. The music and clip are a piece of plastic card with a Milliput lyre clamp.
    It's not a show piece but I enjoyed playing around with this excellent DFG figure.
    Cheers,
    Keith

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  2. Funky50 Guest

    Very nice....I love these David Grieve figures And what you have done here....really think David is a bench mark for all sculptors in our hobby .....such a shame he has stopped producing for now.....Kevin
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice conversion Keith.

    Roger.
  4. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very well done Keith.
    Carl.(y)
  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thank you for your kind comments Guys they are very much appreciated.
    Why did I put such large photos on the thread, my stuff is not up to such magnification.
    Hi Kevin,
    There continue to be mutterings of David returning to the fold. So fingers crossed we may see some new gems.
    All the very best,
    Keith
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  6. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Well done Keith. I hope he starts again. A little package arrived a week ago of another 65-70mm oldie of his:sneaky: . I'm tidying it up and will soon begin the painting!! :eek:
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  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    You are a tease David..........what one is it?
    Thank you for your kind words. I have two more in my stash, both are repeats of ones that I have done before; Coldstream Guards Sgt Drummer (slightly larger than 65/70mm and 93rd Highlander.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  8. swralph A Fixture

    great work all round(y)
  9. MENTAL DENTAL A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    All I can say is WW1?!?!?!?!:whistle::happy:
  10. prhayes68 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Keith,

    A very nice conversion. I wish I could sculpt because I've always wanted to paint a Guards Band Sergeant Major. If I could offer one observation, members of the Coldstream band are considered to be "on the staff" so all ranks in the band wear the large cut feather plume seen on the bearksins of SNCOs and Warrant Officers rather than the bristle plume worn by Guardsmen.

    I too am working on a David Grieve oldie, the 1914 Grenadier Colour Sergeant. Was this project some light relief from the Inkerman Grenadier?

    Take care.

    Pete
  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thank you fellows,
    That is a truly nice figure, good luck with it Chaps. Please keep us posted on you progress.
    Thanks for the info Peter.......yet another point I was unaware of. Back to the Milliput.
    Yes the Inkerman Bust is at that flat not going anywhere stage but will kick back in after a few days.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  12. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nice work Keith you sell your self short mate I think it's definitely a show winner I'd never have known it was a conversion
    Steve
  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks Steve,
    you are too kind Mate. I just wish that I conversed with Pete before I started these Guards pieces.
    Good to hear from you.
    Happy new year,
    Keith
  14. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Always the way mate Happy New Year to yourself too
    Steve
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  15. prhayes68 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Keith,

    Happy to help any time. I'm always open to Guards questions :)

    Pete
  16. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks Pete.
    I always get caught out by those little fine details/peculiarities.
    I did a legs addition to Carl Reid WW1 Gordon Highlander bust only to be told that my dicing on the hose tops should have been red on the top of the shin not black.
    Cheers again Mate,
    Keith
  17. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Very nice Keith, Like Steve said earlier, i would never have known it was a conversion either.

    Barrie.
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  18. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice conversion.
    Cheers
    John
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  19. Mike S. Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nicely done. Bandmen always make for great subject matter.
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  20. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Many thanks John and Mike,
    I do have a bit.of a draw toward having musical instruments in my work.
    Weird!!!!
    All the best Keith

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