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WIP Drummer Grenadier Guards

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Cannonball, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. Cannonball A Fixture

    This is my attempt at CGS Miniatures recent release depicting a drummer from the Grenadier Guards at the time of the Crimean War. Been following another version of this bust on here by Ventress which has been of great help. Some of the lace still needs to be painted in oils before I can try and tackle the fleur de lys pattern. Made a start on the drum but very early days yet-just need to get my lion looking more like a lion than a golden retriever!

    Thanks

    Neal 76B03A95-6B10-4227-B7DC-3D092D3140D4.jpeg 00F0A214-5CE7-46D0-80D4-290C25B4835D.jpeg 31FA08EA-5CA6-41B3-92BA-5E89DA6C720E.jpeg
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  2. misfit151 A Fixture

    Great start Neal (y). I'm about at the same stage....but I've got sidetracked :(. Looking forward to more....Mike
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's lovely Neal, I would have the same problems with painting a lion but mine would look like a seal. Following.
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  4. khollar Well-Known Member

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    That’s looking good, Neal! Looking forward to seeing your progress on this one.

    Kurt
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  5. Sylvanus Member

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    I have a six inch strip of Drummers Lace, given to me by Len Deighton in 1950?

    I will try a get a photo of it for this thread!
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  6. Sylvanus Member

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    He was a Member of BMSS .. and already a stickler for detail! Still learning then!
    I think he is still alive somewhere near Las Vegas?
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  7. Cannonball A Fixture

    Many thanks Mike.

    Neal
  8. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Bob. If it eventually ends up resembling any kind of animal I think I’ll be happy.

    Neal
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  9. Cannonball A Fixture

    Really appreciated Kurt.

    Neal
  10. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thank you Sylvanus, that would be really helpful.

    Neal
  11. Impisi Member

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    Looking great
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  12. Cannonball A Fixture

    Many thanks Impisi.

    Neal
  13. Nap A Fixture

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    HI Neal

    Very tempted by this bust

    Hope we can see more updates....especially the lacework

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  14. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Nap. Slow progress at the moment as I’ve been concentrating on the drum but I’ll post some progress shots shortly.

    Neal
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Look forward to the drum

    Nap
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  16. Cannonball A Fixture

    So, as mentioned above, I’ve been concentrating on trying to get the drum something like. This is where I’m up to at the moment with it. I believe there would have been 14 battle honours on the drums at this period, 7 either side (thanks Mick) and I’ve started the scrolls but they are in the very early stages yet. I’ve gone for the scrolls in a line rather than the staggered type in more modern versions (I’m assuming due to the increase in numbers of honours having to be displayed). FBB3EA1E-419B-4A4F-85B0-8AE2266CA7AF.jpeg
  17. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Amazing, looks great and a very steady hand.
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    awesome-word-cloud-explosion-background-51481417.jpg

    Now I am even more tempted looking at that !!!!!....a large picture as well shows all the details there

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. Cannonball A Fixture

    Really appreciated Bob.

    Neal
  20. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Nap, glad you like it. Still a bit of work to do with the ropes and going over some of the details with the oils but it’s getting there.

    Neal
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