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WIP Critique East Riding Yeoman

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by WarhammerAdjacent, Jun 6, 2024 at 2:27 AM.

  1. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member

    Hi all, having completed my first sculpting adventure I think I’ve got the bug. I’m now working on a 1/16 figured repeating member of the East Riding Yeomanry in around 1906. I started with a Redees head, chopped off the top and I’ve put together a slouch hat. I made the sugared from folded washi tape, it’s not perfect but I think it looks ok and it’ll be easy enough to redo if I change my mind. I’m waiting for the brim to cure and then I’ll thin it down a bit more.

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  2. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Stefan

    That slouch shaping looks good and will look even better when thinned down ...carefully !

    Following with interest on this

    Excellent reference below

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  3. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member

    Thanks Nap, I've got the one on the right and a friend has loads of photos and a hat so I'm really lucky with my references for once. Here are some of the pics he's shared:
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  4. Oda A Fixture

    The Hutton Press book looks mighty lovely.Is that volume easily procurable? It looks quite old.

    Oda.
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  8. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice start Stephan, a really good Regiment and as you have said previously a direct predecessor to a current TA unit. I assume you are going for the drab service dress uniform, a nice combination of tradition and modernisation.

    Of course there are three more Yorkshire Yeomanry Regiments, Yorkshire Hussars, Yorkshire Dragoons and the unfortunate 2nd West Yorks Yeomanry.

    Cheers Simon
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  9. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member

    Cheers chaps.

    Briggsy, I’m definitely going for the khaki and blue service uniform, it’s one of my favourites. As a Yorkshire Yeoman I’ve got plenty of subjects on the to do list, and that’s before I start on Cheshire and the North Irish Horse.

    There’s a brilliant line somewhere about the regular army trying to get the yeomanry to wear ‘normal’ uniforms and the Yeo ignoring them and covering them in braid.
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  10. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter


    I'll PM you.

    Simon
  11. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member

    A little more progress:
    I am trying out the 3d printed mannequin I have been working on and this weekend

    I started roughing out the pose. I’m happy with the legs, just trying to get the arms right at the moment. I think the details of the torso will be a challenge so I’m probably going to add magic sculpt to ‘fix’ the arms, then remove them, do the details of the torso and then add the arms again.

    Ideally I’d like his smoking arm to remain removable so I can paint more easily but I’m not sure how to go about that.



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  12. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Stefan

    Good to see how you use the mannequin shaping , it’s coming along nicely so far

    As for the arm being separated, you could sculpt as you want it the remove at shoulder and have a figment with a pin into the shoulder ...just my thought ....I am definately no sculptor !

    Good update

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
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  13. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice progress mate, pretty much what Kev said about the arm, only thing to be aware of is that in cutting it at the shoulder you will lose a little of the arm due to the cutting. It won't be more than a mm if that but be prepared to add that if it needs it when fixing the arm back in place. Another issue will.be the mating surfaces, they will need cleaning up and best to.make them nice and smooth so they glue back in place with the help of a pin.

    Cheers Simon
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  14. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member

    Cheers chaps, I’ll have a think about how to approach it.

    Today I added his overalls, pretty pleased with these and I’ve definitely learned from last time and avoided covering him with finger prints. I’ve also used cad to make some buttons and his whip which are currently printing.

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  15. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very nice sculpting, the creases look good. With finger prints etc I recommend extra fine wire wool once the putty is fully cured. It removes blemishes but if over done can remove detail as well, but gives a lovely smooth finish, could also use a fibre glass pen to smooth such minor blemishes, I use one all the time.

    Cheers Simon
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  16. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I’ve got one of those pens for cleaning up 3D prints, god knows where though.
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  17. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Stefan

    Nice work on the trousers , as Mr Briggsy said creases look good , possibly a little too full

    You might have seen this great site http://www.uniformology.com/YEOMANRY-07.html

    Never used one of those pens or wire wool.....a touch of Vaseline to smooth surface out

    Look forward to seeing more updates

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
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  18. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I think you might be right about being a little too full nap, at least on the left. I think that should be fixable with some light sanding though. I think it's probably mostly the sanding/lighting as they looked ok in person this morning, I'll have a think tonight.
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  19. NigelR A Fixture

    Very ambitious, you've definitely got the sculpting bug. Good start, looking forward to seeing more of this.
  20. WarhammerAdjacent Well-Known Member

    Morning all, I managed to start his tunic last night, I’m happy with the shape although the torso looks a touch long. I think I’m going to steer more towards the look the uniform was aiming for rather than the way it appears in the pictures.


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