WIP English Pikeman

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    This is the next on the bench

    Sculpted by Derek Holmes and cast in very limited numbers scale is about 250/300mm

    The master is now owned by a good friend Norman Otty

    Why this one l..saw Norman's version in a Historical Miniatures Magazine remembered I had it sat at the back of the shelf of shame !

    Here's the magazine pic image.jpeg

    Pics of the actual painted piece Norman sent me

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    The actual master

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    Currently he is all base coated up , might do to a Roundhead Regt as I like the orange sash but of course he could be painted as a Royalist as well

    Still to decide on coat colour ...all ideas welcome...sash colour is not fixed

    Using the Scalecolour tubed Artists acrylics for this ...like them so far

    Hat finished , eyes done

    Next flesh, teeth , hair, then coat, armour belt , sash

    ...well that's the plan!

    Here's the WIP pics

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    WIP 009.jpg


    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  2. DaddyO A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    He's a character Kev (Love the teeth):eek:
    Cheers
    Leggy
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  3. Scott Sheltz Active Member

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    United-States
    Coming along nicely! Eyes look great
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    He's an ugly bugger but your brush work will shine through. Nice work so far mate.
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Certainly is a character leggy ....don't think dental visits are on his list !

    Cheers Scott thanks for comment ref eyes

    Thanks Bob ..better looking than me !

    Thanks on all for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  6. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    That orange sash really pops Nap. Cool bust. I’m following your progress with interest.
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Just a basecoat Tony , still toying about making him a Royalist with red sash

    Been away from bench a bit ...SWMBO wanted to go socially distanced shopping ...the joys ...lol

    Nap
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  8. Wayneb A Fixture

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    United-States
    Socially distanced shopping???....That's what you call mental imaging...And that's usually handled by Mrs. Palmer and her five daughters.:happy: Looks like a fun piece to do and looks good so far. The "teef"..I mean toof... really adds to the character.
    Regards,
    Wayne
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    LOL!!! ....nice one Wayne ...good to have you post ...as you say full of character ...hope to get a bit more done on the flesh today

    Nap
  10. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Looking good Nap. Interesting piece with lots of character! (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Ken ...flesh is all done less the lips ........debating wether to give him a 5 o'clock shadow

    .....hair etc next then clothing ....still not decided wether Royalist or Roundhead for sash though !

    Appreciate your time

    Nap

    PS ...Next up will be a version of Nungesser from MMM which I was offered by a PF member....well chuffed ...cheers Peter ( Propblast )
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  12. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Ere!.. Kev!...Is he any relation to you?...;)Ha! Ha!
    All looking good so far mate, bit of a different subject for you though....will you be adding a string of medals? :whistle:
    Cheers
    Jim
    P.S. I see you managed to get hold of the Nungesser bust that you were after...nice one(y)
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi ya Jim

    Relation ...of course ...he's good looking ....had this for years and seeing Normans in that magazine pushed my brain cell ( note singular ) .....

    As much as I tried no medals although senior officers were sometime given medallions for their service

    Nungesser ...oh yes ...well happy ....basecoating now

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Bit of a update ...flesh all done .....sash was orange but wasn't happy with it so I've gone from a Roundhead to Royalist ....working on it now ...getting there

    All comments thoughts are welcome

    Couple of iffyvision pics



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    Thanks for lookng in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Couple more iffyvision pics

    Nearly finished armour , added stitching to collar

    He is now a Royalist!

    To do the hair , check over and onto Nungesser

    Off to help sort out Geoff Charmans modelling bits for his wife ....going to a litte hard

    Stay safe all

    Happy benchtime

    Nap


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  16. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The use of orange for Parliamentarian and red for Royalist sashes is a bit of a generalisation perpetrated by Victorian and Edwardian historians. In actual fact, both colours along with many others, were used by both sides, dependent on the whim of the Colonel who raised the regiment. For example, the local Royalist regiment, Bagots, raised at Blithfield Hall in Staffordshire, used pale blue sashes as a contrast to purple coats. So anything goes, really!(y)
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  17. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Nice work so far Nap. It's a strange sculpture, at first glance it seems to be quite bad (understand rugged, unsuccesful). In fact, on a detailed look, I've changed my mind - I think it's a very good character study. I'm quite curious how it will be completed in your submission ...

    Cheers Borek :)
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Borek

    Great to have you on board , I understand your initial thoughts but as you say a character .....I " should " have it finished very soon so will post pics ...much better ones !!!

    I am enjoying this despite the age ( of the sculpt not me...LOL )

    Question to you .....how would you have painted the armour

    Hope we see more from you my friend soon

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Steve

    Thanks for the post appreciate it , absolutely agree as you say both colours by both sides , Bagots woukd certainly make a colourful version not only of this but any appropriate ECW piece

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  20. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Hi Nap

    When it comes to armor, it's not quite good to ask me a question:( , I'm really just a sculptor, I'm fascinated by painting, and I'd like to try it once, but at the moment I'm completely out of knowledge in this field. I really like to look at the work of others, but I can't contribute myself.

    As for my presence here on the forum, it's hard. I now work 10 or 12, sometimes more hours a day. Sometimes I get to look at a few things here or on FB, but it takes more freshness and concentration than I'm able to give at the moment.

    Unfortunately, I was forced to stop working in real sculpture altogether because I have long-term eye problems when working at close range, even through magnifying glass. These problems got worse a few months ago, so I stopped publishing the wip of my project " The Combat of the Thirty ". I had to completely switch to 3D sculpting because I have no problems looking at the monitor. But I have to learn to work with Zbrush, and also work, so I have so little time.

    However, it may be good news for you that I want to make the whole diorama "The Combat of the Thirty in 3D, I have already started, and hopefully I will soon get to publish WIP.

    To return to the topic, I look forward to completing this bust, and I wonder what it will look like in the end. Good luck and fun at work :)



    Cheers and stay safe

    Borek
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