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Completed "Flowers for the Fallen"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Feb 1, 2021.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Martin ...definately too kind ...and not true !!!!......I am happier now the bling is all done .....

    It's fun to see how our versions are looking , each having their own way of painting

    Repainted the uniform colour ...lot happier ...will post pic when buttons and chain painted ...tonight ...hopefully !!!

    Thinking of putting a different sleep gang onto the helmet ....any suggestions ?

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  2. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nap.....I think your progress looks very good. By chance do you have the hand and helmet pinned for easy removal so you can get a better perspective and visual as things come together......Just a thought.......Keep up the good work.

    Wayne
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Wayne

    Sorry not sure what you mean " for removal" ?

    The pieces will be pinned for fitting and using that for holding when painting

    Uniform repainted yesterday ..happy with it ....might look at flowers next like Martin is

    Nap
  4. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Plus 1.

    Cheers,
    Pedro.
  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Pedro

    Thank you ...currently letting the hanging helmet straps that I wanted to show fully dry before detailing them ...so going to look at the flowers

    Good to see you posting

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  6. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Sorry if I confused you Nap. I was pretty much speaking for myself meaning I like to be able to assemble some of the main parts temporarily
    as I am working because it helps me to visualize the finished piece.

    Wayne
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    It's easy to confuse me ..lol ..see what you meant ...normally I would build the whole piece up but with my coupke of changes its easier ....and safer like this !

    Decided to add a few more leaves to the flowers ...won't show too much but I know they are there !

    Stay safe

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  8. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great looking piece so far Nap........Without the helmet and hand, it looks like a soldier calling his mommy.....sorry..:)......I know...bad visual....

    Wayne:)
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Wayne , see what you mean ..you and your visuals ...lol ........quick test on fitting the right hand .....it doesn't ! ..,so going to be some careful sanding

    Working on the helmet straps with these references , might possibly hint at the actual linkng as well

    Stay tuned

    Nap





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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi all

    Verbal update on this ......buttons ( with a star ) painted , crucifix chain done

    Been pushing putty on the helmet straps ( several times after snapping them !!...now drying overnight

    Basecoating the flowers as well

    Also found another picture of the veteran ....good view of face

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  11. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Many apologies for not having commented on this so far Nap - I was sure I had. An ultra-Nap project with all those medals , and your usual meticulous research makes a great read. Looking very nice indeed.
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Not a problem whatsoever ..your having fun at the bench ...glad your enjoying this ....Martins version looks great

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  13. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Coming along nicely, both yours and Martins are excellent.
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  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Bob ..it's certainly challenging ..but getting there ....

    Finished detailing the inside of helmet up ....not sure why as its not going to shows ..still I know its there!! .....straps hanging adds a bit more interest ...iffyvision pics below !

    ...face today or maybe continue with flowers

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi to all

    Bit of verbal update
    ....primed the helmet , left to fully dry in garage ...went back to getting ...on floor ...straps snapped...luckily cleanly ...now repaired ..oh the joys!

    .....if they break again ..will put the strap up on the helmet .....still thinking about that ! ...all thoughts welcome !

    Began painting tge flowers starting with greenery ...all that's done now ...the actual flowers today ...all being well ...after careful sanding of the helmet straps

    ......off to the florists ...using Martins references ...but might put a bit of colour variation on the tulips , there's only 1 daffodil sculpted ...that I could find !

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    Happy benchtime all

    Nap
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  16. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Wow Nap. Your level of research and detailing is something else. Inspirational.
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  17. Old Pete Active Member

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    Scotland
    Why not make the straps from thin card or thick paper then they might not break so easily,you could harden the paper with super glue
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Pete

    Thanks for that idea ....definately a potential !

    Nap
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Been to the florist .....waiting for the carnations to arrive .........couple of iffy pics ..they look better in reality ...like me !

    Going for whites , pinks and maybe a red !

    All thoughts welcome

    Nap

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  20. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Not a subject you see very often on here, coming on very well now.
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