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WIP French Mary from Nick Majerus

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Starting this up as I will be working on this alongside the bust of the late HRH Prince Philip here https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/hrh-the-late-prince-philip-duke-of-edinburgh.371805/

    Here is Nicks artwork on his version https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/french-mary-bust.352967/

    And my review here https://www.planetfigure.com/posts/1169260/

    For some background on the subject and uniform etc info look at the review

    Nick first announced this whilst in the process of a house move so all credit for his dedication ...link here: https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/coming-soon-french-mary-acw.312675/

    For a look at great videos with Cindy MacShane a ACW reenactor seen below go to this link https://uniongenerals.org/meet-the-generals/mary-tepe-french-mary/

    I reduced and reworked the strap/ shirt area .......art work shows white the actual picture of her has a darker possibly blue or red ..need to look into this more

    I reworked the hair after all she's just come out the battle line

    I also added and positioned the barrel strap which I will fit once painted ...will probably go for the coloured barrel of red, blue, white with graphics

    From a history site

    "The 114th Pennsylvania suffered light casualties at Fredericksburg, but at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863, it was decimated, losing 173 killed and wounded, among them 24 of 27 regimental officers.

    Marie was on the front line. Her “skirts were riddled with bullets” as she passed among the wounded dispensing water, Rauscher said. It was probably at Chancellorsville that an artillery shell shattered her original keg, which she replaced with a keg painted red, white and blue, with the image of an eagle at one end and “French Mary, 114th Pennsylvania” inscribed at the other."

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    Now based up ready for primer

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    Some ref pics

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    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Come on Nap, I want to see some paint on this, at least done for Bugle call
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  3. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Looks great so far! :)
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    What this year ? ..might be a bit WIP ...lol

    Look forward to it though ...just a small matter of a Chasseur and a HRH !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Nick hope I can do it credit

    Nap
  6. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    great subject Nap. I know you'll do it justice.
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Peter

    Thanks for your faith in me ! .......the female flesh ..........Oooooo

    Nap
  8. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Steady there young fella :D
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  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Very nice casting Kev.
    Thanks for your presentation.
    Keith
  10. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yeah, female flesh. I hear you.
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Nick sent me a couple of pics of versions at US shows , the 1st by NICK MAJERUS the 2nd painted by JACK MULDOON

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    I will go for a red shirted version ....mine is primed up and on the base all ready for basecoating and more

    Happy days

    Nap
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  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Looking very good Kevin
    Cheers
    Keith
  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    She looks very dark sprayed in Matt black ATM !

    Nice to have you looking in , hope alls well

    Nap
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  14. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    I like the 2nd painted version. Look forward to seeing your take on it.
  15. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Nap! Will keep watching your progress!
  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks for posting ...will be adding a tied ribbon ...hopefully under her chin

    Couple of pics from the FB page


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    Nap
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  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Impeccable info Kev.....as always.
    I must add that all of the ladies here look like that;
    Cheers
    Keith
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lucky you young man .hello and best wishe to all family including Harry the hound and new playmate

    Currently adding the ribbons ...lots of muttering ....how to do a bow !

    Looking forward to getting painting this , quite like the piping around shoulders as in pic

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Update

    Several attempts at ribbons , tried hanging at sides but wasn't happy with look so did one under the chin ....this wil be left off till the very end

    Also basecoated the entire bust !

    The subject of these ladies who dealt with so much prompted a lot of searching , looking at French ......lots of subjects and very interesting to read

    Couple of pics

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    And who would argue with them ..... IMG_0241.JPG

    Happy modelling one and all

    Nap

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