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From the depths of the cupboard appears .......

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Now you all know I like my busts ....well after having aclean up I found this a while back , it mut be at least 20 yeras old possibly Monarch or Mitre Miniatures ..unsure who sculpted it either , about 60mm scale

    So its a full figure (stands back in amazement with mouth wide open) ...a bit of a diversion ...of a Scots Grey Officer 1815 ..its undeniable that sculpting has so improved since this ..but hey I enjoyed doing it ......


    SG 1.jpg SG 2.jpg SG 3.jpg SG 4.jpg

    Still to be based up ..not sure how I will go with it

    Off to paint a bust ..forgive me for I have sinned

    Nap
  2. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Nice Kev and an unusual figure.

    Keith
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  3. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    There's something quite appealing about these old school figures.
    Very nicely done Kev.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  4. red tom Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think you will find that it is Thistle Miniatures sculpted by John Barber.
    Tom
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  5. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Guys for the comments

    Tom ,
    Thought it was something Scottish ....now sadly gone as with many

    Del ,
    I agree about something nice about the "old school" Figures..always liked the Phoenix range as well

    Keith ,

    Thanks mate ..liied your RN chappie

    Nap
  6. Franckythefrench Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Hi Nap,

    very nice
  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Kevin,
    A great little figure and it's good to see a few coming up on pF lately. He looks really good in his evening attire and its great that you can still paint legs,
    Jimbo will be pleased.
    Without knowing hay from a bulls foot can I ask the font of all knowledge one question...I thought that the worming around the bonnet was yellow on black/dark blue. Do you know when the colour changed from red?
    Cheers Mate and speak soon,
    Keith
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  8. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks good Kev....I'm still in shock as you've painted a full figure!(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  9. swralph A Fixture

    nice paintwork(y)
  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice Kev,what a great pose this figure has,love the red and blue of the tunic and the whites are very nice as well,i hope you choose a little stting for him (y)
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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Keith ,

    Thanks for all the comments ..ref the cap I used a black and white pencil drawing 000f6a1e_medium.jpg from the book quoted below

    In the Almark publication No 8 (Union Brigade (Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars series by Bryan Fosten) th.jpg it states on page 106 :

    "Caps were soft blue cloth bonnets with bands of the jacket colour with a fluffy red pom-pom on the top.
    In the case of the Greys the red bands were decorated with white zigzag"

    but he is an officer ..possibly a bit dandyish

    ..I will try and find out more .

    Nap

    PS ..Yes it does say 55p on the cover !!!!
  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Keith ,

    I presume you are talking of this : [IMG]

    There is a sealed pattern in the IWM datd 1923 (with white zig zags) ..before any amalgmations

    Nap
  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Kevin,
    This D F Grieve figure was what I had in mind but I think that you may be right on the pre amalgamations

    Scots Grey officer.jpg

    Cheers,
    Keith
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  14. red tom Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Zig zag was white for the Greys, only became yellow on amalgamation with 3 Carabiniers.
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  15. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    That's a real gem Kev. Lets see what you will come up with the basing.!!!

    Xenofon
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