WIP General Rollet " Father of the Legion "

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    As I am currently prepping this up thought I would start the SBS off

    It is of course Paul Rollet .....a very much revered officer and very brave and very decorated , he is buried at the Legions headquarters

    Given the title " Father of the Legion " , he served a total of 41 years an amazing record

    The bust comes from Atelier and needless to say as I rather like painting medals ...seemed only right it shoukd appear on the bench ...

    Prep is very minimal and I will paint the head separate and join later

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    Here's some reference pics I will be using during this build

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    A generals kepi

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    Awards in next post !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Here we have the many awards depicted on the bust

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    Just a few!!

    Nap
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Currently the resin is unprimed comes in 2 pieces , head and torso

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    A mass of details as you can see here

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    Prep ....Removed the small excess resin from underneath the torso and the neck and rebuilt the top of the kepi here image.jpeg

    I might join the aguilette up ?

    I contacted Pierre a fountain of knowledge and asked his advice on the bust as I had doubts about the beard ......he said he thought it needed to be fuller and a little more shaped as in pictures ....almost like side whiskers are less prominant ...so looking at it

    I removed a section of the beard and rebuilt its shape with magisculpt ...since taking the last picture I have added a tiny bit more

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    Now going to get the torso based up and start thinking about the project ....along with a few more!

    I like to see other modellers versions as well

    The first by serge Dintroz and the other by Yvan Patricia (WIP)

    Both pictures from FB page

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    Box artwork by Stu Odel

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    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  4. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Dear me, you are a glutton for punishment!

    Those medals look a real joy to paint, they're so well reproduced.
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    That's one way of putting it ...lol

    Yes they are very well done and well cast as well ...so no putty pushing on them

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  6. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Another one of my long-time heroes comes to life (y) Great stuff, Kev, the beard looks much better after your tender care. Good luck with the decorations!
    A lovely tribute. :happy:

    Alan
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Alan ...it's a great subject and as I said well sculpted, appreciate the beard comments

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    That is just up your street Nap, lots of medals, ribbons and Orders plus all the bits on the Kepi.

    I shall be watching with interest.

    Geoff
  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Indeed Geoff , be silly not to really !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  10. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A challenge, to say the least. But, right up you alley.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Ken ....hopefully there will be light at the alley end !

    Just working on extending the aguilette

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  12. SUPER ANTO Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great job on this bust, Nap.... :) :).

    Only a comment..... the Spanish Military Medal Grand Cross sculpted on the bust is not correct. The cross sculpted is the used during General Franco's period (1936-1975), with lions and castles between the cross. This award was conceded to Rollet in 1920 and must be with royal crown and lises flowers instead lions and castles like the photo attached as info.
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thank you for the information ...always welcome comments

    Have you a picture of the correct one ?



    Nap
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  14. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    A whole lot of glittery so just right for you big guy (y)

    Liking the beard mods too. Should be good to see how this one shapes up.

    Cheers
    Leggy
  15. SUPER ANTO Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    The pic you've inserted of the medals is the correct one. Royal Military Medal Grand Cross
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  16. Oda A Fixture

    Great subject and documentation worthy of a professor.Will be following this.

    Oda.
  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Leggy

    Lots of glitter as you say , glad you like the beard ...."something to hang on to" ...in the words of Lord Flash .....lol

    I have joined the hanging aguilette will post a pic later

    Happy leggy stuff mate

    Busty

    Thank you for confirming I will paint as in the references

    Good to have you posting


    It is a great subject and lots to research as well

    Thanks for commenting

    Happy benchtime to all

    Nap
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Iffy vision piccy

    ...putty still drying !

    Nap

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  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    As old Taff said, the beard has improved and I look forward to your painting on this little beauty. Shame no legs.
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Bob .....I googled "legs" ....came up as unsuitable for a good lookng bloke ..,....so that's why no dangly bits

    Nap

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