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WIP General Rollet " Father of the Legion "

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

  1. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Kev

    Just been doing a bit of mixing. I reckon I would be happy with Vallejo Off White with Vallejo Green Ochre, and a dash of Vallejo Amaranth Red. This gives a faintly pinkish pale khaki. Check it out, it looks pretty close when painted onto a matt white base.

    Phil
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Phil

    Sounds a interesting option thanks for checking this out

    Just trying to decipher the mass of medals above the aguilette !!

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    It seems I have flipped ...kept looking at the sculpted medals in particular these 3 image.png

    Looking at the main picture you can see things are missing

    image.jpeg image.jpeg

    #1 No ribbon......I HAVE ADDED A RIBBON

    #2 Croix de Guerre TOE without medal .....I HAVE ADDED THE MEDAL OVER THE ROSETTE

    #3 Ribbon with rosette and a Croix de Guerre-style medal?.............I HAVE ADDED A PART RIBBON IN THE GAP TO THE RIGHT OF TOE

    Lots of muttering and holding my breath the details are now there .....painting will hopefully bring these out

    Still unsure what #2 is meant to represent with the rosette ?

    Happy days

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Well this is a challenging piece to say the least ! .....

    Completed and painted the TOE ( 2 palms ) ...

    Kept looking at the main reference here image.jpeg

    Close up which shows the War Cross with 7 palms with actual medal showing ...on the sculpt it isn't .......it is now ...sculpted the whole ribbon and medal..and palms plus star which shows on the picture here image.jpeg

    Wasn't 100% sure which one the sculpter meant to represent with the star next to aguilette ...so wanting to keep closer to the picture ...I replaced it with what will be the medal for Verdun

    I also added a bit more to the medal peeking out from under the aguilette

    image.jpeg - Verdun medal

    Reckon this will be the most complicated rework I have done !....so far !

    iffyvision pic...believe me all the details there in putty ! image.jpeg

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    MEDAL's & BLING ALL FINISHED

    I have basecoated the uniform colour with Reaper 9162 Diftwood Brown

    Looking at using with the base P3 Hammerfall Khaki and Jack Bone to build up highs etc

    Couple of iffypics before I start !

    image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  6. Cannonball A Fixture

    Certainly a labour of love on those medals Kev and well worth the effort. A certified expert as well in painting Keli lace!! Great job.

    Neal
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Your right there Neil ...I did rework a lot as in SBS so created more work but happy with resuit

    Will be painting uniform colour and then flesh and of course the beard !

    Looking forward to seeing what Phil ( Airkid ) does with his

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Verbal update ...been working on flesh this and the others ( Top Gun and Nungesser )

    Not much to show atm will do update once completed

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  9. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You really have been bitten by the medal painting bug Kevin.
    Very nice work, by the way.
    It certainly adds some colour to potentially drab uniforms.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Andrew

    Suppose you could say that !!!...plenty of others in line with a couple of bling you items !!!

    Will certainly make a talking point on a display

    This torso is in the cabinet waiting the head !!!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  11. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Kev

    Think my Rollet has just jumped up the queue a few places:LOL: This SBS will be invaluable so many thanks for all your efforts in posting it. Watch this space....

    Phil
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Good to hear Phil , glad it might be if some use to you , look forward to yours and watching that space

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  13. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Fantastic work on all those awards, Kev. I think this could be the most ambitious piece of medal painting you've ever done.
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  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Chris ..it's certainly got a lot !!! , as I said here there's a bit if a jumble on the medals with the sculptor going for a overall effect IMO ...that's why I did the rework on it ....it would have just bugged me if I hadn't !!!!

    I look forwzrd to Phils version ...no pressure mate !!!

    Nap
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  15. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Excellent work Kevin! And that on Mr Girault's shambles!

    Pierre
  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Couldn't have done it without your help my friend ....appreciate it

    Stay tuned !!...and safe

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    He is all finished , normally I paint with a bust built up ...wish I had done it here ...the head was a pain to get right , Indid adjust and sand a lot as well as dryfit prior but still did'nt want to go in ...but I am happier now

    Will do more pics soonest but for now .....iffyvision presents

    image.jpeg

    Thanks to all that posted here ...onto the next flesh to finish ....Top Gun Commander ...." Need for speed"

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/top-gun-school-commander.272302/

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    This looks superb Nap (y)
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Graham ...I was loosing it for a while with the head though ....Mrs Nap calmed me !! ...happy to see it in the display cabinet !

    Better pics will show it more ..hopefully !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  20. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Excellent job on a troublesome kit!

    Pierre

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