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Completed German Kriegsmariner 1940

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Geoff Charman, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    I got this 1/9th Ellie's Miniatures bust from Nap's Xmas Garage sale the other week, it is one of those busts you wish you had got and never got around to it.

    After cleaning it up, my God isn't the resin hard, I had to use a grinding bit on my Dremel drill, I washed and primed him

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    So I shall start him in the next couple of days.

    Geoff
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  2. offo A Fixture

    I keep you fingers crossed Geoff . And I wish you a lot of fun. It's been a few years since I made this bust. And I am always pleased when he appears somewhere. And all good by 2020;)
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Geoff

    Didn't take you too long to get to this .....looks good prepped up

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks offo, I shall start painting him tomorrow, face/head first. I am pleased you will see him develop.

    I have painted quite a few of your nicely sculpted busts, they are a pleasure to paint.

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  5. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    I had him prepped up the day after he arrived but didn't prime him until a couple of days ago, very pleased with him, must just cut some ribbons from some thin lead sheet.

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  6. Ronaldo Well-Known Member

    I have this one submerged in the grey army
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  7. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    First paint applied, eyes and base colour on cap in acrylic then face in Artist's oils.

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    This will be left to dry so I will continue with the body part.

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Here we go again ...putting me to shame ...lol

    ..."Geoff the Flesh" is up and running

    Looking good as always my friend

    Happy New Year to you and Helen

    Nap
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  9. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks mate, I see you have been busy with a NEW YEAR SALE of busts, sadly there are non there that I want this time.:grumpy:

    Thanks for the "Geoff the Flesh", so pleased you got it right and not "Geoff in the Flesh":D, not a pretty sight.;)


    Happy New Year to you and Carole as well and come to that ALL on PF, hope you have a super evening if you are still awake which I doubt we shall be,
    us old codgers will be snoring away.:sleep:

    All best wishes for 2020.(y)

    Helen & Geoff
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  10. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Face well up to your usual high standard, Geoff. This particular old codger will be going up to bobos shortly too, even the dog isn’t that bothered about staying up to see the New Year in!

    All the best for 2020,
    Chris.
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  11. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thank you Chris, I tried to give him a weathered salt sea tanned look which I think has worked.

    Happy New Year

    Geoff
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  12. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Happy New Year to you All.

    First paint applied in 2020.

    Citadel Nuln Oil wash over cover on hat and tunic apart from the lighter blue area, then White Grey wash applied to hat cover and shirt and Signal Blue wash over tunic and trousers, German Grey over scarf.

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    That's it for today.

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  13. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Going to have to go steady with this one Geoff, or you’ll have finished him by 2nd of January!
    Seriously though, great effort & a colourful subject to start 2020 with.
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  14. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Chris, sorry mate other things got in the way in the last few days.

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  15. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    I managed to get some more done, I just have to fix the Tally ribbons to the rear of the cap once it the paint has dried fully and he will be done.

    But here is a pic of my progress at the moment.

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    Cheers
    Geoff
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  16. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    He is finished, pleased with him, just have to find room for him in the cabinets now.

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    Just waiting on postman now for the next one MJ Miniatures 1/9th bust of Erich Hartmann, fighter aces from El Greco, seems I have started a WW2 German stream.

    Bye for now
    Geoff
  17. Barrie Harris Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great painting Geoff . Find more room in cabinet ? just buy bigger house , bigger rooms , bigger cabinets :LOL: LOL
    Your the man now Geoff . Well done give yourself another pat on the back.

    Barrie(Newbee)
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Geoff

    That's come out well ..as expected , the lettering on the capband looks good

    Wouldn't mind seeing the display cabinets ......plenty of space in the living room ...just move sofa out !!

    Look forward to the Hartmann bust ...definately a WW2 run

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Another excellent finish Geoff - when I run out of space in the cabinet, I just sell the oldest ones on eBay!
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  20. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done Chris.
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