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WIP Grenadier of Golden Company Russian Palace Guard

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Cheers Dimitry ...great stuff ...

    Cheverons ...the same embroidery as the rifle belt ?

    Happy christmas

    Nap
  2. Gaudin A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Same as embroidered stripes in front and belts - it seems.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    It seems I have a couple of things to do then!

    Cheers D

    Nap
  4. Jazz A Fixture

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    I've seen this bust in the flesh and it is a stunning piece. The paintwork is excellent and the detail in the medals (Kevin's favourite bit) IMO is superb. Kevin always researches his subjects well. You only have to look at his reviews to see that. The bearskin may sit a bit high but speaking as an ex ordinary rank squaddie how many times have we been given kit that doesn't fit? I'm sure that happened then as well as now.
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys,

    Happy Christmas to everyone ....after a hectic day ..last minute panic as usual!!..got round to doing something on this again as suggested by Gaudin...

    the cheverons are all detailed....

    the red details are on both tassels and .....

    all the buttons have a representation of double headed Eagles on them......

    Dimitry I suggest sculpt them on before you set about this piece!...much muttering from me when painting ..but pleased with results.



    Will post better pics if I can move after the roasted Ostritch I think Carole is cooking ..there is only 3 of us!

    Wooden parts done on rifle , according to what I can find all the metal work is white metal with no brass ...so this will be next to do then it's the strap on the rifle and another one is done ,,,,,

    Off to loiter around the dishwasher now!

    Enjoy the festivities folks

    Nap

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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Damn good work, Nap!

    Cheers
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  7. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kev - you are beaten me to it - turned out beautifully!

    Hendryk
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the comments

    Martin...a compliment indeed from someone whose detail is renowned on PF

    Hendryk,

    Now I am looking forward to seeing yours hopefully some of the information that has come to light will help you ....now all I have to do is finish the rifle

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  9. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Looks great Nap. Cracking piece of work.

    Colin
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Colin,

    Msny thanks he will look a lot better in the finished version with the rifle ...I am very happy as your skill is something I have long admired .

    I will be painting tommorow!...can't get close enough to my workbench ...ate too much!

    Happy Christmas and have a relaxing Boxing Day and a great 2015

    Nap
  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi guys ,

    Finished the riffle and now fitted , here is a very quick picture of one view ...I will post better pictures in the completed figures forum ..the pic is a little waged out but hope you get the idea.

    Certainly a challenging bust ..oh and yes I did break the baynot ...twice!..all sorted now .

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  12. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Looks great Kevin....everything. And those have to be amongst your best medals ever.

    Colin
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Cheers Colin ,

    Only a quickie pic it should look better tommorow !....pleased with the medals have one or two more busts from Michael Mins and UEM in the firing line!

    Thanks for looking in

    Seasons greetings and all the best for 2015

    Nap
  14. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Fantastic job Kev (y)
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  15. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Nap, you are making a killer paint job here.
    I am just stunned looming at the facial expression you have achieved on this chap.
    Top notch.
    Regards
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  16. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi MM and Eludia ,

    Thanks for the comments .MM the facial expression is the sculpting ..I just slapped some paint on!!!!after reworking the moustache ....must admit I am pleased after it seemed to just suddenly all come together?

    All credit to Gaudin for the sculpting on this ..hope to see his gladiator soon ...yes I know not a medal anywhere!

    Thanks for looking in appreciate your time

    Nap
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  17. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina

    I have seen great sculpted pieces and not so great work on them, i believe the painter has the final touch to make a great face or a great disaster, yours deserves a gold.
    My compliments to the sculptor too.
    All the best
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  18. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

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    Hi NAp

    Green Jacket, are your sure ?

    I have pics - there is it blue !

    Hendryk
  19. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Hendryk,

    The uniform is a very dark green almost black ..Gaudin sent the colour references for the piece there are pics on the other posts .

    Best wishes

    Nap
  20. Gaudin A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    No, Hendryk, darkest green. In fact, black with a green wash will be best. Imagine a colour on a magpie wing.
    The picture you have ( I think ) - is a faded watercolour print or a badly scanned one. It is one that looked almost blue, I have seen it before.

    Nap, for you, when gladiator is out, I will do a chest full of medals. Just reseach what you want , LOL
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