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Completed Gunnery Sgt Daly USMC

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 8, 2024.

  1. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    This is my next being worked on in between finishing the flesh on my other US Marine https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/us-marine.624947/

    Sculpted by Alan Ball originally for Regimental S4 ( owned by Nick Majerus )

    Bit of background on him :

    Born in 1873 later after USMC training he was sent to China in the Boxer Rebellion where he won the first of two Medals of Honor

    In 1911 while serving on the USS Springfield he put out fires from burning fuel which if left would have got to the ammunition magazines .....for this bravery he received several commendations

    In 1915 he served in Haiti , being captured ....he tunnelled his way out !

    Later in 1915 serving at Fort Liberte in Haiti he and 2 other marines led attacks against 400 of the enemy .....for this all 3 received the Medal of Honor......his SECOND !

    Serving in France in many battles including Belleau Wood , in which he received the Distinguished Service Cross , also being awarded but the French also the Medal Militaire , Cross de Guerre with Palms , the French Victory medal with 4 clasps

    After a long service of 30 years including in the reserve , he went on to do 17 years as a bank guard ...passing away in 1937

    Incredible man ....” Devil Dog “

    The sculpt is based on this image

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    146CDC9D-ABFA-4926-845C-6C6D3622EA52.jpeg His actual MOH 2ED215D3-A40A-4D33-A04D-8B420CDEE270.jpeg

    Some good books from Osprey on USMC

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    A previous version ( artist Ed user name eas6644 ...great painting )

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    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  2. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Some references for the cap

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    Currently building up the uniform colour

    Click on for larger images !

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    Will probably paint his eyes ( a gray from what I have read ) before finishing off the other marine’s flesh

    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Good start Nap, another nice choice of subject.

    Malc
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  4. NigelR A Fixture

    There's no stopping you! The details on this one look a bit better moulded than the last one. Good start btw.
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  5. Rob A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Another good looking bust, strong character in his face.
    Are white silk ribbons an option for the MoH? (as per the reference picture of his actual awards)
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Another fine bust mate, looking very nice. I assume the pics of the Medal of honour are museum pieces and have faded.
    Look forward to seeing more.
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  7. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    An interesting bust, something a little bit different too, looks good mate
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
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  8. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Looking good, Nap.
    Melanie
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  9. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Malc ...after this there's more medals !
    Gny must have been a amazing man to meet

    Got to grab every second at the bench ...lol ...this is certainly much better casting

    Hi Rob and Bob

    Thank you , it's a great face on him and should paint well

    As for the ribbons , Definately no white ribbon options the picture shows the faded originals as Bob said
    Cheers mate , it's quite a plain piece really but obviously the 2 MoH take the lead on him

    Thank you Mel , I presume your referring to the bust and not me .....LOL

    Thanks to everyone for looking in

    Appreciate your time

    Have a enjoyable time @ the bench

    Nap
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  10. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent, Kevin, Ruck On!
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  11. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    looking great ;) keep it up K

    Mario
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  12. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    I'm Ruckin' Sir

    Always my friend

    Nap
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  13. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice work Kevin, Nick will be happy with this one.


    Steve
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  14. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Steve , I hope so ....it’s so tempting to finish this uniform !

    Nap
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  15. Robert Jan de Wit PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great, another Marine.
    Good start!

    greets,
    RJ
  16. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Another interesting bust…..I love the simplicity of the pose and your painting brings it to life.
  17. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Robert , good to have you look in

    Thank you , the pose is classic and it's a great choice of subject ...hopefully will be brought to life more !

    VERBAL UPDATE

    Finished the uniform blue after a lot of various mixes , going to make the headwear slightly different in colour depth , then going to paint the MoH ribbons ....maybe !

    Interesting looking at refs there seems to be a variety in the light blue .....see below

    Once the ribbons done it's to the other Marines flesh I go

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  18. eppi Active Member

    Hi Nap,
    busts are way out of my confort zone but I have to say that I'm a bit jealous of the amount of details they have ... ;)
    Nice start and go on having fun! (y)
  19. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Eppi

    Legs are out of my comfort zone ......lol

    Thanks for looking in , good to have you looking in

    Nap
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  20. Briggsy A Fixture

    Very nice Kev, lots of character in this fella and a nice looking uniform to boot and an interesting individual by the sounds of it. Looking forward to more, though you may need to stock up on blue paint!

    Cheers Simon
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