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WIP "Heroes All" A WW2 tribute Trio of busts

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone ,

    This is the start of a big WIP ...the story goes like this :

    I went to Jimbo's a little while back to borrow biccies and have a paint day but also armed with the phrase " I have a great idea"......

    so I dragged the cowering Jimbo from the back of the shed he was hiding in and ......

    saying ......."I have some duplicate busts , and would like you to do a "bit" of putty pushing for me .......

    and stop that slobbering...lol ........So I thought can you sculpt me a Air Raid Warden a1.jpg ...Jimbo me old mucker buddy pal......

    using this as a base 1.jpg this is what he came up with ..he is a good lad eh

    Warden WIP.jpg


    Now then .....we were talking about our hobby saying how we enjoyed doing the "trio" of busts together so ....
    As James is a ex member of the Fire Service completing over 30 years service so my idea was also to have one of these brave fellows as well ....

    using this as a base 1a.jpg this will become a member of the WW2 brigade ...currently researching and WIP
    1.jpg
    Fear not I said to him ..have a cuppa and a biccie ........

    " How about adding a lady to the group"

    This was his thought !!!!!..... 1a.jpg

    This is the sort of lovely lady we will go for 1aaa.jpg

    ....so we are going for a member of the WRVS possibly with a mug of tea....... using this as the base 1aa.jpg like the fireman this is WIP

    Both will be updated when possible but we both have lots on but stay tuned it will be done

    All 3 will be based onto bomb damaged base work possibly with an Anderson shelter frontage th.jpg th (1).jpg
    th.jpg


    This will be our small tribute to the civilians that also gave so much (y)


    I love this hobby

    Nap
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  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Chief Warden Hodges, brings back memories. "Who do you think you are? Napoleon"
    This is going to be very interesting.
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A very interesting Dio, good on yer but what about the home guard.
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  5. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    That's in my melting pot as my grandfather was RSM of the Wilts HG ....best get ths one sorted first though!

    Nap
  6. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Bit of an update on the Warden , just the hand to do ...Jimbo is busy dremelling and puttying on the others , he has talked me round to having a female in a beret as in the illustration here ( these are the 3 subjects we will be working on rather than a WVS ( fear not I have a plan for a duo of ladies .....)
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    The medal ribbons are WW1 War medal , the Victory medal , and behind his hand the Mercantile War medal ( our warden was a Navy man in the Great war) I left off the 1915 star ribbon on the left as our man joined in 1916
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    All badges have the stitching done !!! and the helmet lines and "W" are all freehand

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

    PF 001.jpg PF 002.jpg PF 003.jpg PF 004.jpg PF 006.jpg PF 007.jpg PF 005.jpg

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  7. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    What a great idea, you guys are an inspiration. I'm looking forward to seeing this complete. Feel free to throw in some instructional pictures of the sculpting.
    Cheers,
    Scotty.
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    damn Nap, what a great subject.
    I follow ! :)
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  9. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Thanks for the comments glad you like him , the hand and wedding ring , together with the watch (@ 15:50 on the hands) all done so that's this one done .

    Scotty ...Sculpting is Jimbos domain ...I can barely deal with putting a magi sculpt button on! ...so he should see this and hopefully put some pics on ....he is probably covered in resin shavings as I type!...he's a good 'un

    MM ,

    It is a good subject and one of my better ideas in life!..lol .....really looking forward to seeing the fireman on my bench as Jimbo is ex fire service ...30+ years ...so this is a subject close to his heart .

    Stay tuned I will update as and when I can

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I love this kev,really great work (y)
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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Brian ...coming from such a talent that's good to hear ...all I am doing is slapping the paint on ..Jimbo is doing all the work really ...inbetween biccies of course .

    This will really come together when the other 2 particularly looking forward to that fireman .

    Thanks for popping by

    Nap
  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    He looks the bee's knee's Kev, really looks the part. Lovely painting. I can hear him saying " PUT THAT LIGHT OUT" :arghh:
    Carry on with the trio.
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  13. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Cheers Bob as soon as El Jimbo has finished his magic I will begin again with the next one !

    Stay tuned

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  14. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Really nice conversion from Jim, ace painting from you - the Dynamic Duo! Looks great, Kev - I've got a Bevin Boy bust roughed out somewhere, Ill have to have a rummage...(y)
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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Certainly is Steve , well worth using the originals ...it only costs me choccy hob nobs and a day or 2 of stimulating conversation !

    Bevin Boy ..sounds interesting

    Nap
  16. kiwi45 Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    Great idea and well executed, I love the idea of a multi-bust display, having done two myself I'm contemplating a third, I've only used two bust's for mine so will stay with that idea.
    watching intently...
    Les
  17. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Les,


    Thanks for the comment please do share your multi busts in the completed section be great to see what you do

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  18. ellie A Fixture

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  19. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Poor old Jimbo,

    All that hard work and you nick his biscuits too!

    Well done guys...the whole of Walmington will be proud of you........
    Well......at least from the novelty rock emporium to Timothy White's.

    Paul.
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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Been round annoying Jimbo and he has finished the 2 remaining busts here's a couple of quick iPad pictures

    Firstly the fireman ( decided to leave off the hose )

    image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Now for the young lady ...love the hairstyle James ...hers not yours!


    image.jpeg image.jpeg


    The fireman is first on the bench then the lady !

    Updates when I can ..keep watching

    Nap
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