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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. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Kevin and Jimbo,

    Wow, what a great idea. Jim you have a done a great job in converting these busts and Kevin what a superb job you have made of that old air raid warden Really good. It is so nice to see some unsung heroes being portrayed for a change and the scenic base too adds a lot of interest. I especially like the small but very poignant dolly in the rubble.
    I really look forward to seeing how this project ends up.
    John (y)
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Don't worry mate at least you can sculpt..lol

    Nap
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers John

    As you say Jimbo did a great job converting the busts as well as a cracking bit of work on the base .

    Cheers for the comment about the Warden , the fireman is 75% completed

    I agree about the unsung heroes words being portrayed , I thought the doll added a little extra bit a of interest showing that children also were involved.

    I will post more pics when I can

    Painting Update ......Spent nearly 2 hours finishing the helmet badge off , neckcloth repainted and weathered , hair/ helmet/ strap etc all completed

    Uniform tommorow then the gasmask bag ..final check over then it's onto the lady ..

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    I am having a very productive session......

    Fireman is now finished , particularly pleased with him as I wanted it to look right not only as I know its something close to Jimbo's heart but also to all firemen past, present and future.

    The tunic was a very very dark blue/black ,the red tabs on the epaulettes denote a leading fireman as does the single band round the helmet .

    The badge is all freehand and it too a "little" while....NFS in the middle with this also on the buttons .

    Gas mask bag has the name Evans and a fire related number ( Jimbo's fire service actually) , the number is also under the helmet in red as in a reference .
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    Now doing the lady ......

    Really pleased with the face work , pics look a little washed out it looks a lot better ! , lips all done ...eyebrows to add , working on the Auburn hair now
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    More updates to follow.

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  5. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Kev
    The Fireman's come out really well,He looks right to me, nice & grubby and a cracking job on the helmet badge mate,I see you've painted him up as a London region going by the 34 on the helmet, looks good, the female starting to look good too, I just hope your not sat in front of a mirror with red lipstick on trying to model for yourself Ha!
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Jim,

    Wanted him to look grubby etc .......went for the "34" as the warden has Putney on his badge so will have to think of a suitable London area for the name badge on the lady

    As for the mirror and lipstick ..I would gave been but forgot to collect them from you .....

    Up date on the lady...

    Flesh and hair all finished

    All badges outlined ..details to be done

    Gasmask strap and lanyard as well as a solid basecoating for the uniform

    They look great together but with your base ..well I can't wait to see them in situ

    Nap
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Verbal update ...she is finished !!!! sorry got carried away ..off to see Jimbo and the base later , hope he likes them all together .

    The first aid badge was a late addition and the shoulder flashes only took about 1 and 1/2 hours each!

    Couple of quick iPad pics ..hot from the bench .......not the best!

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    Nap
  8. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Gentlemen this collaboation has been a joy to see

    Terrific stuff.

    Paul.
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Paul ...really looking forward to seeing them all together

    Plenty of ideas in my head for future "projects"

    Nap
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  10. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Calm down with the ideas Kevin.
    Firstly 'cos of poor old Jimbo, working his fingers to the bone like this....
    Secondly I shall ask nursey to 'up your medication'...it worked for me!.
    Paul
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  11. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Kev....Plenty of ideas in my head for future "projects" .....I've just moved house!.....To the Outer Hebrides! :whistle:
    You have done a cracking paint job on the young lady mate...Looking forward to seeing her & getting all three busts fixed onto the base.
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
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  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    These are looking top notch, great collaboration you two. Let see what else appears. (y)
    This is either Kentish town or Holborn, 1940. The officers being from 'E' div

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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks got the comment , spent the afternoon with Jimbo ...getting the busts onto the cracking base ...mind you I had to calm him down ...and they are now in place looking great , he also has done a bit more groundwork around the fxing posts ...should pick it up once he has done the new bits! ...then it's the doll for me

    Piccy to be taken and put in completed section. ...watch out folks

    Paul...leave nursey alone ..I need my medication

    Jimbo ...moved house eh ..Outer Hebrides ...well.......look out your window ..yes that's me waving!....

    Bob...there will be another collaboration ...inbetween biccies

    Thanks to everyone for looking in

    Nap
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  14. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice set of figures Kevin.
    Looking forward to seeing them come together on Jim's base.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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