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WIP Japanese Vice Admiral

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Had this in the GA for nearly 4 years , sculpted by Fex in 2014

    Vice Admiral Takijiro Onishi

    The uniform is very dark blue almost black with black edging around collar and down middle front so ....

    The medals and awards are the only flash of colour together with rank on caller and cap badge

    Finished the medal ribbons , the neck awards and the star , next the actual medals and the campaign bars on 2 of the ribbons .

    Working on the uniform colour ..tempting to go more blue but will get there

    Pics not great as its really lousy weather so used iPad

    This is what it looked like before I got my hands on it.....

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    Cue the iffy pics ...they look so much better looking at them now !

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    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  2. Oda A Fixture

    A very interesting subject indeed.It looks like a very good sculpt too.An almost black hue of a blue is very tricky to achieve.I will follow with interest.

    Oda.
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Following with interest Nap. Looks a challenge.
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for posting

    Oda ..your right it's very tricky to get the blue/black ....I have started but stopped for a break to do ribbons !! ...relaxing !

    ....I want the noticeable contrast with the collar and front lace as well ...this is black silk !

    Bob....as you say mate a challenge .....shopping with SWMBO is almost therapeutic....lol

    Hope you both are well

    Nap
  5. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Thought I would post pics of the medal refs before I paint the medals themselves , plus a couple of excellent books

    Nap

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  6. Perseas Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Excellent work so far Nap, the ribbons are fantastic! Fex did amazing work with the medals!
    Waiting for your next post..
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  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Nice counterpart to my Russian Admiral Aleksejev, Nap!

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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
  9. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    First year at yours, next year in mine...

    Cheers
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Verbal update ....medals all done , uniform all done ....

    Fleshwork next !

    Still toying with doing the white sumner cap cover ??

    Couple of reference pics ( not the Admiral's ! ) I have around me .....

    an original cap ....

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    original rank marking

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    Nap
  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi guys

    Iffy pic and medals overload ......

    Worked on uniform a little more as well

    Still thinking about the white cap top ??

    Nap

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