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Kettle Drummer 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Gds 1884 with Drums

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mick3272, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. mick3272 A Fixture


    I would like to share this W I P of my Kettle Drummer 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Grd. 1884 with Kettle Drums & Banners.
    The Bust is a 1/9th Scale .
    Sculpt By Palo Offo Ovecka
    Produced by Mick's Mick's Miniatures.
    I would like to make this very clear the this is not a review but a WIP of the bust, Just to say what you see is what you will get.
    Picture 1.
    The Kettle Drum Banner in all its glory.

    Picture 2.
    Shipping Box and packaging.

    Picture 3-6.
    The torso Front,back, sides left & right

    Picture 7 - 9.
    Helmet Front, side & rear.

    Picture 10 - 11.
    The Arms front & rear. Note the kit is supplied with two (2) left arms to give the choice of playing positions.

    Picture 12.
    This shows what I call the contraption to mount the Drums to the Bust. This you can take or leave if you have a better idea. also the six little drum feet.

    Picture 13 - 14
    Left & Right hands both front & back along with Drum sticks.

    Pictures 15-16
    Both Top and side of the kettle drum and Front & rear of the drum banners.



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    Next job is to tidy up the bits, wash, build as much as possible ( thinking Head,torso,arms,hands, and contraption.) and undercoat.
    More to follow.
    Any questions or advice please chip in.
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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Looking forward to you working your magic on this one Mick.
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  3. grasshopper A Fixture

    Thank you Mick..your distinction from a review is spot on..obviously you are a proud parent so to speak, which conflicts strict review, but your photos tell as much as any review about the piece..

    For what it’s worth, as an international buyer of Micks line, he stands behind his product and is dogged in seeing the customer get his or her pieces notwithstanding the best efforts of the mails to confound things
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  4. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Bob
    Magic is only an illusion, But we will do our best
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  5. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks John.
    It all comes to them that waits ;) & you did wait mate.
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  6. mick3272 A Fixture

    Just a small update. Bust cleaned up off casting blocks etc, fits very well if I say so myself.
    Fixed as shown awaiting undercoat in the morning.

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    Thanks for looking
    Feel free to chip in.
  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Looking better and better every time I see your photos of him Mlck.
    Can hardly wait to see him with paint.
    Good work from everyone who had an input to it.
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  8. grasshopper A Fixture

    The arms are still awkward to my eyes..but it’s a real challenge to animate busts, and as you and I ave discussed off line, you gave Pavel a certain brief for the series...i guess the holy grail would be a full body, full horse version..but boy, would that be a big hunk of resin!

    rather a scale model with the bits and bobs, but looks well thought thru so it builds in manageable way for painting.

    Hope I am coming across as critique not criticism ...
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  9. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Keith.
    My photographic skills are getting better.:D
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  10. mick3272 A Fixture

    Not much done today as the weather has been to nice to be at the bench.
    I have primed the whole Bust and made a start on the helmet.

    The Helmet Information.
    Below gives information about the make up of the helmet design. Badge and Plume details.
    Thanks to Bruce Bassett-Powell @ Uniformology.

    I have started to block the helmet out in the base colours. All Vallejo acrylics.
    As this is a Dragoon Guard The helmet would be of Brass with a Silver helmet plate, Black leather pad behind the silver figure 4.
    The Plume for a kettle Drummer prior to 1885 would be Black over White. After 1885 it would be White as per the rest of the Regiment.

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  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Super reference material Mick.
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  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    So good I posted it twice Mick.
    Keith :rolleyes:
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  13. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Keith.
    But the credit should go to Bruce of Uniformology. http://www.uniformology.com/

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  14. mick3272 A Fixture

    Overcome with emotion :D:whistle:
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  15. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Happy to do some legs so that he looks in proportion standing at his drums!!

  16. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thank you for your offer Mike. Mick's Mick's is a series of bust's and will remain so at source. As I have said before if you wish to add legs to this or any other Bust when purchased feel free.
    Thanks again for your offer.
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  17. mick3272 A Fixture

    Slight up date.

    First coats of blocking out carried out. Mistake to attach the hands at this stage they do tend to get in the way.

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    Small amount of work on the Kettle Drums.
    1, The Drums have been primed and Blacked ready for the silvering.
    2 The Banners have been primed and base coats applied.

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  18. mick3272 A Fixture

    Dont know what happened to the first three pics
    Here they are again.
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  19. Graham A Fixture

    Really like the concept behind this, great to see something so different and it coming on really well. (y)
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  20. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Graham.
    Its already had one trip to the Dettol Bath.
    I want to get this and two others finished by Figure world.
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