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WIP Life miniatures WW1 letters from home

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jimbo, Aug 4, 2022 at 8:09 AM.

  1. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Another pair of legs added by me to this superb 1/10 bust from Life Miniatures,
    Many a time in the past on trips to London by train, I would leave the train via platform 1 at Paddington and always stop to admire the Bronze statue of a WW1 soldier deep in thought reading a letter from home, sculpted I believe by a WW1 British Officer post war named I think "Jagger" ( not the guy with the big lips from the Rolling Stones).
    When Life miniatures brought this bust out last year, which obviously is an almost exact copy of the Statue at Paddington Station, I just couldn't resist adding the legs to him, so I could have a miniature of the much admired Statue, that commemorates all the lost soldiers that were employees of the Great Western Railway who came by train into London, via the Great Western Line on their way to France/Belgium etc, during the Great War. The only addition to this figure that's different from the original statue is the SMLE Rifle resting on the ground, I continued with the sheep/ goat skin jacket being worn under the greatcoat as per the actual statue.
    I've not been doing much painting lately due to bit of a painters block, so for the past so many months I've been sculpting all my additions to a "few" of the half figures/busts, that I have been wanting to in my mind improve upon.
    Cheers
    Jim(y) Paddington.jpg Paddington 2.jpg Paddington 3.jpg thumbnail_20220804_132457.jpg
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  2. misfit151 A Fixture

    Blimey Jim you're on a roll with these.....looking ace. (y). Mike
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  3. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Thanks Mike, yeah been up to my neck in Milliput & magic sculpt! ;)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  4. Jimbo A Fixture

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    This is the actual statue in Paddington Station, sculpted by Charles Sargeant Jagger, as a memorial to the 2,500 employees of the Great Western Railway, who volunteered to fight but never returned from the Great War.
    Charles Sargeant Jagger (1885-1934) was commissioned into The Artist Rifles 1914 and later the Worcestershire Rgt, he served at Gallipoli and the Western Front through to 1918, he was wounded 3 times and awarded the Military Cross for Gallantry.
    Many of the Great War statues around London and other cities are his own work & design, he also carried out some civil sculptures too, such as the Statue of Sir Ernest Shackleton in London.

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  5. arj A Fixture

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    Another superb bust extension Jim.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  6. NigelR Member

    Nice work, and a very evocative figure. Lovely stuff.
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  7. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Thanks Andrew, hope you are well,
    cheers
    Jim(y)
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  8. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Many thanks Nigel
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
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  9. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

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    Now that’s a beautiful looking piece now mate!
    Thanks for sharing & look forward to seeing it painted up.
    Also got me thinking.
    MikeTheKiwi
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  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's an excellent use for legs mate and true to the sculpture.
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  11. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    A shame the legs were not present to start with! Very nicely done.

    Mike
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  12. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

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    Top shelf, as always..
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  13. custer760 Well-Known Member

    Brilliant sculpting Jim...love your work,you are very talented.
    Regards
    Pete
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  14. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Jimbo

    That's come out well , good on you , woukd love to see just how many you have " legged" up and waiting to
    paint

    Like the modelled blu tac .........LOL

    Hope we see the brushes swirling soon

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  15. 1969 A Fixture

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    That's a nice conversion Jim, like what you have done with the bust to convert to full figure.
    Cheers
    Steve
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  16. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Thanks Mike, glad you like it (y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  17. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Thanks Steve, glad you like him mate, hope all is well with you.(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  18. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Thanks Kev...( got loads legged up lol) hope all is ok with you
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
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  19. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Thanks Pete for your kind comments
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
  20. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Many thanks Warren, (y)
    Cheers
    Jim

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