Lt Col Frost DSO, MC

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Found this in a box from Mitches it is of course Lt Col John Frost DSO MC, the commanding officer of 2nd Parachute Bn , 1st Parachute Brigade, 1st Airborne Division

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    So thought I would run this alongside the Veteran which is nearing completion

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/veteran.200891/

    Did a bit of work on him :
    • Modified battle dress
    • Removed gorget tabs on collar
    • Replaced the rank badges on epaulettes
    • Replaced the ribbons
    • Replaced the capbadge , I will detail this up fully when painting
    • Built up the neckscarf as there was a gap when fitted
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    The Bruneval raid was the second time the fledgling British parachute regiment with Frost's C Company They met stiff opposition but succeeded in stealing the component as well as capturing a German radar technician. The action resulted in the then Major Frost being awarded the Miltary Cross

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    The battalion carried on fighting with the British 1st Army through to Tunis. For his involvement in this action he was awarded his first Distinguished Service Order


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    He was awarded a Bar to his DSO on 20 September 1945 for his leadership at Arnhem.
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    Since taking the pictures I have added the capbadge

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    Couple of references

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    The Pegasus badge will be painted on the rear of the bust
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    I will replace the red backing with lt blue as per the shoulder titles ( now faded in this original clcloth with printed version)

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    other versions were worn (felt with backing )

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    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Stay Safe

    Nap
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  2. Borek A Fixture

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    Hi Nap

    Well done preparation and, as always, perfect background. Keep it up :)


    Cheers Borek :)
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  3. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi Kev - Ive got some 1/9 scale Airborne Divisional badge decals, if you want some...?(y)
  4. Sylvanus PlanetFigure Supporter

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    It certain did not merit the Gorget, only worn, in red, by Staff Officers Colonel and above! Officer Cadets had them in white!
    A nice Major Caine, VC , Glider Landing Brigades, Staffords available from Sarnia!
    Then there were the Free Polish!
  5. Oda A Fixture

    Excellent work so far and as usual top class documentation and ref.

    Oda.
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Borek

    Thanks for commenting appreciate your time , prep wasn't too much , took off pockets , badges and replaced ...hopefully they will look okay painted ! .....would have extended the arms but not got your skill with putty !

    Hi Steve ,

    The one on the back will be 2.5cm square , the arms aren't long enough for a div badge , might get away with hinting the very top , as they were sometimes worn fairly close to the shoulder arc

    Appreciate your offer and thanks for commenting

    Hi Oda

    Thanks for commenting , got a thing for painting the red beret atm !!


    Happy benchtime all

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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  8. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    England
    Nice project Kev, will be following with interest - especially as I had the privilege of meeting both the man himself, & Sir John Hackett in 1989.
  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Chris

    It is a nice project , and WOW what a privilege to meet them both

    Thanks for looking in

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Everyone

    Quick picture update

    All primed

    Uniform ...Vallejo English Uniform

    Shirt ...Uniform + AP Monster Brown + NVallejo French Tanker

    Scarf ...Andrea Napoleonic Green

    Beret and Back square ...Andrea Reddish Brown

    Insignia ...AP DeepBlue + Vallejo Matt White

    Flesh ...Vallejo Brown Sand

    All painted over a Matt black spray

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    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very nice Nap.
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  12. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looks like another winner Nap! Impeccable research as always. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  13. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    England
    Excellent start, Kev. I like the idea of painting the Pegasus flash on the reverse of the bust, nice idea.
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  14. Bootneck Well-Known Member

    Hi Nap.
    Beautiful work as always. Credit to you.
    Interested in your choice of paints, a change from your usual water soluble oils.
    Stay safe.
    Peter.
  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thank you Bob appreciate your comment , just finishing the flesh on the Veteran so this will be next

    Not sure about a winner ..lol but thanks for the comment ...I will add a thin yellow lanyard for 2 Para Bn(as in the Osprey book ..will add a little more interest ) and maybe a pistol cord around neck under collar ...see pic from book

    Thanks for posting stay safe


    Hi Chris ....thank you ...the back seemed like a good idea ...at the time !! ....stay watching and stay safe

    Hi Peter

    Great to have you posting on this ..fear not I have used WSO as well on the initial shadows

    Stay safe

    Happy bench-time to all

    Nap

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    in this he wears the Balmoral cap and the Cameronians cap badge
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi

    Always nice to see other versions ..this is by Alan Hauseman from the West Middlesex Model Club

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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    After being locked in a dark room for hours for missing off a ribbon I have added what will be the 1939-45 star ( issued from 8/7/ 43)
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  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi mate

    Nice to have you posting on this

    Verbal update ...ribbons now sorted , pistol and lanyard cords in place ( used twisted wire and putty ) will let it all go off then re base paint

    Also now have a better surface for the back using thin rolled out putty , I will take this off once dry and paint off then reattach ....that's the master plan at least

    Iffyvision pic before repainting

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    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  19. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    He would have looked nice in a tam ó shanter:happy:
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    In agree there ...the badge is great

    Nap

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