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

  1. 1969 A Fixture

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    Nice work so far Kev (y)
    Steve
  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Cheers Steve , hope your all safe and well

    Now all re basecoated after the additions

    Iffyvision pic .....

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    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    Like the nice dark shade on his BD blouse Kev, & you’ve nailed the beret colour too.
  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Chris

    Thanks these are just basecoats , the uniform has washes of burnt umber arm

    Currently have the veteran on bench working on flesh and then the blazer

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  5. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Looking good Kev..like the idea of the Cameronians cap badge & Tam O Shanter (y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  6. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    Basecoat or not, the khaki still looks a really good shade & with some highlights it’ll really pop.
    And as for the beret colour, Daphne du Maurier would have been proud of the shade of maroon you’ve mixed
    (I take it you know that story, being the encyclopaedia of background research that you are.....)
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Neil

    That's what I'm hoping for.....the maroon is interesting to try and get some resemblance .....

    Decided going to give him the Marrion shoulder arcs with Lt blue lettering

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    Also addibg a hint of the shoulder Pegasus patch below the arc

    Beret and badge ( ref below ) done now



    ..might revisit the beret later when uniform done

    Happy bench-time

    Stay safe

    Nap

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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi everybody

    Some update pics (click on them for larger images

    All badges done , ribbons , beret/badge ....still to finish off the rank on the epaulettes

    Currently working on the uniform

    Also added a rolled out base for the Pegasus badge on the rear

    Going to do the eyes looking towards his left so when I display at shows he will look at the Veteran ( pics here: https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/veteran-7th-lt-infantry-parachute-bn.229189/)

    Really enjoying this

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchhtime

    Stay safe

    Nap

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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    He's looking very good Nap.
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    Thanks Bob ...will look less scary with eyes !!

    Stay safe

    Nap
  11. Henk Well-Known Member

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    Excellent Nap. I like the addition of the lanyards, and I might borrow your idea of adding something to the back of the bust..
    I notice that you've gone the opposite from me, hiding the buttons and keeping the pleats :)

    Is it my eyes, or does the cap badge look a bit to big, and the wings a bit too short? I'm only mentioning it because I know you're a perfectionist and dont mind doing something over to get it right.

    You certainly have given me a benchmark to aim for with mine..

    Cheers
    Henk
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  12. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    Super work, Kev - especially the medal ribbons & shoulder titles.
  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Henk

    Feel free to put the lanyard on ..it adds a touch of colour

    Cap badge ...kept the size to the original but you coukd be right but in the flesh I am happy ...probably my pics !!

    Not sure about benchmark ...you haven't seen anything else yet ! ..lol


    Cheers Chris ....believe it or not the ribbon took over 1 & a 1/2 hours ! ...the shoulder titles ...a lot longer !!

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap

    STOP PRESS ...Had a look at the badge ...Henk's right ...so off it came !!!!...stay tuned
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    The work on that jacket is out of this world, very nice!!
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Daniel

    I have now finished the uniform .....badges look good now ...next up the neck scarf , then the flesh ...oh fogot got to esculent the badge !

    Finally the back will have the Pegasus patch painted

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  16. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Great job my friend, i still cant get over on how good that jacket look :)
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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Hi Daniel

    Thank you ...I can't get over your painting ...and converting either

    ......currently finished the shirt , lanyard , pistol cords and resculpted the badge ...working on the rank badges

    Beret next , badge and then scarf

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Folks

    Verbal update ....All finished less the fiesh and the badge on the back .....talking of that

    Details of this

    A winged horse with a man in a cloak and helmet holding aloft a spear, all in pale blue, on a dark maroon square.
    Label

    The image represents Bellerophon riding Pegasus.

    It was designed by Edward Seago, the landscape artist and had been suggested for use by Daphne du Maurier, the wife of Major-General F. A. M. 'Boy' Browning, Commander of 1st Airborne Division.

    The badge was worn by all Airborne troops, in conjunction with the "Airborne strip", a separate strip with "Airborne" in pale blue on a maroon ground,

    Here's a original from IWM

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    Images of left and right versions as badge worn facing forward

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    Going to do the badge next , then flesh ( eyes are also finished )

    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  19. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Looking good Kev, I like the tone of the khaki battledress & the details, I bet the "Parachute" on the shoulders made you swear a bit!
    Cheers
    Jim
  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina

    You have a medal for patience lol, keep up the great work!

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