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WIP Lt Nicholson VC

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 19, 2023.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Inbetween moving our house about after SWMBO decided to redesign everything in every room ! I have been grabbing a bit of benchtime

    The subject

    Flight Lieutenant James Nicolson VC, Royal Air Force

    Flight Lieutenant Nicolson was Fighter Command’s only VC in the Second World War. His decoration was awarded after an engagement with the enemy near Southampton on 16 August 1940, when his aircraft was hit by 4 cannon shells, 2 of which wounded him while another set fire to the gravity tank. When about to abandon his aircraft because of the flames in the cockpit, he sighted an enemy fighter. This he attacked and shot down, although as a result of staying with his aircraft he sustained serious burns to his hands, face and legs.

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    Using these as references

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    It's progressed well from this beginning ......currently detailing up helmet after looking at ref pic of his item


    Added straps and bits to jkt

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    Stay tuned

    Nap
    KenBoyle, DaddyO, dmcHobbes and 4 others like this.
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Piccy update on the piece ...lots done , torso finished ...working on helmet and goggles

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    Went for blue scarf

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    Wasn't keen so ....

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    Some WIP pics of head

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    Will work on helmet and goggles tonight .....hopefully ! ...and post new pics

    Thanks for looking in.

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. Kimmo A Fixture

    Good start Nap. Always keep meaning to pick this one up, along with some of the others on offer, never seems to be any extra in the fun jar when I get reminded...

    Kimmo
  4. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Amazing work..
    Nap likes this.
  5. Steve headley Active Member

    Nice work love the leather, your doing a great job keep it up .

    Steve
  6. WarhammerAdjacent New Member

    Loving the leather! That’s a lovely bust, looking great so far.
  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brilliant.......nuf said
  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers ...it's a oldie but great value .......think we all know when the " fun jar " is empty !

    Thank you


    Appreciate your comment ..it's a fun paint

    One day ....maybe mate ! ...thanks

    Reworked all the securing studs , nearly finished the goggles strap , goggles next ........can't wait to do the lens

    Stay tuned everyone

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  9. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent choice Nap.......Looking very good...

    Wayne
  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Wayne ...detailed up the helmet as I said in previous and repainted the goggle strap .....the lens looms ....

    Enjoying this

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  11. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Coming along nicely Nap.

    Malc
  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers ....knocked the right hand strap off the helmet .....doing well that's only 5 times now

    Good to have you look in

    Nap
  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Some Iffyvision pics

    Helmet all finished , not convinced ref goggles so any thoughts and suggestions welcome

    Right hand strap replaced and painted

    Working on flesh now

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  14. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent choice, Kevin, looks good!
  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Ski

    I've cleaned off the lens on goggles ...wasn't happy .......stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  16. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Trying to find out the name of a product for you to use on the goggles.
    All I know about it at the present is that its a white liquid that goes clear. Al though it may take more then one attempt.
    Get back to you as soon as I can

    Malc
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  17. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Here we go, it's Microscale's Micro Krystal Klear.
    Its available on Amazon.... when they're not on strike.

    Malc
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers for info ......might have some of that .......somewhere ...currently surrounded by reference books as we are moving the house about ...or rather I am ...Carole is supervising...lol

    Nap
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi to all

    Found the Kristal Klear ......cheers Malc , happier now with goggles.......knocked straps and replaced them ...for the 6th time

    Also did a bit of basecoating on a Harry Patch version ( will set up a proper thread when it's at the front of the line!! ). and did some reworking on the Queens Ranger from TFB

    IKEA delivery arrived ...no comment ....surrounded by empty boxes now !

    Iffyvision pics

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  20. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Ruck On, Kevin, looking great!

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