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WIP Malta Police Sergeant

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by rej, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Keeping a 15yr old PROMISE to the Best Sergeant I've ever had in my 25yrs as a boy in blue I've embarked on this project :)

    Making a Malta Police Sergeant from this Verlinden offering. It was sent to me by my great American buddy/brother... Joe Hudson with an extra head sans eye patch ;)

    I'm really enjoying this one as it will fill a 15yr old promise/itch to one of the best of them all from the "Old Guard" :)

    The caption will read "hands, out of pockets!" a phrase this Sarge used to point out a lot to one of my senior mates in the same shift :)
    Well I can affectionately say now "Those were the days"

    Anyway, I will post more pics asa I get some more conversion work done :)

    Some minor alterations to my "hastey/pre meditated short cuts" :(

    Instead of trying to eat my way around the resin pants (as I tried to do in the begining) I opted for the legs wire armeture, after pulling the boots out of the resin pants as you can see :)

    Legs were roughly "fleshed up" with MS to strenghten & solidify the armeture for things to come.....the pants :)

    Also reworked the cap & badge which was a bit on the big size (it is still but quite negligible) & now awaiting the new chin strap :)

    Hair & moustache also in place where I fleshed the cheeks just a bit before, for a more "Maltese" look :)

    Arms are also repositioned, where I used the lower part on the right arm while I reworked the upper part. The left arm was reworked completely on the usual wire armeture while using a hand from my spares box, which is also being "addressed" since the hand was "holding" something & is sitting uncomfortabley IMHO so palm & fingers will be anew soon.


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    Face & hands are READY !

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    Happy New Year to ALL Planeteers & your loved ones :)

    Ray ;)

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  2. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A brilliant conversion Ray and can see you're having fun doing this, will you be presenting it to him when it's finished. :cool::)

    Cheers Ken
  3. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice conversion.

    Mike
  4. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent Ray.
    Carl.:)
    1 people like this.
  5. mao A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Bellissima conversione!!!
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  6. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great stuff Ray
  7. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Super conversion Ray. Love the irony of the source figure.
    Cheers
    Derek
  8. Mike S. Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful job on an interesting subject. Cheers for posting this.(y)
  9. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
  10. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice my friend!! We need to catch up!(y)

    Joe
  11. Stonewall123 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    What a great conversion. I can't wait to see it finished. it will make a wonderful presentation piece.

    Stonewall123
  12. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Fantastic work Ray. Great conversion and paintjob.

    Xenofon
  13. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    You bet we need that buddy (y)

    Thanks to all of you or looking & above all for your kind comments, much appreciated :love:

    After I tweak a bit here & there on the hands, & tackling the blue shirt collar & black tie, its all down to a black uniform, so I'm opting for an airbrushed job after I mask off where appropriate :cautious:

    Ray ;)
  14. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice one Ray, that's a full on conversion & very well done
    Cheers
    Jimbo(y)
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ray,thats a superb converstion and a very interesting subject,looking through the pictures you make it look so easy,i love the trousers and the sharp pleats you have created as well,just out of interest are you in the same force / department as stephen malia?

    Brian :)
  16. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hi Brian & thanks for your kind comments (y)

    Yes yes I was in the same Malta Police Corps as Steve was, or rather we used to wear the same type of uniform as the sizes were different :ROFLMAO:

    Ray ;)
  17. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful conversion and WIP photos! This should be very helpful for those just starting out on converting figures.(y)

    All the best,
    Dan
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great conversion Ray .
    Painting is as always stunning.

    marc
  19. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Brilliant conversion, I'm anxious to see the completion (y)
  20. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Awesome conversion :):)

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