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WIP Marcel Bigeard

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, May 5, 2020.

  1. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hi Nap,

    The aiguillette is for the Croix de guerre des théâtres d'opérations extérieures and is light blue and red.

    cheers,
    Pierre
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Pierre

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    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    As promised a couple of pics of the uniform virtually all painted ...except the medals etc !!!

    Currently have the zip painted as a white metal...got a feeling it might have been a more brassy colour ?

    I also reworked the beret ties at the back

    Still working on the colour a bit then onwards and upwards as they say !!!

    Click on pics for larger images if you wish !!!

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap

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  4. Dr Bison Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Your feeling is correct, Nap - the zip should be in a brass colour.
    Apart from this, I really like what you've done so far. Following...

    Cheers
    Karl
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Karl ...brass it shall be !

    Thanks for confirming

    Nap
  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Thought I would add a couple of other paints of this bust for interest from French sites ,no other details on painters , always good to see other versions

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    Variations on the right hand medal on bottom row , I am going for the Lt blue one image.jpeg but will need to add the laurel leaves above medal and the bar ...no real issue

    Here is where I am atm ...worked on ribbons yesterday ...lots to do but starting to come together ( Iffyvision pic )

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    I also repainted the zip and did the buttons

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  7. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Very nice progress, the painting of the ribbons is clean and very well done, if I may come across as a non-painter. You are heading very well for the goal, great work so far.

    Cheers Borek :)
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Borek

    Thanks ..a long way to go yet though ......some are awkward to get at due to all the leaves and stars !

    Hopefully a couple more hours ..or more should finish the medal ribbons at least !

    Just redone the bottom right ribbon with putty ...to level surface !

    Happy sculpting

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  9. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    He's looking good Kev, plenty of medals to crack on being one of your strong points, it's a great sculpt of Bigeard himself(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Jimbo

    Plenty of medals as they say !! .........just one ribbon to do then it's the neck pieces , then actual medals

    Enjoying this one !..will post pics later ! ...SWMBO has things planned !

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice Nap, excellent painting and look at all those medals.
  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Bob

    Quick couple of Iffyvision pics ...... finished the small regimental badge and the star beneath on the right side as well

    Added the swords on the long ribboned one as they were missing

    Also reworked the 2 ribbons on the far right as well and then repainted

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    2 medals to go .... image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Day off today ...wedding anniversary !...she's a brave woman ....lol

    Happy benchtime one and all

    Nap
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Couple of Iffyvision pics

    Legion d'honneur compete , neck ribbons painted

    Going to relook at the uniform colour later

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    Then the bling on the neck orders

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    Also found another good reference book...signed !

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    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  14. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Awesome! Your perfectionism is amazing, I examined the colors on your ribbons and decorations, they are practically identical to the originals. Kudos!

    Cheers Borek :)
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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Your too kind my friend but thank you

    Might satin the ribbons ..not sure yet ..see how they look once all is done

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  16. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Beautifully accurate work on the medals Kev, & the signed reference book is an incredible find!
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thank you Chris just finished the last medal ...now onto the neck awards ...it's looking good !

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Finished all the bling on Colonel B .......next will be to repaint the uniform colour ...no not in camo then the rank and then the aguilette , beret , flesh

    Iffyvision pics

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap

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  19. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    He's looking good Kev..(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    I certainly am Jim

    Cheers

    Nap

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