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WIP McCudden VC to Ball VC ...too many pilots.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Get them thar medals & wings sculpted! ha!(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England


    And I suppose you think thats funny eh .....I go away to make YOU a cuppa and the "resin wrecker" visits ...


    so ....

    [IMG]

    Off to finish the tunic off then get them thar crosses started .....

    Nap
  3. Hawk_Uk PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Kevin,
    When doing the crosses and ribbons remember the picture of Albert Ball we used to create the bust from is an oddity in itself.
    As it is very unusual to have both the ribbons and the medals on at the same time. But this is clearly the way he was wearing them in the picture..
    Look forward to seeing the bust once you have re-added the detail.
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi John,

    Indeed you are right , very unusual to have both ribbons and medals as well at the same time , I will make more definition between them and bring the crosses onto the tunic ( mainly to stop my clumsy fingers breaking them..lol )

    The DSO ribbon is long as well , as in the picture

    I will put both busts together when at shows so wanted them same size medals ..visually better for me !

    Will post more when done

    Nap
  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Here's the reference pics I am using for the medals ..onwards we go



    1.jpg These are actually Mannocks medals ( I will leave off the bar on the MC!!)

    1a.jpg Russian Order of St George on the right of Albert's medals

    Painting will bring out the details more ..hopefully !!!


    and the wings

    1aaa.jpg


    Just for a bit of interest here is his grave cross 1.jpg

    and a memorial plaque at what is now Kings School formerly Grantham Grammer which he attended 1aa.jpg


    Albert Ball 1a.jpg


    Nap
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  6. Hawk,

    Nap and yourself have rekindled fond memories of playing Red Baron and Blue Max on the pc back in the early 90s. Truth be told, I liked the book it they came with more than the games. I agree completely with your analogy (canvas covered lawnmowers). These guys were mucho brave. Going to re-familiarize myself with some of the Aces and watch the BBC special you referenced. BTW, amazing work on all of your sculpts. Seems like all the cool figure stuff/stores are always on the other side of the pond!
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  7. Hey Nap,

    Going to look in my closet this weekend. I might have this or something very similar. My mom had this patch mixed in with her mementos...I never knew what it was or where it came from. Going to try to track it down and post a picture.

    Thanks,
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Quick iPad piccy ( yes I know I am not a photographer ! ) update ....

    DSO with 2 bars done....except the central crown on the bars

    1 down , 2 to go plus wings

    Nap

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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Been working on McCudden's medals as well

    Still some highlighting to do on ribbons plus the mini cross on ribbon and rosette on DSO and MC and more on the tunic as well

    Ribbons ..I luv 'em!!

    Nap



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  10. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Amazing progress Kevin.
    Very good brush work my friend.
    All the very best
    Keith
  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England


    Thanks Keith for your comments I am particulary pleased with bottom centre the 1914 Star ribbon [IMG]

    Medal ribbons now highlighted , might relook at the MC colour , picture not the best ..it was late!!! so sorry about that

    Going to crack on with these today ...shopping permitting!!

    Nap
  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Update time

    iPad piccy again so sorry for that !

    And then there were 2....,

    .......MC done

    ...3 separate ribbons above the medals done

    Next up that Russian Order ..at least the cross is more angular !

    Then the wings ....

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap




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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Morning evaperyone ,

    iPad piccy

    And then there were 3 ...

    Order of St George done ..still to put central piece in and put 2 rosettes on the actual DSO ribbon

    Shape of wings done with stitching around it ..sad really eh!

    Will put the actual wings on ....after a large coffee

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  14. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Kev.
    Would I be right in saying in this era the medals would only be worn with the ribbons as shown. On highdays and holidays or photo shoots.
    It was my understanding that Medals were worn on No.1 Dress, Ribbons on No2 Dress etc.
    I know now days due to finance cuts some Units don't have what I call No 1 dress (tunics) and medals are worn over the ribbons so they are not
    noticed.
    But they are looking good whatever the reason.
    Mick
  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Update

    All finished , but difficult to see but yes ....

    The RFC surrounded by a laurel is there with the details also on the wings ...painting will bring this out even more ...

    The shine is vaseline!!!!

    Nap




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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Mick that's a good question its my thought that you are right having ribbons above the actual full medals for photo shoots , medal presentations etc

    I have seen No 1 dress ( Blues ) with just ribbons and with just medals ...certainly an interesting thing ...sure there is something in Kings ( as it was then) and Queens dress regs now

    Thanks for the comment about the rework

    Nap
  17. mick3272 A Fixture


    Kev, My Old dad was in 2nd CG. 38 to 78 He only ever wore his medals on his tunic, and ribbons on his blues and khaki . I never recall seeing him with his medals worn on Blues etc. But in recent years I have seen Medals worn with Khaki. Things they are a changing.
    Mick
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Update!

    Kept looking at the Cross of St George comparing with picture of Albert ....it was too high up about 5mm......so ....

    Off it came !

    Now in same position in relation to the MC cross!

    Nap

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  19. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hey Kev,
    I've been quietly wayching this one through the phases of running out of biccies and late night big coffee.....

    Well done so far mate looks spot on.

    Paul.
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England


    I suppose you think thats funny ...running out of biccies

    glad you approve ...might get a bit of colour on him tomorrow

    Hope all is well

    Nap

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