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Completed Mr Harry Patch "The Last Tommy"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Mar 15, 2022.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi all

    Thought I'd start this WIP off as I am in medal mode..lol

    Of course it's the sculpt by Offo

    Here's the picture , a fine likeness for sure IMG_1439.JPG

    Thought I'd do something a bit different so I reworked the medals a bit ( still to add the laurel leaves on the LOH )

    I had to rework the collar on mine as well

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    Using these pics as references , painting will bring things out more !

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    Unsure what badge is above Miniatures on right lapel

    Found this on social media

    Modeller is Gary MacMillan
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    Nap
  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I look forward to your take on this Kev, good bust too.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Cheers Bob ..it is a nice piece no matter what medals he has on

    I wanted to have a small break from French Mary

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    should be a good'un
  5. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    should be a good'un
  6. Nap A Fixture

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    It will be hopefully ..yesterday I redid the LOH and the Belgium medals !

    It's a fine tribute piece

    Mounting on a base today all being well

    Nap
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  7. Banjer Well-Known Member

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    Following with interest Kev.

    In this image he is wearing a service veterans badge but I'm not sure it's the same one in your pic.

    Bill

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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Bill

    Thanks for picture , no I am certain it's not the veteran badge , noticed there's actually another badge below the Miniatures ..looks silvered with a crown

    There's a display at the DCLI museum on Bodmin

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    And this picture in the museum of Somerset

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    Couple more pics of the man

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    On his birthday

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    Enjoying a tipple ..

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    Nap
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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    It looks to be the RBL badge
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    Cheers Bob ...that is the RBL the round one above it is the one not sure about

    Nap
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  11. Banjer Well-Known Member

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    Kev,
    There is a Tomb of the unknown soldier badge but I don't think the wording placing is the same. I think it is of American origin.

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  12. Nap A Fixture

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    Brill ....that certainly looks like it might be very similar ....in this scale the overall impression will work

    Harry is based up and primed .......he might jump to the front before Prince Philip

    Nap
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi folks

    Harry has moved to the front ...sure HRH won't mind

    Couple of pics I am using

    Currently all base coated , shirt finished ,regimenal tie nearly done ✅, then I will start on the medals , then jkt , then head

    Stay tuned

    Nap


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  14. Nap A Fixture

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    If I might also dedicate this not only to Harry but also to HARRY BILLINGE from Cornwall a WW2 Veteran who passed away recently , amazing man

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    And YES it would make a great bust sculpt (Offo ?) ...his cheeky face , thumb up , array of medals as in 1st pic

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    Nap
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  15. Henk A Fixture

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    Which medal is this , lion looks Dutch But resolution doesn't show enough detail

    Henk

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  16. Nap A Fixture

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    From Wiki

    On 7 January 2008, Albert II, King of the Belgians, conferred upon Patch the award of Knight of the Order of Leopold.

    He received the award from Jean-Michel Veranneman de Watervliet, Belgium's Ambassador to the United Kingdom, at a ceremony in the Ambassador's residence in London, on 22 September 2008, which coincidentally was the 91st anniversary of the day he was wounded in action and three of his closest friends killed.


    The Belgium equivalent to LOH I believe..love the ribbon colour

    Nap

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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    Iffyvision presents

    Still working on tie .....defining pattern , eyes all done obviously will be better once flesh done , jlt basecoated in Vallejo Black Grey 862 ..will use the Scale 75 Acrylics on it

    Click on pics for larger images

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    All comments welcome

    Nap
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    Working my way round the badges and ribbons , poppy complete on lapel

    More references ....including Harry's WW1 medal awards document

    Stay tuned

    Nap

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  19. Henk A Fixture

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    Of course... Belgium uses a very similar lion rampant as the Netherlands. Makes sense aswel, seeing as the Dutch weren't really involved in WWI... doh...
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  20. Oda A Fixture

    One of the most inspiring projects I have ever seen.

    Oda.
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