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WIP Museum exhibition pieces -The Armistice Project

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, May 12, 2017.

  1. Nap A Fixture

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    Looking great Joe ...like the highs on the neck scarf

    Yours is going to be excellent ...looking forward to seeing the medal as that's particularly well done IMO

    Happy painting

    Nap
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  2. anstontyke A Fixture

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    Hi guys,
    just posted my first figure for the exhibit in the completed works forum.
    i am now going to do the other milmart one (au revoir)

    tony
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  3. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Greetings all,

    Here we go with a little update.

    I only have but this one book for reference. 20170601_104937 (360x640).jpg

    I've learned that there are different coats / jackets and of course that horizon blue varies greatly. There are also many variations of collar tabs.

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    I'll continue on the next post.
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  4. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Here we go....

    ....and there is this Poilu proudly wearing his Croix de Guerre. Notice that the dark blue finish on the buttons is largely worn off.

    20170601_104619 (360x640).jpg

    For inspiration I'll occasionally gander at this lovely print....

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    ....some guy asked me for a favor and he gave me this print. How cool is that!

    Of course for reference there is the internet, where I found this neat pic of a reenactor.

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    Anyway, for the horizon blue I used the following paints:
    Jo Sonja French Blue as the base color
    For the darks, Andrea 1st and 2d shadow from their blue set.
    To highlight I used Union Blue and Navy Grey also from Andrea.

    Here is where I'm currently at with our Poilu.

    20170601_110208 (360x640).jpg

    Until the next one,

    Joe
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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Joe

    That is one real nice print ...so many variations on horizon blue , like your version , very nicely painted .

    Nap
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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Guys
    Bit of an update from me after seeing Joe's lovely work here's my 2 at the moment

    Billy Bishop .....All based coated , a wash over the uniform , added the VC ( now has the miniature cross on the ribbon as well) ...eyes done ( wash of red now in !!)

    WIPs 009.jpg

    Poilu

    Uniform all done , might put a wash over depending how it looks later . , added the hooks to the straps/pouches top now , eyes also done .

    My uniform colour .....Wolf Gray from Army Painter base , shadows Reaper Bronne Blue with AP Uniform Grey , highs Base plus Reaper Ashen Blue , high highs ...this plus a tiny bit of Titanium White in Cobra Water Soluable Oils

    Also going to sculpt a bayonet leather webbing ( now completed !!) using the actual tbaynot top I took out after replacing the weapon with a bottle of wine !!

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    Happy painting

    Nap
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi

    Yes it's me again ..just a quick picture of the baynot webbing

    The baynot actually is removable ..but will be secured in after painting


    image.jpeg

    Here's it in position ...will look better painted !

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    And one of the clips on the straps

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    iPad pics here !

    Having a think about the pouches might do one in a cloth to add variety to the leather set

    Nap
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  8. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Looking good Joe.
    This is the site for WWI French uniforms.

    http://www.lesfrancaisaverdun-1916.fr/
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  9. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Love what you're doing too Kev.... keep up the good work. (y)
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  10. anstontyke A Fixture

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    great work joe and kev

    tony
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  11. Kevindunne Active Member

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    Great work guys...this should be a stunning display...
    Thanks...
  12. Joe55 A Fixture

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  13. Borek A Fixture

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    Hi guys. Great project and great work from all of you. I keep my fingers crossed and I will watch ...
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  14. anstontyke A Fixture

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    Hi Guys
    i have just posted my second offering in the completed forum. it is the milmart figure "Au Revoir"

    tony
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  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    some smashing pieces of work here,i've never painted a ww1 Frenchman,but I love those blue uniforms they were
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  16. anstontyke A Fixture

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    looks like you have set yourself up to join us now.

    tony
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  17. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Wow....Some impressive work here guys..........No, Tony.........Too much pressure makes me break out in hives,...and you wouldn't like me in hives....

    Wayne
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  18. Joe55 A Fixture

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    So what's keeping you? I for one would like to see your magic on one of these dudes :D!

    Joe
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  19. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Here we go with another little update.

    I worked on the pack and gear. Some more details and maybe some changes before its finished.

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    Picking out those hobnails on the boots was pretty tedious. I'm glad that part is over:hungover:!

    I finished the helmet and epoxied it to the head. To get a sheen on it I gave it a couple of coats of some watered down Future. I've decided to do the Croix de Guerre as the best for last :).

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  20. anstontyke A Fixture

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    very nice work joe

    tony

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