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WIP Critique My First Scratch Built Head- Gsm Billy Mott

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Wings5797, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Keith,
    You get a big thumbs up from the monkey brigade.
    monkey thumbs up.jpg
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  2. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    Must be fancy dress, My memories of the Regimental Sgt Major during my time at the Guards Depot recall an immaculate CG WO1 Gibson. Unlike the hobbit above.
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  3. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Keith you've got to be well pleased with this. Smashing job and a very good likeness (y)
    Cheers
    Derek
  4. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Defo a wanabe! RSM of the Depot was a Taff when I was there. Looked good from a distance because you didn't want him anywhere near!.
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  5. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Figure looks good, if you do decide to have a go at the "fried egg" on his arm remember that Billy Mott as GSM London District has been given the old chevron badge.

    Martin

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  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hi Richie and Del,

    Many thanks guys. It’s nice to get the thumbs up from people I respect on PF…..plus the odd monkey here and there.

    I am just painting the lace on the collar in the NMM style. This seems to be the in style, I thought “Gang-Nam Style” was en vogue at the moment. Either way it is still a pig to do, all those little s’. I will post it when it’s done ....if my sanity holds out.

    Thanks again Chaps.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hello Martin,
    Thanks for taking the time to look in and comment, much appreciated Mate.
    Thanks for the detailed picture.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Sitting looking at this bust not too happy so......
    Reworking GSM rtd Billy Mott OBE MVO.
    New sculpts.....Beefed up neck, New broader shoulders, Sgt. Sash and new higher detail buttons and medals. All are sculpted with Milliput standard

    All the very best
    Keith

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  9. prhayes68 Active Member

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    United-States
    Hi Keith,

    I love the detail you've got on this particularly the buttons. Before you go too much further on the medals the positions for the MSM and the LS and GC have been flipped. The LS and GC should be the last one.

    Pete
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  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    You have done a superb job on this bust, every thing about him is very good.
    I'm shaking in my boot's now just looking at him and I was not a Guardsman. (Line regiment but drilled by RSM Brittain GG in in 1971)
    Regards
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  11. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Court mounted medals are stitched to a single buckram board, bottom picture, and after five (I think) they start to overlap. It makes it much smoother, and easier for you i hope.
    All the best.

    images.jpeg Medals (25).jpg
  12. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Looking good, a bit more green on the forage cap. It's hard to find a photo that shows of the colour but this ones good (on my monitor anyway :) )

    Martin

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  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hi Pete,
    Thanks for highlighting that Mate. Luckily they are not fixed yet.
    Hope all is well with you.
    Keith
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  14. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Most kind Bob. Many thanks.
    I think that if you survived RSM Britain you could cope with the lovable Billy Mott.

    [IMG]
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  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Thanks for that Martin.
    My PC must be the same. everything I looked at looks grey.......at first I thought it was all just plane black.
    Good info
    Cheers
    Keith
  16. prhayes68 Active Member

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    United-States
    All is well thanks. We moved house a couple of months and I've finally unpacked the paints. I've just started priming one of the old Grieve figures now available from CGS. It's the drummer from the 15th Foot in 1775 (not a Guardsman!!!!!!). I'll be experimenting with some of the techniques you used with acrylics. It's a yellow tunic too so that could present some challenges!

    Pete
  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Yes I know the figure you a talking about.
    It was my good friend Paul Blaber that painted the one for David Grieve that is on the CGS site.
    It is a good piece and some tricky elements on the drum but nothing that you will not be able to master Pete.
    Strange as it may seam that yellow/mustard is my favorite colour to paint.
    I am pleased that the move went well and more importantly found the paints.
    Keep me posted on your progress and don't hesitate to call if I can help.
    Keith
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  18. martin tabony Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    The Walter Mitty hunters club are on to him! :)

    Martin
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  19. prhayes68 Active Member

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    United-States
    I printed out the picture of Paul's work from the CGS site to use as a reference. At least the details on the drum are etched on - that makes life a bit easier. Many thanks for offer of help. Sorry to hijack your thread!

    Pete
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  20. prhayes68 Active Member

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    United-States
    He's got his medal ribbons in the wrong order!!!!!!

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