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New from Sarnia - another VC

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by PLG, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. PLG Active Member

    Hi all
    Here is the last release for 2019 - another holder of the VC, this time an earlier one; from the Crimean War. John Prettyjohns VC who was the first member of the Royal Marines to receive the VC.
    This is a portrait of him.

    Prettyjohns portrait.jpg
    These next 3 are of the bust:

    Pettyjohns VC front view.jpg Pettyjohns VC left side view.jpg Pettyjohns VC right side view.jpg

    while this last is of the detailed insignia on his left sleeve.

    Prettyjohns arm insignia.jpg
    the bust also included full painting details of his medals, which are (anti clockwise from the VC): VC; British Crimea Medal with clasps for Balaclava, Inkerman & Sebastapol; Turkish Crimea Medal; Long Service & Good conduct medal; Sardinian Crimea Medal: China Medal (1857) with clasp for Canton.
    (at that time VCs awarded to naval personnel had a blue ribbon, and as a Royal Marine he wore his VC with a blue medal). it is unusual to see a VC blue ribbon on a red jacket.

    it is available form my website for £20.00 plus postage.

    I welcome any feedback
    Jed, MCPWilk, Geoff Charman and 2 others like this.
  2. Joe55 A Fixture

    I can see Kevin all over this one:D!

    Nap and Geoff Charman like this.
  3. Barrie Harris Active Member

    Interesting choice , Good detailing on the uniform .
    Sure to paint up well, Yes Kevin will jump at him I' m sure (As above )(y)

    Nap and Geoff Charman like this.
  4. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Superbly done. Interesting how the medals were worn somewhat haphazardly at the time. I would have liked to see the arms with hands on the belt as in the illustration, which would have given us the full badge.

    Nap likes this.
  5. Nap A Fixture


    Hi Guys

    I will be jumping ...a little ? .......but got to get Crimbo presents for Mrs Nap first ....unfortunately she won't accept resin .........

    good to see a redcoated VC and with the blue ribbon as well

    got a few ideas on him .....agree with Mikes comments ref arms

    Possibly the shoulders look a bit too wide looking at the reference

    Thanks for sharing

  6. PLG Active Member

    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the supportive comments.

    The reason why I didn't include arms is becasue it turns it more into a half-figure than a traditional bust, but I see what you mean.

    Nap - there is one wrapped and ready.


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