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WIP Officer in Mess Dress with Sarnia Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, May 29, 2019.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    While working on Sarnia's Bill Speakman VC I wondered what else I had from them ...so off to the cupboards I went and found this

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    Whilst perhaps not to everyone's choice I went searching in my library and found this book

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    .....looking through I found this

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    Looking around further I put together these for references

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    Now ..what shall I do ?

    Nap
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  2. Mookie Active Member

    Very interesting Nap.The luftwaffe mess dress is rather eyecatching.I know W.SS is a contentious subject but Peters bust lends itself to all kinds of Putty pushing and conversion.
    Nice work Winkle.
    Richard.
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    So I had in front of me the original bust of the SS Officer.....and a dremel !!

    You might notice that the head in these pics are different to the boxart .....big thanks to Jimbo who did this before I moved house last November !

    Dremel on ......I removed all till I just had a nice smooth basic mess dress shape as in original .....

    I sculpted the cords on the aguilettes after which I smooth talked MrsNap into doing some braiding with lead wire ......

    This was then put into position ....and additional cords were put into place using magisculpt

    I added the waistcoat as per original picture , building up each side after waiting for it' to dry fully

    Reworked the shirt front

    Reworked the epaulettes , ranking him up a bit !

    Replaced the eagle badge on right ..painting will bring details out more

    Added buttons and retaining chain ( these 2 buttons holding chain are actually larger as in picture )

    Also redid the eyebrows ...his not mine !!

    The horsemanship award and Iron cross were then added

    Above these are 3 medals with the ribbons as per German style they will be from L-R :

    4 years service ( with eagle )

    Commemorative medal with Prague clasp )

    Memel Commemorative medal

    Since the pics were taken I have replaced the medals with a slightly larger size and detailed tgem up painting will bring out details more

    Not the best pics ..sorry !

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  4. PLG Active Member

    Nap - nice conversion. Co-incidentally I have been working on a Luftwaffe version for possible release in the autumn. great mind thinking alike, or fools seldom differing??

    Peter
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  5. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Thanks for comment ...lets go with "great minds " ...lol

    Be interesting to see the version your working on , if you need any references let me know !

    Thanks for posting


    Nap
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  6. HansDig Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    Very nice. Where did you find this picture? There's a lot of interesting stuff in the background.
    Looks like the,late Bob Coleman collection.

    Attached Files:

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  7. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Hans

    Thanks for commenting , found that image via googling can't remember if it was Bob Colemans

    Nap
  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    Just because it's me thought I would post some more references

    I am going to do mine as a officer in Flak unit with red waffenfarbe ( edging to the epaulettes ) .....wonder how many comments at shows I will get saying it shoukd be yellow for Luftwaffe!!

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    This is another version from a Flght Instructors uniform ( "L" ) with 2 waistcoat options and with ribbons rather than full medals

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    Here's a few more great pics

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    Nap
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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    That's a very nice conversion Jimbo, I see Nap has the easy job. Lol
    This is looking very good Nap, following.
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Blooming heck he "just"stuck a head on and a bit if hair ......LOL .......did a rather good job though ....originally I was going for the SS version , and wanted a more rugged look but it will look good on this fella ......after I did the eyebrows again !

    As you say Mr Bob ...I had the easy part .......I wish !!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::)(y)
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  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    Currently basecoating after finishing Sarnia's Bill Speakman VC ( with new cap version ...pics to be done soon !!! )

    While I finish the base colours here's a great book and from it the difference in waistcoats and medal wearing

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    Nap
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  13. Cannonball A Fixture

    Another great project on the go Nap. Unusual and interesting subject and love the alterations you’ve made. Is it me or is there a hint of Rutger Hauer in that face?

    Neal
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  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi mate

    Thanks for commenting , the Sarnia is a good base to depict mess dress , as for the head yes think your right , a little bit!!...I blame Jimbo myself

    I reworked the lower forehead and eyebrows a bit as well as adding another button on each side of jkt

    Current position ...all primed and base coated , eyes done ....

    In line up after I have finished Elan13's DAK bust

    Stay tuned

    Nap
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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Will post update pics in next post .....but been running the gray matter about and thinkng ...Mmmmm....probably why we have had thunderstorms !! ...lol

    I want to do a Flak Artillery Officer .......so surely he would have the appropriate award as in these officers

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    Found these great pics as well ( it's a more senior rank but this has the badge I am on about being worn )

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    image.jpeg this is the award in question ....

    Yes..you've guessed it ....it's not on the bust atm ......it will be !

    Happy putty times

    Nap
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Update pictures ..less the Flak award !!!...bugger!!..LOL

    ALL basecoated , eyes done

    Really looking forward to painting this ...providing I stop getting others all ready ...I just love this hobby ...LOL .......

    The shelves are rather full of WIP's in various stages ......"DISCIPLINE Nap DISCIPLINE"....

    Here are the iffyvision pics

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    As always all comments are welcome

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  17. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Sobs SBS iffyvision pics of the badge being made ...more details will be added when painting....

    It's only about 9mm in height
    G

    1st..Oval shape laurel leaves
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    2nd ...Flak gun added
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    3rd....Swastika symbol added and a bit of lower oval added
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    4th...Eagle added (Final result)
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    Original ... image.jpeg

    Hopefully once painted it will bring out more details

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    same comment as on your femalee pilot bust - the irisses are a tad too large in my opinion. Otherwise, great work so far.
  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Cheers LH ...again appreciate your comments , looking at him they look a tiny bit over ...will try and take them back

    Here's a pictures of the award basecoated in black ...curtesy of iffyvision

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    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  20. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    I can't remember exactly where, but I read somewhere that humans are the only animal, where the irissesssss (too many essess) are about 1/3 to 1/5 of the visible surface or the eyeball. I use this as a guide: the whites combined have to have a surface that is slightly larger than the coloured parts (see, I am learning, I am avoiding all the essessess:D )
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