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WIP Officer NZ Forest Rangers 1860c

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Belcher, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Ian.Appreciate your feed back. :happy:
  2. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks for your positive feed back :happy:
  3. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Richie,should have in finished in the next few days:happy:
    John.
  4. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Marc:happy:
  5. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Watford,I appreciate your kind words Sir:happy: I answer to your question on a possible release of privates being add to the range,it is yes. I have been talking with Andy Cairns the sculptor, and he is keen to extend the range with other ranks. A figure of your Great Great Grandfather sounds fantastic,would be a great tribute to him. I'm working on planes to do a figure of my Grandfather who served with The New Zealand Army in France in World War One.I have good photos of him and info on where he was wounded ,even the day.
    Regards,John:happy:
  6. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Smudger,should have him finished in the next few days:happy:
    John
  7. kiwi45 Active Member

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    John, this is coming along nicely, you've blended the blues well since I last saw this piece, hope to see him on the 30th.
    Les
  8. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Les, he is only about an hour away from completion. Will have him at your figure night:happy:
    Hope to post completed photos tomorrow.
    John
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  9. Watford PlanetFigure Supporter

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    John
    Many thanks for your reply to my posting. Looking forward to seeing the completed figure.

    I only recently found out my relative fought in the Maori Wars his medal is in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge so painting a figure will be the next best thing. A New Zealand chap on the Victorian War Forum posted the picture below. The chap next to the cook smoking a pipe looks just like my dad - spooky!! [IMG]
    Cheers
  10. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Great Photo:happy: . That could well be your Great Great Grandfather. I love these old photos.I have a big interest in this period. I am lucky to have a very good friend by the name of Tim Ryan, whom is a well noted historian here in New Zealand. Tim has many of these period photos in his collection and has supplied Osprey publications many photos and information over the years. Tim has also written and co-written several books, and been involved in TV and Movie as a technical adviser for this period in New Zealand's History.Thanks again for sharing this photo Watford.:happy:
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  11. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Have Added completed photos at beginning of thread.
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  12. Chris Mortimer Active Member

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    Wow. I don't have anything to say that everybody else hasn't already. Great job and I cant wait to see it in the flesh.
  13. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Hey Chris,Thanks mate.:happy:
  14. Watford PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Stunning paint work John, you are a master with those brushes, it makes my figure painting look like paint by numbers!
  15. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    I dig it John. Just did a New Zealand constabulary forces member from the same period. Fascinating time in history.
  16. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Watford,appreciate the kind words:happy:
    regards,John
  17. John Belcher A Fixture

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    Thanks Stephen,sure is a fascinating period in time. Was your figure a commercial casting or a conversion/ scratch built one Stephen.
  18. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Cheers John. It's a one-off. I'll post pics of it on the forum soon, but here's a quick preview of it in progress. [IMG]
  19. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    A very unique and interesting figure and an absolutely fantastic paintjob!
    Well done

    Cheers

    Colin
  20. Chris Mortimer Active Member

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    Very nice work so far. Love the smooth blending in the face. A few of the Osprey color plate in books of the period would make great figures. I've always love the 3 maori and the fallen soldier in the Enemies of Queen Victoria book.
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