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WIP "Pluck Yew" Agincourt Archer 1415

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Following on from a plea to get this piece and a great response from Kevin D as here: https://www.planetfigure.com/posts/1011510/

    Thanks Kevin

    This fellow is now on my bench....base coated

    Still might put a retinue badge on once I can source one ..english or welsh badge ?

    I did post and had a response but a little unsure ...but thanks to arj and others for their response as here:

    https://www.planetfigure.com/posts/1022706/

    Sculpted of course by Andy Cairns ....featuring the famous finger gesture...lol

    went for the same hairstyle as me ....LOL

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    Going to do the fleshwork first

    I will be stringing the bow later on ...managed to break it twice so far!!!

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    Keep watching

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  2. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    My word mate you are cracking them out faster than me, he is looking good, I love the smile on his face on the boxart.

    Will be following this one.

    Geoff
  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi mate

    LOL ...I think not .....too busy hiding little boxes !!

    At the moment he looks like a toothpaste advert but the boxart teeth will be similar on mine

    Happy benchtime

    Nap image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Wot, no medals, oh dear, oh dear.
    Looking good Nap and not a period I have seen you do before.
    Following the Agincourt salute.
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  5. franck edet Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Nap, very good painting !

    but in all honesty : what the F*** is that sculpt ? Neanderthal ? planet of the Apes ? ... worst face i've ever seen, ever !
    i won't even speak of the hands ...
  6. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Yes Bob no medals .....certainly not my normal period

    Stay tuned for the salute...lol

    Cheers Franck ...the artwork is from Andy himself , I like painting Andys sculpts ....they are very full of character ....the fingers do look a little long .......but it will still paint up okay and together they all make a good display

    My version is the smaller pics in the first post ....I have now done the eyes and nearly finished the teeth ...what he has left !!!

    Thanks all for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  7. Cannonball A Fixture

    Looking forward to following this Nap. Not seen this bust from Andy, thought he stuck to the more modern WW1,2 etc. As for the retinue badges most of the stuff on the net that I’ve seen seems to show either the full St George’s Cross or a smaller version on the left breast. I’m just doing the Medieval Forge XVth Century archer at the moment and using Gerry Embleton’s book on Medieval military costume as a source of reference. There is reference in that to the Black Prince ordering his clerk to buy green and white cloth to make a courtepye (jacket) and chaperon (hood) for each of his Welsh bowmen from Flynt (Flint). The garments were to be half green(right side) and half white(left side). I noticed you’d gone for the green and white scheme-don’t know if those colours related solely to Welsh archers or became general colours.


    Neal.
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Neal

    Thanks for looking in and sharing the details ref clothing ....going to say my fellow is a Welshman !

    Look forward to seeing your MFM archer

    Now painted the eyes and the teeth ...initially looking like the joker !!....will probably revisit the teeth !

    Just starting the fleshwork

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  9. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Been a little busy with life so not much update pics except face completed since taking these pics now did a bit more on face ...went for the rugged look !!!

    .....now that rather stylish hairstyle done as is the "white" half of his shoulder hood

    Off to paint !!!

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  10. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Nice face painting Kev, & I like the way you've done the teeth (what an old mate, an ex-Fusilier, used to call "combat teeth" - green & black with six-foot gaps between them!);)
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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    That's nice painting Nap, like the flesh tones.
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  12. Bob Orr Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    This would be a yew self bow. They had very distinctive colouring with the heart wood dark and the sap wood very light. The heart wood would be towards the archer when using it. See pic attached. Bob Archery-English-longbow-Yew-Mary-Rose-Folklore-72-_1.jpg
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  13. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Yeah - good start!

    Like the Fleshtones...!

    Be careful with the arrows - they hurt!

    [IMG]


    Cheers
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  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Going to have to get this right ...lol

    Didn't realise it so appreciate your time

    Should be finished for show at end of month ...famous last words ..


    Hi Chris ...thanks for comments ........dental hygiene wasn't top of the priority Infeel ...lol

    Bob...cheers for looking in seemed to struggle on the flesh for some reason but happy now

    Martin ..thanks and boy did he have a bad day ...Ouch !!!


    Working now on the green side of the hood ...going to add stitching as well ...hopefully

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  15. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    So far looking good Kev.....Handsome little chap that he is....reminds me of Sir John Mills in Ryan's Daughter...(y)
  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Jumbo

    Like me he is handsome .....is that one of those B&W films ??

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  17. Bob Orr Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    I knew it reminded me of someone and that's it!
  18. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Yes I see where your coming from .....

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    Nap
  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Couple of bow pictures for my reference and for interest !!!

    Nap

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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Bit of a verbal update ....been a bit busy with other things

    All the clothing now completed ...textured ..quite pleased with the result ...gone for a dirty, battle worn look

    Still no insignia on him ....might add a small Red Cross to add a little bit of colour

    Next up will be the bow .....paying particular attention to the different colours of Oda used (as in pictures) and the end of the bow

    Then the wrist guard, finger protector and then then the fleshwork on the hands

    Finally I will fit a bowstring

    Will try and get pictures done

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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