WIP Private, 2nd Btn. Gloucestershire Regt. Salonika 1915.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Geoff Charman, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    I was given this discontinued Tommy's War bust at Bugle Call at the weekend by a friend.

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    He had started to painted it but lost interest, so I got some paint stripper on him and got the thin coat off and then gave him a good scrubbing with a stiff toothbrush and left him to dry.

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    He has come up quite well so next job is to prime him.

    Now for the history bit.
    He is a Private of the 2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regt. fighting in Salonika during 1915.
    The 2nd Battalion was attached to the 81st Brigade of the 27th Division at this time but was transferred to 82 Brigade in November 1916 and finally became absorbed into The Rifles in 2007.

    I have now painted his face with acrylics for the eyes and Artist's Oils for the skin.

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    That's it for today.

    Geoff
  2. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    You never sit still, do you Geoff? It seems like only five minutes since you finished the Series 77 Hussar & the APG Continental Line Officer bust!
    This looks like another winner, lovely flesh tones & the eyes really stand out.
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  3. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks Chris, I didn't think I was that quick and I had run out of stuff to do for about a week waiting for Bugle Call to come along so I could buy some more, but pleased you like him, I will let the oil paints dry now before doing more to him.

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Blimey Geoff you must have a feather in your pants. I am sure this will a beaut.
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  5. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Bob, I spent yesterday prepping up the 4 I got at Bugle ready to prime this morning so I have them all ready to paint.

    I have hospital appointment in Exeter just after lunch tomorrow to check the old pacemaker is working OK so no painting will be done as it's over an hour both ways on the bus so that's wasted a day.

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  6. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    Definitely no messing about with you, Geoff - excellent time management!
    Four on the go at the same time........ I have to work on one right up to completion, otherwise I find I lose focus.
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  7. Geoff Charman A Fixture



    Thanks Chris, I only prime them in one go, if I have a few as it saves paint when cleaning out the rattle can nozzle, I usually paint them one at a time after priming, sometimes two, but not more.

    Cheers
    Geoff.
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  8. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Blimey Geoff - It's taken me three days to get some Mojo back after BC and you're half way through that already. Good effort that chap (y)

    Following with interest
    Paul
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  9. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks Paul, it doesn't take me long, I made a start to clean up the ones I bought on Sunday evening. once this bust addiction hits you it's hard to stop if you have bare models to paint.;)

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Geoff

    Hope all goes well at the checkup

    As always a great start on a nice piece

    Looking forward to more when you can




    Blimey Paul did BC affect you that much ! ...glad Mr M has returned


    Happy benchtime one and all

    Nap
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  11. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Thanks Nap, checkup went fine and they gave me a heart monitor to place next to bed so they can check it remotely and I don't have to go back for 3 years instead of yearly for a check, so to me it means they are happy with my check up.

    That is a nice bust and for a freebie I am chuffed.

    I did a bit more yesterday evening and this morning so progress pics coming up soon.

    Cheers
    Geoff
  12. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Progress so far,

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    A bit more to do for him and then the slouch hat.

    Geoff
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  13. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    Very nicely done Geoff!
    Andy
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  14. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks Andy.

    Geoff
  15. Jed Active Member

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    Looking really good Geoff
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  16. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks Jed, I have nearly finished him this evening but need to let the paint dry before final assembly.

    Cheers
    Geoff
  17. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    I have just finished him and a very nice one to paint too.

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    Thanks for your nice comments.

    Cheers
    Geoff

    P.S. next one will be one of Ellie's Miniatures of a Hussar in Lauzun's Legion 1780 that is one of the four I purchased at Bugle Call.

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  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice Finish on this one Geoff and another one started.
    Blimey, no hanging around mate.
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  19. Jimbo A Fixture

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    You've been cracking that whip (ouch!) on this one Geoff....looks good mate (y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  20. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Many thanks Bob, you know me, I like to keep on the go.;)

    Cheers
    Geoff
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