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WIP Pushing that Putty - Micks Micks and TW busts

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Guys

    In between shopping with SWMBO and working on RP's Lt Cairns , been working on 2 other pieces as well

    Micks Micks ....added the strap at the side , reworked the buckle and added rounds into the bandolier ( lots of coffee and valium with these ) added the water bottle straps , and the cord and other piece to the actual top and defined the seams on the uniform...also added the crossed rifles on the left arm as well as replacing the epaulette on the left shoulder

    Thinking of adding a slouch cap rather than the helmet as well ( nothing wrong with it !!)

    WIPs 001.jpg WIPs 004.jpg WIPs 002.jpg WIPs 003.jpg WIPs 005.jpg

    TW bust ... added the correct badge on right arm ,moved the badge and replaced the dicing band , added the ribbons at the back ( need to recheck the way its fitted )

    WIPs 013.jpg WIPs 012.jpg WIPs 011.jpg WIPs 010.jpg

    Both will be mounted onto their bases and join the line to the bench

    Nap
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  2. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Here's what will be my references for the painting

    Boer War bust

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    TW bust

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Stay tuned for WIP's ...hopefully this millennium!

    Nap
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  3. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Like what you're doing kev and pleased to see I'm not the only one with multiple projects underway at the same time. :LOL:
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  4. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Kev,
    I like the additions, needless to say I will be following this one. I did think about the slouch hat but thought the helmet looked the better part and we have a slouch hat latter in the series. The Bandolier amendments look good
    You might want to have a look at the marks mans badge.

    SKILL AT ARMS & PROFICIENCY

    Crossed Rifles: Authorized in 1856. In 1881 was to be worn in yellow worsted by every qualified marksman under the rank of sergeant on the left sleeve below the elbow. By Sergeants and above it was worn above the chevrons on the right sleeve. It was worn in gold wire by the best shot in the troop (later squadron) and when worn with a crown above, it was the best shot in the regiment or depot. Sergeants wore the crowned badge on the lower left sleeve. Sergeants of the best shooting troop/squadron/depot wore the crowned gold badge on their right sleeve below the elbow. The crossed muskets were changed to more modernized rifles with magazines sometime after 1890 presumably after the introduction of the Lee-Metford.

    Keep it coming
    Mick
  5. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Kev.

    This is what I mean. You can leave it where it is just add a crown to make him the Best shot in the Regiment.
    From Left to Right:

    Top – 1 DG SGT Signalling Instructor, 2 DG Lance-Corporal Saddler, 3 DG Musketry Instructor, 4 DG RQMS, 5DG SSM Swordsmanship Prize & Best Musketry Sqn, 6DG Farrier, 7DG Sgt Roughrider.
    Bottom – 1D RSM, 2D Farrier QMS, 6D SSM Riding Instructor, / 2D Best Shot in Rgt, 6D Marksman 2 yrs GC, 5 DG Signaller 6 Yrs GC, 3DG Sword & Lance Proficient, 2 DG Marksman 2 yrs GC
    [IMG]
    Mick
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  6. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Cheers Guys

    Thanks for the comments Mick ref the crossed rifles ...as you would have said ...BUGGER ....need to find a picture of the badge with crown ...both in brass ?


    Best shot in Regiment sounds good !

    Nap
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  7. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Kev,
    No Not BUGGER . Just ran out of time yesterday to add Crown and in the excitement of posting forgot to mention more work to do.
    Thats how it was, wasn't it?

    Some of these tunics look like boy scouts with all the badges on.
    [IMG]

    Any good for you.
    Mick
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Cherry Mick

    You read my mind ..am I correct in saying both would be brass on no backing?

    Come on Mr Victorian ...lol

    Nap
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  9. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Kev,
    I am of the opinion that all badges were cloth except for regimental badges. I thought that the brass badges came out just before WW1.
    Karki is a new field for me albeit Victorian, so will get my books out later and have a look.

    I would throw the question out to the forum.

    Mick
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

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    I will get mine out as well ......

    I have seen brass but it needs more checking ...off to sculpt a crown!

    Nap
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  11. john crawford Active Member

    Beejeez , you blokes are very talented , very talented ,

    when are we getting a new modern era
    And for my irrelevant tuppence worth , my crossed rifles ( sniper that is )was the hardest thing I ever done in the army , jumping out a perfectly good plane was easier than that course
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  12. mick3272 A Fixture

    No Nap.
    PF is not that type of forum. :whistle: :censored:
    Mick
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  13. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Not what you'd expect from a moderator either.... should know better imo.
  14. mick3272 A Fixture

    Well Kev,
    I have looked through my books Zilch.
    I have gone through a load of photo's on the web and come up with the following so far on karki field service uniforms Boer War.

    Chevrons Cloth
    Long Service Chevrons Cloth
    Farriers Badge. C
    Armourer ( Re enactor) Cloth.

    I have found some crossed Brass rifles with the Imperial Crown ie WW1 to late.

    I have even found an officer wearing the bandolier upside down. Officers who'd have um.

    On thinking about it unless we can find a regulation of the time. the chances of finding a picture of a Sgt of a Cavalry Reg who was best shot in the Reg, would be like looking for a needle in a haystack

    I would say go with what YOU think is right and if proved wrong at a later date say Bugger and re paint.

    Was the Best shot of the 6th Dragoons 1901 a Sgt ?????????????????????????

    Mick
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  15. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Awesome, will defo follow this one
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Mick

    I am going to leave it as it is ....with a crown ...

    As for badges look at these fellows ..one I believe is a Australan digger the 2nd a Volunteer Regt


    image.jpeg image.jpeg

    And here is the badge style I am going for ..

    image.jpeg

    and the result

    image.jpeg

    I will detail it up a bit more once putty dry !

    Nap
  17. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Kev,
    I have seen the old boy in the red tunic before,
    The badge you have decided on looks like the pre 1892 one.
    Are you going for Brass or cloth??

    I did see one similar to that above with a date underneath which was awarded to the best shot at Bisley.
    Mick
  18. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mick

    I used the picture just for the position and crown shape ...now it's going to be a brass x'd Rifles and crown ..like that idea

    Might try and see if I can grt the regimental history and see what I can find out

    Nap

    PS here's another volunteer tunic ..nice badges !

    image.gif
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  19. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Kev,
    Brass it is then.
    I do find it confusing they would be cloth on the tunic. but when kahki came along so did brass.
    either way it will look good

    look forward to seeing paint go on.
    Mick
  20. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This looks very good kev,a very detailed project

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