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Completed Queens Ranger from TFB Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Dec 15, 2022.

  1. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Great to be back after a aweful bout of illness so trying to catch up with things .....

    Following on from the WIP here https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/1st-rhode-island-regt-from-tfb-miniatures.511504/

    Next on bench alongside commissions ( secret atm ! )

    Queens Ranger -AWI

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    Quite a plain bust as such so.......I did the following alterations

    Reduced the height of headwear ...purely visual but happier

    Reduced and reshaped the plume and feather

    Removed the right hand cockade

    Added a band around lower back of helmet

    Removed all lacing and replaced it ...pics to follow

    Detailed up epaulettes ....pics to follow

    References :

    IMG_6093.JPG

    IMG_6187.JPG IMG_6094.JPG

    IMG_6113.PNG ...last for shaping only

    Currently Iffyvision pictures present .....

    Click on pics for larger images if you wish

    Basecoated ......hopefully will look even better ( after these pics reworked the eyebrows )

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    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  2. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Iffyvision pics updates

    Click on for larger images


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    Nap
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  3. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi to all

    Recovering from another bout of illness so not much doing on this

    Reworked the lacework and the epaulettes , eyes done , new darker green basecolour

    Iffyvision pics

    Not sure about plume angle ? .......any thoughts ?

    Hope to get going on this ...inbetween shopping !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  4. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Coming on a treat. Such unusual headgear with the crescent.
    I wouldn't go too dark for the green as the rank and file would likely not be as deep as the officers one in your reference photos.
  5. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent progress, Kevin!
  6. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers for the comment , headwear is unusual , trying to show the officers clothing as info the original uniform ( not possible to add the fringes to epaulettes )
    ...still not sure ref that plume angle !

    Not the easiest of uniforms to add interest to but it's very early days on him

    Cheers Steve , hope to get some more done ...along with a commission ! ......oh and inbetween the festive season !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  7. Steve headley A Fixture

    Looking good mate, we know your going to put your own stamp on him and we enjoy looking at what you do. It makes them all so individuality.

    Hope your feeling much better and get some good bench time in.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family

    Steve and the team at TFB Miniatures
  8. Oda A Fixture

    One more exceptional TFB creation and a great start by you Kevin.I like th colour combination on this one as well as the expression on his face.Waiting for more pics of your progress on him.

    Oda.
  9. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve

    At the moment , very rough basecoating , will tidy it up before progressing , the expression is interesting , going to be a challenge ...for me at least with just green and black to work with ...but will come together for sure

    I've now repositioned the plume to level it up

    Hope to get to the bench today ........inbetween trying to remove Carole from the shops ...lol ...bless

    Nap
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  10. Henk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Kev, hope you're feeling better. I think the plume straightened up will be better.
    I agree that your choice to portray him as an officer is correct, with him wearing that curled wig? His hairstyle looks rather fancy.

    Iffyvision pictures are hard for colour appreciation, but I think the green can be lightened up a tad, perhaps a little sap green (or a smidge of yellow), as it looks a bit to Olive to me.
  11. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Henk


    Plume is better straight, so happier with that , once all lacework painted properly will look a lot better ! , green will be a lot different , this is only a very base colour

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
  13. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Vallejo US Green , then a 50/50 mix of that plus P3 Gnarls Green .......but still a base colour

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Thank you for the info , keep up the awesome work!
  15. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers ...been working on the uniform colour and epaulettes more , looking different and hopefully not too vibrant .....will take Iffyvision pic soon

    Next will be the green on plume , the headwear green band

    Also have added a hint of a sash .....putty drying overnight ....will add that little bit of additional red/ scarlet colour against the waistcoat and the black/green

    You too keep sharing those wonderful figures

    Nap
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  16. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi

    Quick pic update

    About 80% finished the green on uniform and epaulettes ....lacework still to do

    Basecoated the sash I added ....adds a little bit more interest against the green etc

    Also been reworking a Harry Patch commission inbetween

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    Click on for larger image

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  17. Steve headley A Fixture

    Hi Nap it’s looking very good indeed nice addition of the sash you have put your stamp on it yet again

    Steve

    TFB Miniatures Team
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  18. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Little bit of a update on the Ranger , plume and cockade (less button) completed , next will be feather , then the actual helmet

    This is interesting to paint as not much actual colour , so hopefully will get this looking okay !

    All thoughts welcome

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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  19. Cannonball A Fixture

    Coming along great Nap. Like the green.

    Neal
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  20. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Oooh, that next one in the line-up looks to be a good one Kevin. Great work on the green, Ruck On!
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