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WIP Ra Staff Sgt 1856

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    This is the bust originally sculpted by Jimbo from this forum, he did it as a a Sgt , I have promoted him to S/Sgt and added some medals together with the peak .

    Currently the cap has no lacework on top I can only find the "button" has anyone got any details on wether this did infact have any.

    This has been in my primed area for a while , currently working on his flesh ..acrylics , Army Painter's Warpaints and also Jo Sonja's , trying to get the veteran look , battle hardened .

    Nap

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  2. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    A couple of additional pictures , been a bit slow on this one , working on the face ...eyes to be finished/mutton chops also !!!, wanted a rugged look ..its getting there ......Acrylics and Water Soluable Oils


    Thanks for looking

    Nap
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  3. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Slightly blurry pics aside, this looks like a fantastic piece that really captures the period look of a veteran soldier.
  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi CaptainEnglish,

    Glad you are gettig the overall idea , pics will be better ...!!!

    More to follow after a show tommorow ...if I stop talking !!

    Nap
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  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Looks good so far.

    Like the eyes!

    Cheers
  6. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    It's the photos.....thank goodness ;) Loads of character in this piece....Look forward to seeing it finished.
    Cheers
    Derek
  7. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Been dong a little bit more on this , finished the gold band on the cap in NMM, theuniform colour is virtually there , possible looking again at the highs a little , though I do not want to push them too much , might work a little more on the shadows .

    The collar is done ...loads still to do including the cap piping , the epaulettes, the buttons the ranks badges and of course the meddals

    Just spotted I have not done the pupils and catchlights ...silly boy !!!

    Off to paint

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Acouple more (not very good...but hope you get the idea!!!) pictures , started on the medals now ..still lots to do ...still not done the eyes !!!!!!

    We hwill ave the Crimean medals , th Turkish Crimean medal , the Legion d'honneur abd the Distinguished Conduct Medal

    Epaulettes/lace etc will be NMM

    More pics will follow as this progresses !!!

    Thanks for l;ooking in

    Nap

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  9. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looking good.
    The pictures are not so good.

    Marc
  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Marc ,

    Thanks for comments ...I will try and get better pics ..I am banned from the camera at the moment by SWMBOas I dropped it !!!!

    He does look a lot better

    Nap (embarressed at pics!!!)
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  11. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Rather the camera than your bust :)

    Colin
  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Colin
    Thats what I said ....didn't go down too well !!!!!! ..can't understand why ...I love the smell of Resin!!!!

    Nap
  13. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Good work Kev,
    A great sculpt from Jim, I love this period and he has got it spot on here.
    It may be the pictures but the jacket colour looks a little too light.....but I know you somehow work a little bit of magic with your final brush strokes so I will watch with interest.
    Good work mate.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith ,

    The colour is actually a bit darker so it might be the pics but You are right I will darken the colour a little more probably with a wash mix of D Prussian Blue and Black or look at the Blues that I have from Reaper .

    Perhaps others might suggest their colour mix as well for this RA uniform ?
    Nap .
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  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Kevin and good morning to you,
    For what it is worth; I always use indigo as the basic colour for British navy blue and work it darker with black. I always used to go for Prussian blue but found it too royal blue when highlighting, if you get what I mean?
    Looking forwaed to your next installment.
    Cheers,
    Keith
    PS Is this piece available anywhere?
  16. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Kev, Stick at it mate after seeing it last night it's coming along well,

    Keith, the blue is darker in the flesh then what is showing up in the photo,
    Also you asked if this was available anywhere: if you want a copy of this bust now I have just one left over, so if your interested in it give me a PM, the actual master of the bust has now been sold to Gordon Mitchell (Mitches Military models) he'll be producing it at some point in the near future.

    Cheers
    Jim
  17. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Been working on the lacework and the epaulettes recently , finally done the eyes(phew!!!) ...still lots to do , all in NMM etc ......hopefully you can get the general idea ........this is now getting to actually come together ...at last ....I have finished the medals and the epaulettes "golds" , still to redo the red facings

    The blue is as Jimbo says in his post a lot darker and actually looksfine in the flesh !!!

    Thanks for looking

    Nap

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  18. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Mighty fine progress Kev.
    I can see now that the blue is far darker than it looked in the initial photos.
    Great character in the face and really good NMM lace. Also your additions match seamlessly.(y)
    I hope that my version is half as good as this one.
    Waiting with interest on your next installment.
    Great work Mate. I like it.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith ,

    Thanks for the comments , the pics are not great but the NMM does look a lot better , I think I might revisit the collar lace again ........then its the brass buttons/leather peak and strap the rank and then base up ......then ....its the Naval VC winnersfor me !!!

    After that might have a break from medals !!!!!

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with your version .

    Thanks for the comments

    Nap
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  20. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That's coming together nice now Kev(y)
    Cheers
    Jim

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