WIP Roger Ranger

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Wow Kev, certainly a chellenging task but i am sure you will produce another gem as usual.
    I really like the base colors you have used and thank you for the Historical references as well.
    Best regards and i follow with interest
  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I am still here, waiting but it will be worth it.
  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Well out of step with social media Kev, preparing to travel to Canterbury. Hence I missed all the excitement in your latest venture.
    He is a very nice piece and with your adjustments more than a bit special.
    Looking forward to following your fine work my friend.
    Keith
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Thanks appreciate the input .......spent the day with Jimbo eating biccies and on the uniform green ...a lot of fine texturing going in place .....looking not bad if I say so myself ..still lots to work on the uniform but it's getting there .

    Will try and post pictures in morning

    Still need to put the beading on the crossbelt again after Jimbo attacked it to reduce the depth as it was out of scale .

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Nap, waiting for new pics here mate. Love the work you've done so far.
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Here we go then a couple of iffy pics of the reworked belt ...Jimbo made a small mould but it was too small for my bananna fingers so I sculpted all the beads !

    Also a pic of the knife

    Working on the uniform textures , highs, shadows .....still

    Nap


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  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Nice daff' Kevin.
    Roger's ranger was blending in well.
    Looking forward to your next snaps Mate
    All the very best
    Keith
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Keith ...

    Daff......just me supporting against that evil cancer

    Well I am working the putty again ..want to paint a design on the powder horn so will make a new one also going to change the axe ..good this eh ! ..pics will follow once all ready ...oh going to change the blade as well found an original ref from the time .

    Cheers for looking in mate

    Nap
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  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    It's all sounding very exciting Kev.
    I do like the the way that you use the knowledge you have gathered to cast aside to achieve a very different figure from the original.
    Having seen the photos of the powder horn it will be good to see what and how you personalise it.
    So many more changes as well I wish you every success in this venture.
    Very best wishes
    Keith
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith

    Thanks for comments here's some pictures of originals I am working from lots of careful sanding later

    Thanks for lookin in

    Nap


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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi guys

    Bit of a verbal update with a couple of pics ....

    musket now in one piece !

    Knife redone

    Axe replaced

    Powder horn replaced and scrimshaw added ..doesn't really show in pics well ..but believe me it's there ...echoed in the ms surface!

    Knife scabbard added into belt behind where bag goes

    Crossbelt details all redone ..lots of beads!

    Unform main colour nearly there working on fnal highs and details then the facings

    Nap


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  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Looking very good Kev.
    Powder horn, like all of your apostles, eagerly awaiting some scrimshaw.
    Tell me are the veins on those fine hands as in the box or additions? Either way they are very effective.
    So far so very good Mate
    Keith
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith

    Thanks for commenting mate , the pics aren't great but the design was etched on the horn ..the lady , man and the name with date as in pictures above with painting and washes it should show up better..hopefully !!.....

    It's going to be in mid air when in place on the bust in relation to the movement

    As for the veins they are what has been sculpted as in the box ..

    Hope to get better pics later ...uniform all finished ...working on lacework then tge shirt ,then the equipment , the hands and musket will ve added last !

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  14. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    First time I have seen this thread Nap, you are doing amazing work on this one, it will interesting to watch your progress.
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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Geoff

    Been on and off my bench ...trying to get it done for Poole but not promising!

    The fact that it's an all green uniform and masses of textures means a lot of careful and sow painting , facings are green as well so a slight difference from uniform .

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  16. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks for the reply Kev.
    I always think what a waste when guys spend ages on powder horns etc. only to have them hidden behind bags and water canteens and stuff. The idea of his in mid air really appeals.
    Thin wash coats are a great way of getting greater depth to the piece. I am trying the technique on flesh tones but thinking how it may be applied for a velvet effect. Any suggestions great fully accepted.
    Best wishes,
    Keith
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  17. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Hi Keith, I find that if your lightly stipple the wet paint after applying it it gives that type of effect instead of the brushed on look.
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  18. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    It certainly looking good mate, do bring along to Poole even if not finished.
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  19. phil_h A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking great so far Nap, a really nice start. Can't wait to see the final paint job!

    Regards,
    Phil
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  20. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Struth Nap, that's some mighty fine working you're doing there. How did you do the scrimshaw? Did you actually carve it?
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