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WIP Roger Ranger

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

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comments

    Keith ...the powderhorn will be in mid air ! ..got to carefully think about the strap material I use!

    Geoff ..it will be at Poole ..wherever it is !

    Phil ...thanks mate ..uniform textures all done ..working on the beaded cross strap now ! ..I am all greened out with the uniform!..lol

    Tony ..great to have you post ..as for the scrimshaw ..yes it was carved on with a sharp needle ....holding my breath ! ...looks quite good and in keeping with the original simplicity ( bit like me then!..lol) ...will be going for a colour similar with washes into the carving and a bit of detail painting as well .

    It's review day today so I am staring at it longingly ...is that legal!

    Thanks everyone

    Nap

    PS........Dont forget FOTM !!!!
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  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France

    Hi Kevin
    For me the answer is copper wire for the strap.
    If the strap is more of a cord; wind several strands together to get the width you need. If this is not strong enough put a strand of soft steel that you find plastic coated food bag ties........remove the plastic before use. :ROFLMAO:
    Now if it is a flat strap, get a thicker copper wire and hammer it flat to the width you want. Hammering will harden the copper and should support your flying horn.
    I hope that this is of some use Mate.
    Cheers
    Keith
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith

    Good suggestions mate ..it's not a cord so will be looking for copper and a hammer !

    Hopefully superglue will hold okay !


    Nap
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  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Kev
    I am sure that if you can get a reasonable contact area it will hold up......or pin and super glue.
    sent from a secret location in south east England.....gale force windy, wet, cold (what an I doing here?)
    All the best
    Keith
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Verbal update ...a bit !

    Working on belts a lot of leather 2/4 completed ...might revise when others are done ...working also on the cap ..added what was going for a green plume/feather and panted as such but saw a picture if a deers tail bring worn ...so much more to do

    Sorry pics not best ..looks better in real ...like me !

    Nap


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  6. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Hi Nap, have you thought about the throw away bits of etched brass sets, I have some that I could make into about 2.2 mm wide, 2 pieces 110mm long and 2.2mm wide, it is only about half a mm thick but should hold its shape with a small amount of weight on it.
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Stand by its rubbish update pics ..but a bit of verbal first .......

    All uniform done ...less buttons

    All leather work done ...less decoration on main belt ..Lots of different variations in leather !

    No pics for that its all clinfilmed ...tease eh!!

    But I gave got one sort of ...the small pouch and sknnng knife ...lots of beadwork added ..pic not really showing it ! ..the pouch will be on a red cord ..a little bit of colour in amongst all that green .

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    Oh yes ...I dropped the musket and the mechanism went to the carpet monster ...muttering ..but being a brave little soldier ...I sobbed in the corner .......went for another look and found it nearly 5 metres away ...HOW !!!!

    Waiting for putty to go off then will tidy it up shape wise !

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    This was my reference for the knife
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    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  8. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    love this thread !(y)
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Daniel ..will get some pics done once the belting decoration is ready !

    Nap
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  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina


    Can't wait to see it, that intricate work will be interesting mate.
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  11. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Nap.........Nice to see you back on this piece.........and you are actually doing the scrimshaw on the powder horn(y)......Keep up the good work.

    Wayne
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comments

    Daniel ...putting as much into it as I can ! ......gorget now done ...with "GR" inscription!

    Wayne ...scrimshaw actually carved into the new powder horn I made ....going to do the horn a fairly light colour to bring out the scrimshaw in dark washes ....

    Stay tuned

    Nap
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Yes it's iPad piccy time .....

    Unform all done just buttons m and a couple small straps/ cords , add stitching on a couple of things

    Headwear all done

    Ad it's mostly leathers and greens sometime guard to see but all are textured and different Browns ec !

    Off for a Valium and coffee

    Nap

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  14. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That's coming along very well Kev, keep it up!
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  15. mick3272 A Fixture

    Ive been steering away from this one as its not my era, but the more I look at it
    I could just be tempted.
    So crack on dear boy
    so I can see the end result
    Mick
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Guys

    It looks so much better in real life ..loads of textures and different leathers

    Roger ..will keep it up mate !

    Mick ....to be honest it's a lot of extra work by my own choice but when fnished it WILL look good so ....cracking on dear boy

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  17. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Coming on in leaps and bounds Nap, love the extra work you are putting into him.(y)
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  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    As Geoff has said coming along 'leaps and bounds' can't wait to see this in the 'flesh'.
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Cheers Mr C and Mr B for comments ....currently leaping and bounding around my modelling room !!

    Finshed the small knife small bag strap/cords ..........

    next up is the waterbottle cording then the buttons ........

    then ..fleshwork ...he will have light coloured hair not yellow as in pics ....

    then the hands with axe and knife .....

    then the powderhorn...flying in mid air

    Then the musket ....

    Finshed!!.....

    and that all

    Nap
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  20. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looking good Kev!....(the figure.. not you);)
    Cheers
    Jim(y)

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