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WIP Royal Navy Boatswain 1854

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by blabsy, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi all,
    a little muse with putty along side of my other bust of staffs 80th,that is still on going and I will update soon,as for this I was thinking captin Ahabe all the normal cleshe',but I was looking for a face thats weather beaten,the kind you my find on a local park bench with a miss placed look about him.
    The Royal Navy of the Victorian period.......
    This is what I came up with.
    Best Regards
    Paul

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  2. RossM Active Member

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    Australia
    Hi Paul,

    I like the look of this. You seem to have captured the look of lower decks. Have you read Brian Lavery's Royal Tars? While it ends in 1850 it gives a real flavour for what these men went through.

    http://www.conwaypublishing.com/?page_id=271

    Ross
  3. housecarl A Fixture

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    A great start Paul, he does look Victorian.
    Carl.(y)
  4. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    This is the kind of thing that would temporarily tempt me away from flats, love the comment about weather beaten, park bench and misplaced, sums up matelots in a nutshell and it looks ike you've captured the look excellently. (y)

    Roger.
  5. Barke02 Active Member

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    Lookin' grand mate!

    I can smell the rum!:confused:

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  6. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi Ross,
    long time matey.....cheers by the way,ho and the book is on order. Thanks!
    Thanks' Carl,Roger and Jon your all very kind an encouragement to finish.
    a little up date,I've added a wee bit more volume to his hair,just needed it,in my eyes.
    Best Regards and thanks for looking.
    Paul

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  7. RossM Active Member

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    Hi Paul,

    Not a problem. Looking forward to more updates on this.

    Ross
  8. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    some extras added to the bust, the picture says it all realy,
    still heaps to do,cutting the shape of the chest area after filling out with putty,the Victorian sailors jerkin has a fair bit more flow to the cloth than those from the 1900's,the worry is that it'll look like a head on a southern belle's gown.
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com

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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Paul ,
    Been following this with interest ..great face and whiskers ... full of character ...looking like a southern belle ...mmmmm not unless they shaved !!!!

    Great stuff do hope this is going commercial ..if not can I get a casting !!!!

    Nap (y)
  10. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi all,
    just a wee update on this matelot,I'm getting there with him,some details need addressing,but its fun never the less:)
    To answer your question Kev....in the end this will be available,but not for little while yet....I'll keep you posted(y)
    As always thanks' for looking.
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com

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  11. mil-mart A Fixture

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    Paul this is turning out very well indeed and definitely your best sculpt to date, great work on the facial character and I like the addition of the hat .(y)

    Cheers Ken.
  12. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Ken!
    Thanks for posting,glad you like it;)
    Best Regards
    Paul
  13. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Full of character.
    Carl.(y)
  14. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    That's a great bust with alot of character.
    Love it.

    marc
  15. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks' Carl and Marc
    Very kind
    Still fair bit to do on this.....be nice to see the finish line and get the paints out:)
    Best Regards
    Paul
  16. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi all,
    I think slowly but surely I am getting there,where ever it is:unsure:
    But here are a few pictures of a casting of this bust,again cast by Mark Day of Sovereign Miniatures.
    I am about to start painting it.
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com CIMG2524.JPG CIMG2525.JPG CIMG2526.JPG CIMG2527.JPG CIMG2528.JPG CIMG2529.JPG CIMG2530.JPG
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  17. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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  18. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Very nice Paul. I like it a lot. I look forward to owning one of these in the near future.
  19. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Mike,
    your very kind!
    My hand with the brush is far quicker than I am with the camera,I shall upload more pictures tomorrow;)
    Spent a whole day updating my web site in readiness for the launch of Paul Blaber Miniatures, so this will be available very soon.
    Thanks for looking and posting.
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com
  20. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    as promised more pictures,but they are bit of a leap from the previous ones,as I said my hand with the brush is a darn sight quicker than I am with my camera,sorry.
    As always thanks' for looking!
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com CIMG2584.JPG CIMG2585.JPG CIMG2586.JPG CIMG2589.JPG CIMG2590.JPG CIMG2591.JPG CIMG2592.JPG CIMG2593.JPG CIMG2594.JPG

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