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WIP Royal Scots Officer ...and a bit of putty work !

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Feb 13, 2024.

  1. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Thought I'd share this which will become a future painting project for me .....

    I purchased the excellent Scale Collectables 24th Officer ......lovely sculpt in its own right ....

    ...me being me had a idea to change the headwear type .......

    ...Mick from Micks Mick offered a head he thought might fit ....BIG THANKS to him.....

    ....the challenge was on ....

    I needed to remove the original head ...carefully done with a razor saw ...success

    The replacement head needed the neck reduced down ....out came the razor saw ......success

    I lengthened the facial hair

    I needed to remove the badge as I wanted to do a different one

    Epaulettes needed adding plus rank badges

    I sculpted the badge ..bit by bit

    I also replaced the pistol lanyard to one with a single cord around neck leading to 2 hanging down

    This was my main reference picture ( From Reginent magazine #56 - The Royal Scots )

    Captain Logan ROYAL SCOTS
    Commissioned Lt 1/5/1878
    Captain 11/1/1887
    Major 12/8/1898
    Retired 29/10/1902

    Note difference between the Guards and Royal Scots is the backing behind the RS badge is green .....thanks to Mick for clarification

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    Other references

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    Originally I was going to do a Regt with a black badge but went for what will be a diced band as in both Scots Guards and Royal Scots

    Continued in next post with Iffyvision build pics

    Nap
  2. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    In progress pics

    Head fitted , badge sanded back,old lanyard removed

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    New cap band and shaping for new badge and button added to cap top

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    Epaulettes and rank added as in references

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    Lanyard added

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    New Royal Scots badge

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    The bust is currently based up ready for priming after sanding

    Stay tuned

    Nap
  3. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice work Kev.
    Cheers
    Jim(y)
  4. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
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  5. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    That cap badge is fantastic!
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice work on the bust Kev, your getting good at this mate. Following.
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  7. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Appreciate that Matt ....hopefully painting will bring this out more !

    Cheers Bob ....not good for sure but getting a little more happier workin* putty !

    Couple of more good ref pics (circa 1892)

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    Couple of potential conversion possibilities with the bust torso....

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    Nap
  8. Briggsy A Fixture

    Wow Kev that's ace love the details you've woven into the putty, it's going to be a great piece once painted. Watching with anticipation, oh and a cat on my shoulder just at the moment.

    Cheers Simon
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  9. Steve headley A Fixture

    Great work Nap love what your doing, it’s going to be rather good when it’s done well done.

    Steve

    TFB Miniatures Team
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  10. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Thank you Simon , happy with the end result....not as adventurous as your puttywork ....will move this to V bench when I start it
    Enjoy the cat !

    Appreciate the comment , hopefully it will be good when finished !

    Thanks to all for looking in

    Nap
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  11. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great project, following.

    Malc
  12. NRG Active Member

    Very interesting. Great work.
    A question if I may please….…what’s it like carving detail away on a 3d print figure? Does it carve away easily or does it splinter/crack or otherwise break up when trying to remove detail?
    Thanks.
  13. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Thanks Malc ...thinking about adding a waxed moustache like Bobs version

    Hi Nigel

    Thank you , ref question , I had no issues with splintering or cracking but would advise using a really sharp/ new blade
    I did fill before adding the new lanyard , primarily because of the position , Removing the head was fine and easily achieved with a razor saw and sanding pads ( the surface sanded easily for me )

    Hope this helps ...you got a project in mind ??

    Have fun @ the bench

    Nap
  14. NRG Active Member

    “Hope this helps ...you got a project in mind ??”

    Nothing specific Nap, but I always have an eye open for things to use as a basis for conversion and it’s good to know that printed figures should not be discounted.
    Mind you, having said that I do like the look of those 1/6 scale romans printed by El Greco, but which perhaps do with a little alteration!
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  15. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Bit of a update ....inspired by Bobs moustache ....I added similar .........still need to tidy up the epaulettes edging

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    Once I’m happy will prime and basecoat

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  16. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Excellent progress young man.

    Malc
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  17. Briggsy A Fixture

    That's looking really good Kev, you're becoming a dab hand at this convention malarkey.

    Cheers Simon
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  18. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers ..good to have you looking in mate


    Thanks mate ...definitely a malarkey if it goes wrong .....now letting the primer fully dry .......hopefully I will paint without knocking the ‘tasche ends off !

    Have fun everyone at the bench

    Nap
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  19. Steve headley A Fixture

    Great work mate it’s coming together very well in deed keep it up buddy.

    Steve

    TFB Miniatures Team
  20. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Steve

    Got a bit of base coat on the lacework will put the main blue on then let it fully dry

    Click on for larger pics if you wish

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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