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SAS Western Desert

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. Henk Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    If you fancy a challenge, ti take your mind of the fingers.., why not get him to wear a Keffiyeh...
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Henk

    Thanks for the input and idea ...going to keep to the overalls but probably paint in a greener colour for contrast
  3. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Thanks but hoping to get the other 2 from the trio ...phew!!

    He now looks like this ...rough shaping only !...lots of sanding I think !! ...will skim over with magi sculpt once this is solid and I am happy with the shaping

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    Basing beret on this picture

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    More to come !

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    These are the other 2 in the grouping if anyone doesn't know ! .....got a few plans for them once I get them

    Nap


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  5. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    The shape of the beret looks good to me Kev, don't forget to include creases above the badge as in Fred Casey's photo, and of course the leather band/piping around the edge of the beret, not sure about keeping the tie though?
    Jim
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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Cherrs Jim

    Still got to fine shape it and the use ms over but thanks for highlighting that area above badge ....once I am happy with tge angle I will add the band and the ties at the back and of course the badge

    Going to leave the tie .....he was a bit of a maverick so hey why not ! Anyway ..my names not legs Evans ..don't want to push my putty skills further than I can deal with ....

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  7. valiant A Fixture

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    I agree about losing the tie - Dremel it off and add a fly front to look like BD... just sayin...(y)
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    This is the sound of a man sobbing ...looking for the dremel ...

    Going to look like one of the pics below !!

    Nothing like a little bit of a challenge ...stay tuned in

    Cheers Steve ...appreciate your input

    Nap

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  9. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    This thread is getting really interesting now Kev - I agree with Henk re. the overalls vs. jump smock, & what you’ve done with the beret looks excellent so far. All that’s needed to complete it is a more pronounced sweatband & the distinctive shape of the sewn-on SAS beret badge.
    Super job, more please!
  10. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi everyone

    Out came the dremel ...off came the tie ....and the head ...!!......it now looks like this

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    Chest area filled and smoothed will work on it more once fully dry

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  11. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    " I love the smell of grinding resin in the morning!".......Maybe you should've kept the tie Kev :woot: lol...Piece of cake mate, you can sort that no problem.
    Cheers
    Jim
  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    Looks fantastic my friend!
    If i may suggest, the mustach looks a little wide on the fire compare to the first picture, is that intended to make it look like the chap on that pic or that is for jiust reference?
  13. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    I'll give you " msybe keep the tie" ....lol ......looking forward to getting this all sorted ...hopefully it will work okay


    Thanks Daniel ....ref moustache ......I haven't touched that ...might be the picture ?

    Nap
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  14. MarquisMini A Fixture

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    Argentina
    I was referring to the width of the mustache



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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Daniel

    Ahah !! ...I see what you mean .....the book picture what started off me thinking about the beret ......but yes your right if I was depicting Gentleman Jim , it needs thinning .....

    Would appreciate thoughts is anyone thinks the sculpt is similar enough to the book picture ?

    Will be sorting the clothing out today ...hopefully!

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  16. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    This is looking good my friend, decapitation, hair thinning, re animation. Sounds a good story. I would call it Napinstien, shame your name's not Frank it has a better ring to it.
    All joking apart this looks great, well done .
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Bob ....but did you have to mention hair .......lol

    Hopefully it will look better soon ...going to do the collar first the get the head back on ! ...the build up the upper chest a bit , pockets , centre , edges of the outer clothing

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Bit of an update ....spent a couple of hours faffing around using magi sculpt to create the new collar ....just woukd go in right ...so out came the Milliput ....hardly ever used it for actual sculpting but pleasantly surprised .....I can see why Valiant likes it

    Big learning curve ...but here's where I am atm ...shiny as I used Vaseline to shape it smoother ...

    Need to put it aside now to fully harden off before any more work ..once the battle dress is sorted I will start on the beret

    Iffyvision pic

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    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  19. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Coming along nicely Kev (y)
    Steve
  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thank Steve

    It's getting there !

    Stay safe

    Nap
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