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Completed Senior Royal Navy Captain -1812, Phoenix Miniatures 54mm metal

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KenBoyle, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Senior Royal Navy Captain -1812, Phoenix Miniatures 54mm metal

    Continuing down memory lane, here are the Phoenix Miniatures I promised.

    For this vignette, titled "Poetry Reading", I combined three of their releases, all from the Regency range and all released in the 70's. These figures were sculpted by Tim Richards. Some of the figures in the Phoenix range were also sculpted by Roger Saunders and possibly others. Richards' and Saunders' figures are easily identifiable but some of the others are a bit crude.

    + Senior Captain Royal Navy standing in evening dress
    + Lady seated playing cards (figure only)
    + Regency period chair

    These items and most of the Phoenix range are still available from the following site if you are interested. The rather risque Phoenix Follies are not available on this site but can be found on ebay, now and then.

    https://www.sanddmodels.co.uk/

    Setting the scene:

    The Royal Navy Captain and the chair were not modified at all.

    For the Lady, I brought in my wife as a consultant. The first suggestion was that the Lady was about to have a Wardrobe malfunction and could I fix it. :) I therefore raised the bodice with green stuff to reduce the cleavage a bit. The colors for the hair and dress were my wife's choice and a good one, I think.

    Since I wanted her to be reading poetry, I filed off most of the playing cards in her hand and replaced them with a book made from green stuff.

    I added a rug to the base which was also purchased back in the 70's prior to the internet and home color printers. It came with cardboard versions of a dozen different rugs.

    I was going to lay a floor of wooden planks but since the rug covered 80% of it, I decided to simply scribe the boards into the base with a hobby knife.

    That's it.

    I think Phoenix miniatures were well done, back in the day, and still stand up as fun sculptures today.

    Thanks for looking and I'll be back with some more oldies soon.

    Cheers,
    Ken

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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Ken

    I had these range years ago wish I had never got rid of them

    Love the painting on these , the Capt is wonderfully sculpted with that tummy ...great work on the golds

    They work well together

    Why not put sonething into FOTM

    Nap
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  3. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Nap! The figures are so well defined they are a joy to paint.:)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  4. Edorta A Fixture

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  5. Nap A Fixture

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    And they are a joy to see Ken ...keep on bringing these memories out

    Nap
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  6. Sergei Active Member

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    You can not go wrong with Phoenix. And the Captain is surely captivated by poetry, not by the lady’s forms. Great job.
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  7. misfit151 A Fixture

    Fabulous Ken....rolling back the years....(y). oh dear where have they gone......much simpler life...Mike
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  8. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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  9. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Sergei! I think the Captain may be out of his league. Sticking to poetry may be his only choice. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  10. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike! I'm glad I'm around now, but there are times I miss the old days and the old friends. Thank God for forums like Planet Figure. In touch with the whole world is quite something.(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  11. BobLff257 A Fixture

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    Lovely nostalgic piece Ken, very well done. (y)

    Rob
  12. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Excellent little scene and humorous also.
    Cheers
    John
  13. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Excellent and beautiful painting

    Mobo
  14. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Superb painting Ken and thank you for the trip down memories lane. Bring on more.
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  15. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Wonderful - it would be nice to see them upgraded in 90mm. He looks like Parker from Thunderbirds!

    Mike
  16. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Rob! Appreciate the comment. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  17. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks John! I really enjoyed painting this one.

    Cheers,
    Ken
  18. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mobo! :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  19. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Bob! My pleasure, I'm having a great time.:)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  20. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike! A larger scale would certainly make a difference. My trusty optivisor definitely gets a workout. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken

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