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WIP Sergeant, Artist's Rifles, 1899

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by valiant, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi folks,

    Some progress pics of a side project Im working on. Using a Colour Sgt Bourne's head from MMM, purchased at Crewe, this is a conversion to a Sgt, Artists Rifles, c.1899

    I have given him a shave to remove the mutton chops, it has involved much reshaping of the helmet to the Home Service version, shoulders and chest added from Miliput, buttons from 2mm brass rivets, badges from Duro, lacework and piping from plastic strip and rod. I still have the chinstrap to make and the whistle chain from fusewire. I will post more pics as this moves along (in fits and starts!)

    Thanks for looking,

    Steve(y)

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  2. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Looks first class so far. Is this going to be commercially available from MMM?

    Mike
  3. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks Mike, not really given it much thought, I would have to check with Ross, as its based on an existing sculpt.(y)
  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Cool conversion!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thats a neat conversion, like it.
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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    Nice one Steve ,

    Great subject and work should be a commercial piece/ subject

    Nap
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  7. mick3272 A Fixture

    Very very nice steve good conversion well done.
    If he had arms instead of a V bust
    would be perfect.
    But well done looks great
    Mick
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    And Medals! ...possibly a bit of rank on the arms as well

    Nap
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  9. mick3272 A Fixture

    Sorry. How remiss of me not to mention medals
    He could have some good ones up.
    Mick
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    Oh yes ...including shooting medals !

    Not artists but hey ! image.jpeg

    Artists helmet image.jpeg

    Nap
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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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  12. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks for all the comments, chaps - the reason why its a V-bust is purely the fact that its a "fit in" job, between several others! Really, it is just something that I wanted to do, rather than it having any commercial value - I really didnt expect this response, with it being grey and all..!!(y)
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    "A fit in job" ....

    Really well if you cast any I will have one!

    Great stuff mate

    Nap
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  14. mick3272 A Fixture

    Steve,
    Its very nice, and I think there would be a good opening for volunteer / militia etc full busts, ( With medals for Nap)
    Mick
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  15. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Nice conversion Steve. Very precise work.
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  16. peedee A Fixture

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    Another lovely piece Steve.. grrat stuff.

    I think the solution for Kevin's medal fetish would be for someone to produce sheets of etched brass gongs and he could add them like confetti to his legless veterans.
    we could all use this kind of extra, along with
    British regimental cap badges in the same scales.

    Anyway love this valiant variant
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