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WIP Sergeant Instructor, 1st Staffs Rifle Volunteers , 1860

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by valiant, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi Guys,

    Some progress pics of my latest bust, depicting the above. This was one of 5 battalions raised across Staffordshire and later went on to become 1st Batallion, North Staffs Regt.

    The head is from Ross's (MMM) box of bits and the rest is made from Milliput, with details in Duro and fusewire (the knots and the shoulder twists!). There are pickers and chain to be added, again from fusewire, but I will add those once this has been drilled to fit on its base. The piping is made from plastic rod, buttons from pins.

    Probably not the most colourful of units, a stone grey with black piping, but Im looking forward to painting this one up as a companion to my Artists Rifles bust.

    Thanks for looking in,

    Steve

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  2. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    That looks great, where do you get the pins for the buttons?
  3. valiant A Fixture

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    Ive got boxes of different sized ones, but usually get them from Dunelm, Hobbycraft, Knitting/sewing shops, etc. One box lasts years!(y)
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  4. Helm A Fixture

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    Nice one Steve
    Steve
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  5. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Steve.
  6. Grod A Fixture

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    Like this one Steve.
    Gordon
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  7. mick3272 A Fixture

    Steve,
    Excellent Bloody Excellent.
    You should start producing these busts 1/10 - 1/9. of these Volunteer Battalions Commercially .
    You would just need to send them to me in the post with an invoice, wouldnt need to see them.
    Mick
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  8. billyturnip A Fixture

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    I love it too Steve and find Victorian Rifle Volunteer battalions, Yeomanry etc. a very interesting subject. (y)
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  9. valiant A Fixture

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    My parents bought me a book on them for my last birthday and theres a wealth of interesting units waiting to be tapped into...!(y)
  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Nifty!! Nice clean, crisp sculpting!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  11. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks Dan - still a bit of tidying to do!(y)
  12. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England

    What's the book please Steve?
    It was a sad day for me when our local drill hall was demolished, however it confirmed it for my wife that she'd married some kind of weirdo.
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  13. Jimbo A Fixture

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    looks really good Steve(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  14. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi Billy - one of the books is called The Staffordshire Regiments, Imperial, Regular and Volunteer, 1705 - 1919 "Knotted Together" and the other is The Yeomanry Regiments - A Pictorial History (y)
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  15. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thank you. (y)
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  16. mick3272 A Fixture

    Just came across this whilst looking for something else.
    Staffordshire yeomanry officers forage cap 1850 ish

    [IMG]

    Mick
  17. valiant A Fixture

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    Cheers Mick - maybe the Yeomanry in the future....?!(y)
  18. arj A Fixture

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    That looks excellent Steve.
    The period feel is spot-on.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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