WIP Sgt Major C A Burt Irish Guards

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Cannonball, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Cannonball A Fixture

    Decided to make a start on this offering from Mick’s Micks range, Sgt Major Burt of the Irish Guards. The sculpting and casting are first class with only minimal cleaning and filling required. Even though this is a hefty figure the detail on the arm badge and flags is superb and I take my hat off to Offo for having the skill and patience to replicate it. Painting is oils over enamels and I have nearly finished the face ( I think!) and had an initial go at the plume. The bearskin and tunic are blocked in. If anyone has any advice or pointers as to how to handle the bearskin in oils then I would love to hear- I would normally do a slight grey mix as the base, shade with pure black and highlight with Naples yellow. I seem to remember reading somewhere about people using washes either brown or blue but can’t recollect where exactly I saw it.

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  2. mick3272 A Fixture

    Nice start Neal. will be following this very closely .
  3. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Mick.
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  4. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    I like Mick's busts as well so will be following .
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Lovely reds Neal, looks like you got a good start.
  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice reds Neal, looks like your off to a good start.
  7. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    You developed a stammer Bob ?
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  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter


    No it's fat finger syndrome.
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  9. clrsgt A Fixture

    Good start; will be following closely.
  10. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Malc.
  11. Warren SMITH Active Member

    Coming along nicely (y)
  12. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks Bob, just the red undercoat at present, hoping to get some oils on in the next day or so.
  13. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks clrsgt.
  14. Cannonball A Fixture

    Hi Warren, thanks for that.
  15. offo A Fixture

  16. Cannonball A Fixture

    Thanks offo.
  17. Cannonball A Fixture

    Some more progress on this one of the last couple of days. Started on the tunic, braid and RSM badge and under coated the sash. Bearskin, gloves and sword belt still to tackle but things are slowly taking shape.

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  18. mick3272 A Fixture

    Coming along great guns keep it up & keep taking the pics.
  19. Cannonball A Fixture

    Really appreciated Mick.
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  20. Cannonball A Fixture

    Some more progress made-the sash has been given its coat of oils and made a start on the medals. The flags have also had their first coat of oils. Really enjoying this figure.

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