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WIP Sir Richard Church

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by billyturnip, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Work is underway on this new 60mm white metal figure from http://www.greekheroes.gr/

    From Wikipedia,

    Sir Richard ChurchCB, GCH (Greek: Ριχάρδος/Ρίτσαρντ Τσούρτς/Τσωρτς[1][2]; 1784 – 20 March 1873),[Notes 1] was an Irish military officer in the British Army and commander of the Greek forces during the last stages of the Greek Revolution after 1827. After Greek independence, he became a general in the Greek army and a member of the Greek Senate.

    Read the rest of the article here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Church_(general)


    The assembled figure prior to priming.
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    Where I am at present.

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  2. anstontyke PlanetFigure Supporter

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    nice start mate
    knowing your painting rate i will expect to see the finished figure when i come home tonight!!!:ROFLMAO:

    tony
  3. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Cheers Tony.

    Lol I've got a few projects underway at the moment so I doubt it will be finished as quick as that.
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  4. phil_h A Fixture

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    Looks like another nice start - that's a really nice figure too. I'm sure you'll do him justice :)

    Phil
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  5. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thanks very much Phil.
    Flat work for today is complete and just about to start on this chap for the evening.
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  6. jenghiz Active Member

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    Another fine addition to the Greek collection,look forward to the end result.
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  7. valiant A Fixture

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    Thats nice, Roger - would make a fine bust!

    I too, am working on another Greek subject. Pics to follow....(y)
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  8. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thanks very much Ian.
    There's also another project that's in it's very early stages which just might be right up your street or should I say steppe? ;)
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  9. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thanks very much Steve and looking forward to seeing what you are up to.
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  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great project and a great start.
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  11. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thanks very much Bob.
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  12. tomifune A Fixture

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    One of the great things about this hobby is you end up finding out things in eras that you normally wouldn't go. Much thanks to Roger for bringing these fine miniatures to light but also some fascinating stories also.

    Bob
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  13. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thanks Bob. There's more great figures with their own stories in the range which I hope to paint.
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  14. chippy Well-Known Member

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    It's always nice to be able to know a bit of history about a real person when doing a figure . Makes it more than just painting a generic figure . They way you have been handling full figures recently it should be a craker Roger .
    chippy
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  15. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Nice start on an original subject.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  16. clrsgt A Fixture

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    I like this range of figures. Great start on this new one.
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  17. Oda A Fixture

    My good friend Roger,back from rough seas and right into one of the roughest periods of Greek history.Sir Richard is a much beloved personality here in Greece and he ranks as equal to the Greek heroes of independence.A true Philellene,he served the cause with distinction.He never took any part in the machinations and foul play so characteristic of the other very talented (but no entirely moral) naval officer lord Cochrane.He shared all the hardships of the titanic struggle and ended his days as an MP whose opinion was always heard and respected.Needless to say I have ordered the figure myself.What is also utterly pointless is saying anything about your very clear,well defined and artistic painting.I know that this will end up a true little gem like all your other works.It is not just my opinion but that of others too (the Thursday club,Yiannis from Greekheroes in whose website your work is proudly displayed )that as a modeller you are probably evolving to the equivalent of sir Richard.We'll just have to find a suitably distorted version of your surname (as your knowledge of greek allows you to know noone calls him Church but rather Τσούρτς or Τσώρτς) be which you shall be known to posterity,probably something close to "Νούζος".Now all that remains is for you to abandon everything and come live with us (the economic hardships of the last six years are fast regressing Greece to a state very close to that of 1821 anyway).I cannot promise you that we'll be able to walk freelly with pistols and yataghans in our σελάχια but all the rest is here waiting for you.Cheers mate.

    Oda.
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  18. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thank you very much Chippy.
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  19. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thanks Huw.
  20. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Thank you Michael.

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