WIP "Size isn't everything" ......so they say

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi to one and all

    To give me a break from WW1 kharki I have been working on these 1/15th scale busts from Nemrod ( available via Historex )

    These are not bad sculpts work needed to just tidy things up slightly ( some have the belts missing from the rear but easy to add on , the eyes are sometimes a little awkward to get at !!

    The aim is to paint and display all together on one base

    They also do Napoleonic which I have some of these as you can see !!!...diversity and fun are the keywords ....

    Pics not the best but you get the idea

    WIP 006.jpg Left to Right: Annamite ( Chinese ) Tirailleur, Dragoon , Senegalese Tirailleur

    Note Dragoon is WIP , will be a trumpeter with red helmet "tail" others are finished !!!

    These are just base coated

    WIP 005.jpg

    Left to Right: Tunisian Spahi, Almoner (Priest) , Alpine Chasseur

    Note: The priest originally had a Adrian helmet on

    My references are Officers and Soldiers of French Army 1914 and 1918 ( 2 volumes # 11 and 12 ) from Histoire & Collections both by Andre Jouineau

    They also as said have Napoleonic

    here are 3 one base coated , the others primed

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    Left to Right: Page to the Emperor , Ordnance Officer , Surgeon

    Again using H & C books as references

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  2. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Here's the picture for the Priest

    Nap

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  3. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Saw these in the flesh (well resin) at the Salisbury show recently and they must be the best value busts around - great for 'having a go' at something different (I was going to say dipping your toe in the water, but didn't seem appropriate what with the lack of legs and all!)
    Anyway got to be worth picking up even if you are only vaguely interested in . . . .

    Paintings are coming along nicely too Kev - going to look impressive all based up as a group (y)
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Superb Nap, should make a great group. Following with interest.
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  5. arj A Fixture

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    These are looking very nice Kevin.
    I saw some of them at Salisbury and, if memory serves me correctly, you were painting the hat of the Annamite (Chinese) Tirailleur.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  6. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Salisbury ?
    You mean Harare in Zimbabwe ?
    ;)
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  7. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Yes of course - My bad (as the youth roundabouts are wont to say when they've made a faux pa):p
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Folks

    Couple of quick iPad pics

    The Dragoon is finished ..painted as a trumpeter , lacework added on collar and helmet tail red .

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    Now the Spahis

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    Now the 2 new ones together

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    And all 4 completed together

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    Next in line is this ...a Algerian Tirailleur ( added the sash and redone the chechia tassel )

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    then it will be this

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    Still to go ...the French infantryman , legionnaire and the priest last


    I must say those are a great way of getting the mojo back ....and I am enjoying the painting sure they aren't perfect but will look good all painted up and they have lots of conversion potential as well

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  9. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Very nice Kev. I particularly like the dragoon. (y)
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Thanks for comment ...I like the dragoon as well but the lace was a pain! ...lots of mutterings ?

    They all look so much better in real life ..pics not that good !

    Nap
  11. phil_h A Fixture

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    I love these little busts and your work on them has just been lovely, Nap! (y)
    Phil
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  12. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Cheers Phil

    The enjoyment is continuing with the Algerian

    Stay tuned

    Nap
  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great job Nap!

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  14. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Thanks Ken

    They certainly seem to have grabbed my mojo well !!

    Pleased to say the Algerian is coming along very nicely

    Nap
  15. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    These do paint up very well, don't they. The Dragoon looks superb. Well done Nap.
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Bob

    Cheers for posting , for me I am getting a lot of pleasure from bringing these to life ( hopefully !! ) , tge you certainly seem to cone together quickly !

    This is what the Algerian looks like at the moment , uniform blue done , piping basecoated will be working on this nexT

    Cue the iPad piccy

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    Nap
  17. Nap Forum Moderator

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    A quick update on the Algerian

    Revisited the uniform , sash and headwear all done

    Lacework highlighted etc though might push this a little more

    Need to tidy a few area's before today's soiree at the bench where the hat tassel in in line for a brush

    Then the face...

    iPad pic...

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    Nap
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  18. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Update iPad pics

    Revisited the lace ....more highs ..doesn't really show but they are there !

    Tassel completed and rear lace done

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    Eyes next then fleshwork !

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  19. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi folks

    Algerian all finished

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    Couple of iPad pics of the previous completed ones

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    Finally the 5 all together ....4 more to finish

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    Thanks for looking in ...off to the Plymouth show on Saturday

    Nap
  20. billyturnip A Fixture

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    I like those, very nice!
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