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WIP Skinners Horse Officer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    Inspired by Mick's recent WIP on the Rob Lane sculpt of a Skinners Horse Offcer in Mess dress , it's released by Hawk Minatures

    The challenge is of course the yellow ...so many variations in references including different versions of the waistcoat lacing as seen here and of course those in my review

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/1st-skinners-horse-lt-in-mess-dress-from-hawk-miniatures.61994/

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    Finished the main jacket colour ....pleased with finish ...but a bit yellowed out !!

    Yellow done on side cap .....I might slghtly revisit it and the jacket later on

    Eyes all done

    Remainder basecoated

    All painting in Acrylics

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  2. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Good luck with this one kev
    I'm sure you will enjoy it
    Mick
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking forward to your take on this one mate.
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comments

    Mick

    As with all of Robs sculpts ....this makes it enjoyable

    The pics are actually slightly darker than in reality ...good old iPad pics !!!!

    Bob

    Hopefully I can do it justice ....I will have 3 ribbons rather than 2 .

    Happy times

    Nap
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  5. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter


    I got a longer cigar so there.

    What gong's is he going to have??????
    Mick
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  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I hope you are on about Medal ribbons, as your hair is not long enough for pink one's.
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  7. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    Worked on the colour a little more ...not going further a I am quite pleased with it ( atm !!!)

    Mick ...As the nameplate has 1908 the ribbons will be pre that date ...Oh and having a "longer cigar" does not mean everything ....ask Carole...:(;)

    Bob.....No idea what you mean about my flowing locks ....LOL(y)

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    Nap

    PS ...Found this great edition from TRADITION ( number 50 ) many moons ago , brilliant reference for the Indian Cavalry

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  8. Wayneb PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I like your start Nap....but based on your reference; Don't you think there is something a bit wrong with that cap?.....The eyes look great...….

    Wayne:)
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  9. billyturnip A Fixture

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  10. Hawk_Uk PlanetFigure Supporter

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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Wayne

    Do you mean the way it's sculpted more open at the crown , not so close together in the centre as in the top picture which is showing more yellow ?

    On the sculpt it looks a little smaller and more pushed onto the head ...opening up the centre

    Here's 2 side views of the cap in the National Army museum and the boxart painted by Dave Maddox

    Thanks for the comment ref eyes

    Cheers

    Nap

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  12. valiant A Fixture

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    I think the issue is that it needs to be deeper, overall, with a bit more in contact with the head and more standing off at the crown - as it stands it looks too thin, IMO(y)
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  13. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Steve

    This is interesting glad Wayne raised the question ...is it possible for you to draw on the bust what you think it should be ?

    Also be interested in Robs thoughts

    Nap
  14. valiant A Fixture

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    In the absence of a graphics tablet for me to draw with, I hope you get the idea!(y)

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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi everyone

    Thanks to Steve ...lots to think about !! ...Arghhh !!!!

    Here's a painting related question to those better than me ..and there are so many ..LOL

    ...the facings etc are black are satin .....how would you represent this .....push the highs ...varnish ? ....

    All thoughts /suggestions are welcome

    Nap
  16. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi Kev
    My 10 p worth for the facings,
    Black Grey, with a couple of washes with Dark Prussian Blue.
    with a little buffing after it had dried.

    In the flesh it came out ok IMHO.
    Buth there again I normally go to you for advice
    Mick
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  17. billyturnip A Fixture

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    If I was you Kev I would try and replicate the look of the collar on this jacket using a very light blue-ish grey for the highlights and use either a gloss paint, medium or varnish.
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  18. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Or satin paint, medium or varnish. :LOL:
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  19. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Guys

    Mick ..your 10p is always welcome ...was thinking Lang the lines of blue in there somewhere

    Roger ...your jacket ? ..very dapper mate , cheers for input , think gloss might be too much will probably use that a little to "zing" the lacework .....looking at a satin/ Matt mix and building it up from that

    Nap
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  20. billyturnip A Fixture

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    I've got matching underpants too.
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