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WIP Skinners Horse Officer

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

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Too much information Roger !...bet they have anchors over them ...LOL

    Nap
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  2. mick3272 A Fixture

    As well as your leather ones and the rubber pair you say you use for diving;)
    Mick
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  3. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    A pair of bollards actually.
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Yeah ...of course he uses them for diving ......"really"


    Oh that's nice .......off to google it

    Nap
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Here's my choice of ribbons

    L-R

    Queens Sudan medal , Queens South African medal and Kings South African medal

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    Might replace the Sudan one with the Indian General service medal

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    Nap
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  6. Wayneb A Fixture

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    United-States
    Hi Nap,
    I think Steve's drawing looks accurate but it still looks to me that the deep "V" is filled with some yellow material. I could be wrong. That looks like it would be a lot of work at this point. Looking good though.

    Wayne
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  7. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland
    Looks good so far Kev.

    Cheers

    Huw
  8. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland
    Fur ones too?
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  9. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Kev - these are the engagements that Skinners Horse took part in up to 1900 -
    First Afghan War-
    Battle of Ghazni
    Battle of Jellalabad
    Battle of Kabul
    Bhurtpore1842
    First Sikh War-
    Battle of Moodkee
    Battle of Ferozeshah
    Battle of Aliwal
    Battle of Sobraon
    Second Sikh War-
    Battle of Ramnagar
    Battle of Chillianwallah
    Battle of Gujrat
    Second Afghan War-
    Kandahar 1878 – 80
    Afghanistan1878
    Boxer Rebellion-
    Battle of Peking

    Would probably be better to aim for some of these as medals, rather than South Africa - just a thought...?!(y)
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  10. mick3272 A Fixture

    Hi Steve,
    My thoughts also. but in saying that. He could have transferred in from another Regt. But as you say keep it simple and go for your list. Could always add Edward V11 coronation medal.
    Mick
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi guys

    Wayne ....cheers still contemplating reworking it , I have looked at my stuff but cannot see anything about a yellow inner

    .......see pic below from the book on Skinners horse ...would welcome if anyone has further details

    Huw ...cheers for looking in

    Steve .....thanks for list ...thinking along the lines of how old this fellow might be ......but you have a good point about the SA medals ......any suggestions for 3..remembering the date on nameplate is 1908

    Mick ....he could have yes ........thanks for the idea ....

    Might be Indian general service , China and the coronation...need to check the order they are in !!!!

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    Cap pic

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    Nap
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  12. phil_h A Fixture

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    United-States
    Nap wonderful work so far - the yellows look great!!
    Phil
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  13. Wayneb A Fixture

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    United-States
    Sorry Nap...….I trust a museum original more the an artists rendering.....But it's all good,...finish it up and on to the next one.
    Wayne
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  14. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    Are they navy issue? :eek:

    -Rich
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  15. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I have often read that a lot of people think British uniforms are boring.... Personally I think the total opposite, love this one ...
  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Yes hard to believe but a update on this ...after being inspired by Cannonball's SBS on the Mitches Skinners horse

    Couple of very quick pictures ( not best ) ....uniform colour finished , medal ribbons completed , base coat on the main lacework ...the finer details will be done separately

    Being dragged off for more yo ho ho

    Here's the pics together with some original items ..sorry if I have posted already ...time pressure from SWMBO !!

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg might change the eye colour !!

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    Here's a fine figure I found as well

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    Happy benchtime to one and all

    Nap
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Bit more work this time basecoating the lacework on the waistcoat ......a lot of holding my breath!!!...Heavan knows how Rob Lane did the lacework !!!!

    ...YES it did take a while !!!!

    For some reason that I don't know ....on the last 4 busts I have left the flesh till last ......!!!!...must stop it

    Next will be the cap

    As always any comments good bad or just laughter are welcome

    Nap

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  18. Cannonball A Fixture

    Coming together really well Nap. Have fun with the lace.
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    It is coming together ...might do the epaulettes then the cap !

    Stay tuned

    Nap
  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Verbal update ....epaulettes and cap all done together with facings .....

    But on the subject of facings ....

    I have been reading the Rothero book regarding facings its stated that they are made of "black velvet" .....on both this uniform and the full dress bust currently in V Bench being nicely painted by Cannonball

    So my question is : whats to best way to represent this material .......I was thinking a 50/50 mix of Matt/Satin varnish ?

    Would appreciate anyones thoughts and ideas

    Nap

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