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WIP St Cyr Military Academy Cadet

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks ,

    Just a couple of pics on this one ..it was I believe a test cast for Wolf many years ago but never got released ..or so it said on the label on the bag when I got it at the BMSS Nationals about 4 years ago .

    It represents a cadet from the French Equivilent of Sandhurst ..regretable I can't find a picture of one with at least one medal!!!!

    Pics show the epaulettes primed for gold but now changed to a Red base .
    kev 256.jpg kev 255.jpg
    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  2. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Looks great Nap, will follow!
  3. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Nice pair of shoulders lad show 'em off.
    Thats a bit unusual Kevin.
    Will the epaulettes remain red?
    Looking forward to it's completion Mate.
    Cheers
    Keith
  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Thanks for the comments and for looking in

    Keith will the epaulettes stay red ...not too sure , gold would be NCO cadet at St Cyr ..not sure what would be more interesting ..the plume is white over red .

    Hope to get on with this soon

    Nap
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  5. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Nap,
    I've had a look around and found these for you, unfortunately you will have to get Detective Peart on the case to identify them.
    cheers
    Richie
    20120117731132690.jpg 20120117731132692.jpg image.php.jpg L-Ecole-Militaire-Interarmes_medium.png L-Ecole-Speciale-Militaire-de-Saint-Cyr_medium.png Le-4e-bataillon-de-l-Ecole-Speciale-Militaire-de-Saint-Cyr_medium.png wwii-victory-day-tribute-france-15558561.jpg
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  6. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Richie ,

    Cheers for the pictures (y) ...off I go ...unless anyone gets there before me in the ID of the medals ..............................

    Keith ..your'e in France mon ami ;)

    It looks like the cadets are NCO's at St Cyr and on a visit to the Russian Military Acadamy ...great references .................might have to change to Epaulettes back to gold now !!!!

    Tanks for taking the time doing this

    Nap
  7. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Nap,
    No problem mate, you have done the same for me before, I did find some sites but they were in French........come on Keith mon ami:). If this is a test cast then you have quite a unique piece. Look forward to seeing what you do with this and if you add any additions, it should be Naptastic.
    cheers
    Richie
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Guess its medal time for this fellow ...with gold epaulettes !!!

    The medals in Richie's pics are : the Oversea's medal (various bars are awarded) Overseas medal.jpg and the National Defence Medal National Defense Medal.jpg ..bit more interest on the bust .

    Nap ..well happy mon amis
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  9. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looks really interesting and a unique piece. Should paint up really well.
    Personally I'd be inclined to sculpt a short portion of sleeve below each epaulette
    Looking forward to end result.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Del ,

    Good idea , it was something I was thinking about as the epaulettes seem to be "floating" , I will probably angle them into the body a bit as well ....after doing the medals and adding another "V" of lace on the shako sides (as per picture from Richie) .

    Thanks for popping in with the idea

    Nap
  11. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nice work mate I'd second Del and fill in under the arms ( Well I wouldn't cos I can't sculpt but you get the gist)
    Steve
  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Steve,

    Thanks for the comments ...I reckon a bit of arm is needed ..I will start on face this weekend (hopefully after alterations!!) as I am at the Colours 2013 show in Newbury with Mrs Nap .

    The epaulettes are now based ..again getting ready for the NMM gold

    I have now added the medals x 2 ....bargain (y) and also the additional "V" on the helmet .........

    .....just had another look at the picture and noticed that he has a chin strap and chin scales around the kepi (although I can't find any other pics of the scales being worn)...yet..guess I will be adding at least the chin strap today as well then:facepalm: !!!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  13. Ferris A Fixture

    A unique piece indeed Nap.

    I think the epaulettes should actually be dangling free, ref the last picture posted by Richie. Otherwise this guy would have un-naturally wide shoulders as well.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Here are a ouple of rather iffy pictures , hope you ge the idea , still to do the black leather on the shako , added the extra "V" 's and the chin strap etc medals on the way to being finished ...looking forward to doing the para wings as well ...the epaulettes will be gold ..all NMM of course ...need to do a bit of putty work on the threads before I go for the brush .

    28th kev 015.jpg 28th kev 014.jpg 28th kev 016.jpg
    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Managed to finish this one ..really enjoyed the painting ..although its modern ...added the medals of course etc ..NMM on the epaulettes .

    kev 269.jpg

    More pictures of completed bust in separate post


    Nap

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