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Completed Staff Officer c1915

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    This is now on my bench after the Russian Veteran ...something a little less complicated ...but still with medal ribbons

    Originally released by Celtic Miniatures sculptor unsure of !
    image.jpeg based on this from a Osprey image.jpeg


    Sculpted as a major ( rank on wrong way round ......so ....

    I resculpted the rank badges and promoted him to Lt Colonel , also reworked the rank lacing to a hopefully better representation !

    I have added a helmet flash for the Lancashire Fusiliers who of course fought at Gallipoli , adding rear and arm flashes

    Also added a staff officers badge to the front of the helmet and tge armband will be a signals officer

    Here's some of the references I am using (Thanks to Neil W for his help )

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    I will get pics done later but currently it's all puttied up and basecoated

    All comments welcome

    Nap
  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It's about time you got going again, another cracking bust and medal ribbons.
    Look forward to seeing your work on this one.
  3. Mookie Active Member

    Nice one.Looks a great project.I like.
    Rich
  4. NeilW A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking forward top seeing this and glad to have been of assistance.

    His neck looks rather scrawny... will you do anything about thickening it up?
  5. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I agree about the neck, although, being picky, I would also say the shoulders look too narrow. It has a caricatured look, IMO....(y)
  6. Scott Sheltz Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks to be an interesting project! Enjoy the painting
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Agree there Bob , nice to be back at the bench ...lots to catch up on !!!


    Cheers Rich , purely a painting project and a touch of putty work



    Agree ref neck but no leaving as it its , quite like the scranny look ....this must be at least 20 years old !!


    Thanks Steve , yes your right on both counts but pure painting ...I'm no sculptor !!!


    Thanks Scott nice to have you look in



    As promised a couple of WIP pics ...obviously the final colours wont be anything like the basecoats !!!

    Click on pics for larger images if you wish

    Will be working on the ribbons and the uniform next

    As always all comments are welcome

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    WIP Boanparted WW1 Lt Col.jpg WIP 008.jpg WIP012.jpg

    WIP 011.jpg WIP 010.jpg WIP 009.jpg
  8. Marcin Morawski Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Great research, Kev.
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England


    Thanks Marcin ...Neil helped a lots as well

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  10. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Just like in the 'New Tricks' TV programme when a Commander RN had his left shoulder rank slide on back to front (i.e. with the executive ring at the shoulder, not the neck).

    For those of us brought up on a 2oth/21st century diet whose uniforms appear to shrink with the passing years (!), it is worth rmembering just how thin many of our forebears were, especially in climes where malaria and gastric upsets were the norm rather than a rarity.

    Mike
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  11. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very true, Mike. As a reference, though, here is my uncle Albert on his embarkation to Egypt, then on to Mesopotamia in 1915. A man barely over 5' tall.(y) Albert 1915.jpg
  12. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Very cool, Nap. Even has that look of arrogance so typical of a staff officer (if you're a current or former staff officer I'm just kidding). I'll be following with interest.
    Rick
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  13. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I also have this reference, although it is sometime after the Great War. My maternal grandfather, 1927, Shanghai Defence Force. The tropical uniform differed little from 1914 - 18... Note that the officer's shirt is darker than the tunic. Shanghai Defence Force.jpg (y)
  14. misfit151 A Fixture

    Progressing along just fine Kev.......(y) looking forward to the medal ribbon. Mike
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  15. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Great work on a very characterful bust Nap. Looking good.
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Mike ......next are the ribbons

    Thanks Peter your right he's a character !


    Update ..uniform 90% done ...might change the brassard to another ...he will have a darker shirt with a lighter Kharki tie

    Enjoying this paint as its not too complicated

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  17. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I did one of these when it came out, years ago. Nice to see one again, obviously much more accomplished than my effort!
  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi BP

    Yiur right it was years ago , Celtic had sone nice pieces for tge tine ....not sure about more accomplished ...it's not done yet ! .....do share yours if you still have it !

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Couple of potential armbands if I decide not to go signals !

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    Ribbons ideas
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    L-R King and Queens SA medals and 14/15 star

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    L-R DCM, King and Queens SA medals

    Gorget patches

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    Nap
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    Couple of pics as to where I am on the uniform ....all comments welcome

    Click on pics to view larger images if you wish

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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