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WIP Stoker, RN, 1939-45

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by valiant, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi guys,

    Made a start on this in the week, thanks to the refs from Roger (thanks!), depicting my uncle as a stoker during the Second World War.

    Still some detailing to go, lanyard, tally band on the cap (a plain HMS, at this time) and the stoker's badge on his right arm and loads of tidying!

    Thanks for looking in,

    Steve(y)

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  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Brilliant work Steve.
    Will he just for you?
    I like it a lot even though you are not quite finished.
    All the best
    Keith
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  3. valiant A Fixture

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    Not sure yet, Keith - hopefully it will become commercial at some point - Ill keep everyone posted!(y)
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  4. Grod A Fixture

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    Like this Steve. Nice to see a Royal Navy subject.
    Gordon
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  5. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Really good start Steve.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  6. arj A Fixture

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    Very nice work so far Steve.
    Look forward to seeing this develop.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    My fingers are fairly crossed.
    Grandfather was on the Atlantic Convoys WW1 and have always wanted to display his medals and records with a figure.
    Cheers mate
    Keith
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  8. valiant A Fixture

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  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Thanks Steve.

    Keith
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  10. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking good Steve! Your Grandfather would be proud. (y)

    Well done,
    Ken
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  11. alamac Well-Known Member

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    Great piece Steve, liking this a lot
    Cheers
    Al
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  12. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Good to see a senior service bust.

    Mike
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  13. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks guys, comments much appreciated! Whilst over at my parent's this weekend, I took the roughed out bust to show my mum. She then disappeared upstairs and reappeared with a photo of Uncle Bill - I now have revisited the facial features to try to get it to look like the chap in question! I will try to get some pics soon to show the results.

    Thanks for looking,(y)
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  14. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France

    Excellent addition to your reference material Steve
    Keith
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  15. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks Keith - it's raised another question though - in the photo, Bill is not wearing a lanyard and it would appear he was a Leading Stoker!! (y)
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  16. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Lanyards were not worn with all rigs Steve and his rate would depend on when the photo was taken. He might have been a Stoker, Leading Stoker and then back to Stoker again. ;)
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  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Great knowledge Roger.
    Top Man
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  18. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Inside knowledge Keith and speaking as someone who was an Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, back to Able Seaman, then Leading Seaman again, then Petty Officer and back to Leading Seaman again...... It's a long story.
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  19. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Not a successful life on the ocean wave then Mate :D
    Seriously though Well done you Roger
    Keith
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  20. valiant A Fixture

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    Cheers Roger - the arm badge is definitely Leading Stoker, prop with a star above it! How long he kept this is open to debate! Thanks for the info on the lanyard, too - looks like I wont have to make one after all;)

    Pics to follow......(y)
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