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Completed TFB Multi hat conversion - 1812 War Militia

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Sep 17, 2023.

  1. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    I recently received a torso and a hat from TFB ( quick service ) of a ACW subject details below ,so started looking around and found a fair few wearing the hunting shirt during the later 1812 war

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/awi-1-10-multi-hat-bust-from-tfb-miniatures.576621/

    After donating the cap to spares , I removed the tied hair and the buttons on shirt building up new facial hair and hair as well as a new shirt

    I also added a collar and a necktie

    Took off the end of cross belt adding another longer version with retaining strap

    For the hat it was case of trial and error on both brim and crown together with a lot of carful sanding !

    Added the side details on hat top edge and a brim band

    Starting with this ( but the unbearded version )

    IMG_2922.JPG

    Primary reference

    IMG_2208.JPG

    More references and ideas if you wanted

    IMG_2789.JPG IMG_2862.JPG
    IMG_2209.JPG IMG_2283.JPG IMG_2309.JPG IMG_2863.JPG IMG_2864.JPG IMG_2799.JPG

    Original shirts !

    IMG_2306.JPG IMG_2800.JPG

    Good interesting book

    IMG_2861.JPG

    Here's how he looks at the moment ...waiting basing up ready for priming

    IMG_2907.JPG IMG_2909.JPG

    IMG_2911.JPG IMG_2910.JPG IMG_2908.JPG

    Stay tuned

    Have FUN @ the bench

    Nap
  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is looking nice Nap, nice research too. Should paint up to be a nice bust, look forward to seeing more.
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  3. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I like it, will follow with great interest.

    Malc
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  4. Rob A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Clever idea very neatly implemented. You are on a bit of roll with the conversions.
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  5. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Lovely conversion, can be quite colourful looking at the reference work, another good one to follow.

    Cheers Simon
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  6. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comments appreciate them

    This all began after doing the slouch hat , learnt a lot from that so I thought ....could I do this ....and this is the result

    I quite like the colour option of the red edging so that's what I will go for

    Stay tuned .......

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. Steve headley A Fixture

    Great work my friend, you can’t resist turning our busts into something different well done indeed. I think the fact you can do this with our multi part bust, goes to show how versatile it is plus you can fill your spares box mate lol.

    Great job looking forward to seeing the paint go on.

    Steve

    TFB Miniatures Team
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  8. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks good Kev, nice to see you getting some putty moving about(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  9. NigelR A Fixture

    Very interesting, and excellent conversion work. Looking good so far.....
  10. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Now all based up and primed ...waiting patiently in line ...

    Nap
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  11. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    that is looking very nice Kev,love it,and a special figure also ,the conversion you
    have done is do a lot to the figure,keep it up your very good work (y)

    Mario
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  12. snik A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice conversion Nap!Love it!!
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  13. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Thanks to you both looking forward to painting it might add a little wear and tear before then !.....still got the Dragoon and of course the film Napoleon bust to finish off

    Have fun @ your benches

    Nap
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  14. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Still working on the film study of Napoleon....so for a break decided to basecoat this slight conversion using TFB torso/head....Militia 1812

    I have sanded out the 2 blips at top of hat since piccy

    Cue the piccy

    Nap

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  15. Rob A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    He is coming along nicely. Pretty much seamless conversion.
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  16. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Interesting subject. I like the colourways you've selected. Crisp conversion, follow with interest.
    Melanie
  17. Steve headley A Fixture

    Looking good Nap it’s coming along very well indeed, it’s added a new dimension to the kit.

    Steve

    TFB Miniatures Team
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  18. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Good start on an interesting subject.

    Malc
  19. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    that is also a special one :) going to be a beautiful one,keep it on Kev ;)
    that's what the good looking guy say LOL
    Mario
  20. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very dapper with the tall hat.

    Cheers Simon

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