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The Duke of Brunswick

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everybody

    Well...I have been swirling putty around again.....using a Paul Blaber sculpt as a basis of which these are a couple of versions available

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    After much dremel use I ended up with a basic torso shape the only thing original being the head ..this was detailed up as seen using magi sculpt mainly

    I completely reworked all the lacework , the star on his chest , length end the torso to a more pleasing shape , added the sash , a part of the coat below and tge tassels and sword belt .....

    Here's the reworked piece before any priming ....

    A challenge to paint with the Black and the flash of blue on the collar and cap

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    Here are some of my reference pictures

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    Nap
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  2. KuK_Grenadier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Austria
    Hi Nap, congratulations!
    Great work on the torso.
    It seems to me that you are becoming a sculptor!
    Would this one be commercial? He would complete the Waterloo series from MMM :)

    Christian
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Christian

    Thanks for your comments pleased you like the work ..a lot of muttering under my breath and even more coffee

    Me a sculptor ..I WISH !!!!!!

    ....... struggling with being human ..lol !!

    ..it's all about fun and enjoying for me ..or giving folk a laugh with my stuff! ..lol

    It woukd make a nice addition but by far more skilled modellers than me ( Pavol for instance ) but as its a commercial sculpt originally not possible!

    Next step is to check it all over again ..prime in black ! ..then get base colours on ....

    Watch this space

    Nap
  4. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  5. Oda A Fixture

    WOW! I love the very original idea but the execution is even better.Good luck with all those blacks (a very difficult colour indeed),I will definitely follow this one.

    Oda.
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  6. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers guys for the comments

    Paul..appreciate you looking in

    Oda ...thank you ...all those blacks ...looking forward to it ..nice little challenge for me ...that with the flesh and the blue together with the silver and gold(?) sash.

    You will see I have also added pictures of a cap and the horse badge ..?.I also have a Jäger of the Avantgarde from Blaber Miniatures ...all gray with a flash of green facings and the distinctive "Corsican" headwear ..more later in another thread!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Come on Kev, don't belittle yourself, excellent job and looking forward to more.(y)
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  8. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Like Bob said, "don't belittle yourself". You should consider releasing it commercially.
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  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Good work Kevin.
    The lace work has turned out very well. Top marks
    Keith
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  10. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Nice! I with I had kind of creativity. Nice work.
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  11. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Great sculpting Nap. Like Mike, I wish I had your ability and creativity with the putty. Well done.

    Chris
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  12. phil_h A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great job and looking wonderful so far - I can't wait to see it painted!

    Regards,
    Phil
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  13. Brabantje Member

    That's something special.....love the research references great model mike
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  14. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This looks to be a great piece of work you have pulled off, very well done. A great exercise in matching the bust to the colour reference that you have. Now don't F**k it up. Not now! Lol.

    Mark.
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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi guys

    Thought I would post this of the duke leading his men just before he was killed ..adding a bit of interest on the thread

    Current state of affairs ..all painted .....in black primer ....going to be worked in amongst others!

    Nap

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  16. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice reworking of the original bust Kevin.
    Your bicci sessions with Jim are paying off.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  17. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Andrew

    Cheers for commenting appreciate your input ...it's a lorra lorra black ! a la Cilla there !!

    Biccie sessions working well ...now no place he can hide them!

    Nap
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  18. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    It seems to be important who you hob nob with Kev :rolleyes:
    It must be quite a challenge to have so much black to paint and make it interesting? Hans Holbein the younger was the Master with Black and for me this is the best example for me. I hope that this inspires you my friend.
    Best wishes
    Keith
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  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith

    My apologies just saw your post here ..as you say Holbein ..a true master indeed

    Wish you hadn't mentioned Hob Nobs ....really fancy a choccy one !

    Oh and by tge as this is now on my bench !

    Watch this space !

    Ooooohhhhh all that black .....eyes/ flesh ..not much thankfully , cap ...torso

    Nap
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  20. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    That's some sharp work there Kevin, you are one busy beaver :D(y)!

    Joe

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