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WIP The Old Bishop from Castle Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi everyone

    I put a plea out to get a copy of this bust long OOP ...to no avail until to the rescue cam the kind folks at Castle Miniatures ...the would send me one ...just needed a bit of TLC after being in a drawer for a long time....I was happy and it arrived before Christmas

    This is a picture posted bt PF member Fantamos on release in 2013!!!



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    Why this piece ....well it will be a challenge and I was very much motivated ( in no particular order !!) by the artwork of various arists including Jason Whitman and Olga Zernia and Sven all from this forum

    Bishop Jay Whitman.JPG Bishop by Jay.JPG Bishop by Jay w.JPG Bishop by Olga.jpg Bishop by Olga Zernia.jpg Bishop Jason Green.jpg xx.jpg x.jpg

    I repaired various areas and made new hanging pieces for the back and did a little rework/sculpting on the sceptre he carries based on original items 9 stil things need to be tidied up before priming

    So mine now looks like this :

    WIP 008.jpg WIP 010.jpg WIP 009.jpg the other side has a cross on it

    This is a ongoing project and just need to finish off a couple of others ...but might work inbetween them on this !!...just thought I would start up the thread !!!!

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  2. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is a lovely and unusual piece Kev, and full of character. Like you I was also inspired to get it after seeing some cracking versions by some very talented painters.

    I managed to break one of the "hanging bits" when I was playing with mine so that will need sorting when I eventually get round to tackling it. Looking forward to seeing your version once finished. I think you're right, it's one of those pieces that's going to be a challenge for any painter, but should look great if you can pull it off.

    - Steve
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  3. Sven Well-Known Member

    Great to see you doing this bust. I really like the adjustments and sculpting work you have done so far. Can't wait to see the first paint and your very own version of the bishop.
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  4. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    You do like a challenge Kev. I will watch this one as I know you will make it interesting. I guess historically this piece could fit into a number of different eras as not much has changed regalia-wise over quite a few centuries.

    Phil
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  5. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Be easy for you having no medals:ROFLMAO: Great subject look forward to seeing what you do with it.
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  6. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    A nice challenge Nap! The changes you made so far are beautiful. :)(y)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Steve ....hopefully I can pull this off !


    Thank you Sven your version is really good and what started my quest to get one

    Thank you ..certainly a challenge , aiming for a medieval look about him

    Hi Graham hoping it will be easy .....but I doubt it !! .......perhaps add a religious medal ...or two ..LOL

    Cheers Ken appreciate the comment ref changes ...a good learning curve on patience

    Stay tuned it might be a little slow at first !!!!

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Couple of pics of crozier I used for the reworking I

    Below version of this on the other side

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    This was the basis for the side you see

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    Nap
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  9. Ronaldo A Fixture

    Del or supper snadd could have given you a copy of this one :D
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  10. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Maybe there are no medals, but lots of metallic embroidery for you to do Nap. He also has a fancy crozier to make up for lack of medals. You will do him justice I'm sure.
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