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WIP "Tommy"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everybody

    This is now on my bench a great little sculpt from Black Pyramid Gaming which I reviewed here on PF

    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/tommy-from-black-pyramid-gaming.81219/

    Sculpted by Steve Leadley from this parish!

    Here is his version unpainted

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    and his rather nicely painted version

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    Here are the parts

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    I have slightly changed the original by

    Reworking the left hand to be more open ( nothing wrong with Steves ..I wanted to have a go!)

    Added shirt cuffs

    Added rank and a rough rider badge together with service stripes on other sleeve

    Added a couple of medal ribbons ( oh yes!! ) to our Tommy's tunic these are the 2nd Afghan War and the Kandahar Star

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    Will add a buckle to top of each pouch as in picture below !

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    The Indian will be a Lance Duffadar from the 3rd Bengal Cavalry using this reference from this book

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    Here is a couple of references I will use amongst many other!

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    Some details from the Almark book

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    The great plan ......to try and get this done for Bugle Call ...this year!

    Stay tuned

    Nap
  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Come on Nap you have a week to finish this one.
  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Update

    Buckles and strap on pouches done ..smudgy pic

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    now primed in black !

    Que those brushes

    Nap
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  4. valiant A Fixture

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    Interesting additions, Nap! With the medal ribbons and the buckles on the pouches, this will put it slightly later than the 2nd Afghan War - closer to the 1890s..?(y)
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  5. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England

    Cheers Steve you are right of course ref the later style pouches buckles ......right then I need 2 medal ribbons suitable .....

    Or out Tommy joined just before the 2nd Afghan War and is still serving some years later .

    What are your thoughts on those black pouches ?

    Appreciate any input ...

    Off to finish basecoating!

    Nap
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  6. valiant A Fixture

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    Not sure who the Almark illustration depicts, but it is a different pattern tunic, with no patch pockets - but you could depict any one of the Rifle Regts with black leather belts and pouches....(y)
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  7. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Steve

    I thnk that illustration is from a book in the series that did The Thin Red Line , think inputs also in the book called Kiplng soldiers as well

    The Indian is from the book shown which is the reference I will use

    Black leather webbing ..a option ..have you a colour illustration of the Rifle unit ?

    Another thought what about a redcoated infantryman carrying the lance Duffadar in a Kharki

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    Nap
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  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Looks like a fine piece Kevin.
    It is always difficult to blend the weight of the injured man with the carrier.
    Can I ask how well do the the two torso and arms fit together?

    Eager to see what you do with this pair Mate.
    All the very best
    Keith
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  9. valiant A Fixture

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    Could be an option, Kev, but bear in mind the patch pockets.... Rifles have exactly the same pattern equipment, but in a polished black leather, with blackened (bronze) collar dogs, buttons and shoulder titles. You may have to change the belt buckle to a snake fasten, too!(y)
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Guys

    Keith ..it is a nice piece and the fit is really clever , I am painting the Indian head and right arm separate its that good .

    Steve .....of course the pockets woukd need to come off so it's the Kharki uniform !!!

    Don't want to mck around at the moment with the belt ..need to sleep on it !

    Like you 2 different Kharki uniform versions of it ...

    Best th now have a good base colour

    Cheers for the reply

    Nap
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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Couple of pics ...basecoated only

    Indian Uniform...Life Colour US Brown

    Tommy uniform...Citadel Steel Legion Drab

    Waist sash/Badges ...Life Colour French Blue

    Hair ..Life Colour Burnt Umber

    Leather belts ...Citadel Mounfang Brown

    Indian Flesh...Life Colour Japanese Medium Brown

    Tommy Flesh ...Life Colour Sand Yellow


    Still thinking about the pouches ...white leather or Rifle Regt black ......time for a coffee I think !!

    Might add a bit of rank on Tommy ?

    Nap

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  12. mick3272 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Your Cracking on a pace.
    ick
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  13. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England

    Hi "ick"......lol


    Trying to mate ...he will be a Rifle regt Sgt

    Stripes now on
    Shoulder badge (RB) on both epaulettes
    Collar badge taken off

    Will add the snake belt buckle a bit later


    Keep watching

    Nap
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  14. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Update

    Couple of pics with the stripes on , epaulettes badges are there and readable ..paint will bring them out more !

    Snake buckle all done

    Waiting for all to dry and then redo base coat etc ..then the painting begins with earnest ....(and if doesn't like it I will do it on my own ..lol )

    Using this picture as reference ..Rifle Brigade .......skirmish to the front !

    Would have opened up a pouch possibly but enough is enough !

    Nap

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  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Thanks for the response Kevin.
    I thought this was a vert brave sculpt to cast in so many pieces and get the good effect of dead weight on the carrier.
    I am sure you will have some fun on this beauty.
    All the very best Mate,
    Keith
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  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith

    Thanks for comment , a difficult sculpt to pull off but I reckon Steve has done a good job of the dead weight look.

    I am enjoying this ...it's biccy day at Jimbo's tomorrow ..so hope to get the main uniforms done

    Here are a couple of quick iPad pics as he looks now all nicely neatly base painted

    I will probably do the base in stone effect to show off what will be black leather webbing

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

    PS hope all is well and best wishes to you all


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  17. Wings5797 A Fixture

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  18. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Update ...

    After a hectic day biccy munching at Jimbos

    Worked in the uniform using JS colours ..burnt umber , unbleached titanium , fawn ...still bits to do but close to the colour I was looking for .

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    Also added a bit of red to the turban and what will be the edging on rank stripes

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    Gentleman .....

    Jimbo is a good mate and a sculptor...now as you know I reworked the hand so after letting him roll about in laughter for 10 minutes ..I went to make a coffee ( yes I know self service!) ...came back to this

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    Rather detailed sculpting there eh!

    Later on went to use the facilities ...and came back to this massacre !

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    ...the man has lots to answer to !

    Nap
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  19. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Good to see Jim has not lost charm sense of hummer Kevin.
    Moving along nicely Mate but who's head was massacred?
    All the best
    Keith
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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Indeed Keith ..but revenge will be mine!

    As for the head that from an Ellies the Marine Bombardier ....a future project that will be converted even more

    Happy days

    Nap
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