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WIP "Trench Watch"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    Well ...running alongside Lt Cairns VC on my bench and after looking at those I had primed I started this one

    .......from AC Models sculpted of course by Andy Cairns

    Had this a long time just fancied doing it , I really like Andys sculpting has a real nice look to it , very period

    Straight paint apart from I will be adding a trench mirror on the bayonet ( putty currently going off ready! )

    The unprinted resin is from a Dan Morton review many moons ago as I had no pics ..cheers Dan

    This is Andys box artwork

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    Here's the resin , I couldn't find the base supplied so made one up so I could mount it on my base

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    Currently all base coated except rifle and scarf ( still to decide colour ! ) quick pics with iPad ...need to work on putty !

    Might add something to the helmet if I can find details

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    Eyes done looking to his left

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    Here's sone of the references I am using for the mirror ....

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    Thanks for looking in and stay tuned !

    Nap
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  2. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    This is a superb bust sculpt from AC, I've also had it in my stash for some time now waiting to be painted, I always think the face looks like Sir John Mills in the film Ryans Daughter.(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Bon voyage Matey
    A nice piece for you to work on from Andy and with your reference material should be a classic.
    Bring it on
    Keith
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  4. Kevindunne Active Member

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    United-States
    Gotta get one of those...
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  5. phil_h A Fixture

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    United-States
    Can't wait to see him come together Nap...
    Phl
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  6. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Cheers for the comments ....

    Keith ...hope I can do this credit

    Phil....hopefully not too long to wait

    Kevin...It has so much character , I like Andys sculpts ..lots ..wish he would release more !! ..really enjoying working on WW1 busts at the moment

    Jimbo ...He does look a bit like JM mate ...was thinking of a bit of a moustache but like the way the mouth looks ....

    UPDATE ?.

    Well wanted to get the painting done on face but as they say " the best placed plans......" ......Oh and SWMBO ! ......

    Spent most of yesterday making the mirror ......small or what ...4 goes .....too small , too large , knocked off ....and finished version ...now in place .....

    Scaled down a picture of the instructions that are on the inside of the lid ..think it looks okay

    Painting will bring out the details more ..hopefully

    Couple of very quick iPad pics before I prime it in black

    Put another base coat on the leather jerkin ...doing the face today !

    Looking at putting Canadian helmet markings need to check a few things

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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    PS this s another great sculpt from Andy (WW2 - "Lucky" )
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  7. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Verbal update ....

    Face completed .

    Helmet done , added the 22nd CEF ( Canadian-Francais ) Battalion or 'Vingt-Deux" using the Osprey book The Canadian Corps in WW1 (MAA 439) plate E3 which shows a red circle depicting senior Bn 5th Brigade over a dark blue rectangle of the 2nd Canadian Division

    Scarf painted in a greeny/grayish and washes using Army Painter Necrotic Flesh , shadowed and highlighted

    Pics to follow ....currently working on the greatcoat

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Update with a coupke of iffy pics
    After a biccie eating comp at Jimbos ..Ibwon..lol finished the webbing all off and the leather jerkin , rehighlightef the straps , pipe done using this picture as reference

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    Working on the weapon and bayonet and mirror then thinkng about nameplate ...thinking along lines of a trench sign

    Using these refs for the weapon etc

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    Que the iffy pics ! ,.....with all dark leather and Browns it's quite a somber piece but I am really enjoying it

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    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Some very nice work there kev
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Brian

    A fairly simple piece with a little addition .....wanted to give this a go it's been sat looking at me too long ! ...

    It came together quickly which was nice !

    Now all finished will sort pics out soon

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Well this is all finished ..got carried away ....still toying with what to do about nameplate ..will ask Jimbo today !

    Will post pics in next day or so !

    Back to Lt Cairns tomorrow something a bit more colourful for the Paint Day at Jim's

    Nap

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