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Completed US Marine

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Dec 28, 2023.

  1. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi everybody

    Following on from the 1812 Militia , getting into more modern times ....with a couple of medals ....at last !!

    A release from a while ago sculpted by Nick Majerus

    This is the pics from the box art painted by Nick ........ The ribbon over the right pocket is a USMC Unit Commendation. The medal on the left is the USMC Good Conduct Medal. The one on the right is the National Defense Service Medal.( see below )

    Click on for larger images

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    This is one of my reference pics ....feel free to add more !

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    Currently mine looks like this .....base coated ......lot to do on the blue , needs to be almost a midnight blue/almost black


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    Looking forward to working on this

    Have fun at the bench

    Nap

    PS Also working on the Napoleon head as well from Scale Collectables

    After these two are completed ...Gny Sgt Daly MOH x 2 will be next
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  2. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Do our Gyrene proud, Kevin! I know you will, great bust.
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  3. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ski

    I hope I will ...need to get the awards and medals right !

    Nap
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  4. Ferris A Fixture

    That dark blue is going to be tough... :)
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  5. Rob A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Interesting to see you go with a much lighter blue than you need after a black undercoat then shade down again.

    Great bust to work on.
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  6. Briggsy A Fixture

    Going to be good to watch, I know very little about American uniforms so can't offer any reference but I did see this on the Web, thought it would be right up your street.

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    And again

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    Cheers Simon
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  7. Ian Pen PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Ukraine
    Simon, I'm pretty sure the first guy in photo is a fake, but I might be wrong.

    A nice start to a fantastic bust, I shall be watching with great interest.

    Ian
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  8. Briggsy A Fixture

    Oh I think it definitely is fake, no doubt about it, wouldn't be the first fantasy piece on here though.

    Cheers Simon
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  9. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    that is a nice looking busts ,love it too see,go on (y)

    Mario
  10. Banjer A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Good work so far Kev.

    Following with interest.

    Bill
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  11. Scotty A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Will you be adding those medals you pictured? I'll be really disappointed in you if you don't. :ROFLMAO:
    Scotty.
  12. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    It’s been interesting so far !

    The initial blue was just to get a “colour” on but yes that’s a good point you mention

    Simon, Ian .....I’m amazed both are still able to actually stand , the first reminds me of the Kenny Everett character ...General Cheeseburger

    It’s so tempting .....but there will be just 2 as in the ref picture of the pair ....still need to sort the unit citation out as well

    ..perhaps a future project !

    Thanks everyone for looking in ...stay tuned

    Keep painting and sharing

    Nap
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  13. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    Out of interest these are the colours I’m using for the uniform

    Jo Sonja Series 1 Storm Blue

    AK 3rd Gen AK11187 Strong Dark Blue

    AK 3rd Gen AK11189 Dark Prussian Blue

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    Plus a black in this case Army Painter Matt Black

    Currently he looks like this .... DB7D7D52-3A34-4056-809F-CB771FF8DC00.jpeg ....

    ...lots to do till I’m happy with the uniform colour

    Nap
  14. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Thank you , good to have you following

    Nap
  15. Steve Ski PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good,Kevin. Now that top pic with all the medals, that's your next assignment, buddy. HA!:ROFLMAO::D:eek:
  16. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Ski ............I will bare in mind your suggestion........honest ...lol

    Uniform colour coming on now ....could resist putting a base colour on the medal ribbons !!

    Also reworked the weapon on medal .....

    Still not looked at the commendation ribbon !

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  17. Briggsy A Fixture

    Very nice start, the blue is going to be a tough one but will look great when done.

    Cheers Simon
  18. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice to see you back again at the medals.
    Good start.

    Malc
  19. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Thank you...the blue is getting there !

    It’s good to have them back believe me ..lol

    .......the next will have medals ...the one after ....even more

    The single ribbon above right pocket will be the Navy Unit Citation...see below

    Thanks for looking in

    Have FUN @ the bench

    Nap

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  20. NigelR A Fixture

    Nice start Kev, I'm liking the look of the blue.

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