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V Bust. Kettle Drummer 4th ( Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards 1884

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mick3272, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. mick3272 A Fixture

    Greetings
    I thought I would make a start on the 'V' Bust Drummer 4th (Royal Irish ) Dragoon Guards 1884.
    1/9th Scale Original Sculpt by Pavol ( Offo) Ovecka.
    Re worked by Tommi Worton.
    Drum Decal by Steve (Valiant) Leadley.
    The V Bust is available as the Bust alone or
    The V Bust along with the Kettle Drum Base The Decal for the Banner is an optional Extra.

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    Thanks for looking
    Mick
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mick

    Nice to see this being done and with the T and S team ...can't go wrong.

    Like the way Steve did the decal ....be nice if a SBS on how he worked it could be added into this V bench ......

    Looking at the sharpness on the decal to hand paint you would have to be very talented for detail work or just silly not to try it ...now I wonder which I am..lol

    Following with interest

    Nap
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That is a great addition, any decals to do faces:happy:
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  4. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Kev,
    Yes the Decal came out really well. I have to admit its the first time I have ever tried applying a decal and I had to have two cracks at it. plus it is a bit bigger than the average truck and plane decal., but I think it has come out ok.
    I did think I would try my hand at free hand as this one is the easier of the three but after seeing the quality of the decal and how it turned out the Bust with the Drums will have decals.
    I will take my hat off to those that do go free hand especially the double banners trying to get them the same.:nailbiting:.

    An SBS by steve would be great will have to twist his arm
    Thanks
    Mick
  5. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Bob
    I wish there was I would put one on my own, turn back the clock 20/30yrs. magic.
    Mick
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  6. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Superb transfer - I'm currently painting my Coldstream Guards Colour - there are 44 battle honours per side plus sphinx and regimental badge, and I could have done with a suitable set of transfers!

    Mike
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  7. Tommi A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Oh WOW!:eek: The decal works really well, a very nice added feature to the kit

    Tommi
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  8. clrsgt A Fixture

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    United-States
    The decal looks terrific Mick. Started prep work on mine, but moving slowly because I want to finish a couple of figs that are in progress. I also think mounting him on the kettledrum is a great idea.
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  9. Mookie Active Member

    I say chaps this looks rather tickety boo.Really nice work from.all of you.The bust looks great as a V.bust.The decal looks very eyecatching.Really nicely done by Steve.Must try doing one of my busts as a v.bust.
    Nice one gang.
    Richard
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  10. valiant A Fixture

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    Kev - the principle of producing the decal is fairly straightforward, but much of it relies on the individual being able to use graphics software like Photoshop, Illustrator or similar - I learned it for my job, a way back - It's a very specific skill/application. It is unlikely that most people will have access to these types of graphics software, unless it is something you use for your job, so an SBS with screen shots of software commands, etc may well not mean anything to some people.

    I'm not trying to paint it as some kind of "Dark Art" - I just dont think it would translate welll as an SBS!!

    Steve(y)
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  11. mick3272 A Fixture

    Mike W
    Tommi
    Mike S
    Richard
    Steve,

    Thanks chaps for your kind words and assistance you have given to this Bust
    For those that have it ( or parts :D) I hope you enjoy.
    Mick
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  12. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Any time, Mick - if I can be of further assistance, you know where to find me!(y)
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  13. mick3272 A Fixture

    Greetings,
    On thing to point out on this V Bust.
    As the Sword belt is not on show at the side the Plume can be painted White post 1885. as the later pattern sword belt is not visible.
    Mick
  14. mick3272 A Fixture

    Greetings.
    Moved on a little, The Kettle Drum base is finished. for information Vallejo Model Colour Dark Red (32) 70946 is an exact match for the base colour of the Drum Banner.

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    The Bust its self has been blocked out, and now the fun and games start.
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    thanks for looking
    Mick
  15. mick3272 A Fixture

    Greetings.
    Sorry I forgot that this was still open.
    Well at last this one is finished. Bringing a close to the Four Cavalry V Busts.
    Note this bust can be displayed on the Kettle Drum as a base. or
    on a normal base.

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    Mick
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  16. mick3272 A Fixture

    Greetings
    Just a couple of Pics of all Four together.
    From Left to Right.
    4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards.
    6th Inniskilling Dragoons
    5th Royal Irish Lancers
    8th Royal Irish Hussars.


    DSCF0523.JPG DSCF0522.JPG

    Mick
  17. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    They all look good together, great job, well done.
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  18. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thanks Bob.
    Yes I must agree.
    Thanks
    Mick
  19. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done Mick!

    A very nice grouping of busts.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  20. mick3272 A Fixture

    Thank you Ken.
    Its nice of you to say so.
    Mick

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