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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi guys

    Following on from Grods release announcement here

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/ww2-veteran-parachute-regiment-pavol-ovecka.196978/

    Sculpted by Offo ...it's got such a great face it was a no brainer for me to decide to get a copy

    Thought I would just add a few things to him

    A Legion d'honneur

    A tie badge

    Backing to the badge to depict 7th Bn Parachute Regt

    Not sure ref tie badge as I quite like the idea of a striped tie if I can find the right reference

    Here's the original from the link above

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    Here is mine with backing in place and WIP on the Legion d'honneur

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    Legion d'honneur completed ..fairly happy !

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    Stay tuned

    Happy benchtime one and all

    Nap
  2. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Looking good Nap, I just knew you would get him and add bits to him and one was Legion d'honneur.

    On seeing the Legion I thought it looked a bit small but measuring it up with dividers against a WW2 Star and the LdH I have it looks about right, must be the base colour. ...........As if you would get it wrong. ;)

    Cheers Mate
    Geoff
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  3. fogie A Fixture

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    It's a cracking piece ..........looking forward to seeing him come alive.

    Mike
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice one Nap, good on you for taking this one on. Look forward to more.
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Geoff

    Thanks for comments .....I wasn't sure ref the medals so cheers for getting the dividers out ...it does need a bit more doing to it..but paint will bring it out more

    Surprised you've not got a copy ?

    Nap
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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comments as you can see it's a great sculpt and will look great , like you too I am too following Cannonballs version with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. Cannonball A Fixture

    The additions look great Nap. Looking forward to seeing how he develops.

    Neal
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Cheers Neal .......me too looking forward how yours looks

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  9. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    He is on my list mate, but others keep bringing busts out that I really like, and there is Popeye now, love him.

    Cheers
    Geoff
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  10. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    There's always more coming out ...so much eye candy !!!

    Nap
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Just putting references on my WIP thread

    Nap

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  12. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    just added this medal on the right

    The French Normandy 50th commemoration medal ...seen also in a couple of the pictures

    Nap

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    Thinking of adding on upper left lapel a British Legion badge

    This is an early version

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    And a modern version

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    Happy days

    Nap
  13. Cannonball A Fixture

    Great references Nap and love the idea re the British Legion badge.


    Neal
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  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thanks Neal

    Went for the early version ( my theory his father was a soldier and it was handed down ) ...the lions head is done ..waiting for putty to dry before adding the surround

    Yours is looking great in your thread

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Update ...put the surround details on British Legion badge .....just didn't look right ...lion was too big ....so ...off it came late last night .....

    Plan B ...did the surround first ...looks a lot better ...but boy is the lions head a lot smaller ..but scaled better IMO !

    Pics later

    Happy bench time to all ....no matter what you do

    Nap
  16. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi folks

    As promised some iffyvision pics

    one of the surround to the badge itself

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    For the head ..I have put the basic shape in and will paint details in later

    Another of the 50th medal ...I will detail up when painting !

    I also added the bar to the other medal next to it

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    Happy benchtime
    Nap
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  17. Gary_81 Active Member

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    Wonderful piece that truly does our veterans proud, can't wait to see how you go with this one.

    Gary
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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Thanks Gary

    It does indeed do veterans proud ...even without any of my little additions

    Would make a good 120 full figure or even 200 all bronzed up

    Nap
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  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Folks

    Been sorting a vase out after a bit of filling some airholes on the underneath ...nameplate will be from Nameit as usual

    Quick piccy ...once putty dry will prime in black ready for base colours

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    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Decided to add another Star medal to mine ...happy with result

    Thinking of also adding a name label hanging around his neck that's seen in some pictures

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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