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WIP William Thomas Rickard Vc

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys,

    After seeing Paul Blabers Naval Seman (which I hasten to add is a really nice bust) I started to look at the Victoriasn Navy and found:

    William Thomas Rickard who won the VC for actions in the Crimea

    I have a very good friend in Jimbo from PF (Long suffering some might say!!!) so using Pauls bust as a base which eventually only left the facial features due to the amount of work he produced this for me . Everything has been resculpted , the medals were left for me as I could not put James through that , these are what I am working on at the moment .

    Here is the grainy picture he worked from:

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    and here are some of the Jimbo sculpt before I started on the medals :

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    with the medal ribbons and clasps of various types:


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    More pics and details to follow when the medals are done then its on to the painting which I hope to do as some form of SBS .


    Thanks for looking

    Nap
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  2. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very nice start.

    marc
  3. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    This is looking like a very impressive job. Really like character pieces where there is a good back story (y)
    A lot of detail to be painted. Will be watching this one.
    Cheers
    Derek
  4. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice start. Good to see the Senior Service represented on PF.

    Mike
  5. maco61 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Good start.
    Ciao by Maco
  6. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    nice start ,looking forward to see the progress on this one.
    cheers
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Kev and Jim nice work on the conversion . Following.

    Cheers Ken
  8. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is great! I'll be following along too.

    Joe
  9. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Thanks for all the comments ... off to do some medal(s) tonight , this is his actual grouping (Left to Right : CGM,VC (note Blue Ribbon for Naval Winners before it changed) , Legion of Honneur, British Crimen Medal (with 3 clasps) Turkish Crimean Medal)

    vcrickar.jpg

    Here is a bit of information about our man :


    William Thomas Rickard VC and CGM (10 February 1828 – 21 February 1905)

    Rickard was 27 years old, and a quartermaster in the Royal Navy during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
    On 11 October 1855 in the sea of Azov Quartermaster Rickard went with the commander of HMS Weser and a seaman to destroy large quantities of forage on the shore of the Sivash. After a difficult and dangerous journey they reached their objective - the magazine of corn - and managed to ignite the stacks, but the guards were alerted and immediately opened fire and gave chase. The pursuit was so hot that the seaman, through fatigue, fell into the mud and could not extricate himself. Rickard, however, although he was himself exhausted, went back and assisted him. The three men finally reached their ship and later the look-outs reported that the fodder store had burned to the ground.

    His actual VC is on display in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery at the Imperial War Museum , London.

    In addition to the Victoria Cross he was also awarded the Conspicious Gallantry Medal ....a very brave man indeed.

    This is him in later life :

    VCWilliamThomasRickard.jpg


    This is his gravestone in Ryde Cemetary

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    Thanks for looking in folks .

    Nap
  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Bit of an update on the medals , inbetween falling asleep after hectic work days I have done the ribbons , clasps and basic shape of the medals .....still to do :

    Detail the medals ..looking forward to the VC and Legion of Honneur !!!!

    Put the campaign clasps on the Crimean Medal

    Breathe a sigh of relief!!

    Then its off to be primed and then the painting begins !!!

    All comments welcome

    Nap


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  11. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Here are a couple of updated pics of the medals ...the details are there on the VC (lion etc) ...painting will bring all of the details out on all of them ...did do the Legion of Honneur ..but managed to catch it and teh carpet monster has it now!!!!

    All comments welcome

    Nap
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  12. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great subject chaps. I like it.
    Gordon
  13. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Now I can see why I let you sculpt the medals Kev, looking good mate(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  14. elanlane13 A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Jim, great subject and really well done.
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  15. taffjones Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    nice work mate, shame he looks like a scran bag in that pic.
  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi taffjones ,

    "scranbag" ????...naval term of endearment perhaps ;)

    Rob ,

    Like you say a great subject and well done

    Jimbo ,

    Yes I know it was good of me to let you do it (y) ...medals next time eh !!!

    Nap
  17. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Ah the old carpet monster indeed, mine has a bigger grey army than I do. Interesting to see this develop Kev (y)

    Steve
  18. taffjones Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Yes mate, Scran bag just means he looks a state by the way of his appearance.
  19. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Final pics with all the medals , redid the VC ...twice !!! they will all come out fine with painting ...he said hoping !!!

    Off to prime now ..not sure if to do gray or my usual black ....decisions decisions !!

    Nap

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  20. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    A quick couple of pictures of the primed ..in gray (at the moment!!!) , I have quickly outlined the medals etc ...next stop base coating ..

    08/02 Now in Black primer !!!!!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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