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WIP William Thomas Rickard VC

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Following on from the sculpting work my "mate" Jimbo did:

    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/william-thomas-rickard-vc.54235/watch-confirm

    here is a couple of pics of Mr R all primed up with the blue ribboned VC in the middle ...will be working on this alongside others on the bench and update this post accordingly

    I am keeping the painting as per the pictures ..with the 3 lines on his "Tea towel" on his shoulders !!! ..thanks to all who posted on my reference post:

    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads...oth-details-circa-crimean.55060/watch-confirm

    Lots to work on ...keep a look out for posts (y)

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  2. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nice Kev, I'll be watching with interest, just one thing and I may have this wrong but shouldn't his medals have the V.C. on the right ? Or is that a more modern convention ?

    Steve
  3. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Keep The good work ;)

    Regards
    Pedro
  4. Funky50 Guest

    Also should not the VC ribbon be blue in this case?
  5. Funky50 Guest

    Sorry just re read your first post ....what a plonker...me that is
  6. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Thanks for the comments ..the pics are rubbish I know but .........

    Steve ,

    The layout was not standardised till much later , the medals are as per the picture with the Naval VC in the middle .

    Medlas seems to have been worn at the persons discretion/personal whim providing a varied layout

    Funky 50 ,

    Not a problem ..the plan is that the blue ribbonned VC should be very distinctive so I am placing special emphasise on the medal itself .

    Not done much more on this as I have another well on the way ...Sgt Bruse !!!

    Thanks for popping in

    Nap
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  7. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Cheers Kev (y)

    Steve
  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Just a verbal update now (pics to follow !!) face now done ...using Jo Sonja 's nice stuff really trying to work on the tones . Hair still to do , neckcloth basecoated ...going to be a real light blue with white stripes (not looking forward to doing these!!!) working on the shirt now ...............

    .......................inbetween choccy biccies curtesy of my mate Jimbo (cheers!!!)

    Oh and then ofcourse the medals (y)

    Nap
  9. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    I don't know why or how but I am late getting to this one Kev,
    Great subject and looks good so far Mate.
    More photos asap please.
    All the best,
    Keith
  10. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith ,

    Thanks for your post ...I am sure there are far better threads so no worry !!!!!!

    Off to paint as this is my last day off before going back to work ..not happy!!!

    Will post pics later

    Thanks for looking in mate (what are you painting at the moment)

    Nap
  11. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Hi Kev,
    It's definitely not due to better threads, I always look out for your input with interest Mate.
    I am currently painting Jim's Royal Artillery Sergeant. I intended this to be my first Acrylic project but I abandoned that Idea and have rverted back to the old faithful oils.
    Sorry for the reflections in the photo but the whole thing was only painted this morning and theres a way to go yet. I hope that you can see where this is going.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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  12. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    As promised here are some pics ...now finished the shirt , bow tie has been coloured to add a bit of interest .........the jacket only has a base with a wash on it ....loads more to do ...but its coming along !!!!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

    Keith ...get your RA Sgt in a separate thread ..regular updates mate ..he is looking good ...how are you doing the yellows ?

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  13. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Looking in good shape Kevin.
    I like the way this is going.
    Cheers,
    Keith,
    Ps for yellows; base- burnt sienna, next- yellow ochre, low highlight- cadmium yellow, absolute highlight- cadmium yellow/ zinc white mix. I try not to have too many absolute highlights.
  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi to all ,

    Just an update on this , hair/flesh all finished , jacket just needs a little more highs , medal ribbons all done , still to do the necktie and the lanyard as well as the arm badge .............

    Oh and of course the actual medals paying particular attention to the VC ...all of these will be done with NMM .........

    Hopefully at the BMSS Show tommorow ...updates after ...if I do anything inbetween talking or raiding the piggy bank!!!!!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap

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  15. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Looks a real treat Kevin.
    Will be great when you paint the metal pieces. Looking forward to it.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  16. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith ,

    Glad you like him , will work on finishing him today ...shopping pernitting!!!! ..didn't get too much done at the show ..talking!!!!!

    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
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  17. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi to all ,

    Finally got round to finishing and basing this one , its angled and a bit forward than normal , looks better in the flesh !!!!!

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    I now have quite a few with medals !!!! kev 002AA.jpg

    Thanks for looking

    Nap
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  18. Wings5797 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Very nice finish Kevin.
    I really like the fine detail here; medals,landyard and rank.
    Very good work Mate.
    All the best
    Keith
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