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WIP WW2 RAF Flight Sgt from RDG

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Nap, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi everyone

    I blame it on Geoff Charman .....after being inspired by his fine rendition of this bust I decided to have a look at mine

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/army-navy-and-raf-bust-from-gordon-mitchell-mmm.119184/


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    Mmmm ....I thought , sculpted nicely by Steve Leadley ( Valiant ) with pilots wings ......

    More thoughts .....do something a little different ......a non pilot aircrew .....

    Off the wings came and added the shape of the observer wing , , volunteer reserve badges and .....

    ....medal ribbon ( had to ..couldn't resist !!! )......mine will be a Distinguished Flying Medal .

    FYI ...the ribbon is violet and white stripes with a violet one showing top right and bottom left corners

    After loosing the pipe that comes with this piece to the carpet monster , I have made another but not sure about using it !

    ......reworked the "Spiv" looking moustache to something a little more " bushy "

    Using these references initially

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    Finding a suitable base ( probably from the company S-73 a fine supporter of FOTM )

    Quick iPad pics

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    If I can find a ref of RAF personal wearing Kharki with RAF badges ..I will do that version with a RAF blue cap

    Stay tuned and happy benchtime

    Nap

    PS: You might ask why do this ..well I see Geoff at shows so it will be great to compare them both
  2. valiant A Fixture

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    Kev - Ive read that the mix of khaki and blue SD was more evident in the Med, especially Italy... Some FOOs attached to armoured units apparently, wore army SD with RAF headgear in Normandy, but Im struggling to find picture refs!(y)
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

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    Hi Steve

    Do you reckon he could be aircrew in Italy ...got books all over the floor looking !

    Nap
  4. valiant A Fixture

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    I dont know any reason why not...!! The SD was fairly similar throughout the war, as were the insignia. When I did this one, I had Coastal/Bomber Command in my head..!!
    (y)
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  5. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Steve
    Mmmm ......Italy it might be .... reckon I might put the red Eagles on the top arm insignia on Kharki but with blue/black backing on rank and VR and the wing

    By the way nothing wrong with your version ...lol

    Thanks for input

    Nap

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  6. valiant A Fixture

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    Just found this.....

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  7. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Following closely Nap.
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  8. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    Found this RAF Regt, I can't find any aircrew other than in tropical dress.

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  9. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Going to be following this too Nap
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  10. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the posts


    Tony and Bob

    Not too closely you will bump into the Sknners horse bust !!!

    Carl

    Thanks for looking , saw those as well ......my theory is that on operational squadrons , far away , he used what he could get hold of ...in this case an army jkt and various styles of badges .....

    Actually looking forward to getting this going ...think will have to put it inbetween working on the Skinners ..to maintain my sanity !!!

    Nap
  11. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Nice work Nap, will be great to see them together.

    Geoff
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  12. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Geoff

    It certainly will be mate

    Mine is now based up ready for priming in morning

    Made the pipe ..twice ...broke it ...twice ...so my version won't be a pipe smoker ...lol

    Nap
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  13. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Great, forget the pipe, stick a fag in his mouth instead.
  14. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Rather like it without a la moustache ...seems more in keeping ...anyway he keeps his fags for the ladies ...lol

    Nameplate ordered !

    Happy painting Geoff

    Nap
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  15. Warren SMITH PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great start.. (y)

    Smithy
  16. Cannonball Well-Known Member

    Looks like a great start Nap and the personal touches you’ve added are a super idea.
  17. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Bit of update , now all primed using these ...fear not the finished version willbe different !

    Uniform: AK Chocolate Brown Base
    Jumper and medal ribbon : Army Painter Ash Grey
    Flesh: MC Cork Brown
    Side cap : Warpaint Wasted Jeans ( I have ordered the Vallejo Luftwaffe blue 816 as used by Geoff Charman )
    Cap Badge /buttons/rank crown : GW Snakebite leather
    Stripes/ observer and VR backing : Vallejo Dark Prussian blue
    Upper badges on arms : Warpaints : Banshee brown
    Hair/ moustache : Warpaints Matt Black

    Cue the iffy iPad pics ....

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    Thanks for looking in

    Nap
  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking good Nap. Think I might do Tubby.
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  19. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England

    'Ere who you calling Tubby ? LOl

    ...another convert perhaps ?

    Most admit I do like that as well .based on the John Mills character I think ?

    Look forward to seeing your "Tubby" and Geoffs

    Thanks for looking in

    Happy bench-time

    Nap
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  20. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Looks good Kev, nice conversion(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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