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Completed 1/10 US 17th Airborne Bust, WW2

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Peter Day, Aug 13, 2021.

  1. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A fine bust sculpted by Young B Song depicting a member of the US 17th Airborne Division, WW2. The division arrived in England too late to take part in Overlord and Market Garden, but they did fight in the Ardennes and became part of the force dropped into Germany during Operation Varsity.

    The head is nearly finished:

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    I found it very difficult adjusting back to the larger scale after working at 1/16 for so long, but it was enjoyable to do none the less. The face still needs some refinement, and more work is required on the cap. He'll be smoking a cigarette, hence the crooked mouth.

    The rest of the bust:

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    The jacket collar was also separate.
  2. misfit151 A Fixture

    Definitely looking forward to more of this chap Peter...(y). Mike
  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Peter

    Nice choice of bust and a good start , fleshwork is looking good , not too much else needed IMO

    Looking forward to the shoulder flashs

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  4. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Mike - I'll try not to mess it up....

    Nap - Thanks for looking in. The shoulder patches are my least favourite part!

    This is what he looks like now:

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    The front of the jacket and the shirt are done.
  5. housecarl A Fixture

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    Superb as usual Peter.(y)
  6. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Peter

    Nice update on the bust ....

    I am sure you wil deal with the flashes well

    Look forward to more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  7. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Carl - Many thanks.

    Nap - Thanks also. The flashes look fairly simple, apart from the lettering. We'll see how it goes.
  8. Stephen Hutchinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Morning Peter

    lovely work and a bust too, nice one.

    Your bust work is always welcome and top notch.

    I am sure the patches wont be trouble

    Enjoy finishing it off.

    Regards

    Steve H
  9. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    Nice work. I really like your style
  10. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Steve - Morning. This one's for you, You've been very patient about the figures I've been doing, but I know you'd rather see me working on busts. And I must say that I'm really enjoying this one, to the extent that it's put me back into 'bust mode'. I've more on order.....

    Martin - Thank you. I didn't realise I had a 'style' until people started mentioning it. Always surprises me.
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  11. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    The torso:

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    Just the gun, hand etc to do now.
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  12. Stephen Hutchinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Morning Peter

    This is going well, and your "style" is just as good in either scale.

    Cost can be an influence on choice with plastic 1/16 figures being cheaper than 1/10 resin busts.

    Painting busts again is a good thing, it keeps your focus and enjoyment at a maximum.

    Enjoyment is the main reason we all do our hobbies.

    It still boggles my mind that you paint with a 4 0000 brush!

    Have fun with this one and enjoy whatever gets onto the bench next

    Regards

    Steve H
  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Peter

    That looks really good ,do like the way you highlight , nice colour variation on the equipt as well

    What's this ..you paint with a 4/O !!!!!!

    Look forward to the rifle being added

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  14. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Steve - Morning. Well, cost is the main factor, especially as I've just been informed that we will need to tighten our belts for a while. Changing scales is always a worthwhile exercise as the processes learnt on each cross fertilize. I've ordered a couple of cheap Derek Holmes Verlinden busts to keep me going as I'm definitely bust-focused at the moment.

    Nap - I'm very much trying to paint the way light falls on a figure, and bear that in mind overall. Pushing the highlights helps liven up the surface in my view. Yes, apart from using a larger brush to slap on base coats, I do tend to use a 0000 for everything - just a habit I've got into.
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  15. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Finished:

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  16. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful bust and very well painted

    Mobo
  17. misfit151 A Fixture

    Wow.....that's just up my strasse Peter.....love it......(y). Mike
  18. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mobo and Mike. Glad you like him.
  19. housecarl A Fixture

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    Excellent finish Peter.(y)
  20. Nap A Fixture

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    Peter

    What's not to like ....another great result from your bench

    Pleasure to see the piece

    Look forward to the next

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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