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Completed Critique 1/35 US Wedge & uncertain future

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by sam b, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all,

    Its been a while since I have posted anything. Still having trouble getting motivated but here is my latest finished work.

    It is a 1/35 Darius wedgie of a US Half Track circa August 1944. The German SS Officer is Mantis Miniatures and the Americans are from Five Fly Models (can't remember which company makes them).
    All painted in acrylic and airbrush for the Half Track. I have purposely painted the German in a very clean style to show his so called 'superiority' over his American POW's which I have tried to paint in a battle weary state.
    The photos are not the best as the light has bleached out some of the colour, but hope you get the idea and enjoy.

    Please critique away....

    Thanks,
    Sam Brayne

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    sarouman, winston, mil-mart and 12 others like this.
  2. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Very nice little scene Sam,these wedges are certainly very effective.


    Cheers David
  3. Ferris A Fixture

    That's a nice vignette Sam. I particularly like the different height levels you used.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Like this vignette.
    Good work.

    marc
  5. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice little vignette Sam. The figures and the wreck are all top-drawer. Funnily enough I only fished this wedgie out of the stash yesterday, pondering over what to do with it.

    The wounded Americans are made by New World Miniatures, who incidentally are ceasing trading on 31st December (I read this somewhere on here yesterday).

    - Steve
  6. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Great Sam!(y)
  7. MBD Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Nice Vignette AN excellent choice of models and base with great composition....maybe needs a bit more "grit" ;)
  8. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent work Sam, love the half track.
    Carl.(y)
  9. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Outstanding. . . hard to believe this is 1:35th.

    You composition is very strong. Having the German at a higher lever was
    an excellent choice re eye appeal, etc. etc.

    the Miami Jayhawk
  10. Tarok Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Sam,

    Nice work. Is the seemingly blue hint to the German's breeches and the green tint to the US jacket as result of the photos (you mentioned they're a bit "off")?

    Rudi
  11. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all , thanks for taking the time to post your comments Im glad you like it !
    Yes Rudi the photos came out with very odd colour changes in real life the hole thing is a shode or two darker .
    sam
  12. hikki New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Look great, real picture from battle scene, sharp painting.
  13. Azgaron Member

    Country:
    Sweden
    Lovely little vignette Sam! Looks great! Nice composition!

    Cheers,

    Håkan
  14. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sam an excellent vignette great painting and composition. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  15. Dr Force Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    love it Sam, another success, well done mate and thanks for posting.

    Dave
  16. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Love the feel and the story of this wedgie, you can almost get the feeling of loss on the US soldiers faces. My only comment would be to add a bit more weathering and dirt, esspecially to the halftrack section to blend it into the base a bit, giving it a uesed and wrecked look. Figures are great
    Ben
  17. meizi Active Member

    Country:
    China
    Great job Sam!
  18. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Great idea but the whole scene and the painting to be the first!
    Alexandros(y)

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