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WIP Critique 1/9th Mitches Afghanistan Infantryman

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Gellso, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Gellso A Fixture

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    Almost completed this guy,

    I had planned to post this Sunday so here he is so far.

    He's a really good sculpt and the multi-cam didn't drive me mad...............much.

    Still need to do quite a few finishes, tweaks, tidy ups and some weathering for the box.

    The antenna sticking out from the backpack is the "Donkeys Dick" antenna the Jtacs and Forward air controllers use to call in air support. It's black and obviously needs finished. This differs from the one supplied.

    See what you think Gells

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

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    Looks excellent Grant.(y)
  3. Grod A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    That camo is mind boggling. Great painting mate.
    Gordon
  4. Jeff T Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    Outstanding Gells!

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  5. Ferris A Fixture

    Very sharp painting Gells. Neat outlining of details. And I find the eyes very good.

    Question: what does NOPEN mean?
    I assume it is not a warning against wearing pens in the breast pocket?

    Cheers
    Adrian
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  6. taff edwards A Fixture

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    Hi mate
    That's awesome art work love the facial tones ,the camo what can I say but on the button in every department,boots and helmet are spot on its just one of those paint jobs you just sit and look at and see detail after detail .
    NOPEN stands for allergy to penicillin same as me or at least it used to .
    Cracking job
    Cheers Chris
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  7. FigureLover A Fixture

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    Australia
    I cant say any more about that camo as to what everyone else has said, its brilliant work, how you got your head around how to do it is as much a test as getting it right. Excellent
    Ben
  8. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    That is some darn fine work Grant!

    Joe
  9. Funky50 Guest

    Excellent work.....Really Impressive.....Kevin
  10. Eludia A Fixture

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    Amazing, a truly outstanding piece (y)

    Thanks for sharing him with us Grant.

    Cheers,
    Billy :)
  11. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Awesome painting skill Grant.
    Superb detail on the sculpt that you have really made a the most of. I like the addition of the alternative radio. Often seen it from the front but good to see if how it fits from the rear view.
    Well done Mate great work.
    Keith
  12. Jimbo A Fixture

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    England
    Gells..Brilliant artwork, (y)
    Cheers
    Jim
  13. offo A Fixture

    Hi Grant. It's excellent as always. You did a great job(y)
  14. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    This is a peach isn't it, cracking sculpt and paint job. Love it.
  15. swralph A Fixture

    Nice painting
  16. specmod Active Member

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    Australia
    Brilliant work there, very nice indeed
  17. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hey Guys,

    Thanks very much to all of you who responded to the photos.

    Hi Adrian,
    No Pen as Taff says is the abbreviation for "no penicillin"

    Some soldiers wrote their ZAP number, blood group and rank on their shoulder pads so I tried to replicate this also.
    ZAP numbers are a six digit I.D. which contain the first two of the soldiers' surname and last four of his army number.
    ZAP numbers are set up so that it's possible to send personal information, i.e. casualty identification over insecure means.

    I forgot to mention that the small reddish tube on his front beside the compass pouch is a short cyalume glow stick.


    Cheers again,

    Gells
  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That camo mate looks a real nightmare to paint,I take my hat off to you,it looks great,congratulations mate on a great job

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