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11 Field Ambulance Stretcher Bearer, Passchendale 1917

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Here are the final pics of my figure on its base. As I mentioned on my WIP thread, I wanted to show a Stretcher Bearer from the Australian 11 Field Ambulance slogging his way through a muddy trench on the Passchendale battlefield in 1917.

    Sorry about the pic quality.

    As always, I welcome any comments and/ or criticisms.

    Attached Files:

  2. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Tony,
    Very muddy but the result is excellent! You did a wonderful job in finishing this figure.
    And great looking face.

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you Marcel, I'm glad you like him. I did go overboard on the mud, but that was the effect I was looking for.
  4. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tony, mud, mud glorious mud..... great painting and a fine tribute.
    I dare say that if it were possible to ask one of the originals, they would probably comment that your figure looks way too clean and was it his first day? :) Hope it's coming to Euro.
    Cheers Ken
  5. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    For another one time, excellent work Tony!
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work Tony,
    I like the mudd....So it isn't Vimy Ridge..The chalky color is disappeared.Great work.

    marc
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Ken, thank you very much for your comments. I agree that in reality he could have been much, much dirtier, but then you wouldn't see any of the detail. Unfortunately he won't be making the trip to Euro with me, but I will be entering him in our local Western Australian Scale Model Expo (WASMEx) next weekend.
  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks George, I greatly appreciate your comment.

    Hi Marc, as far as I could determine,there weren't many (if any) Australians at Vimy Ridge. It was mainly the Canadians who fought there. I chose Passchendale because I wanted to do a really muddy scene. I hope to visit Ypres/ Passchendale and a number of other WW1 battlefields in the coming month as part of my long-awaited European Vacation. I've booked myself to stay in Messines (Mesen) and will use that as a base for a couple days of exploring the Western Front.
  9. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    What a fabulous outcome Tony, you really captured the effects you were after mate. Wel done.
  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Stephen, I used your vignette of the stretcher bearers in the mud as inspiration. Thanks very much for your comments.
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Oh yes Tony they where there.
    At the town off Bullecourt (who was destroyed twice in 1513 and 1917) there fought the 4th Australian Division. The 62nd Division was part of the battle enjoying the Anzacs facing the Hindenburg Line who was in the middle of the town Bullecourt.

    If you want some more info i have alot for you, and your always welcome at my home (it's only 100km drive from Ypres).

    Marc
  12. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Tony,
    So this is what i'm up against next weekend!! HEHE. Very nice job and I cant wait to see it in the flesh.
    Ben
  13. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Outstanding job Tony, love it.
    Carl.
  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Marc,

    Thanks for providing that information of the 4th Div, I wasn't sure whether the Aussies fought at Vimy Ridge but now I know. And thank you very much for your kind invitation. I hope I might be able to take you up on your offer. Will you be at Euro?
  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    G'day Ben, thanks mate. This is one of 13 models I'm entering this year in WASMEx (I've had a very productive year!!) so you're up against my entire (not so) Grey Army. I'm looking forward to seeing what you're entering too. Can't wait. Only 10 sleeps to go.

    Hi Carl thanks mate. I knew you'd like this one.
  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Outstanding Tony! Great conversion!

    All the best,
    Dan
  17. Recon Active Member

    Country:
    Norway
    Ahh, Tony It is always great to see one of your weathered figures!
    I like the overall feeling of wet and damp mud!

    To bad he aint coming with you to Euro!


    -Sverre
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    yes, i will be at Euro only saturday.

    marc
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Dan, thanks very much for your comments mate. Can you imagine this scene with Man's Best Friend in it? I certainly can.
  20. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Sverre, thanks for your comments. I'm pleased you like my weathering and mud effects.

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