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Completed 200MM 82nd Airborne from Maurice Corry...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by dancap3286, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Here is my latest commission piece just in time for the MMSI show in Schamburg Illinois. It is the 200MM sculpt by Maurice Corry. I had some mixed feelings about this figure in that it is a very fine sculpt actually almost too good in some respects that made it a very laborious piece to paint. The folds and the wrinkles in the jacket are amazing, hence the laborious painting time that it took to bring out these details but I'm not complaining. I do feel though that there is a lot of missing details and equipment here. The reason I say this is because he is supposed to be modeled after a paratrooper of the 82nd airborne during the Normandy drops yet there was no flag on his right arm, no entrenching tool, no musette bag or any other equipment of any kind, just a canteen. Also there is no camo netting on his helmet nor is there a first aid pouch. Like I said, great sculpt but to me he is missing some very basic equipment that I think should have been there so for the next one I do I'll see if I can get my hands on some 200MM US infantry equipment. As usual he is painted in Vallejo acrylics.

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    Noel Walker, tbolt7, jimias and 20 others like this.
  2. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice Dan!(y) I really enjoy seeing your work.

    Joe
  3. winston Active Member

    Country:
    France
    As always a great paint job Dan.(y)
  4. Magnus Active Member

    Wow, great painting. The jacket looks fantastic, very well done.
    Can I ask you how you painted the gun, love how you did it, the "metal" colors are spot on.
    / Magnus
  5. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice painting and quite clearly!
    Congrats!!

    Cheers
    Alexandros(y)
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent paintwork.

    marc
  7. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Very nice Dan, youv'e just prompted me to work more on my one, taken in your advice re extra gear. cheers Les
  8. Andrew Craft Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Awesome, as always(y)
  9. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Cracking paint job Dan!!!!
    Brian
  10. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Another beauty Danno!

    Jay H.
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work dan,the painting overall you have achieved is very special,it's big piece at 8 inches high ,can you get it in the display case ok :lol:,i saw this at euro in the bust category,has maurice released it as a bust as well ? :confused:

    Great job mate,look forward to seeing your next project

    Brian (y)
  12. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I will be looking for this one at the MMSI Show this weekend!!

    Nick
  13. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Magnus...

    It really is very simple. I paint the MG in flat black to start then I take a carbon DC electric motor brush (The type you'd find in a Dremel tool) and I use a nail file to ground it down into powder kind of like a pastel stick. I then use my finger and burnish it onto the flat black. I then shoot it with a thin layer of dullcoat from my airbrush as this tones down the metallic effect a bit. Hope this helps you and thanks alot!
  14. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic looking figure Dan (y). What colors did you use on the jump suit? This is one of the better painted versions of the jump suit I have seen.

    Jim Patrick
  15. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Quality stuff mate. Great painting.
  16. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Jim...

    I used a 60/40 mix of Vallejo Russian uniform green/khaki brown. I then gradually increased mixing it with white for hi-lites. Thanks.
  17. Don Well-Known Member

    Wonderful painting Dan, really like it. Was just about to ask you for your uniform colours but Jim beat me to it. Like how you did the M/G and cant wait to try your method. Good luck with it at the "Chicago" show I am sure you will do well with it.
    Lovely.

    Don
  18. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Brian...

    as far as I know it has not been released as a bust. Maybe it was just a category error at Euro as I heard there were quite a few of those this year.
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Awesome painting Dan. I take your point about the missing bits of kit that would have completed this piece. It's a shame they're not included but the result is still spectacular.
  20. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Joe, Phillipe and Magnus...

    thanks alot!

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