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Completed Critique 54mm Mountain man

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Bowery, May 31, 2011.

  1. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a Minuteman miniature in 54mm. It is set on a base given to me by Guy last year when I visited him. I thought that it fit the mountain man figure. I only used one of the stretched skins and added a Bayardi tree stump. I glued the snow shoes back to back as they only had detail on one side and I did not want to take up the room by laying them down. I also only used one trap and added a chain to the trap. The snow is Snow Tex and I added some Snow-in-a-pot to the top to give some glisten to the snow. I cut off the rifle barrel at the front and substituted some stainless steel tube so that it really was hollow. Painted some beadwork on the band to add some extra colour. Maureen suggested the snow on the hat and arms, but I might have overdone it on the arms. Lesson learned for next time.
    The sash around the coat is a slightly orangey red to change the colour slightly.

    mountainman 001edt.jpg

    mountainmanedt.jpg

    I also added a couple of footprints and put a very thinned burnt umber wash as that seemed to make them stand out a little better. I added some wire thongs to the rear of the axe handle. I broke the handel off getting the resin stump off so I made a new handle out of stainless steel tubing and wrapped lead foil around the end for the hide cover.

    mountainman 002edt.jpg

    mountainman 003edt.jpg

    mountainman 004edt.jpg

    All comments are welcome.

    Thanks for looking and hope that you enjoy it.

    Cheers
    John
  2. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Very nice John a striking figure and set of by the basework.


    Cheers David
  3. Andyfettes Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Love the red John, in fact I love all of it :)
  4. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    David~Andy,
    Thanks for looking and commenting.
    Cheers
    John
  5. tigerdio Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dear Sir:

    Truly magnificent piece of painting. We are truly grateful you chose to paint one of our figures in such a beautiful way.

    Sincerely,

    David P Ackerman
    Jose.T.Rodriguez
    Minuteman Models
  6. meizi Active Member

    Country:
    China
    Outstanding man! Like his coat.
    Congratulations.
    Meizi
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful painting and groundwork John. I really like the way he turned out. I have this figure but haven't had a chance to start him yet.
  8. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I agree, niice one John! (y)

    The base in the first picture struck me for a moment like a Bev Dolittle painting!
  9. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Looks very nice, I like the redish tones!
  10. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lovely painting John and equally lovely setting.

    Roger.
  11. winston Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Very nice work, John.
  12. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    After some time we see something amazing.
    Great theme with very nice scenery
    Alexandros
  13. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Amazing work John.
    Red of clothes is very beautiful.
    The design is also wonderful.
    A base of a rock is cool presentation.
    I liked it very much.
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka.
  14. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Nice work, John! Lovely setup to,
    Eddy
  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    John, great painting and a very nice job on the groundwork and base. Congrats. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  16. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Great job. I especially like your reds.
  17. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very good paint and basework.
    It all fits together.
    Great.

    marc
  18. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Great job on this one John, really like the Reds and the groundwork.

    Keith
  19. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    very cool scene. Nice work sir.
  20. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent piece of work John! (y)

    Cheers,
    Marcel.

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