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5th ESB - OMAHA BEACH 1944

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by BULL, May 22, 2019.

  1. BULL Well-Known Member

    Given my passion for the Normandy landing, I wanted to honor the memory of this important anniversary by creating at least one subject from a unit that participated in this great historical event.
    I then came up with the idea of ​​this subject inspired by a work by the great Calvin Tan, who, starting with a Tamiya truck driver, created a USN sailor.
    I chose the figure from the Alpine Miniatures catalog.
    So I started from what is proposed as a tank crew, to turn it into a engineer of the 5th ESB (Engineer Special Brigade) who landed on the beach of Omaha with the task of cleaning it from anti-tank obstacles, mines and to open the way out from the beach to allow the troops to break through the enemy lines.
    I then removed the beautiful Colt to replace it with a more appropriate bag for the gas mask self-made with Magic Sculpt and with Royal Models buckles; also the added canteen is always from the Royal Models range.
    The patch on the left shoulder was also carved.
    YANK.jpg
    ESB1.jpg
    ESB2.jpg
    ESB3.jpg
  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice painting and ground work. Excellent vignette.
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  3. captfue Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work, always nice to see the unsung personnel done up.
  4. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Very well done ,lovely vignette

    Mobo
  5. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent and nice remembrance.
    Cheers
    John
  6. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Exquisite paint as usual.

    Cheers,
    Pedro.
  7. Cannonball A Fixture

    Lovely painting and setting on this.

    Neal.
  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Bull

    What Viking Bob says.....plus........love the subject choice and the picture against the Yank magazine

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap

    PS Why not put something into FOTM as well ?
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  9. Mariobusta Well-Known Member

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    New_Zealand
    Beautiful figure
  10. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Well heck, why didn't I think of doing that:wideyed:!

    That's brilliant Enrico. Creative idea, beautifully painted and very well presented. The colors look just right and I like the inclusion of the paint worn off the helmet rim. Yes sir, that's top notch work there(y)!

    Joe
  11. BULL Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, I'm glad you liked the idea and I hope that many others follow this example, that is to take a simple figure and represent units, maybe not fighters, not represented, but important at the same time.
    Also the study of the land has had its importance, because usually we imagine the beaches of Normandy as all of sand, but the Omaha, near the exits, was composed of pebbles.
    So I had to sculpt the stones one by one (I assure you that they are really small) but that I believe that once the work is done they perfectly make the ground as it is in reality.
  12. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent painting and presentation.(y)
  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow! Fantastic work, what more can I say. (y)(y)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  14. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  15. BULL Well-Known Member

    a couple of pics where you can see some details that after a finished piece are not visible because on the back of the figure.

    canteen.jpg

    sacca.jpg
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  16. Chris Oldfield Active Member

    Country:
    England
    An outstanding piece of modelling & painting Enrico, & so very appropriate for "The Day of Days".
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  17. Oda A Fixture

    Flawless painting.A master's work trully.Well painted with smooth transition betweeen hues and colours,well based and balanced it looks deceitfully simple.It takes long practice to be able to produce such complete and well staged scenes.Hats off to you sir.

    Oda.
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  18. oldtrousers Active Member

    Absolutely beautiful work!

    Scott
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  19. bucsfan21 Active Member

    Bull, great job on your conversion! Like the attention to detail and your paint choices. (y) Very nice piece of work! Love the ground work and staging. And how you shot the cover of Yank Magazine and incorporated your figure onto it! Very cool! Would love the piece in person! Don't know where you live, but would encourage you to bring your work to Atlanta, GA for our Military Figure Show in February. see our website for details at www.atlantafigures.org. Thanks for sharing! I believe you have honored those who served in this campaign with your work in miniature.

    All the Best, Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society of Atlanta, GA
  20. iwik Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi!
    Excellent work all over. Front AND back!
    Thanks for the close up pics!
    Ciao
    IWik

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