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A Golden Oldie by Model Cellar

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Larsen E. Whipsnade, Oct 24, 2021.

  1. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    1:9 Scale Bust, 'Winter in the Trenches 1916'
    A Tommy of the Royal Fusiliers struggles to keep warm
    Wonderfully sculpted and beautifully cast

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    For it's Tommy this 'an Tommy that 'an chuck 'im out, the brute!
    But it's "saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot.
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi there

    Following this closely....a lovely release from MC and a credit to the sculptor

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. JasonB A Fixture

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    Golden Oldie??? Man, I've got some figures in the stash that make this one look like a new release. At least I think they are still in the stash, they may be nothing but resin dust at this point. I really should go though the boxes...
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  4. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Lovely characterful bust which cries out to be painted. (y)

    I think Steve at SK Miniatures sells these and I'm pretty sure it's sculpted by Carl Reid :unsure:

    Look froward to seeing this one painted up
    Paul
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  5. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi Paul,
    You're right, it is a Carl Reid sculpt.
    Rick
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  6. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks to all.
    Rick
  7. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Basic flesh tones applied. Looks a little "Neanderthal-ish* to me. Not sure if it's the sculpt, my painting or the camera angle. Eyes and eyebrows should help (it says here). More to come.
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Rick

    Good start on the flesh , I presume you will take back the highs above eyes a bit

    wish Carl would do more WW1 bust sculpts

    Look forward to more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  9. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Yeah, kinda looks like our boy has 2 sets of eyes right now doesn't it? Thanks, Nap.
    Rick
  10. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Our boy has eyes and eyebrows, has been cleaned up some and looks a little less like Grokk the Caveman than in my previous post. Still some more fine tuning to do but I think we're beginning to get there.
    Rick
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  11. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hey Paul... if among your dusty stash you should happen to run across a golden oldie 1:9 scale bust Rorkes Drift 1879 by Thunderbird Miniatures and want to get rid of it... please let me know.
    Rick
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  12. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    chair pulled up to watch this one progress
  13. housecarl A Fixture

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    Looking good.(y)
  14. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Blimey! He's got a gor blimey!
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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    Got Blimey ...'arf a mo"

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    Nice headwear , I would be inclined to contrast the head over

    Starting to look good Rick

    Thanks for update

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  16. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A care package from home arrives with a much needed new, warmer balaclava. (Thanks for the suggestion, Nap)
    Rick
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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Rick

    Liking the parcel that arrived ......perhaps knitted by a worried mother or sister but welcome and straight into use and looking warmer

    Must check my GA if I have this otherwise ..might be a early Christmas pressie !

    Good update

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  18. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    M2 carry bag next. Many of the visual references of the painted bust show the carry bag to be a very light color which might be aesthetically pleasing against all that uniform brown but makes absolutely no sense to me. Why on god's green earth would you put a nice bright target on your troops' chests? A few color pic references to the bag show it to be a khaki color so I decided, aesthetics be damned, I'd go in that direction. I painted the bag a very light grey color, then added several coats of a light brown wash and topped it all off with some randomly dry brushed Vallejo filthy brown to give it that lived in the trenches look.
    Rick

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  19. Jed Active Member

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    Since when did common sense come into play regarding uniform colours etc, when I joined in the 80’s gloss black and green was still being used, not to mention ankle boots and puttees.if troops on the ground had ever been listened to things would have been different a lot I’m sure!! This isn’t a dig, I’m really liking how this is looking, being an ex Fusilier I’m not biased
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  20. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Rick

    Good update on this fellow , like the effect you've achieved on the respirator bag

    If I was painting it I would put a wash over the badge

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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