Completed Critique Australian 16th Bn. Aif, Ozmods 120mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Finally finished this brilliant sculpt by Phil Walden. Spent a long time working on the shading and highlighting to try a get it right. I'm pretty stoked with how it turned out. :happy:

    As always I welcome your comments.

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    HIKARU, Meehan34, pmfs and 8 others like this.
  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nice Tony.
    Just an observation and it is only observation and not meant to be taken as criticism in any way. The axe like top to the pick helve is interesting, is that something that was modified for trench fighting? I've never seen one like that before.

    Roger.
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hey Roger, thanks for your comment mate. My assumption is that the axe head on the pick handle was a trench modification, not an official piece of kit. I'm not sure what the source for the axe head was but I know Phil is meticulous with his research so I assume he has some reference for it.
  4. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That's what I thought too Tony and as you say I wouldn't have thought it an imaginary addition on Phil's part. :)
  5. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Teriffic ANZAC portrait Tony. Looks just as he should - weary but determined. I wouldn't mess with him!

    Love the Hessian on the helmet - did you add that or is it in Phil's sculpt? The SMLE looks great too.

    Cheers

    Colin
  6. Mark S Guest

    Nice work, Tony.
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Cheers Colin, thanks for your comments. The hessian on the helmet is sculpted on.

    Cheers Mark
  8. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Lovely job, Tony! I really like all the muddy tones you've worked into his battle dress too.
    Cheers
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Nice work all around.
    Wondering: If the bajonet whas fixed, shouldn't he hold the rifle in his hand, instead on his back???
    I always see it on movies of WW 1 that way.
  10. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Marc, There's quite a well known pic of three Irish Guardsmen carrying their rifles like this with bayonets fixed, iirc they are wearing German body armour too, you might know the pic.

    Roger.
  11. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent piece Tony.
    Carl.(y)
  12. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony,
    Another nice piece for your collection.
    Cheers
    John
  13. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for your comments Nick, Marc, Carl and John
  14. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice work Tony!!
  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Christos, much appreciated.:)
  16. kerrylyk New Member

    Nice work, thanks sharing
  17. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Kerrylyk
  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Tony ,

    A wonderful piEce of painting , love all the different hues on the uniform , great face as well and that baynot ...fierce or what .

    All the work on the shading and highlighting has certainly paid off

    A nice pice for the cabinet

    Thanks for posting

    Nap
  19. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very nice job
    Good balanced hues
    Best
  20. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Nap & Mirosoft

    I really appreciate your comments guys. Glad you like him.

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