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Australian Bren Gunner/Pacific WW2

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Belcher, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Guys,I have finally finished painting Phil Waldens sculpt of a Australian Bren gunner/Pacific WW 2.The figure is a 120mm resin casting released through Ozmods scale models.I painted the figure in Vallejo and Maimeri acrylics.The metal parts I painted with printers inks.The ground work was made by using high density styrene caved to shape and of which I applied a coat of Perma fill mixed with PVA glue and brown acrylic paint.I then painted several different shades of brown and green to the muddy ground which was shaded and highlighted.The plants I used were small natural mosses and ferns that were painted in acrylics.I also used some photo etched plants and a small piece of drift wood .When all the ground work was finished I gave it a coat of Winsor and Newton matt acrylic varnish which is not really matt, but gives a nice egg shell finish which simulated the damp humid look.Hope you like him.I can certainly recommend the kit.I have tried to attach the link to Ozmods Scale Models but for some reason is showing an error.I know you can also get the kit through Redlancers.
    regards,John:)

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  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great composition John.
  3. Hardy Guest

    Excellent work John. The harmony between the figure and the terrain is exceptional. Hardy
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Superb painting John. You've really done a tremendous job on this figure.
  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello John,

    awesome composition, the groundwork is also amazing.
    Many thanks for sharing this beautiful work of art:eek:
  6. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful work!

    Jay H.
  7. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    really nice work!

    Mark
  8. Rob Brown Member

    Country:
    United-States
    outstanding John!
  9. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    That is so "naturally" painted John!!! Bravo!!!!

    Ray ;)
  10. Cicero New Member

    Country:
    Albania
    Hi John

    This must be one of the best WW II figures I've ever seen. Excellent painting and ground work. The face is a piece of art on its own. And the way you've weathered the figure and tied it to the ground work is truly remarkable.

    Johan
  11. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hello,Carl,Hardy,Tony,Pedro,Jay,Mark ,Rob,Ray and Johan.Many thanks to you all for the kind words on the Bren Gunner,I am glad you liked the end result.This would have to be my favorite sculpt of Phil Waldens to date,lots of character to work with in the painting, with an option in the kit of two different heads for personal preference.

    Regards to all,
    John:)
  12. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Awesome work John, you have really nailed this one.

    Cheers David
  13. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    John,
    That's a beautiful piece of work!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  14. PHIL WALDEN Member

    Morning John,
    mate he's come a treat, good stuff...sorry cob l've not been venturing out the last few days god dam sugar levels all over the place again...l've parceled up Dingo and the seated Digger.. l think l sent you the Greatcoat bloke..?.will post them as soon as poss.
    l see some good thoughts from folks posted up,..its pleasing to see how much other folk enjoy your art..

    very happy..Phil..:)
  15. Wayne New Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi John Fantastic Figure and Fantastic Painting. Great job John, this is one figure that I will have to buy of Phils.

    Wayne
  16. thomokiwi New Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Another excellent figure, cheers John
  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    He's come off well John, you'd have to be happy with him eh! Sit & feel of bren gun works without the magazine as discussed earlier & also can see the small details you have added in the paint such as mud splash, water dribbles on boots etc.

    You've done Phil's sculpt proud & really showing it off in it's best light.
    Good on ya mate, what's next?

    Mike
  18. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hello David,Marcel Phil,Wayne Thomo and Mike.Glad you like how he turned out,many thanks for all the nice comments.I am working on another one of Phil Waldens sculpts.It is a 120mm ANZAC in the middle east,tapping his pipe on his boot.It is another release through Ozmods Scale Models.

    Regards,John:)
  19. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Aus Bren gunner.

    Beautiful and dramatic, realistic work John, thanks for posting. RobH.:)
  20. Bad91Fellow Member

    Country:
    Germany
    wow really nice painting!

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