Australian Infantry Vietnam 1966

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Here are the final pics of my Naked Army 315mm conversion of an Australian Army infantryman in Vietnam c. 1966.

    I hope you like him. Thanks to all who commented on my SBS thread.

    Attached Files:

    Blind Pew, KenBoyle and Pam Humphrey like this.
  2. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Glad you managed to finish this one Tony and what a great job you did in the end,nice weathering with the mud and the sweat effect on the chest and neck really add to the effect.

    lovely job mate

    Steve
  3. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    VERY NICELY DONE!

    impressive considering the sheer size of the figure too

    Mark
  4. Special Ops Models Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great job - Tony,
    The weathering on the figure looks great.
    Like the way you did the sweat effect.

    Cheers,

    Andy
  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Tony

    Nice paintjob you have done:cool:
    I like enough the effect from the wood in FNFAL??? it looks!:confused:
    The soldier has such a happy air:eek:

    Regards from Portugal
    Pedro
  6. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Fantastic.
    Especially for a huge figure!

    Will this one ever be entered in a future WASMEX?

    Cheers
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Steve, thanks mate. The sweat was created by washing a clear gloss acrylic over the skin after dusting pastels on.

    Hi Mark, thanks for your comment. As I've mentioned before the eyeball of this figure is roughly the same size as a 54mm figure's head.

    Hi Andy, thanks for your comment. I just love chucking mud and crap onto these figures after I've spent months trying to make them look perfect.

    Hi Pedro, thank you for your comment about the wood grain on the SLR rifle. It took me a long time to get it looking right and I'm pleased you noticed.

    Hi Jamie, thanks mate. Yeah, he'll probably make his public debut at WASMEx in early September (along with about three other 120mm figures and several busts).
  8. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Tony,
    I have to admit, the weathering is excellent, and yes, the furniture looks great L1A1 SLR looks great.

    When it comes to weathering and environmental effects
  9. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    A Military Tool

    Hi Jamie,

    Yes, call me "Hu Flung Dung".:D

    Here's an old pic of me when I was a very young "military tool" flying around in Hueys on exercise in the Blue Mountains c.1983-84.;)

    I'm carrying the same weapon (L1A1 SLR) and wearing the same uniform as the Naked Army figure, and I even have the same stupid grin on my ridiculously camoflagued face :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    That's why I didn't need any reference books to paint this figure, just a good memory.

    Attached Files:

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  10. facp Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi, Tony
    The work is very successful, the effect of water in both the skin and in clothing, wear the shade of wet and dirty, lovely job.
    I am waiting for next project
  11. busso_boy New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    finished item looks awesome, you would never know the head came from a different figure.

    i think i'll have to re-visit my version soon as i need to put a few extra touch on him before locking him away forever
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Fernando, I appreciate your comments.

    Thanks Ian, at least post a few pics before you lock him away mate.
  13. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Congratulation.

    Hello,Tony.
    I congratulate completion.:)
    Your work is Great job.
    The color of the uniform is wonderful.:eek:
    It completes very realistically.
    I'd like to learn many things from your work.:eek:
  14. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    WOW you are really brave my friend. Nice work on this huge piece, and lovely weathering!!! Really worth all your effort !! Congratulations

    Costas
  15. YongA01 Active Member

    Country:
    Malaysia
    Hi Tony,

    He is staring at me....... love the eyes
    Nice work on the overall conherent painting. Well done

    Allan
  16. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Whoa, Tony D. Rambo! Cool picture! :D
    Perfect job on the figure all around! Nice colours, the eyes really pop and with the smile (not easy to get it right IMO) they make the expression very lively and realistic :cool: The uniform and equipment hit just the same high level, a real stunner!

    Thanks for the WIP too!
    Denes
  17. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    G'Day Tony
    On the older SLR'S ( with the wooden carry handle )the woodwork was one piece and continued under the gas plug towards the sling swivell . Jeez mate you were a lot younger if the pic time does fly, well done the figure looks good
    Cheers
    Al
  18. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent work Tony. Just like the real thing.

    Cheers
    Chris
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Mitsutaka, thank you very much my friend. I appreciate your comments.

    Hi Costas, not brave just crazy mate. Thanks for your comments.

    Hi Allan, thanks mate. His eyes are following me around the room. I'm glad you like him.

    Hi Denes, I'm really pleased you like him. Thanks.

    G'day my good mate Al, glad you like the pic (and the figure). I thought you'd get a chuckle out of seeing me in Rambo mode. Time has really flown since that pic was taken. I'll check the woodwork on the SLR and fix it. Thanks for encouraging me to step outside my comfort zone on this guy.

    G'day Chris, coming from you mate, that's the ultimate compliment. Thank you.
  20. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    VERY Nicely done, I like your intense attention to detail, especially the grottied up jungle uniform and the SLR, which I also used in the Brit Army, wood is at least real and other aspects. One has to go to this level on a large scale, well done Tony.

    Very nice mate.

    Thanks for posting, RobH

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