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WIP Critique Australian Light Horse - "A drop for me mate".

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Still a few things to fix and a few bits to add on this one, but a lot of it is complete. This is based on a well-known illustration. I've seen two different versions and different titles of this illustration - "A drop for me mate" and "Sharing his water". I kinda prefer the first title.

    1/16th scale and a combination of original cast parts, kit parts, some wood, some twine and sculpting in various colors of 2 part putties.

    Note that the horseman is not permanently fixed to the base. That's why he's leaning a bit. All the horse and horseman figures [I'm working on 8 at last count!!!:grumpy:;) ] will have the horseman separate so the painter won't become unhinged trying to paint behind and under saddles, saddle bags, etc. I'm hoping the painter will be able to pour acrylic water from the open canteen (water bottle) into the horseman's hat. Should be tricky but possible.

    Hope you like it!

    All the best,
    Dan

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  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Looks great Dan. Is this commercial or are you referring to some yet to be determined mystery painter of a one off? Either way it will be excellent once completed.

    Colin
  3. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Dan,
    I like your ability to tell a story,well done.
    Andy
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Great work Dan, that's a beautiful scene to depict. Shows the tremendous bond between the trooper and his mount.
  5. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Colin, Andy and Tony - Many thanks gents! I'm really honored that you said that Andy! Big fan of your stuff! But the story really came from the original illustrator, not me. I just know a good visual story when I see one. :)

    No intent to do this [or any of the 8 projects] commercially Colin. I'm just havin' fun. I've talked with Bob Stein about offering some of the cast parts used on the 8 projects. He could sell them thru his web site. Would that interest anybody?

    No painter so far. Whoever it is would be paid and I definitely want all 8 of the horse projects back long enough to show them a couple of times, then I'd probably sell them. Personally not much of a collector. Just enjoy making the pieces.

    All the best,
    Dan
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  6. Ulrich PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    As Tony mentioned. A beautiful scene and your version is excellent
  7. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Dan ,

    That is a great subject and excellent modelling , like my Anzac bust from Andy Cairns shows just how much they care for the horses .

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  8. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Just a beauty!

    Mike
  9. offo A Fixture

    Nice work !(y)
  10. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    You really tell a story with this figure, abd i really like this !
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  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work.

    marc
  12. Rompy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    good story ! love the interaction :)
  13. Kevindunne Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great piece....too bad it won't be commercial...would love to paint one of these.
  14. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks Ulrich, Nap, Mike, Offo, Zastrow, Marc, Rompy, & Kevin Dunne. You are all most kind and generous! Kevin - Maybe one of the commercial figure makers will want to pick up on this and have a pro do a version.

    All the best,
    Dan
  15. clrsgt A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I agree and would love to paint one as well. I have a weak spot for the Aussie Light Horse
  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks clrsgt. I hope one of the commercial figure companies will pick up on the idea.

    All the best,
    Dan
  17. jhonnsanchez Member

    Beatifull scene !!
  18. Piotr Czyz Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Great details and 'body language'. It just tells a story! Congrats! P.
  19. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks jhonnsanchez and Piotr Czyz!

    All the best,
    Dan
  20. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb.....:)

    Regards
    Bob

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