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WIP Critique Australian Light Horse, "Sharing His Water"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is one of seven rider and horse vignettes I have started. It's further along than any of the others. Roughly 1/16th scale. I started with a Verlinden horse, a head, boots and some other kit and spare parts and the remainder is mixes of Magic Sculpt in grey and brown and Kneadatite (green). I apologize for the confusing color scheme. I'm experimenting with using the different colors to help me see detail and it seems to help some.

    The horse saddle and all the other horse tackle was sculpted and then some of it was cast by Bob Stein. I need to ask Bob to cast the slouch hat and 'ostrich' feathers.

    The vignette is intended as an homage (not a copy) and is based on Ron Marshall's Light Horse painting, "Sharing His Water". I've also seen this or a very similar painting entitled, “A Drop for My Mate”. There must be some good reason why he did two paintings of the same subject, but I don't know the answer.

    When I'm done, hope to have a talented painter complete the project including showing acrylic water pouring from the canteen (water bottle) into the horseman's slouch hat.

    Hope you like it!

    All the best,
    Dan

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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looking good Dan! (y)

    Roger.
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Cheers Roger!

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. offo A Fixture

    Nice idea, and nice work.
    Palo
  5. Ulrich PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    Very good idea, Dan. Looks very good
  6. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Very evocative, Dan (y)(y)(y)(y)(y)! I Love It :p!
    Cheers!
    Kenneth.
  7. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great job Dan really nice this one (y) love the way it's put together
    Steve
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you Steve, Kenneth, Ulrich and Palo!

    Kenneth - I believe the evocative nature of the subject has almost everything to do with Mr. Marshall and his painting and not much to do with me.

    Anyway, glad everyone seems to like it!

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ONE AND ALL!

    Dan
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  9. CBDesign Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Love it!
    Chris
  10. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Great idea!
    I really like this picture, and i will follow your wonderfull work !(y)
  11. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Chris and Zastrow - Many thanks - glad you liked it!

    All the best,
    Dan
  12. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    I like this a lot! This will be a very nice vignette.
    Gerald
  13. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Gerald! Much appreciated!

    All the best,
    Dan
  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Great work Dan, and I love the concept behind this vignette. This is a subject close to my heart and I'll be following your progress with much interest.
  15. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    First rate.

    Mike
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work Dan,

    Marc
  17. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Top conversion work Dan always good to see your work ..that is going to be a very lucky painter that gets to do this.

    Following

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  18. Macca G Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    This is going to be fantastic. Emu plumes are still worn by Australian Cavalry units
  19. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  20. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony, Mike, Marc, Macca G, Kev and Eduardo - I'm very pleased you like it!

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

    All the best,
    Dan

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