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Australian SAS tpr Vietnam

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by alamac, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Several hours on the bench today , recovering from some minor surgery so getting painting time ,
    Here's some more progress now to refine it and wash it down a bit.Then to begin cam on the face etc.
    Cheers
    Al

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  2. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent work Al. With the M203 this bust would late 1970 to 71. During 1969 we were issued the XM148 as a trial weapon.

    Sad month as we have lost five former regimental members since 1st February, with another former Vietnam troop commander on Sunday.

    Chris
  3. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Chris
    Sorry to hear so many in such a short time , honoured and revered by all . They will be missed by their commrades and the Association .Lest we Forget.

    Thankyou for your help and guidence on this one it is much appreciated
    Cheers
    Al
  4. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Richard , Mike , Steve , Tony , Paul , Gordon thankyou for all your kind comments much appreciated
    Cheers
    Al
  5. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Some more progress, face cam done , now to start the webbing , pack and weapon then some weathering
    Cheers
    Al

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  6. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Al,

    You have done a super job on this. Really fine painting, and a great credit to your skill.

    As an addition, if it is possible, you might wish to add a bit of 6 0'clock shadow to the face. We didn't shave for two days prior to being inserted, and never shaved in the J - water was scarce. The cam creams we used were a black, a brown and a light green which we would streak our faces with to create a pattern. After a few days, however, it looked pretty much as you have rendered on the bust. It didn't take long before we looked a thoroughly grubby bunch, and stank to high heaven by the time we came out of the scrub.

    Thank you for you kind words on the lads. Not unexpected in a few cases - we Vietnam codgers are now in the culling paddock, and cancer is taking its toll.

    Cheers
    Chris
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  7. Mark S. Member

    Looks great Al, love that tiger stripe.
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Al

    A marvellous piece of modelling mate

    What's not to like about this

    I love the detailed info that Chris adds on his troop and tours ..really sets the scene .

    Heroes and friends never pass over so total respect and honour to them all RESPECT

    Nap
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  9. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Nap for your very kind comments , it certainly helps when you have someone like Chris who understands the piece and what it is trying to portray
    Cheers
    Al
  10. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Mark for you kind comments i'm reasonably happy with the tiger stripe now just to difty it down a little
    Cheers
    Al
  11. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Chris
    Thankyou once again for your input and help on this one, i'll certainly have a crack at several days growth using some texture paste and see how it looks,
    My Association has lost a few from various forms of cancer as well over the last few years
    Cheers
    Al
  12. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Here's a little more progress this morning a few days growth added by stippling oil paints and a little texture paste , now to wait for the paint to dry , waiting , waiting !
    Once it does dry l'll go back and retouch the cam and work on the stubble a little etc
    Cheers
    Al

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  13. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Perfect Al. The cam on the weapon looks good too. Well done.

    Cheers
    Chris
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  14. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Here's the final photos , refined the eyes and the beard growth, retouched some of the facial cam and dirtied down the figure trying to capture the feel of a patrol.
    Also added a final photo of the original painted version i did a while ago to show the difference this conversion has made to the same bust..
    Thanks for your very kind comments and guidence of this one
    Cheers
    Al

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  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Absolutely top shelf Alan. Both busts are superb and are genuinely authentic and accurate. The tiger stripe camo on your latest bust is simply the best I've seen. Well done mate.;)
  16. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks mate
    Al
  17. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    A wonderful and skilful piece of painting Al. As Tony says absolutely Top Shelf.

    Cheers
    Chris
  18. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Chris much appreciated
    Cheers
    Al
  19. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Al
    What a great pairing. Top work.
    Gordon
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  20. Mat Lambert A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great subject and nicely done.
    Can I ask which book the original reference image was from?
    Cheers
    Mat
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