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Awaiting the Artillery Barrage - 1918

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by dave mosher, Mar 6, 2023.

  1. dave mosher Active Member

    I modified the Young "WW1 Stormtrooper" by stripping his backpack , rifle and hand grenade pouches and adding the shoulder straps and folds of the overcoat and extending the gas mask strap. He seemed like he needed a moustache, so I added that, too. The painting was done in acrylics. Thank you for looking.


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  2. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    That pensive look on his face explains the title of your piece perfectly. Great work.

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  3. Scotty A Fixture

    He looks like he hasn't slept in a wee while. Excellent work, love the tash too.
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  4. Ferris A Fixture

    This is excellent, loving it!
    Just saw All Quiet on the Western Front and this captures the feel and colours of the movie perfectly.

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  5. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful work

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  6. akaryu Moderator


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  7. NigelR Well-Known Member

    Very evocative painting, fantastic job!
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  8. Babelfish A Fixture

    Very nice muted painting and conversion to get a unique piece.

    My only critique (and it's just a personal taste thing) is that I think it would have worked better on a dark (and maybe slightly smaller) base. When I clicked on the photos my eyes were initially drawn more to the base than the bust.

    - Steve
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  9. Gary Edmundson Active Member

    Such a nice result after your extensive modifications on the original casting. Wonderful paint work capturing a very dramatic look.
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  10. Blind Pew A Fixture

    This is from The Top Drawer. It might be the best bust I will see all year. I know the year is young, but this will take some beating.

    If I painted something this well, I'd pack in and collect stamps, knowing I'd never better it.

    You've entered The Pantheon, no question.
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  11. Nap Moderator


    Absolutely agree there

    Like the hairy addition and the lens on the gas mask ......how did you do them ?

    If I may I agree with Steve's base comment

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    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

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  12. Larsen E. Whipsnade Moderator

    Remarkable work. Congratulations!
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  13. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

    Hi Dave that's perfect timing for me as I started cleaning up the resin on this bust the other night, it seems that the AQOTWF film has focused a lot of our attention on WW1 subjects and how could we not be moved by the content of the film, you have done a great job on this and look at all the bits you have left over for the spares box.
    I agree with the guys about the plinth, I personally hunt the world over for a suitable wooden base for each subject and I am not always successful and the project comes to a halt over it, I was lucky enough to find a local wood turner and commissioned about 10 cylindrical plinths that are perfect for the presentation of Busts and just the right size to hold in the hand, see example that may be useful, there's probably the same amount of wood involved but the pedestal shape softens the effect.
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  14. Redcap A Fixture

    The face is just wonderful - great work.
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  15. dave mosher Active Member

    Thank you all very much for your comments. I will see if I can find something different for the base.
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