Completed Battle of Nery, Sept 1st 1914

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mark Dollery, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Mark Dollery Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Well, guys. here it is finished, onto the baseboard, grassed up & a bit of weathering. :happy:
    It will be on show at Huddersfield show on Sunday, :)
    let me know what you think guys...
    Mark D ;)
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  2. jan willem stokkers Member

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    Netherlands
    Just great!! Those Tommy's war figures a great and this is also a great set of TW!! Could you please share youre way how to paint the khaki because its a difficult one.

    The whole setting is great and also with the grass!! Well done:)

    Gr.Jan Willem
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  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    All round superb work Mark, amazing.
    It is all great but if I could just pick out the green colour that you have painted gun and limber is spot on. I think that this is the only time that I have seen this achieved.
    I could go on pontificating this piece all day but will make way for others to add their praises for your work.
    Well done and cheers,
    Keith
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  4. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

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    France
    Great, amazing, i do not have words for your job:eek:(y):nailbiting::confused:
    When i will try to make mine, not as good as yours, perhaps i will add a dead horse as known illustrations.
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    Think the Verlinden dead would work !
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  5. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Excellent version of a stupendous model.

    Colin
  6. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hello Mark, Nice layout, it really shows off the gun and crew. I like the painting of the gun and limber, and the figures look fantastic. Best of luck at the show this weekend. Regards, SG:)(y)(y)
  7. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful finish to a stunning kit Mark, Darren has set the bar high with this release, will look forward to seeing your version in person one day.
    steve
  8. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Magnificent job Mark. I like everything about this piece.
    Perfectly painted and very evocative. (y)
    Cheers
    Derek
  9. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

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    France
    And as usual, this is frustrating, Derek is still right.:mad: :) ;)
  10. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Excellent job! The weathering is perfect.(y)(y) The Verlinden horses would be a good fit. I picked them up when I bought this. Good idea, Zastrow
    Tom
  11. Mark Dollery Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback!
    If I could have got the Verlinden horses, I would have definitely used them but still looking for them if anyone has got any? o_O
    I really enjoyed putting this together & painting this set & looking forward to the next release!
    A great set if anyone is thinking of doing one & I hope Darren is happy with the way they turned out.
    Now, let's see if I can pack it up without breaking it before the show....:nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting:
    Now, it's back to the paintathon, Nap...
    Mark D (y)
  12. Dennis Active Member

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    England
    Looking forward to seeing this wonderful model on Sunday, and you too Mark.
    Dennis.
  13. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Lovely finish.
    Good luck at the show if you're entering owt.(y)
  14. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mark D,
    I have the Verlinden's dead horse with the halter on it. Please give me your address and I will mail it to you NC It will work great with your wonderful scene.
    Cheers
    John
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  15. swralph A Fixture

    Excellent work all round Mark,you have made it really stand out(y)
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Fantastic work Mark.

    marc
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  17. Mark Dollery Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys,
    well, I put this in the model competition at Huddersfield on Sunday after a debate about it being a vignette or a diorama (vignette being by their rules 4 figures on a base or less or a diorama . After a brief discussion it was placed in the diorama section & went against the big dioramas & I came away with a commended.
    It opens a debate with me as how do we see a group of figures as a vignette or a diorama? I would welcome your opinions on this topic guys & see if our views differ?
    regards
    Mark D ;)
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  18. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    The problem of whether it is a vignette or diorama is a thorny issue.
    It's a bit like knowing when an individual begins meeting. Uruguay had decided during the dictatorship that began from 3. (n)
    If the rules of the competition class dioramas, the scénettes from four, unfortunately, must stupidly follow the rules, even if it is silly. :wacky:
    A skit like yours can not be compared to those of as M.VENTURI with more than 20 figures.
    Sometimes that would require judges to use common sense in their judgment.:whistle: ;)(n)
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  19. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    As I wrote in one of my messages when I try to mount and paint this set, I think I would add two dead horses, and surely a box of ammunition over before the gun being firing.
    To the ground at that time (I checked), the heat was very strong, the grass "burned", so I'd be less soil grass provided with holes (shells, laborer) and especially slight traces wheel guns.
    With the number of cannon shot, the soil should be strongly marked due to the recoil of the gun.
    All this is fine, but I have already started, and I get to your level of quality.
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  20. Tommys War A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I did consider including a horse and at one stage it was in the plan, but I was mindful of cost and aware that I needed to make the set affordable. So, in the end decided not to include one.

    However, I would say that horses suffered dreadfully that day, so its right they are remembered.

    Luc, I don't think ammunition would have been boxed, the battery was lined-up to move off when the Germans attacked so the only shells available would have been from the various limbers. Accounts from the day stress the importance of the men travelling to limbers under shellfire to keep the last gun firing. As they exhausted each limber they had to travel further to the ones with ammunition.

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