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Billy Bishop

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ghamilt1, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi everyone;

    This is my latest piece in 54 mm or 1/32 scale, depending on the whether you like the figure or airplane more. This figure is a little different for me for two reasons;
    a. This represents the first time I have attempted a "wedge" presentation, if that's the correct term and...
    b. I actually bought this figure at a store, and not online, which is becoming an increasingly rare pleasure in our hobby. Mind you I had to drive all the way to Calgary to do it, but it was fun to wander around the store for a bit. So if you're ever in Calgary, Alberta, pop around to "The Small Soldier" in the city's south side and buy something.

    As always, questions, comments and criticisms are more than welcome. Thanks for looking.
    Cheers;
    Glenn
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  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    WOW! Glenn, a fantastic little presentation here! Well done!

    Jay H.
    Okc
  3. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Jay! Always appreciate your feedback. By the way, Nice work on the GI bust at the Tulsa show, hope you were justly rewarded for it.
  4. Black Army Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Yeh! Fantastic paintwork!

    I like it! You have done a great job.

    Congratulations!

    Cheers,
    Balázs
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Lovely painting Glenn
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great vignette. Congratulations with this wonderfull figure.

    Marc
  7. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Hi Glenn,

    excellent work in every aspect!

    Denes
  8. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent painting Glenn.
  9. Aterz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Great work!
    No doubt.

    regards from Italy
    andrea
  10. Kirtles Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  11. Brent Fordham New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Looks great, Glenn! You're becoming quite prolific - it doesn't seem that long ago since this project was just in the planning stages.
  12. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    thats a very nice combination of figure and aircraft, very well executed and nice result.

    steve
  13. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Many thanks to Marc, Balazs, Tony, Denes, Guy and Andrea; I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the figure. Thanks for taking a moment to comment.

    Steve K and Steve R. Thanks as well gents. The combination of figures and aircraft do appeal to me as I used to do a lot of aircraft before I decided to concentrate on Figures. I have at least 4 unfinished 1/32 scale WWII fighters in the closet. Maybe I just found a way to use those airplanes!

    Brent, Thanks for checking in mate. What can I say, with the wife insisting I start to pack up the studio, I wanted to get this finished in time for the move. Talk to you soon.

    Cheers;
    Glenn
  14. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Very nice Glenn, really like it!!

    Ray ;)
  15. petermh Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    nicely posed figure with a very realistic leather effect on the coat whats your technique?
  16. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Fantastic work Glenn on the figure and plane.

    Cheers David
  17. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Hi Glenn,

    You have done a fine job on our Billy Bishop figure. I like the way you did the leather coat, and the boots look GREAT!

    It's always nice to see our figures completed and on display. Keep up the great work!

    Paul
    www.ModelCellar.com
  18. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Glenn, lovely work!
    I like the setting and excellent paintwork.

    Marcel.
  19. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Peter. I don't know if I have any special technique. I use oils over acrylic, and I mixed a warm grey by adding lamp black to my flesh mix, which I used for the highlites. Please let me know if there's anything else I can pass along to you, I'd be happy to help if I could.

    Ray, David, Marcel and especially Paul, thanks for taking the time to add your comments. It's always a special honour when the folks who create the models take a moment to voice their approval. It's a great figure and I see myself painting a few more just like it.
  20. Elaphus Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Glenn,

    very nice work, great painting and a fantastic base.

    At the moment i paint the german part, Manfred von Richthofen, it is a great inspiration for me.

    I put the completly plane, Fokker Dr II, on the base.

    Your figure is a fantastic motivation for me, thank you for sharing

    Karsten

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