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WIP British Para.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Henk, Jun 1, 2023.

  1. Henk A Fixture

    A nice sculpt from Young, it's a limited edition released at their 15th anniversary. Using it as a bit of a warm up before I get stuck in to the Sgt Ansell figure. Mainly concentrating on he camo, and the webbing, trying out a few things. Pretty happy with it, a few details to tidy up, and the base to sort, and then this one goes in the cabinet.

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  2. Nap Moderator

    Hi Henk

    You've been busy for sure , nice warm up piece , camo looks good

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    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to seeing more ...very soon !

    Happy benchtime

  3. NRG Active Member

    Lovely painting. Great work on the Denison, particularly the seams.
    I always feel that I would like this bust more if he was armed with the Sten mk5, the Airbourne version.
  4. Henk A Fixture

    Thanks Kev. The mojo seems to have returned.

    Thank you NRG. I decided on a "fresher" smock this time, and did the seams, which are quite bright on a new-ish smock. I like the effect.
    I agree with you regarding the Sten.
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  5. marco14 Well-Known Member

    it looks very nice,att the end i put a glaze of burnt umber over the camo and everything blend in
    very smooth,just saying this because im just a newbie ,and don't know much yet ;)
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  6. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Looking great

  7. Henk A Fixture

    Thanks Marco. I agree, I usually finish camo with a wash, to pull everything together, but in this case I want to leave a more pronounced contrast, because it's supposed to represents a clean, new-ish smock.

    Thank you Mobo.
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  8. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

    Looking Great, one question and this doesn't distract from this excellent piece, and i have no idea on this really, but would they have left the Para badge in bright silver, just seems like a bullseye for a enemy soldier to aim for, tucked into his smock like that.
  9. Henk A Fixture

    Thanks Steve.

    You make a good point, the beret is a bit of an "artistic licence", it's not the best place to put it in real life (it would go securely in a pocket) just like the way he's holding the Sten. I will darken the badge a bit, it's one of the things to finish this weekend.
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  10. NRG Active Member

    Chin strap to go on?
  11. Henk A Fixture

    Aahhhh. Well spotted young man. I didn't realise I'd forgotten to fix the chinstrap, untill I started clearing the bench for the next project.... :blush: :lol:
    I have, but haven't taken a new photo yet. I'll correct it next weekend when I'm home.
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