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British Trilogy

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by RRR, Oct 17, 2021.

  1. RRR Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    First to say, I do not post very often, cause while I am doing a lot of busts and figures, I am taking photographs not very often. This time I did some photos of my trio of british WW-One busts, two are from Model Cellar Productions, sculpted by Carl reid, one is from Young miniatures sculpted by Young B. Song.
    Most of the paintjob was done with acrylics, some finishing touches done with oils.

    I am really interested in your thoughts and if so, critics, about the bases, especially of course the cemetary base.
    I hesitated to do such a base first, but at some time decided to dare it.
    It is in no way a statement about the british army in WW1.
    It is about all the losses in all wars at all times.

    Well, what do you think ?

    trilogy-1.jpg

    IMG_0143.JPG trilogy-9.jpg trilogy-7.jpg
    trilogy-10.jpg trilogy-6.jpg
    IMG_0142.JPG trilogy-8.jpg
  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  3. RRR Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Ah, forgot to say that the officer with the whistle is not yet completed. Need to paint and work on the lanyards still.

    Thanks.
    Robert
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  4. RRR Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hm, wasn't aware of this. Thanks for the input.
    Maybe it is good - so that the crosses are a symbol for all losses and not only the british.

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  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That works for me.(y)
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  6. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice painting on all three.

    - Steve
  7. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    While not completely historically accurate as a bit of artistic license, it works to convey the story. BTW great job overall
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  8. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Robert
    Nice creative presentation bringing context to each of your busts and I do like the effort you’ve gone to.

    Ref small crosses, these are used extensively in New Zealand for exactly the purpose you have described. On our National day of remembrance these are used to recognise our dead veterans from all wars.

    https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=R...wjY2r_l_tHzAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQBw&biw=414&bih=715

    Thanks for taking the time to share each of these - a fitting tribute for those lost in WW1.
    MikeTheKiwi
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  9. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nicely done.

    Mike
  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Robert

    Always great to see your artwork , a really nice trio , all well painted and a good variation in uniform colour

    I like the base work , powerful and all are a fine tribute to the immense losses


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    Always good to see the artwork

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to the next

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  11. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Robert,

    Very nice ! Thanks for sharing. ...hope you enjoyed painting our busts =).

    Paul
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  12. RRR Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks to all for the kind words.
    And especially to Paul from Modell Cellar, yes I enjoyed your busts a lot. They are not as static as others, more in motion and that makes them interesting for me.
    Thanks again to all. :)
    Robert
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  13. Warren SMITH Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Amazing work... well beyond my talent.. Thanks for sharing..
  14. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Robert,
    I like the painting of the figures, extremely well done, I'm not too sure if a trench raider would have had divisional insignia though I thought these would have been removed in case of capture. Then only name, rank and serial number!!! Below is a morning after photo of actual trench raiders courtesy of IWM.
    trench raiders.jpg

    I really like the figures and the ground work, I think the crosses are a nice touch, but for me personally I do not like the odd base shapes of the trio or quality they seem to detract from what is on top of them....but each to his own on bases.

    cheers
    Richie
  15. RRR Active Member

    Country:
    Germany


    Hello Richie,

    that is a nice photo. As for the divisional insignia you might be right, in this case I followed the illustration of the box art. I think about changing that detail later.
    As for the bases, I did the odd shapes by purpose, wanted to do something different from the common rectangular, round or oval shapes of bases, which bore me. But each to its own, as You said.

    Interesting on the photo are the captured german pike helmets.
    Here's a photo of my great-grandfather. He died in december 1918 from the injuries he got from gas attacks at the Verdun battlefield.

    Cheers
    Robert

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  16. Constantin67 A Fixture

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
  17. AlbertD PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very nice. I really like the whole presentation.
  18. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Fantastic paintwork

    Mobo
  19. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow, those look great!

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