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Broken Unit

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Bastian H., Jun 28, 2014.

  1. Bastian H. Active Member

    Hi all!This is my latest project titled "Broken Unit", which is now largely completed. This small bust of JMD has painted many times. Therefore, I wanted to add not an additional painted version. So thought, how I can show a variation of this bust.

    First, I sculpted some more shirt with draping it on the arm stumps of the bust. It should not be too much, because my mechanic should watch out of an aged boiler (unit). You can see that some urgent repairs needed. Besides, he licks well left, a small oil trace can be seen on the floor.

    I used very different materials for this small scenery. The boiler itself was born from an old plastic container. The cover is the closure of a baby food glass which I attached with some plastic sheet. For the tubes I used drinking straws. Small screws or nuts were plastic bars found in some model kits, cut and pasted. Everything was covered by silver spray paint and later aged with pigments, colors and painted here and there some traces of rust. The blue safety glass, through which you can see in the boiler, is a part of a small plastic spoon. The interesting tube right behind the boiler is the head of an old electric toothbrush. The manometers were formed of some plastic sheet and wire. The handwheels of the valves were also made of wire and the crosses made of cardboard. The ladder was composed of polystyrene profiles. For the "air conditioning unit" rear left plastic sheets, nail heads, as well as a decomposed tap aerator were installed. The tool box and its contents like a hammer also made from plastic sheet, parts of a ballpoint pen and a paper handkerchief soaked in white glue for the cloth. I found a few warning signs, as well as the plates for the manometers on the Internet. After appropriate reduction they were printed and washed with pigments and colours. For the floor, I have poured plates of dental plaster.All the bust and the broken unit was painted with acrylic colours and aged with pigments.

    I hope you like the small scenery. Anyway this project was a lot of fun. In particular all considerations, what you can assemble from different small parts, was a very creative work.
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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Brilliant idea Bastian.(y)
    captnenglish likes this.
  3. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    I was just thinking about painting this up, but I don't think I could compare.
  4. lopee Active Member

    I like the bust itself but with your scenery.... very high level. (y)

  5. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Bastian,

    Great bust to start with but the additions are even better they both work so well together.

    Very nicely painted as well with some really great additions on the scenery

    Thanks for sharing

  6. Mark Dollery Well-Known Member

    Brilliant work Bastian, :)
    as an ex welder, I have welded inside plenty of tanks & vessels & this is exactly how it works! (y) (mind you, you have forgotten the safety harness, stand by man, fire extinguisher, scaffold access, cat head for safety lines. air extraction unit..., health & safety you know....:LOL::LOL::LOL:!
    This has inspired me to do a similar job with my own JMD bust...:happy:
    Top dollar,
    Mark D ;)
  7. Captain Lol A Fixture

    Great composition and paint (y)
  8. swralph A Fixture

  9. Fokionas Active Member

    Very inspiring.............!
  10. storm_zh Well-Known Member

    Very nicely done. You are really creative
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Just great work and imagination,congratulations Bastian (y)

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