Hi Planeteers, Here are the first WIP pics of my latest project, "Brothers in Arms, Korea 1950" in 1/9th scale. This beautiful and poignant vignette was sculpted by Mark Ricketts for Classicae and is a near-perfect representation of a famous photograph taken by SFC Al Chang on August 28, 1950 near Naktong in South Korea. In my humble opinion, this is one of the most honest and moving pieces of military miniature sculpting I've ever seen. The attached photo shows a US Army soldier comforting one of his comrades who' greiving the recent death of his best friend. Although you can't see the dead soldier in the photo, you can sense his buddy's pain and loss and the compassion shown to him by his "brother in arms". By contrast, you can see an Army Corpsman coldly and methodically filling in the casualty report card just a few feet behind these two grieving men. The paint job is still pretty rough at this stage. I'm just blocking in the shadows and highlights without much blending. I'm just trying to make sure I have shadows and highlights where they need to be. The boots haven't been shadowed or highlighted yet. The focal point for this vignette is the face of the soldier with his arms around his friend (whose face is buried in his buddy's shirt). I haven't finished painting the face yet and none of the pieces have been glued together yet. I hope you like it.