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Completed Cab Calloway

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jazz, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I would like to show you my latest figure. It is a 54mm version of the great Cab Calloway from Kings Rd Miniatures in California.
    Cab Calloway was a bandleader and singer with his heyday in the 1940s. He sang Minnie the Moocher which was used in the Blues Brothers.

    Also shown is a comparison photograph of Cab Calloway in the same pose. I must say that Kings Rd Miniatures have captured the likeness extremely well. I have painted Cab in oils on acrylics. The only alteration I have made is to his shoes. I wanted him to wear spats as they are so cool. The stage floor is a piece of formica wood trim that has been cut to fit. It is quite brittle and will snap if not carefully cut but is perfect for depicting wooden floors.

    Cab was a joy to paint and I hope you like him.:)

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    napoleonpeart, tbolt7, GARRY and 10 others like this.
  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Oh yes!

    Cheers
  3. Diegoff A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  4. DaveG Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Love this figure. And you've done a great job painting him. This company has a wonderful little catalog of less commonly seen subjects. Hope to see your next project soon.

    DG
  5. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful work!

    Cheers, Ski.:D
  6. Wigdog Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great subject - very much like what you've done. Thanks for sharing! :)
  7. Jeff Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    He looks wonderful. This is the first one we have seen painted. Can we use him in the Kings Road Gallery? We are putting one together right now? If you could send us the full size photos that would be great.

    Jeff Cupernell
    Kings Road Miniatures
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Perfect work.

    marc
  9. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely job John. Good idea with the laminate.
    Carl.
  10. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Nice one sir - like it a lot.Bravo !:)
  11. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Thanks for all the positive feedback guys. I really appreciate it. Jeff, I will send you a private message about the pics. I also have Kings Rd Clara Bow which I shall soon be starting.

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