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Do you mind if I take a picture

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Figure Mad, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    This is a little piece I have been working on, it goes along with a previous piece the Ringmaster and the Acrobat, Figure is a conversion of the the Mechanic from Modelcellar, with the adjusted Billy Bishop head, new hairline and no moustache. From the brilliant hands of Mike Good, the camera, is based on a 1903 home made camera I found pictures and measurements of, on the net. Scratch made from a block or resin and bits and pieces from WW1 aircraft brass etch sheets, plastic rod for the tripod with other little bits of twisted fine wire and stuff to finish off. its a simple little piece and I hope it compliments the other vignette. I hope to have it finished for the MFCA.

    let me know what you think

    Dave

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  2. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Dave , brilliant work on the scratch built camera and looking forward to seeing it all come together.

    Cheers Ken
  3. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Saved on Celuloid. . .

    Dave:

    You said that part of this was from a Model Cellar figure??? So I am
    presuming this is a 1:16th or 120mm figure??? I'm sorry I can't keep up with
    all you guys who know all the figure releases, and the scales of each
    release. For me, knowing the scale of the figure right from the start, really
    does help this old man understand just what I am looking at.

    Really very nice figure, and the box camera is just superb. Well done,

    Jaybird
  4. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ken

    Cheers mate

    Hi Rick

    My apologies it's a 54mm figure.....

    Dave
  5. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Impressive! A great accessory many ideas come to mind for this (y)
  6. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking good so far Dave,look forward to seeing the finished scene.


    Cheers David
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent scratch build for the camera.
    The conversion of the figure is also exceptionel.
    Looking forward to the painted version.

    marc
  8. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    A good, simple little figure.

    Camera and tripod look realistic, and the technology used would seem to match the era - we are talking about glass plate pictures, aren't we?

    Figure is nice, simple, a mechanic doing a bit of work, or perhaps tending the camera while the photographer poses his subjects.

    Mind you, it could also be one of the early photo journalists, taking a picture of some American scene, with his old overalls to protect him from the chill/ cool air while he scrambles across the terrain.....


    The attached image explain better what I am trying to say,.... just switch for winter for the fellow with the mountain backdrop.

    Cheers

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  9. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Outstanding craftmanship!

    And I am sure the conversion head will belong better to this beautifully sculpted body once painted.
  10. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent work on the camera and figure Dave!
    Looking forward to your paintwork.

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  11. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave,
    Excellent idea and looking good so far.
    Cheers
    John
  12. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    That's really cool mate, now splash some paint ASAP :)

    Ray ;)
  13. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Excellent m8 - great little composition here.
  14. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Great idea!
    And excellent camera...
    I'm looking forward to completion.
    I'm convinced that it'll be a wonderful work.

    Mitsutaka.
  15. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the comments, just a few little added bits to throw at it yet before the painting starts........

    I will keep it updated

    Dave
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  16. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi Mad
    Really fantastic idea that all created.
    Also the camera is the striking point of this work.
    I expect to see it painted ... must be impressive results!
    Congrats

    Alexandros
  17. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Looking forward to see some paint on it!!
  18. fmargem Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Excellent idea. And judging by the models I´ve seen on your blog we can expect a great execution!

    Congratulations on your blog!

    Felipe

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