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Completed Dock worker

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by razor, Feb 21, 2024.

  1. razor A Fixture

    I’m trying something a bit different, I had the idea while painting the dining room and I’ve decided to revisit my non combatant interest in the war with a dock worker. Thought I’d share my progress to date before it all goes horribly wrong when I try make him paint splashed.
    1/35 modified skp figure, hornet head, minimart arms, sovereign feet, these things would be so much cheaper if I could sculpt.
    Thanks for looking.
    Paul
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  2. Henk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Wow, never mind being able to sculpt, I wish I could Frankenstein figures like that. Very nice, and a good reminder that wars not not just won by soldiers on the frontline.
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  3. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    I love this!!!
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  4. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Wonderful work Paul! :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  5. Oda A Fixture

    Couldn't have said it better myself.Damn inspiring stuff.

    Oda.
  6. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Wow, superb little vignette, lovely work on the figure. Well put together.
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  7. Ferris A Fixture

    Very original and clever idea!

    Does the beam support the ship hull?

    Adrian
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  8. Babelfish A Fixture

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    Yes you've done a fantastic job on him so far but be very careful!!

    I once saw a fabulous Spitfire build by a very talented modeller ruined because he'd seen photos of the real thing on which the D-Day invasion stripes were slapdashed on willy-nilly with rollers rather than painted straight and even. End result when he tried to reproduce it? It looked like he'd handed his beautifully-done model over to a four year-old to finish. It just did not work in scale.

    Sometimes less is more! Good luck though if you do attempt it.

    - Steve
  9. Nap Moderator

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    England
    Hi Paul

    Good to see what you’ve got on the bench and another different subject , the figures looking really nice so far

    Lovely construction on the ship

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  10. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

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    What a great idea, well executed.
    Congratulations
    Melanie
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  11. NigelR A Fixture

    Brilliant! And the way you have done the base is so clever (with the hull "suspended" from the plank). This will be a wonderful little vignette.
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  12. Briggsy A Fixture

    Great idea and great work, this is inspiring.

    Cheers Simon
  13. razor A Fixture

    Wow thanks for the overwhelmingly kind comments.
    Yes . It has a paper clip through the middle to support the weight originally I intended it to hang from his roller but it was too heavy.
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    Lol thanks for the confidence boost

    Paul
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  14. lpa53 Active Member

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    This is really a great idea and it's super-well executed!
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  15. razor A Fixture

    Now with added paint splatter.
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    Thanks for looking.
    Paul
  16. NigelR A Fixture

    Looks very effective, nice job!
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  17. Briggsy A Fixture

    Nicely done, definitely a case od less is more there.

    Cheers Simon
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  18. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Belgium
    this is something else,why not,very lovely too see and beautiful done already (y)
    Mario
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  19. Oda A Fixture

    You've nailed it mate.Totally nailed it!Hats off one more time.

    Oda.
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  20. razor A Fixture

    But of a delay finishing this due to some 1:1 scale painting in the house, but I’m calling it done now.
    Thank you all for the kind response's it’s always appreciated.
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    Ta for looking

    Paul

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