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WIP Dunkirk....

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by valiant, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi guys,

    Some pics of my latest conversion from one of MMMs busts. Based on John Mill's character, Corporal "Tubby" Binns in the film, this is 1/9 scale, with a new helmet, reworked facial features and reworked webbing, incorporating a respirator pack on the chest. Still lots to do - Im still unsure whether to add ammo pouches, or not.
    I am going to remove the shirt collar, reshape the epaulettes, add chinstrap and a general tidy up. All new work in Milliput and Duro.

    Thanks for looking in,

    Steve(y)

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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Coming alng nicely Steve

    I think the rank stripes should be added in my opinion

    Following with interest

    Nap
  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Very sharp conversion Steve.
    All of your additions and replacements seamlessly join the original piece.
    Good work Mate
    Keith
  4. valiant A Fixture

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    Cheers guys (y)

    Nap - Looking at the pics, I think I will extend the arms down a touch and the land between the shoulders - Ive got a lovely SMLE from Steve Readdie that would be a shame not to have slung!!

    Keith - Many thanks for your comments, praise indeed!
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  5. 1969 A Fixture

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    Nice idea for a conversion Steve, not much about regarding Dunkirk in bust form. Helmet looks good, not an easy task doing helmets as you have to work with so many symmetries from every angle.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished result (y)

    Steve
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  6. swralph A Fixture

    Looking good to me Steve:).
    I'm not fully sure but I think my Uncle Jim was part of the BEF.
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  7. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks Steve and Ralph - yes, the helmet is difficult, so many compound curves to get right. Luckily, I have a real one in front of me to use as reference - but no chinstrap!!

    Ralph - My uncle Bill was in the navy, at the time, assisting with the evacuation.
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  8. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Looks good with much potential....Not too familiar with the Dunkirk story, but looks very interesting and looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes out in mid July.

    Wayne
  9. valiant A Fixture

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    Cheers Wayne - this one is based on the 1958 black and white film, Dunkirk. John Mills played the lead character(y)
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  10. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Thanks Steve.....For a while there I thought I was in time warp and missed the new movie. I had never seen the older movie even though I am older.

    Wayne
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    This is the film and the actor

    Nap



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  12. valiant A Fixture

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    ...And this one!

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  13. Grod A Fixture

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    This looks the dogs. Steve.
    Great movie and John Mills is great subject.
    Ice Cold in Alex next!
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  14. valiant A Fixture

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    Which one..?!

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  15. Nap A Fixture

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  16. valiant A Fixture

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    Does Carole know about this...?!(y)
  17. Nap A Fixture

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    Who is Carole ....??.....LOL

    Now get sculpting young Steve

    Nap
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