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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by DaveCox, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. DaveCox Member

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    My latest work. It's a pair of figures sculpted for me by Dan Morton. They represent my late father-in-law, Edward Victor Ball, at two stages in his life - in 1916 when he falsified his birth certificate and joined the Royal Artillery (he got caught and sent back to an Army school for two years before continuing as a gunner) - and in 1946 after service through WW2 as a photographer in the RAF. In this later incarnation he served through the war in the Desert before joining 2 Photo Reconnaisance Unit. He continued to serve after the war in the RAF Reserve whilst working as Chef & Valet to Air Chief Marshal Sir John Slessor.
    The bases are made to appear as if he had his photo taken twice in the same studio, 30 years apart.

    These will be my last figures for a while. I'm suffering from 'burn-out' together with an eyesight problem which means that I have trouble painting even with a magnifier

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  7. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Dave - Thanks for letting me help with that project and hope your family gets much enjoyment out of it over the years. Save those eyes.

    All the best,
    Dan
  8. DaveCox Member

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    It's me that should thank you Dan. I never met Ted, as he passed on before I met Chrissie; but I'd like to have done. She's really chuffed with the results.
  9. Roc Active Member

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    Dave and Dan, very nice. .

    Dave we all suffer from burn -out occasionally, I hope you don't stay away to long and most important hope your sight improves.

    Cheers
    Roc :)
  10. billyturnip A Fixture

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    Good work fella's. Not everyone has a figure of a relative let alone two !

    Dan, did I ever tell you besides My grandfather, 22 West Yorks,
    Father Royal Artillery, Uncles in Royal Engineers, Duke of Wellingtons, Green Howards, cousins in Parachute regiment and 16th Lancers :lol:

    Roger.
  11. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    Dave, Dan,
    a fitting tribute!

    Dave, don't let your burn out keep you from visiting the Planet. Take a break but stay in touch!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  12. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    What great tribute to two family members that proudly served their country. Well done Dave. Now take care of those eyes. :)

    Dan, Great job. I'm sure Dave and his family will display them with pride.~Gary


    PS, Don't worry Dave the "burnout monster" will pass.

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