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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by razor, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. razor A Fixture

    Thanks for looking.
    My version of Verlindens Newspaper seller.
    Replaced his head with a shouting head from Hornet to give him a bit of animation. Self sculpted moustache and hair.
    Any comments or advice are always welcomed.
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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent!!
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  3. Chris Oldfield Active Member

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    England
    Brilliant work - it’s incredible the difference that can be made to a stock figure simply by changing the head & doing a bit of resculpting. Fantastic!
  4. Warren SMITH PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
  5. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Razor

    That's a great idea , good move on that head as well ...like the tasche he sports

    Wonder what the headlines will be on the board ?

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  6. Chris Oldfield Active Member

    Country:
    England
    How about "War Declared"? Remember seeing that on a photo of a newspaper seller in the 1960s-vintage Purnell's History of the Second World War.
  7. razor A Fixture

    Thanks for the encouragement.
    As for the headlines, this is my crib sheet.
    ee3.JPG
    I like to think he's called Alf, smokes roll-ups and did his time in the trenches with the local regiment during the last war. (does anyone else make up stories as they work ?)
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  8. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi

    Nice crib board there ...what about adding his WW1 medals as well .......sure Alf would have worn them with pride

    Like the story behind him

    Nap
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  9. NeilW Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice simple conversion (though not too keen on the stand).

    Funnily, to me he has a European look (I think it's the cap). I could just imagine him with his Nazi party lapel pin (and yes Nap, proudly wearing his WW1 medals) flogging Der Sturmer, Volkischer Beobachter or somesuch on the streets of Berlin (or Nuremberg?). The apron thingie (original boxart has newspaper) doesn't seem typically UK either, but I can imagine this, or an apron of some sort on a German*.

    For UK there's another good ref here:
    https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detai...headlines-announcing-the-news-photo/613497290

    ... and I like this French bod:
    https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detai...ws-of-britains-declaration-news-photo/2660964

    Funnily enough, I can't find any German ones.


    *my in-law's partner is German and he seems to have an apron for each and every occasion
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  10. NeilW Active Member

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  11. Matt Purdy Member

    Country:
    England
    How about 'Peace in our time!' or 'Chamberlain resigns!' or even maybe 'Germany/Japan surrenders!'
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  12. razor A Fixture

    Wow a big thanks .

    NeilW
    Ta for the ideas . The top right picture on my crib sheet is the original photo Verlinden have worked from and he's selling British newspapers.
    I do have some German civilian plans but they're way down the line.
    Thanks for the other pictures, I like the french man and the Home Guard gives me an idea for a future project.

    Nap
    I have some more bits to go on, coin bag etc so he might get his medals.

    Matt
    LOL. I'm not sure how I'm going to write "War declared" yet anything longer is a none starter.
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  13. NeilW Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Ah, so it is :confused: .

    My confusion was that the box artwork seems to show him wrapped in newsprint rather than headline posters as per the original.
    https://picclick.com/Verlinden-1799...1-Figure-Scale-173872956897.html#&gid=1&pid=1
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/180680408052
    vs
    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/466967055088585264/


    It will be interesting to see your German bods and your take on that lovely 'Dad's Army' pic
  14. NeilW Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  15. razor A Fixture

    Thanks for all the feedback.
    I've added a coin purse under his coat and his medal ribbons. I think hes about ready for paint.
    ps I've found some 1/32 aircraft letter decals which I think I'm going to use to write the headlines on.
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  16. razor A Fixture

    Following my usual several false starts and more stripping than a lads weekend away, I've started to make some progress.
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  17. Chris Oldfield Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Excellent face painting - he’s got the look of a WW1 veteran!
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  18. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb, just superb.
  19. razor A Fixture

    Thanks for all the encouragement.
    Tiny and badly photographed update.
    ee8.JPG
  20. Chris Oldfield Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Very nice indeed - like the shade you’ve chosen for his jacket, & it’s highlights & shading.
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