Field Marshall von Blucher - completed

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mongo Mel, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Well, I've finally finished it :)
    This is my second copy of the D. F. Grieve/Debra Raymond resin bust of Field Marshall Gerhard von Blucher. It's an absolutely beautiful piece that I fell in love with the first time I saw in in Historical Miniatures magazine.
    After I finished the first copy, I swore off of Napoleonics. It was by far the hardest piece I'd ever done. Then last year I was approached by a friend about painting one for him. It took a good deal of persuasion but I eventually broke down and agreed to do it for him.
    So, here are the results....

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    It's going to be difficult parting with this as I think I did a better job on it than I did on my first one. Here's a picture of it so you can decide for yourselves...

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    As always, I appreciate all comments and especially constructive criticizims you have for me.
    Thanks for looking.
    Craig

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  2. Steve Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow. Impressive piece and very impressive paint job. Thanks for sharing.--
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Marvelous painting, Craig! Really outstanding!

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. diosytexas Member

    Country:
    England
    hi craig.great job,always a hard colour dark blue. welldone. dave.
  5. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very good painting Craig!
    best regards
    christos
  6. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Lucky friend
    Paint one for me too :)
  7. periklis_sale Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice job my friend!!!!!
  8. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad that you all like him too.
    Craig
    PS: Vergilius....you'll have to do a lot better than that! :D ;)
    Also, can someone tell me how to get a thumbnail picture to show up on the main page next to the thread? I think that's a great idea!
  9. Calvin Member

    Very nice, and the eyes look superb on the second version. To get the thumbnail on the index I think you can simply edit your first post and attach the picture you prefer, do not place an [IMG]
  10. Stefano Borin New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ehh!!! my friends...
    LIke Grieve there is only Grieve.

    A sincere Grieve fun Stefano
  11. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Luca,
    Thanks. That worked. Only problem..the thumbnail looks creepy! hehehe
    And thanks too for the nice words.
    Craig
  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Craig,
    A bust painted to your high standard. Absolutely great work.

    marc
  13. Calvin Member

    Hey Craig, I think the thumbnail looks weird because the autoresize of the home page, next time try to resize the pic you want to attach with a width of 64 pixels, which is the size set by the home page, if using Photoshop just specify a new width checking the mantain ratio option, it should work.
  14. PJ Deluhery Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work, Craig. Will we get to see this "in person" at MFCA? Hope so!
  15. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Craig,
    Just Absolutely Beautiful, Both of them.
    Cheers
    John
  16. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Craig,

    Simply the best paint job I have ever seen on this bust realistic indeed. Congratulations
  17. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Craig,
    nicely done! Really like the eyes on this guy, they are a standout!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  18. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Luca,
    I'll have to remember that for the next time. I don't have that capablity on my work computer so I'll have to do it at home.
    Hi Pat,
    Yep.. he'll be at MFCA. That's where he goes to his new home in New York City.
    Marc, John, Stephen and Jay....thanks to you all as well. I appreciate all your kind words :)
    Thanks everyone,
    Craig

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