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WIP In Gods Hands - Kursk / 1943

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Colin,it's always good to share ones ideas and encourage others,glad you liked it mate
  2. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Steve for your comments,hope to have it finished by next week
  3. TEZZA Member

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    Another brilliant idea Brian, now I see why you where looking for that stain glass windows at euro,
    once again great idea.

    Terry
  4. Chris Mortimer Active Member

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    Very impressive. I like the idea of using busts in a way that is not usually seen. I have been trying to develop an idea along those lines myself but have been struggling. Maybe I should go back and look into it again. Keep up the good work
  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Tel,yes the stained glass windows are very good,expensive but worth it mate,I'm very happy with the way they've turned out
  6. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Chris for your comments,my advice to you is go back to your project and re-think it out again,don't rush through it,plan it out and move it arround until you're happy with it mate
    Chris Mortimer likes this.
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

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    Australia
    Hi Brian,

    Clearly the concept is brilliant and the execution is stunning, as we have come to expect from you. The "bustorama" concept has become your signature now and each one you do becomes a special piece of art in its own right.

    One observation I would make is that the religious icons (stained glass, crucifix, bible and Christ figure) you have used seem to be more Western Catholic rather than Russian Orthodox in style. Russian Orthodox churches, even after the purges by the Communists, retain a very distinctive iconography that was immediately discernible from the religious artworks of the Western church both now and back in the 1940's.

    This is I admit a nit picking point, as I love the entire scene, but I also know that you're a stickler for details and I'm sure you would want to get it absolutely right.
  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi tony,thanks for your kind comments and feedback,the stained glass windows to get in any particular style I found difficult on the model market,on the sheet I have small,medium and large images so I had to go with what I could fit into the scene,I looked at Russian church windows on the web and they do have a distinct style but it's the best I could get away with.
    The crucifix however isn't a lot different in most russian church's of today ,here a a few that I saved from the web
    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg

    The cross on the altar was from a Czech model company and does have a russian feel to it which is why I chose this one,I saw this image and that's why I added it in,however my piece is more like a high altar piece but I decided to go with it,in fact it was bigger than this,I cut the bottom off it
    image.jpg

    As for the bible I got the idea from these images I saved during research

    image.jpg image.jpg

    It's good to have input and feedback and thanks for taking the time out to comment,take care mate

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  9. mil-mart A Fixture

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    Brian, a brilliant idea and great work on the setting. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks ken for your kind comments and support mate,hope you're keeping well !
  11. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    Gives a whole new direction for me in busts, brilliant concept.
  12. maco61 A Fixture

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    Italy
    Fantastic and superb idea Brian.
    I'm really impressed how you realized ​​the project of this bust.
    I really like the setting.
    Congratulations!
    Ciao by Maco
  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Ventress,I'm glad you like the concept and appriciate what I'm trying to do
  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Maco,the pose of the bust really sold it for me,it was crying out for a religious setting,glad you liked it my friend
  15. captfue Active Member

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    Great work can't wait to see it finished
  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Maybe look into a painted icon on the shelf instead of the cross... Very Eastern Orthodox
  17. Gellso A Fixture

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    Bloody hell Smudger, that's amazing.
    Brilliant imagination and superb execution.

    Gells
  18. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    ...... at the risk of repeating myself I'll just say....Outstanding
    Derek
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Capt for your comments,had a slight delay in finishing it due to work,hope to complete next week
  20. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks my friend for your comments and input,unfortunately I have now secured the cross but I never thought of a picture,I'll note it down for future referance

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