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Completed In Sherwood forest

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jazz, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Jazz A Fixture

    Hi Planeteers,

    I would like to show another of my latest creations which utilises a Robin Hood figure by Andrea which is sitting on the tree branch and another Robin Hood this time by Latorre. You can't have two Robin Hoods together so the Latorre figure is now Will Scarlet. The Andrea kit was altered slightly as I gave him a stick instead of a bow to carry. This is made out of a cocktail stick.
    The tree came with the Andrea figure but I have added pieces of real roots to make it look more realistic. It is set in Autumn time and the fallen leaves are Silver Birch tree seeds. The best time to get these seeds is in Summertime in the UK. They look like catkin type seeds on the tree. When you rub them in your hand the seeds come away easily and can be seperated from the rubbish of the seed and kept in a plastic bag. They keep for years. What is good about these seeds is they come in different sizes so you can use them for small or larger figures.
    Hope you like the scene.

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    Tommi, redhorse, dArtagnan and 5 others like this.
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Jazz ,

    Now that is nice , I like the colour combinations they look really good together , the pose of the figures really compliment IMO .

    Groundwork is nicely done as well , with some really nice details on the tree , I take it Will's foot is on the ground , good use of natural materials .

    ...is there a Marion or a Friar Tuck that could be incorporated maybe not in this nice vignette but as a separate one ?

    Nice work the painting has really blended well ..the joys of oils perhaps

  3. megroot A Fixture

    Like what you have done.
    The base sets them really off.

    PhilinYuma likes this.
  4. Jazz A Fixture

    Thanks for your comments guys. Friar Tuck and Maid Marion would be a good pairing. Never yet seen them as figures though.
  5. Paul Active Member

    Very nice (y)(y)

    The Silver birch catkin leaves...I´ve seen these being sold as 1/32nd ivy leaves..a couple of teaspoons for €4!!!!!!
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    I was at a show recently, someone was selling 2 limestone chippings for £3.95.:cautious:
    Love the groundwork John, oh and the figures.
  7. John Bowery A Fixture

    Very nice little scene and excellent groundwork.
  8. PhilinYuma Member

    This really does work out splendidly! Thanks for the silver birch tip; I shall ask my brother to save me some next summer. If anyone has a diorama that needs cactus spines, I'm your man.
    I'm not sure how or why Robin is sitting on that bough, though. Perhaps Will lifted him up there (I used to do that to my kid brother as a lad, and then leave him stranded). Also, Andrea must have been thinking of the famous English short bow from the size of it; the long bow was about 6' long. Quibbles aside, though, this is a great job. Congratulations!
  9. Jazz A Fixture

    The Silver Birch seeds are really useful. They come in dark and light colours and dont even need painting. It does take some effort to seperate the "leaves" from the seeds themselves but worth it in the end as some dealers do sell them for high prices. Although they take the work out of it and do have to make a living.

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