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Iraqi Freedom dio, featuring, well, ME

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by Stephen Ward, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I decided to put together a substantial 120mm project for the model show here in Austin, Texas late last year but when it rolled around this spring, surprise, it was still in the planning stages. It will depict a military police officer taking a picture of a statue of an Iraqi soldier while an older couple walks by and stares and some Iraqi kids play in the background.

    Anyway, it's actually a true story, based on one of my experiences during OIF in 2003/2004. Right now, the diorama is coming along nicely, with three figures 50 to 90 percent sculpted and converted so far. The pics are of the head, still in-progress, with just the hair left to shade and highlight, painted in Vallejos after some minor resculpting of the hair ( I Dremeled it all off, minus the pieces in the front because I tended to go awhile between haircuts over there! ).

    The other pic is the Verlinden 120mm Kevlar helmet, hollowed out to receive a detailed inside from lead foil, photo etch, and copper wiring, also a work in progress. ( Having a 1 and a half year old in the house doesn't allow much to get done at a good speed, hence many mentions of the phrase 'in-progress' in this post )

    I'll keep you guys here posted as long as you like what you're seein'. Go easy though, this is my first post of my own stuff here on pF. Thanks guys, take care.

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  2. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    I will be looking forward to your progress on this...you should be able to lend a very real aspect to it. :)
  3. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Hello,
    can't wait to see more :)
    Keep us posted

    Best regards
    Artur
  4. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    hi stephen
    good start i like it
  5. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I like the concept and the head that you posted is excellently painted. Can't wait to see more
  6. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    So far so good, looking forward to seeing more.

    Cheers
    Roc
  7. homellop Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi Stephen.
    I like the work you've done on the face,indeed.
    I guess it's not finished at all, you should paint a bit more highlighrs on the forehead.
    The contrast is good and the facial features very well captured.
    I hope to see more updates.
    Best regards
    jaume
  8. merty Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    please keep posting pics, looking great so far:)
  9. merty Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    ( Having a 1 and a half year old in the house doesn't allow much to get done at a good speed, hence many mentions of the phrase 'in-progress' in this post )

    maybe singing a lullaby while painting could help:)
  10. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    A whole lotta thanks......

    Seriously, thank you guys so much for the comments. They're really appreciated and I am glad you guys are liking what you are seeing. I'll be sure to keep posting the progress of this figure plus all the others in the dio as more gets done.

    And Jaume, many, many thanks for the comments and the input. You rock, dude.

    Take care, guys.

    Cheers,
    Stephen

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