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Completed James Arthur Meehan

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tomorrow is my Dads birthday so I decided to paint him a figure of his grandad, my great grand father. James Arthur Meehan from Cork, an immigrant from Ireland serving in the Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry fighting for his new country in the SpanAm war. My great grand dad is the second from your left. he is the spitting image of my Dad.

    here's a link to more info if you have time to check it out or are just bored. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Spanish_War_Veterans


    Here is the link for what my Dad means to me. http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42938

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi ,
    A wonderful way to honour and show your respet and love to your father ...a truely brave man .

    Great painting as well (y) ...who makes the figure ?

    Nap
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  3. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Wow. Nice one, Mike. (y)(y) Can't get much more personal than this. I am absolutely sure this will be a hit with your Dad. Great present.

    I did something similar years ago for my Dad. He served on HMS St. Kitts, RN in the 50's. I was able to track down an old Frog kit of a different ship of the same class (Battle Class destroyer) and converted and waterlined the kit to my dad's ship. My Dad is a tough old bird but I actually got a tear out of him on that one. He was proud of his time in the service having also served on the last British aircraft carrier (HMS Ark Royal) and battleship (HMS Vanguard)

    Give your dad my best on his special day....Happy Birthday(y)

    Paul
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  4. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Love SpanAm War stuff dude. Excellent tribute. My great-grandad served in Cuba as well.
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  5. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Well done Mike .

    I hope your father is doing well and wish him a happy birthday.

    Cheers

    Hendryk
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  6. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice, I wish I had been able to do something like this for my dad. FWIW, I have this figure and think it is one of the nicest offerings to come from Andrea in some time.
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  7. Mark Mindeman Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Outstanding! You've earned some cold ones from me on this one!
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  8. alexwencho Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    very cool.
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  9. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work Mike, and good to hear your dads still fighting on.
    Give him my best wishes,
    Carl.(y)
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  10. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lovely work Mike and a good likeness to your great grandfather. In answer to Naps question. I believe that the original figure is Teddy Roosevelt by Andrea. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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  11. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    TOO COOL! (y)

    All the best,
    Dan
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  12. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Beautiful tribute.(y)
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  13. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Awesome work and tribute (y)
  14. Showlen Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    No doubt your dad is in for a wonderful surprise! I agree with Kevin, this is a great way to honor your father and family. Very interesting history and thanks for sharing! Also, the painting is exquisite!
  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike excellent painting and a very unique and special Birthday gift(y)

    Cheers Ken
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    great work Mike.
    I think your dad is gonna be very pleased with this.

    Marc
  17. chippy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    What a fantastic tribute to your grandfather and a great present for your father (y). My dad was in WW11 and my son is now in the marines if you put their two pictures together apart from the uniforms you would think it's the same person , so family likeness is something that can go on for some time .
    chippy
  18. Wigdog Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Good one Mike! Your a very thoughtful son! I knew I like you for a good reason! (y)
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  19. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you friends for commenting. He really enjoyed the gift and it was a great day. Thank you again.:notworthy:
  20. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    A great way to celebrate and well done.
    Cheers
    John

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