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WIP James Booth - Zulu - 1964

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Here is a small project I'm doing while finishing the imperial guard .

    It's a bust produced by MMM depicting the late actor James Booth as Private Henry Hook at the battle of Rorkes Drift from the classic movie 'Zulu'

    I've always loved the film,so it was'nt a big decision for me to purchase the bust at figureworld last Saturday,the only thing that did'nt appeal to me was the sculptors omission of the whole right arm,I chose a spare right arm from my spares box and converted it with some cutting and fold sculpting to match up to the main body.
    In the movie James booth is seen leaning his head against the wooden post,so I altered the angle of the head to show it leaning against the pos as in the picture below.

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    I chose to remove the sculpted neckerchief so I could alter the head angle,I will now resculpt the neckerchief.
    By using the new arm,I will need to add the cuff insignia from wire which I will do at the next sitting.
    The shaft of the spear I removed and added a new one using wire and plastic rod.

    In the movie,James booth's right upper sleeve gets torn during the battle,I've added this feature with some magic-sculp

    The post is a piece of balsa profile.

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    Brian

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  2. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, I was thinking of this bust when I watched the film AGAIN yesterday. It was just as good the umpteenth time. Cracking mate.
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  3. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks scotty,it's one of those movies you never get tired of watching (y)
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  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This is going to be great and a nice start too.
    I can hear him saying "I'm excused duty".
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  5. Grod A Fixture

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    Like what you've done to this Brian. I think a few people have the same idea. Must be in a lot of peoples top 5 movies. Me included.
    Cheers
    Gordon
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  6. arj A Fixture

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    Very nice bit of converting Brian.
    The bust was very nice to start with; and now it is totally in context.
    Very well done.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  7. JasonB A Fixture

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    Thats what I'm talking about, the addition of the arm makes it complete. Wish it were part of the kit. Well Done!
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  8. ellie A Fixture

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  9. Gellso A Fixture

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    Great stuff Smudge. Defo works a treat. Following with interest.
    Gells
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  10. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    What kind/size of wire do you use for the cuff?
    Scotty.
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  11. clrsgt A Fixture

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    One of my all time favorite movies as well Love what you have done with the bust. Great idea.
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  12. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Awesome! Looks just like the still from the movie now!

    Jason
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Love it Brian ..going to look great mate

    The work on the arm looks really good

    Looking forward to seeing this come to life

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  14. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Good to catch up with you last Saturday Brian. You excel at adding these features. To your models mate I sense another smudger masterpiece in the offing. Will be following with interest.

    Keith
  15. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Very well done. Apparently in real life, Hook was an upstanding character, not the rascal as shown in the film.

    Mike
  16. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Nice one Brian, looks good...I'm in the middle of doing the very same thing myself(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  17. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    Brian, Great composition and upgrade of the kit - he looks just right now. If I remember right this photo is from the last scene of the movie when Richard Burton is narrating all the VC winners. It's all classic stuff but I love that bit especially.
    Does the hand and spear come with the kit then but not the arm?
    Cheers
    Mat
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  18. baronband Well-Known Member

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    The conversion of the arm looks great, I might just watch the movie again this weekend!

    John
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  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks bob,glad you like it so far
  20. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Gordon for your coments

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