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"Knock and Talk", 10th Mountain, Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Steve Ski, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Guys,

    I finally got this done and wanted to share the results. Hope yall like it and all comments are welcome.

    A special thanks goes to Paul Owen, owner of Track-Link, for providing these 120mm Deyun figures. Deyun hobby has more figures available at http://www.deyun-hobby.com/main.html.(y)

    Thx for watchin, Ski.:D

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    Ferris, stu, mack1 and 18 others like this.
  2. -GT- New Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hey Steve,

    awesome vignette ! I really like how the position of the figures work together and all the details like the garbage and everything. A really nice little scene with much "life" in it. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Mike.
  3. bwildfong Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Awesome job Steve - the attention to detail is outstanding - looks so eerily like what we see on our TV's !

    Thanks for sharing it with us,

    Cheers,

    Brian
  4. kempie New Member

    Country:
    England
    What a great result after all that hard work mate. Sensational!!

    Cheers, kempie
  5. pava Member

    Country:
    Croatia
    good job(y) i like the bird:D i hope to see more dioramas from you:)
  6. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike, Brian, Kempie and Pava, Thx Guys! Thx for the kind words and glad yall like it. Yes, I was trying to get the TV or reporter angle in the planning phase attempting as dynamic a showing as possible. I'm pretty happy with it and thanks for commenting guys.


    Cheers, Ski.:D
  7. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ski mate,
    That piece is dynamic, has drama, action, tension, great comprehension and attention to detail, you certainly are a dio machine. I would photograph that with an Afgan street background it would look ace.(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
    cheers
    Richie
  8. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thx for the kind words Richie, and you are spot on with a better backdrop. I was intending to shoot with a slightly yellowish colored sheet, (maybe a water colored fade from orange to pale yellow at the bottom), but a photo dropped in back with Photoshop would work too. Haven't been able to figure out how guys are getting such decent backdrops for the photo bench and not have them shine in the camera, let alone get one big enough. I'll have to work on that one. Thx for the great idea Richie.(y)


    Cheers, Ski.:D
  9. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    My thoughts exactly, just like a snap shot of time.
    Love the sense of urgency,
    Carl.(y)
  10. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Have seen this piece in several stages over time and it still holds its impact. Very nice piece mate.

    Cheers

    Ron
  11. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brilliant Steve..!! action and detail look first class..
    Steve
  12. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Awesome work Steve!

    I've also been watching this come together over time since you started posting it, and it has turned out fantastic.Great work all round on the figures and the groundwork, all the details you have added are amazing.

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  13. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Carl, Ron, Steve and Jeff,

    Thx greatly for the compliments Guys. I'm glad yall like it and thx for watching as it went along. I recon I'm stuck on small vignettes with large figs, makes for a great impactful photo session.

    Cheers, Ski.:D

    P.S. Stevo, you'll like this pic, as per Mums orders, it's next on the bench. No ifs, ands, or buts about it, she has laid down the law, HA!:thumb down::unsure::(:whistle::whistle:

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  14. streetjudge79 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Incredible! It's perfect!
  15. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thx Steve, I appreciate the compliment.

    Cheers, Ski.:D
  16. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    OUTSTANDING JOB!! It gave me chills looking at it. I can tell you were either over there and/or did some fine research.
  17. DaveG Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Brilliant looking scene Steve. Must look doubly impressive in real life at this scale. Having lived at Ft Drum briefly I have a particular bias for the 10th Mtn. Love it. (y)

    DG

    also meant to say I like the looks of that sneak peek very much (never seen these characters before), and also nice looking stash lined up in the background......
  18. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tom and Dave,

    Thx for the compliment Guys, I appreciate that.

    I wasn't over there Tom, but I researched and found great reference pics and read several books on the battles, latest one from Bing West, "The Wrong War". Although Bing wrote a telling book I prefer the books coming from the Grunts and GI's personal accounts, they put you in their lap and take you along. Those kind of books I find best for me to translate onto the base the mood of the scene. Like "Phase Line Green" by Nick Warr for my "Hue City" dio, and many others, you just can't beat the personal accounts for depth and accuracy. Full and total immersion is how I like to work my dios, seems to be working great so far.

    Thx for watching Guys. Cheers, Ski. :D

    P.S. Dave, there's a lot of flesh tone there, lots of work to do!
  19. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Perfect work.
    Great action and interaction between the figures.
    Like it very much.
    The basework is a masterpiece on its own.

    Marc
  20. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thx Marc, this was a fun build without a doubt.

    Cheers, Ski.:D

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