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Lazybones

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Since this didn't get posted as a New Discussion or whatever, I decided to make a separate New Topic posting.

    Made some corrections with the pose, etc. etc., and here you go! As usual - everything is in 120mm. Hope you like it! The photos were taken outside in dim sunshine, so not the best lighting. I also shot all the photos looking down and at an angle to the figure, so perspective may be a little distorted by the sorta three-quarters view. The bag holds a phenate hexamine or PH gas mask. This is one of the early gas masks produced in 1916 and not as successful as the 1917 'small box' respirator. If you look closely you may be able to see that I made him a corporal with one wound stripe.

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    And, speaking of PH gas masks - I took two heads and made 'em!
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    No, they actually have nothing to do with this figure. Just wanted to see if I could do it. May use them on a later figure or whatever. The PH masks were thick cloth with chemicals impregnated inside and on the layers of cloth, the idea being to detox the airborne war gases. Vision was very poor - two glass lenses mounted in brass fittings. You turn your head abruptly either direction and guess what? You can't see a thing 'cos the lenses are now over your ears. Laugh a minute that World War I, huh? The little pipe thingie with the whatever on the mask is the exhalation valve.

    Comments - as always -very welcome! Next week the figure goes to Roger Newsome in Yorkshire for painting. Stay tuned - should be good fun from Rog! I may ask Ray Lantz to make some resin copies of the PH gas mask heads.

    All the best,
    Dan
  2. gforceman Well-Known Member

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    Belgium
    Looks superb. I can only dream ofone day being able to sculpt like that.

    Congrats,

    Gino
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Thanks so much Gino! Although I had some trouble with the pose initially, I think it turned out OK.

    I'm in awe of your painting skills, my friend!! ;) I can't paint worth a darn!! :lol:

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. Guy A Fixture

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    United-States
    He turned out great Dan.............I look forward to Rogers' skills now.
  5. Christos Well-Known Member

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    Greece
    Looks great Dan!
    Keep up
    christos
  6. DaveCox Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Good work there Dan, look forward to seeing it painted when Roger's finished with it.
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    You are going in you sculpting skills with giant leaps forward.
    This is an wonderfull figure.

    (P.S. with the tropic heat these days ( + 30 C) i've painted no further)

    Marc
  8. vergilius New Member

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    Belgium
    this is the real stuf. 100% realistic !
    very good indeed
  9. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks Guy, Christos, Dave, Marc and Patrick! I'm pleased with the result and look forward to Roger's painting the figure!

    I notice I forgot to let you know where the 'contributed' parts came from. The helmet and hands are Verlinden, the boots and putties from the Model Cellar, the pick is D. J. Parkins, the head is from TLB and the base is Michael Roberts. The head originally had a heavy beard and lots of hair. I removed both and resculpted a fringe of hair. And the rest is MagicSculp and me.

    Thanks again all!

    All the best,
    Dan
  10. marvin Member

    Hey Dan,

    I really like to updated pose. Looks much better!

    Cheers,
    Marvin
  11. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Marvin and thanks again for your help!

    All the best,
    Dan
  12. marvin Member

    Hey don't mention it! What's your next project? After painting this one up off course...

    - Marvin -
  13. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Marvin - Lazybones is boxed up and going to Roger Newsome in the wilds of North Yorkshire for painting. I'm not much of a painter. Really enjoy the sculpting, though!

    What's next? See the two figures of Mr. Edward Victor Ball on my vBench. As a matter of fact, the very tight Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery trousers for the younger Mr. Ball just came out of my cooker. Ready for the tight tunic next. Lots more work on both figures.

    After these are both done, probably a Great War cavalryman. I have the necessary background photos and information on a British lancer, an Austro-Hungarian Ulan and I'm working on research for a German Uhlan and possibly a French Chasseur d'Afrique. With cavalry, I not only have to research the uniform, field equipment and weapons, but also the horse equipment - saddle, saddle bags, etc., etc.

    All the best,
    Dan
  14. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    AWESOME SCULPT, Dan ; KUDOS for a job well done (y) (y) !!!! The "spare" heads with the PH gasmasks really look "the part" too !!! Cheers !
    Kenneth :) .
  15. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Great subject, super sculpt, I like this alot, I can’t wait to see this one painted

    Dave
  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Kenneth and Dave - Many thanks guys! After I solved (more or less) the pose problem with Marvin's help, it was pretty easy going. The figure is on his way to Rog as of today.

    All the best,
    Dan

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