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Man's Best Friend

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a little vignette based on a wartime illustration by Stanley Wood. The dog is a Jack Russell terrier and the soldier is a private in the Royal East Kent regiment (the Buffs) writing to his loved ones.

    The fine Australian painter and sculptor, Tony Dawe will be painting this one. I'm looking forward to that!!

    I'm a little concerned that John McNenney may have some difficulty in casting the trench bit with the deep hollow behind the figure. I may have to modify that a bit. The intent is for this to be the fourth of The Old Contemptibles figures.

    Hope you like it!

    All the best,
    Dan

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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Dan, I didn't know you were doing this :)

    One thing though, "The Buffs" was the nickname of the Royal East Kent Regiment not the Essex Regt.

    Roger
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks, Roger! Duh...thanks for the correction!

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    No problem Dan. Always glad to help :)

    Roger
  5. georges64 Member

    Country:
    France
    Nice vignette Dan, I like the setting! The trench is well done Monsieur!:)
    cheers,

    georges.
  6. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dan,
    Another brilliant figure, well done. Is that electrician's tape you've used for the puttees?

    Also Dan, with your keen interest in WW1, you may be interested in something I posted on the Great War Forum ( http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/ ). 500 odd negatives, mainly studio portraits of commonwealth soldiers from the Great War, were found in an old shop fireplace. Go to forums, then 'classic threads', and the post is titled 'Glass plate negatives discovered in..'.

    All the best,
    Jon.
  7. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    like the French-greek guy :D said: this vignette is really nice.

    You did a great work Dan as always.

    Seb.
  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for the plug mate,I'm looking forward to getting my hands on it.

    I've sent you an email with my observations and a few suggestions. I have some good reference pics for The Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs), and will google a few pics of Jack Russels.

    Well done mate. I hope you can resolve your casting issues.
  9. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is your best sculpt to date, I'll deffinately by buying this one when John has it available.
  10. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    really like what you have done with this one Dan,great looking scene.

    Steve
  11. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks to everyone! Looking at the photos online and reading an excellent critique from Tony, I've decided to make a few changes which I hope will improve the scene a bit. So there may be a delay in casting and release. Sorry about that! If you can hang in there with me, I would appreciate it!

    Jon - It's black paper adhesive backed map tape sold in art stores, office supply stores, etc. About three millimeters in width. I sculpt the calves narrowly and smoothly, a little smaller than you normally would. Then glue down the starting point of the map tape with superglue and just wind it tightly and press it on. The nicest thing about the tape is that it has a slightly roughened surface and when painted some of the texture is visible.

    All the best,
    Dan
  12. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Dan

    Dan,
    I like this expressive vignette,it has a story all its own.Well done.
    Andy
  13. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Tony, you do know your just gonna get pics of an English wicket keeper!!! :D

    Roger
  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    He's still a scruffy mutt:D:D
  15. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I was expecting a witty reply but didn't anticipate one this quick!!! :eek: :):)
  16. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Hmm, Ive kind of expect a six-pack and a bunny but this scene were quite alright as well ;)

    Cheers
  17. Ulrich PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    Six-pack and bunny???? I think you have a nice time in sweden.

    Dan.
    Looks really great. And how many figures do you make at one time????


    Ulrich
  18. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice work Dan . I like the atmosphere and what you have done !! Bravo
  19. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great little vignette Dan, so nice to have the "off duty" ones for a change
  20. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks everyone! A six pack and a bunny! LOLOLOL

    I'd like all of you to regard this as a WIP vs. a final product. Still working on the position of the soldier and the doggie and the doggie itself. I'm not completely satisfied with the outcome. Anyways...stay tuned, we'll see if we can't improve things a bit and I'll post again.

    All the best,
    Dan

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