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Completed Critique Max Wünche, Kharkov 1943

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Recon, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Recon Active Member

    Country:
    Norway
    Hi!

    Alpines Max Wünche figure had been placed on a base with different debries showing the aftermaths of the third battle of Kharkov in March, 1943. The turret is from Tamiya, and the other parts are from different sources.

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    And now, finally this figure is nearing completion....
    Just some more work on the base, a couple of details on the figure and some weathering left to do.

    It has been a hard project ever since I started to paint the turret, and I am not pleased with how it turned out..... Therefor the figure has been in the cabinet of shame until now, when I had to do a much needed check of my in progress kits!

    The head got exchanged for a Hornet one during the process, not sure why, I just felt like it!
    I am happy with how the jacket and face ended up, but the trousers recieved a little to bright and pale highlight. But lessons learned! :) ...at least the figure is finished!

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    All comments are welcome!!

    -Sverre

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  2. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Fantastic work my friend!
  3. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful work Sverre.
    Carl.
  4. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great little vignette!

    Jay H.
  5. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    very nice indeed!

    Mark
  6. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Nicely done:)
  7. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    A wonderful work.
    The construction of the work is Great.
    The painting of a figure is also wonderful.
    I think the painting of T-34 is also very effective.
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka
  8. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow, Sverre. . .

    Oh my, . . . I really like this one. A lot of creative thought went into this
    project, obviously. The tank turret is quite large in volume, and I could see
    where if I was thinking of this idea, I might be concerned that it would
    overpower the figure, in terms of composition. :(

    BUT!! (y)(y)(y):) Not to worry. You pulled it all off quite
    skillfully. I know I keep mentioning the following, but the colour choices are
    another fine example of everything being in harmony. The uniform colour,
    the tints and rust colours on the turret, even the flesh tones all
    work together so well. I wish I could paint a face like that. But I'll keep at
    it; keep on trying.

    My personal opinion is that the Alpine head looked to small for the body.
    Perhaps that illusion was created by the very bulky winter uniform. Perhaps
    I'm just getting older than I think. But I do think the Hornet head you
    substituted looks better and I feel this head gear is more interesting; has
    more eye appeal, IMHO.

    And lastly, your photographs are very good. Really set a fine mood for this
    whole presentation. You said some things didn't go right, and that may be
    the case as we're just looking at pictures of this, not the real piece. But for
    me, it really is a very well executed presentation. Congrats,

    Kansas Kid
  9. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Hi Sverre,

    beautiful wedgie, IMO everything worked out well, including the turret and the pants. Good to see your work again! (y)

    Happy New Year!
    Denes
  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    REally nice painted figure.
    It could be me, but i find the Alpine heads to much the same.

    Marc
  11. carturello New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi! Very good face and very very good later jaket, this one like me very much!
  12. caramba Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Well done, Sverre! I like it.
    M.
  13. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sverre, excellent painting, I really like the suede/lambswool effect, very well done.
    Cheers Ken

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