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WIP Mitches 1/10 Paddy Maine bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Gellso, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    First pics of Mitches Paddy Mayne,

    I always thought he had a sad look about him. Kind of like a tortured spirit and the sculptor Fex has really captured this I feel.

    Quite a legendary character so looking forward to painting him.


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  2. baronband Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great eyes! As i have this stored away i will be watching your posts with great interest. He sure was larger than life, a rugby international, i knew an old fellow that i looked up to that served with him and he best described him as "a bit of a pirate", i think that was how a southern English middle classed man thought of the "rough Ulsterman". But you are right the face sure sums up the look of Blair.
  3. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I was going to say great eyes too but I was beat to it...so marvelous eyes! Looking forward to seeing this progress.

    Colin
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  4. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Got this in the stash as well so chalk up another follower. I will be redoing the wings on the chest from what looks like Pilot wings to the SAS operational wings worn in WW2
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  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Brilliant start Grant.
    Great subject matter, well complemented with your brush skills.
    You are knocking them out whole sale at the moment Mate!!!
    I don't know what you are drinking at the moment but I wouldn't mind a pint or two.
    All the best,
    Keith
  6. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    GOOD START MY FRIEND!!

    ALEXANDROS
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Gellso ,

    Love the eyes , nice bust for sure , the wings sculpted look like the normal para ones [IMG]rather than the SAS upturned ones .[IMG]..for me a definate change is needed but obviously up to you !!!!

    Here's one of the famous capbadge : [IMG]


    Be interested if Fex had a picture of Paddy wearing the para wings .

    Happy painting
    Nap
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys ,

    Just for interest here are some details of the medals this brave Irishman was awarded

    and the medals he was eventually awarded:
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    [IMG] Companion of the Distinguished Service Order and Three bars (DSO & 3 Bars) 24 February 1942
    21 October 1943 (1st Bar)
    29 March 1945 (2nd Bar)
    11 October 1945 (3rd Bar)
    [IMG] 1939–45 Star
    [IMG] Africa Star With '8th ARMY' clasp
    [IMG] Italy Star
    [IMG] France and Germany Star
    [IMG] Defence Medal
    [IMG] War Medal 1939–1945 with bronze palm for Mentioned in Dispatches 24 February 1942 (MID)
    [IMG] Officer of the Legion of Honour (France)
    [IMG] Croix de guerre 1939–1945 (France)


    Nap
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  9. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Nice one Grant. Another subject with a fascinating story to follow your Lovat.
    Think you might have to bite the bullet and scrape back the wings, shouldn't be too much of a problem especially as you can leave the 'chute'.
    Great wee series developing here and if the rest lives up to the eyes you've got another belter.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  10. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Gellso,
    Really like what you have done so far.Not quite familiar with this subject;but agree with what you said about the look.
    Another thing I like is the shoulders seem right in relation to the head.So many busts I've seen....the shoulders seem so narrow in relation to the head.
    Just my opinion and not to take away from the fact that that it looks like a great bust and looking forward to a continuation of a great start..........best regards......Wayne
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  11. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    He must have got some of this from Don who I used to test the new Bertorelli Boxed Cocktail range, his particular favourite being the -
    Dean Park Highball (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME) made in carefully controlled environmental conditions
    Jar of Marmite, 250ml Lycol Anti-freeze, 4 ltrs of Soda Water....add White Lightning Cider to taste and finish with Paraffin.
    Shake thoroughly and strain into empty Irn Bru bottles[IMG] (make sure they're clean or the taste will be spoiled) Serves 1 to 6 and is the centrepiece of any Jakey social gathering.
    Drink Aware Warning from the Scottish Government
    " My uncle Tosh died after drinking this stuff. He was cremated at Belmont in Ayr and he burned for 3 days" Nicola Sturgeon. Deputy First Minister.

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  12. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Dell,
    The only thing that scares me about that recipe is the fact that I plan on being cremated; but I don't want to burn for three days..................Wayne
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  13. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Latest batch being poured..........
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  14. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    What you want Wayne is our Mocktail Range.......basically we just leave out the paraffin drink.gif
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  15. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    For those unfortunates who don't speak Jockinese

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  16. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    the eyes is too realistic
  17. maco61 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Good start Gelso!
    I really like how you made the eyes!
    Ciao by Maco

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