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Mitches Fury Trio

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Peter Day, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Neil - Thanks. Hope the other two work out - some dodgy looking eyes worry me.

    Paul - All too human I'm afraid. I don't think I've ever seen any of these painted.

    Marcin - Thank you. The green used on the jacket was Vallejo Refractive Green - I've no idea what the 'refractive' part is..

    Phil - Cheers. The film looks good but the scenarios are just silly. All way too macho too.
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  2. Chiariello Member

    Hello congratulations you have made a piece that seems very simple (y)(y)
  3. Stephen Hutchinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Morning Peter

    Great start with the body and greens for the Travis figure

    Paint names can be confusing at times, at least Vallejo are reasonable in relation to Citadel!

    I guess you will be performing some ""real"" plastic surgery on the eyes today!

    Looks like a hot one too, before another cold snap

    Enjoy the paints and fingers crossed for a successful operation


    Steve H
  4. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Pier - Thank you.

    Steve - I'm going to have a go at Brad today. There is some dodginess around the eyes, but I don't think they'll stand much interference so I'll leave them alone. Vallejo paint names can be odd, but not as imaginative as Citadel for sure. The hot weather even prompted me to help Katherine in the garden, with the result that I've completely done my back in. Should have stuck to my motto.....
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  5. offo A Fixture

    Hi Peter , very nice paint work. Unfortunately, casting degrades over time and corrections need to be made. But it's a challenge to start modeling a bit, in addition to painting. You did a great job looking forward to the others. The Bible is probably the top of this three. Is that why you keep him to the end? I greet you and keep my fingers crossed. Palo
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  6. offo A Fixture

    One photo of original piece :D

    Attached Files:

  7. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Excellent work Peter. Very impressive.
  8. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Pavol! Great that you've looked in and I hope my work is coming some way up to scratch. I really enjoy painting your work and it's certainly given me hours of pleasure over the years - thank you. Yes, I assumed that the moulds were at fault, but a bit of clean-up never did anyone any harm. Bible will be last as the helmet will take more time and I wanted to practice on the other faces first.

    Chris - Very many thanks.

    So, Brad's head:

    100_9902.JPG 100_9903.JPG 100_9904.JPG

    This also gave me a bit of a work out, but I didn't need to make any alterations and the eyes went in relatively easily. The hair and neck still need a bit more work.
  9. Sylvanus Active Member

    Good coments above and nice work Peter.

    Re ageism also some good comments. BEF in 1914 and 1939 were both mainly mature, some even with WWI medals. Conscript and late voluteers were not even trained as thus the TA were needed, My father had been trained at the end of WWI in the Norfolk Yeomanry but war ended and he never reached "Man Service" though fully trained to replace the Squadron lost at Gallipoli. He was deemed just over the age and had some eyesight problems in his 30s! So he joined the LDV/ Homeguard moving to the Fire Brigade for the Blitz in London. That past he had store duties at Elstree .. all part -time as he was a commercial traveller on essential work! Throughout the war. However, As the BEF was always going to take a big hit, many were replaced by the younguns who then fought in North Africa , the Far East and Europe later . That is where a british trio of figures could blend the ages. In more recent days, post National Service We reverted to a regular force and to give you an idea, had the Soviets actually invaded in those last years before German Unification, it was clear that we would take a big hit. As the BEFs of your. I left in 1983 then is my no means certain that we would hold the line. I had a 2 jobs where I had access to classified realities from many standpoints. I recommend two books concerning WW 3 published before I left, written by a British General. the war we lost and the aftermath. Chilling, accurate. I could not believe that he had clearance to write it. Sleep well.
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  10. Sylvanus Active Member

    Oh and Series 77 did a good 90mm metal US Tanker 1944! and yes I have. Not a Bust!
  11. Stephen Hutchinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Morning Peter

    Looks like a good start to the Brad figure, and another drab day ahead, both paint and weatherwise as its a chilly start after the mini heatwave.

    Have a another good day with the paints


    Steve H
  12. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    David - Very interesting. Many thanks for the info.

    Steve - Khaki today and yes, the weather has changed - wintry showers by Monday? The great British weather plays it's tricks again, but at least it should keep the crowds off the beaches.
  13. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Just the shirt and jacket collars today, plus a few warmer tints to the face:

  14. VisjeMar A Fixture

    excellent work.
  15. Stephen Hutchinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Morning Peter

    Steady away and getting there with a 4 day Bank Holiday ahead.

    Its getting cold up here at 2.5 C at the moment, B'rrr!

    Don't go mad with the chocolate eggs on Sunday, you know they bite back LOL

    Have a good day with the jacket and straps

    Happy Easter


    Steve H
  16. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Martin - Thank you.

    Steve - A day off painting today as we've chosen the start of the cold weather to go and have a look at the sea - hopefully the fish and chips will warm us up. No Easter eggs for me - I'm finally learning to be a cautious diabetic.
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  17. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Fantastic work Peter! I love your painting style. The shading and highlights and the transitions between are superbly done. :)(y) You truly bring the figures to life.

  18. Marcin Morawski A Fixture

  19. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

    Ken - Thank you. I've only got bolder with the highlighting fairly recently, particularly on the drapery. The blending of the tonal transitions is the hardest part and still kills me.

    Marcin - Many thanks.
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  20. Richard Baxter A Fixture

    Interesting. My father-in-law was a chauffeur!
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