Murat

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by moskowa, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. moskowa Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hello friends
    this is my last work, sculptured by my friend Andrea Iotti, and I painted.
    Murat 54 mm

    greetings from Italy

    davide

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  2. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice and clean.

    Joe
  3. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Weldone to both of you!!! Great tandem!!!!

    Saluti da Malta

    Ray ;)
  4. tefaet Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Molto bello Davide ,complimenti
    Ciao Jose Luis
  5. housecarl A Fixture

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

    Country:
    United-States
    This is nicely painted, but is it just me or does the rider look far too big for the horse on this piece? I tink the proportions of horse and rider need to be examined here.

    Jay H.
  7. Bel tandem ragazzi,

    echo Ray, Salute da malta

    ivan
  8. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    You right Jay. But what I think they were trying to achieve is a "stylized" version of the great Murat. It reminds me of Confederate General Longstreet's monument at Gettysburg.

    Not for everyone for sure, but this is art...Pure art! Like Joe said, note how clean everything is. A true connoisseur collectors piece. Much like the Russian style. I love it! We need more of this.

    Like a mammoth of the hobby was reported to have once said "It's not about accuracy, it's about art". Or something to that effect.;)

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  9. kastigamatt Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Well --we were missing another "Murat".......I like the painting job on the tiger skin. Ciao
  10. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That's what it reminded me of
  11. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    You're not the only one
  12. templar magister Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Davide another superb figure to see at MSS
    Christos
  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent paintwork, specially the tiger stripes.

    Marc
  14. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Davide,
    Just beautiful work and lovely colour on the horse.
    Cheers
    John
  15. Von Hullesem Member

    Country:
    United-States
    finalmente lo hai finito Davide..
    Me l'avevi fato vedere a casa tua..Spero che lo porterai al Club Squadron..
    il prossimo venerdì sempre che non lo hai consegnato al compratore.

    Saluti
    massi

    PS sono io quanti massi conosci..
  16. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Davide, once again another beautiful painting, especially the horse and the tiger skin.- Superb work.

    Cheers Ken
  17. Elaphus Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Davide,

    nice painting and sculpting,

    great figure,

    Greetings

    Karsten
  18. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Davide,

    Another superb figure! Murat was a big man who loved fancy costumes - my favourite centaur!

    Rgds Victor
  19. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful work on this figure...superbly done. Top notch painting.

    Interesting comments....especially the "mammoth" statement. I wonder if that particular mammoth was ever a judge....
    During a competition, I had entered what I thought was a pretty good example of a mounted Hun. Now Hunnic ponies (basically Prezewalski's horse) were really quite small (my research showed), with pot bellies a hooked head, and stout necks... so I sculpted it that way. Literally, the rider's legs almost scrape the ground sometimes.
    Later on, after the awards, I was told (on the sly, mind you) that the piece was very well done; sculpting, painting, presentation, blah , blah... but it didn't win a higher award because the judges couldn't get around the fact that the horse was so small.
    Now to go and corner a judge or judges and explain to him/them all about Hunnic ponies and their size is just not what you do. But after you work painstakingly on a piece, literally for months, you don't want to crash and burn over ignorance to accuracy, either.
    The point being...art for art's sake is wonderful, I agree. I'm at the point where I would do anything that came into my head...and damn the consequences. That was then, this is now.
    But there's always that monster in the corner...
    Just thought I'd share that. Anyone else ever have a similar experience?
    How do others feel about artistic form over accuracy in miniatures?
  20. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Yes. I had a similar experience just before seeing the light and moving from armour to figures. I'd entered a Challenger tank in Royal Scots Dragoon Guard markings from Desert Storm. As with the rest of the vehicle, the thermal wrap of the barrel was painted a sand colour with white id markings. Most British armour regiments had been moved in hurry from Europe to the Middle East and therefore a good number of their vehicles were field painted. I was awarded a silver but later told it was close to gold. The judges apparently had a problem with the wrap being painted the same as the rest of the vehicle. Unfortunately, I didn't have my reference material with me;) Frustrating but can you do:)

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