Completed Critique Officer, Polish 12th Lancer Regiment, 1939

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by NickM, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    G'day all, here's my latest figure. It's a Second Lieutenant (Podporucznik) of the Polish 12th Lancer 'Podolski' Regiment, just before the outbreak of WWII. I've converted him from Alpine Miniatures 120mm German Officer. The Rogatywka was converted from another Alpine head wearing an SS field cap.

    I got the rough idea for this church scene from a movie. By August 1939 many Poles were already sensing war was imminent, so I’ve depicted this officer contemplating what the future has in store for himself and his young family (photo clutched behind his back).

    He’s meant to be holding a still-smoking match, having just lit the votive candle beside him. A few mates who’ve seen this thought he was smoking though, so perhaps I should have altered the pose a bit. See what you think anyway.

    As always, I'd love to hear your comments or advice for my next figure.

    Cheers
    Nick

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    absolutely stunning work all around.

    Marc
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  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Beautiful photos Nick. A very well deserved Gold medal to you for winning the Large Scale Figures category at WASMEx last weekend mate.
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  4. Bootneck Well-Known Member

    Lovely work. Really tells a story.

    Peter.
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  5. colonnello kurz Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    WoW.....owesome!!...littlebit satin the paint but is absolutely stunning
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  6. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Marc, Peter and Colonnello Kurz, glad you like him.

    Cheers Tony, it was a great weekend as always. Already looking forward to next year.
  7. Mark S Guest

    As I've already said elsewhere, this is indeed a beautiful piece, Nick.....well done.
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  8. swralph A Fixture

    Lovely work.
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  9. akaryu A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Refreshing change from the 'usual suspects'; original and very well presented, congratulations!
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  10. ellie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice work indeed keep it up .

    Ian
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  11. Rauko Din Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great work. I agree with bootneck it tells a story.
    It's a curious irony, that I like especially, you use germans figures to transform

    Cheers
    Fer.
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  12. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I see no problem on seeing him lighting the candle. Great storytelling and execution Nick.

    Colin
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  13. caramba Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    stunning work!
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  14. jositomanito Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work !!!
    Amazing painting job !!!
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  15. Ferris A Fixture

    Very original idea and well implemented Nick. The smoke is very convincing.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  16. Paster03 Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Beautiful paintwork, very clean and simple. I love the story You tell us here and atmosphere of it. I also like it, because I don't see many "Polish figures", and I'm from Poland. Appreciate You made this one.
    Smoke looks great, how did You make it? I'm asking, because my last bust has cigarette ;)
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  17. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks again, Mark, glad you like him mate.

    Thanks also swralph, Piet, Ian, Fernando, Colin , Marcin, Jose, Adrian and Patryk for taking a look and commenting. Cheers guys
  18. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Patryk, my two favourite subjects are Polish and Australian figures. I'm from Australia, but my wife is from the North-West of Poland (Gryfice) and I love Poland's culture and history. We still manage to travel there every couple of years, but it's a long haul from down here!

    I got the idea for the smoke from a mate Ben Flood (FigureLover on PF). I glued a wisp of cotton-wool to the match. The super glue gets drawn up the cotton slightly and while that was happening, I shaped it with a toothpick. I also sprayed it with some Matt Coat to help it keep it's shape.

    I saw your last bust, it was very nicely painted! (y)
  19. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Super nice Nick. Good atmosphere.
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  20. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Great work. It is full of fine details, the fabric of the table, the decoration of the wall etc. You have caught the idea with the pose and his thoughfull gesture while smoking. The smoke is very real.
    It´s a very good work all over.

    Military miniatures painted by Eduardo Garcia
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