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Completed On Watch - North Atlantic 1942

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Just completed another Young bust,(i'm getting addicted to these busts :confused:)i'll need to do something different next time.

    This latest work is based on a U-Boat crewman on watch in the north atlantic,the bust is very nicely cast as is the norm with Young's busts and the detail very crisp.

    The bust portrays the crewman wearing the traditional Bordmutze with the u-boat emblem on the left side,in this case its the emblem of the 9U-Flotille.
    The clothing is of usual u-boat issue at this time of the war with the Leather reefer jacket for on deck personnel,this was a warm and popular garment among the crew,insignia was sometimes worn on the garments and i decided to add one to mine which is the circular patch depicting crewman.
    The life preserver is not of any paticular type or brand as several different types wer'e issued throughout the war to different crews.

    A nice straightforward bust with minimum amount of colours and a good bust to paint with anyone starting out in the hobby.

    Painting was completed using oils applied over acrylic base colours.

    Hope you enjoy the bust and coments and critisism are always welcome.

    Happy Painting,Brian :)

    Attached Files:

  2. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice piece of work Brian. Weathering is spot on.

    Ron
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  3. martynfaller New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice to see this. Thanks for posting. Just ordered this very bust myself today.
  4. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Fantastic piece of work Brian .
    so weathered looking.

    Ronnie T
  5. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Superb Brian, I'm in two minds about doing this myself.
    Carl.
  6. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Fantastic painting Brian with lots of nice weathering effects.


    Cheers David
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice work Brian.
  8. meizi Active Member

    Country:
    China
    Great paintjob Brian.
  9. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Brian, excellent painting and weathering. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  10. rheath Active Member

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    South-Africa
    Soaperb Brian !! - like it very much.;)
  11. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Another piece of quality Brian, really great stuff.
  12. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks very much guy's for your coments and i'm glad you liked the bust,

    Brian :)
  14. sam b Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Great work Brian , I really like your unique style.
    Sam B
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks sam,much appriciated
  16. Gellso A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very well painted. I like the oil/grease marks on his cap..nice touch.
    As said previously, the weathering is spot on.
  17. Ferris A Fixture

    Great painting Brian. He sure looks like he's been busy doing U-boat stuff.
    You have quite the recognizable, very attractive style.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Grant,thanks for your kind coments mate,i'm pleased you mentioned the grease and dirt on the cap because i did'nt think it was noticable but you have put my mind at rest now,thanks.

    Adrian,many thanks mate for your kind coments

    Brian :)
  19. Steve Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Man, the wear and tear on the clothing and equipment and the dirt and oil on his face are just superb. Sweet!
  20. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Great character!!

    you've really brought him to life, I keep expecting him to look around!

    Cheers

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