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WIP Operation Market Garden 1944 - stage 2

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I have now added some binoculars to one of the busts just to add some more interest to the piece.

    The third bust arrived yesterday from historex and I set about changing a few things on this one as well as I described in the previous post.

    Ive added a more suitable head,i wanted a head with no headgear so I could add the wound bandage,for this I opted for the Life Miniatures - Vietnam Photographer,it fitted with what I wanted and i'm happy with the result.
    A few tears on the dennison and a fallen lapel were again added to add interest,these are not big changes but they add something further to the bust as these garments were open to all the elements of battlefield action.

    All 3 busts have now been primed ready for the painting stage,some parts I've added with white tack for the purpose of photography and priming,these will now be removed to ease the painting process.

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    Brian
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Awesome Brian ...love the wound bandage

    Are you adding wings or rank badges ?

    Are you using any specific pictures of these para's ?

    Following this part 2 ..now going back to part 1 again !

    Nap
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  3. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    hi kev

    the parachutist brevet is sculpted onto the right arm on the jump bust,the bust with the beret I will rank insignia.

    no,im not using any specific pictures,i'm just using ideas from different images on the web.
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  4. misfit151 A Fixture

    All three looking great Brian.....keep the momentum going...;)..Mike
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  5. Helm A Fixture

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    Bandage is a great touch Brian (y)
    Steve
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    Really great idea and execution Brian.Very well done indeed.
    Watching with interest.
    Richard
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  7. Paul Kernan A Fixture

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    I think the wounded para is my fav already(y)....although time will tell how fickle I'll be:rolleyes:
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  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks mike
  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you steve
  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you richard
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks paul
  12. Jimbo A Fixture

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    Great idea Brian, this'll be cracking (y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks jim
  14. Grod A Fixture

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    Looks great Brian.
    Gordon
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  15. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Don't know how I missed this one, lovely work Brian and its going to be something else. Can't wait for the Brian effect.
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  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    many thanks gordon
  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    many thanks bob,got a few night shifts to do,so I wont start the painting until after the weekend (y)
  18. Joe55 A Fixture

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    So you took the Life Miniatures head to .........damn, I'm impressed!

    I thought only the Para badge was worn on the beret, but you say you will be putting a rank badge?

    Whatever the case you've got me glued here :D!

    Joe
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  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    hi joe,the rank I will be adding is a sergeants stripes,the metal badge was only worn on the beret,there is insignia of the parachutists brevet sculpted on the jump bust
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  20. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    you and me both, buggers the body clock up..
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