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Completed Operation Overlord...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by dancap3286, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is my latest commission work which will be called "Operation Overlord" per the client. He is the Mirage 200MM d-day paratrooper with full kit. This figure has been around for a while but is now out of production. Another board member was kind enough to sell it to me a few months back as I was commissioned to hunt one down and paint it. I had seen this figure a few times at shows and in pictures but for some reason I never really liked it. Once I got the kit in my hands though that all changed. He really is a stupendous sculpt and a very well engineered kit. Great, great, great! He is so nice I'm actually having trouble parting with him but I know he is going to a good home. Anywho, enough of waxing poetically about this figure as I think you get what I mean. He is as usual painted in Vallejo Acrylics with Citadel paints for the metallics. There are 3 massive slabs of resin that come with this kit that make up a base with a section of a damaged wall which per the client was not used and instead a wooden farm fence was scratchbuilt with some signage to establish the setting. Grass was some mossy type of material that I had lying around that scaled out pretty good to a 1/9th scale figure.

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    Vaux, Dan Morton, sarouman and 17 others like this.
  2. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Excellent job. I hope you charged the right price because that is class commission work
  3. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful work all around!!
  4. templar magister Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I agree 100%
  5. e-junkie Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow, nice! Your style is very recognizable on that one.
  6. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very Nice Dan.(y)
  7. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Your best Dan.

    Pedro.
  8. Ferris A Fixture

    Excellent work Dan. That collector must be quite happy.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  9. lupanzer Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Very impressive!...love the high contrast!

    Best!

    Luiz.
  10. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dan,
    I echo the others. Extremely well done. Also a nice setting.
    Cheers
    John
  11. serafeim Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    very good work.:)
    greetings frrom Crete
    Serafeim:)
  12. phc35 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    you are the ayatollah of rock-in-rolla in
    ww2 !!!!!! well done
  13. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Simply stunning Dan.
  14. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Ken. I think I did LOL! Actually he is a very good customer and a pleasure to deal with.
  15. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Ken. I think I did LOL! Actually he is a very good customer and a pleasure to deal with.
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    DAN, this is great work.
    Like all what you have done with this figure.

    Marc
  17. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent painting and the setting is perfect, one lucky customer. I know what you mean about the kit, I never really liked it as I always thought the head looked too big, but could be me. Your painting has brought out its best
    Ben
  18. hahaha_baby New Member

    OMG!! It is amazing!!
  19. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    yea Ben, I think that is a better way to put it. Proportionally he looked like a lemon when I saw previous examples but when I got my copy he was almost perfect, very little cleanup and no fitment issues at all. I heard another painter tell me that his copy he got a few years back was terrible, figure looked like it had been squished in the mold and resin leakage everywhere. it was an original too, not a recast.
  20. gendegaia Active Member

    Country:
    Chile
    outstanding job Dan as usual
    Orlando

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