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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by valiant, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys,

    Some pics of my take on "The Old Sailor" bust, currently available from MDP. I was fortunate enough to see the original sculpt some time back and I instantly knew what I wanted to do with it!

    Simple modifications to the original include addition of a moustache, bushier eyebrows, bandolier, from plastic tube, belt from Duro, Sten gun butt and sling and extending the torso, slightly.

    Still detailing to be added to Sten and not sure if Ill go with the pipe, or add a cigarette.....

    Hope you like my take on a familiar model?! Approx scale, about 1/12

    Steve(y)

    IMG_8282.JPG IMG_8283.JPG IMG_8285.JPG IMG_8286.JPG
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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Great conversion Steve.
    As soon as I saw the title I had a pretty good idea what I was going to see. I didn't expect that to be the base figure though, good spot it's perfect.
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  3. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks Rog! When I first saw it, the cog wheels started to turn and it's been one of those that have just had to do!!(y)
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  4. Grod A Fixture

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    Nice work and great subject.
    Looks like an extra from the Guns of Navarone.
    Gordon
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  5. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Gordon - that's kind of where it came from!!(y)
  6. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice conversion Steve.
    I look forward to seeing it painted .... that face is so full of character.

    Cheers
    Andrew
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  7. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Andrew - I have a bit of a backlog for painting, hopefully make some inroads once the man-cave is finished!!(y)
  8. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    I love the modifications Steve! Looks like a fun bust to paint.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  9. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Ken - Ill post some pics when I get going!(y)
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  10. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Sweden
    God rendition of a fightern from a lesser know theatre.

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
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  11. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Janne - I hope my painting will do it justice(y)
  12. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    The inspiration for this......

    guns.jpg ill met.jpg
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve

    Oooh that's strange I was looking at my copy from MDP yesterday ........it's a great sculpt full of character and now we have a real nice conversion to this ....nice one ....like the sten slung at the back and that tasche as well .

    Looking forward to seeing this painted up

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  14. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for all the comments, chaps - all the modelling/sculpting completed on this one last night, hopefully some pics later today, prior to primer!(y)
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  15. fanai Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    lovely work Steve
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  16. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Cool conversion. I wish I had that talent.
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Agree there Mike wish I too had that talent ...looking forward to seeing this painted

    Nap

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