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WIP Critique Piat Gunner 1945 Bust By Mmm/mcm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks to Gordon Mitchel for this sample of Maurice Corrys lovely rendition of a Piat gunner!

    This is a complex and well engineered kit but as it has no instructions I would recommend a slow and steady aproach to building it.

    I decided to pin the whole piece before primer to ensure everything comes together at the end without too many tears :)

    So anyway, I have painted the skin areas and will save the last tweaks until I do final assembly and fill in around the wrist. :)

    Also done some work on the helmet and strap, the helmet may need a bit more work but I'll decide later....

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    Please feel free to comment, correct or crit

    :)
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  2. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Coming along nicely
  3. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Mark, Great looking face. Your painting style has really brought out his expression and character. I have always liked this bust, and, you are off to an excellent start with this one. Best of luck with its completion. Regards, SG(y)
  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice mark,look forward to following this (y)

    Brian
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Great start Mark. Plenty of expression in that face
  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Always wanted to see this one painted up Mark so will see how it unfolds.

    What work did you do on the helmet & inner?

    Thanks in advance,

    Mike
  7. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Face looks tops! Mark:)

    What did you prime the body with.

    Ron
  8. chris1 Active Member

    Hey Mark
    Can't wait to see the finished piece,looking good.

    Chris
  9. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Great stuff Mark and unmistakably yours. Well worth following.
    Cheers
    Derek
  10. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The hair looks great and the eyes are awesome.
  11. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Fantastic start Mark, great skin tones.


    Cheers David
  12. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very nice Mark. The model suits your unique style. My only comment/critique is to ask if there something odd going on with his left eye brow or is it the photo?

    Colin
  13. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ken ... Cheers! :)

    SG ... Many thanks :)

    Brian ... Thanks :)

    Tony ... Again thanks mate :)

    Mike ... Cheers! Only paint ( apart from busting the rim while removing the casting block! Thick super glue and some of the patience I should have used when removing the block fixed it ) :)

    Ron ... Thanks :) It's Halfords primer :)

    Chris ... Thank you!

    Don ... Many thanks ;)

    Grant ... Cheers :)

    David ... many thanks again :)

    Colin .. Thank you! Not sure on that brow, it's in the sculpt so to speak .... :)

    Okay so I did the windproof in Dennison and the jerkin in mostly Orange! Mozz has sculpted a lovely texture so I used many thin washes to try and bring it out.

    What do you think? too orange?

    :/

    Also the right strap was missing ( into the mold I suspect ) on the front of our fellow. So I used a bit of rolled Magicsculp to make a new one :)

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  14. chris1 Active Member

    Hey Mark,
    Was the distressed jerkin molded that way or was it done with paint only?
    It's Brilliant.

    I need to learn to do this in Oils.

    Chris
  15. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks great Mark! 2 questions for you if you don't mind as I'm currently painting the same bust. The headband around his head?? have you interpreted this as being the liner of the helmet?? It appears you have so I will interpret it as the same. Secondly, were there wind breakers that had Dennison type camo. I have never seen that but I think I'd like to paint mine in the same manner. look forward to more progress on this.
  16. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Mark

    great Start - fine face !
    I have also since the bust, they could start but not yet, because my installation of Piat was not clear.

    Please some pictures of it, thanks!

    Cheers

    Hendryk
  17. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Chris ... Many thanks :) Oils? whatsthatthen? LOL ;)

    Dan ... yes I had a dig around on google looking at images of this type of helmet and the liners have that distinctive edging strip. The windproof I believe was issued during ww2 in Dennison camo and I found an example on the IWM website ... and this thread is very useful with a front and back shot of a collectors 1943 example :)

    Hendryk ... Thank you! I'll do a few shots of how I positioned the piat on my next update

    :)
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  18. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Thanks thats nice

    Hendryk
  19. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    tha
    Thank you Mark.
  20. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mark a great start and very much in your distinctive style. Excellent work on the jerkin and looking forward to following. (y)

    Cheers Ken

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