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WIP Critique "Pinned Like Rats" - The defence of Rorke's Drift

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Richie, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Heroic piece, at all points of the compass! I would think the curators in the Brecon Museum would like to see this.
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  2. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Anthony, Wayne, Colin, Colin & Alan,
    Thank you all so much for your kind words and support, it is really appreciated.
    cheers
    Richie
  3. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    I have had a great couple of days and yet another change!!!!!:facepalm: I have pondered and pondered over the FLH figure and then remembered I had a W.I.P. of Commissary Dalton that I had converted. So I have changed the figure for him, I have weathered up and finished the next three figures, with the exception of a few accessories. I have put the final three in the mix (still to finish) so you can see the difference in the tunics. I actually start out with that bright colour on all my red tunics and knock them back.

    Three more to finish......hooray
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    cheers
    Richie

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  4. Funky50 Guest

    What can I say but just love it....your a talented guy Richie.....Kevin
  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Richie,

    Great stuff you can almost taste the dust ..looking top notch ..treat yourself to a yellow fruit thing ..couldn't spell bananna !

    Thanks for sharing all the journey the end is in sight

    Nap
  6. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    A great leap forward mate....this is going to be a real stunner.....then again......it already is :LOL:....crack on Richie....the end is nigh :woot:
  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very cool Richie... what great dynamic action. Composition is excellent.

    Must be nice to see the light at the end

    Colin
  8. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Kevin, Nap, Ron & Colin,
    Apologies for the late reply but I have been beavering away at this.

    Well it's about 14 months down the line and I'm finally calling time on this epic build. What can I say, but I have been very privileged to have you all on this journey with me and very humbled by some of the comments. This was started and conceived out of love and tragedy, the love I have for this period and the tragedy of losing my Dad, I hope I have done him proud, there were a lot of heroes at Rorke's Drift but my biggest hero will always be my Dad who I loved and admired unreservedly.

    Whilst not having the physical guiding hand of my Dad anymore, I have had all your guiding hands and I am privileged to call you all my brothers and better brothers I could not wish for. I want to thank the thousands of people that have looked in even if they have not commented. I hope some people have been inspired even if not in this time period.

    I think I have created and captured the scene I was looking for, even if my painting style lacks in some departments. I wanted the tight claustrophobic and battlefield look and I believe I have them all suitably weathered to portray this as an overall look.

    Finally, I must also thank my beautiful wife, she has always been a constant support even after turning her home into a modellers battlefield.
    cheers
    Richie
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  9. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    You have excelled yourself, this is a fantastic piece of work. You've certainly raised the bar, have you started on the next one yet?
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  10. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Scotty,
    Thank you mate. Have I started the next one:eek:, I have not got over this one yet!:facepalm: I think a few single figures from my grey army next, but who knows if I'll do another like this, us chimps are a bit banana's:D.
    cheers
    Richie
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  11. baronband Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    A great great piece Richie and yes it has inspired me (not 20 figure dirorama inspired) but definitely inspirational, well made!

    John
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  12. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    That is a fantastic piece of work Richie, your Dad would have loved it. I'm looking forward to seeing this soon.
    Good job mate. (y)
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  13. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi John,
    Thank you mate, I know you are a fan of this period and thank you for all your support, it has been greatly appreciated. I actually feel that there is a monkey off my back now so to speak.
    cheers
    Richie
  14. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Roger,
    Thanks mate, only 9 days to go, I could even get something else cracked off before then.:whistle:
    cheers
    Richie
  15. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    One side of a flat maybe? :D
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  16. ellie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    You should be proud of this work Richie. you have done an expellant job looking forward to seeing it at Sword & Lance next week.

    Cheers

    Ian
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  17. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    And whatever you do be careful getting to Darlo and back!!!
  18. Funky50 Guest

    Brilliant Work Richie....you've absolutely nailed it for me...I've really enjoyed following this and appreciate the sentiments behind it...I too think the world of my Dad and he sparked the interest in this period of our history for me so know exactly where you're coming from its a credit to you and your Dad mate..all the best...Kevin
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  19. Mark S Guest

    Well done Richie,...you've created a vibrant, dynamic snap shot of history which honours all those who were involved in that history. A snap shot that will endure forever,....you deserve to feel very proud that you've completed such a piece.....and I'm sure your dad would feel the same....well done mate.
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  20. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Done your dad proud mate, class bit of work
    Steve
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