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WIP Ploegsteert Wood 1915/16

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ventress, May 1, 2013.

  1. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    Tommy's War New set, Stage One. Base, two parts done in acrylics. (Apologies now for rubbish photos)

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    (Taken some artistic licence for the 1916 British helmet)
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  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    You didn't hang about Rob.
    Nice to see the Corp getting a mention.
    Looks well,
    Carl.(y)
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  3. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    I always try to sneek it in.
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  4. Tommys War A Fixture

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    It looks fantastic :)

    Great minds think alike, because one of the things I wanted to encourage were signs. I think these add a real human touch to the basework.
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  5. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    The whole thing is superb, got to slow down!
  6. megroot A Fixture

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    Nice work.

    marc
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  7. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    Just working on the gas alarm as a shell case, and a scattered daily Sketch or Wipers Times.
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  8. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great work(y)
    Looks real.
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  9. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Looks great and I love the sign....Be careful with the inclusion of a gas alarm as gas was only used by Germany in a big way for the first time at 2nd Ypres later in '15....I don't think alarms would even have been thought of at Xmas '14. Although inclusion of the Wipers Times might indicate that this will be a later trench than Plugstreet at Christmas. :)

    Colin
  10. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    Cheers Colin, I am going for an eclectic mix of 1915-16, it could double as dinner gong.
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  11. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    I could see a good market for 4 or 5 trench pieces put together to produce a nice piece of frontline for the Somme offensive. Oh and is there any plans for the Pilkem Ridge stretcher bearers?
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  12. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    Snow added, I think less is more.



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  13. Helm A Fixture

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    Looks very good and re the gas alarm it could always be hand waved if you wanted as a stand to alarm for anybody that desperate to pick holes in something who commented on it :sneaky:

    Steve
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  14. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    Sgt in progress. need to add Rifle.



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  15. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    He will be weathered before final placement.
  16. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Perfect so far.
    If I see this, I think I gonna re-read Lynn McDonalds books again. There is somewhere a story in them that confirms this set-up.
    To see how narrow the space whas at the Ploegsteert Wood Trenches I include a picture from there in that time.
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    Marc
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  17. tonydawe A Fixture

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    Australia
    The scene looks great, but the snow looks rather neat and orderly. The straight lines of snow on the duckboards look too neat and detract from the rest of the scene in my humble opinion. Perhaps if you add some slush puddles and some muddy snow it will help soften thos straight lines and make it llok more natural. The figure looks great and the little details you've added are excellent.
  18. Ventress Well-Known Member

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    England
    Cheers, Tony, makes sense. Will puddle and add some more snow.
  19. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    United-Kingdom
    Looks excellent Rob.
    Looks suitably browned off.
    Carl.(y)
  20. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Great work Rob.
    Love it.
    Cheers,
    Keith

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