Private John Barry VC

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Bluesking, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. Bluesking Active Member

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    This is a conversion of a Art Girona figure, all uniform details were removed and the revelanrt uniform re-sculpted using Magic Sculpt/lead foil.
    The Maxim gun is by Mountford Miniatures.

    Private John Barry, Royal Irish Regt. was the first VC winner of the 20th century and the first posthumous winner.
    Barry was the company maxim gunner and during an engagement with the Boers on Monument Hill on 8.1.01 the British forces were forced to withdraw. Private Barry, unarmed, ran back to his Maxim gun and disabled the mechaism to prevent it being used by the enemy. The Boers, probably out of frustration, shot him 18 times , he died next morning of his wounds.

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  2. Bluesking Active Member

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    Another view

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  3. DaveCox Member

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    Nice work Stephen, good groundwork and good use of the gun and figure.
  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Very, very nice, Stephen! Good groundwork and pose. Just excellent all around! I think many of the VC, Medal of Honor, and Iron Cross winners could make great dioramas like this one. A little research and planning pays off handsomely! ;)

    All the best,
    Dan
  5. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Very nice Stephen. I don't want to steal your idea's but it's got my cogs whirring, as Dan says there's lots of possibilities.
    Good stuff!

    Roger.
  6. Bluesking Active Member

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    Thanks guys, Roger there is no copyright on good ideas, go ahead.

    My next two are Lucas VC the first ever winner and an Irishman and Surgeon Major Reynolds of Rorkes Drift fame - a Dubliner
  7. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Now where are my VC's of the First World War books? :lol:
  8. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    Top stuff Steve, and well done for doing this as well. It's great that these fellas should be remembered. ;)
  9. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Amen, Tony! God bless 'em all!

    All the best,
    Dan
  10. stev1eran New Member

    It was good to see this one 'in the flesh' so to speak and a really good subject.
    Stephen - are you preparing the other two for Dublin next time around ?
    I guess you'll be sweeping the boards again with your originality :lol:
    Well done mate
    Steve
  11. whdamon New Member

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    What an excellent tribute. Fine piece that I enjoyed looking at.

    Walt Damon
  12. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    First rate job Stephen.
  13. Bluesking Active Member

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    Thank you one and all. Steve - you never know what will make Dublin next year, all that's important is that you do.
  14. stev1eran New Member

    Stephen,
    I've already decided that I'm going, we have a return match in the quiz night and I think we'll take first prize next time :lol:
    Steve

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