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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by misfit151, Apr 28, 2021.

  1. misfit151 A Fixture

    The bitter north wind is keeping me out of the garden at the moment....so cracking on while I can with some painting.....
    The recent release from MMM. I'm calling it "Trail Boss" is a cracking 120mm by Carl Reid
    The second is another recent release from Stormtrooper and again a lovely bust by Greg Girault
    Colours blocked in and some work started with the oils.....
    Thanks for looking. take care Mike. (y)

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  2. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Looking forward to seeing the cowboy painted, it's a nice looking figure.
    Steve
  3. Fransab Active Member

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    Spain
    Me too, it promises.

    Francisco
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Following this closely but esoecially that bust ...looks a nice piece

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  5. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Looking good Mike! Bust is really nice and I like the wear on the hat. Of course I'm partial to the Trail Boss :) and really thrilled to see him painted. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  6. Cannonball A Fixture

    Great start on these Mike. Like the colour combinations on the Trail hand. Must admit really tempted by this one from Carl Reid.

    Neal
  7. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    You've been a busy man Mike - down with gardening I say. Lovely work so far (and an impressively tidy bench).
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  8. clrsgt A Fixture

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    United-States
    Great start on both Mike. I have the bust prepped for painting, so will be following your progress closely. The trail boss is a very tempting figure as well
  9. Marcin Morawski Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Great painting work. The leather hat looks awesome.
  10. Scott Sheltz Active Member

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    United-States
    Great looking work!
  11. misfit151 A Fixture

    . Mike

    Many thanks for looking in guys they are both really nice.....take care.
  12. misfit151 A Fixture

    Really appreciate you looking in guys....(y). take care .... Mike
  13. misfit151 A Fixture

    They are cracking subjects .....thanks for looking in. (y). take care. Mike
  14. misfit151 A Fixture

    They are cracking subjects .....thanks for looking in. (y). take care. Mike
  15. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I too like the TrailBoss figure. Nice job on the Stetson hat and bandana.(y) The duster coat and chaps will make the figure in my opinion. Looking forward
    to seeing this one completed. Thanks for sharing your work!:)

    Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society of Atlanta, GA
  16. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    beautiful art work.

    Mike
  17. misfit151 A Fixture

    Hi Terry and thanks for looking.....(y). and thanks for giving me the correct name for the coat....I was just about to watch "Open Range" again ...still might. ...lol. Mike
  18. misfit151 A Fixture

    Many thanks Mike really appreciated. (y). Mike
  19. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Misfit, The duster was a very common light coat worn in the West. If you have access look at the movie Pale Rider...Clint Eastwood wears one as well as Marshall Stockburn's crew. Stockburn was played by actor, John Russell who stared in the series, Lawman, as Marshall Dan Troup. Once Upon A Time in The West starring Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda and Jason Robards is another movie where the duster is worn. In fact, Robards gang, Cheyenne's Men, wear them as a badge of identification...Great movie!

    LL Bean sells something a little similar and calls it a Barn Coat, but it is cut to be only hip length where the duster was full length... Of course textile materials are much improved today over the course cotton fabric they used in the 1800's. The garment was light weight and provided some covering against elements. Note, this is not a slicker. A slicker was a garment coated with a rubberized substance to repel rain. Hope that helps and gives you some idea. The American West is an awesome period of time.

    Hope that helps...

    Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society of Atlanta, GA, USA:)
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  20. misfit151 A Fixture

    Many thanks for the great info much appreciated.....cheers take care (y). Mike
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  21. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Impressive start on both pieces Mike....I'm a bit partial to the trail boss figure as this one appears to be right up my alley. I was going to PM you but figured others might be interested. Would you mind sharing some thoughts on the quality of the sculpt and casting. Not looking for a full blown review, just your thoughts if you don't mind.

    Wayne
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