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WIP Critique Reedees Miniatures, "The Alamo"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by T-34/85, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Hello all, I have been working on Reedees, "The Alamo" My goal for this project was to use several different types of acrylic paint and see how I could get them to work. So far I am pleased with how its going. This is my first 75mm project and it certainly won't be my last. I think I found a new favorite scale:)
    I should have posted photos earlier as I am almost finished, but any comments for inprovement would be greatly appreciated. Also as can be seen, I am not a photographer, so I apologize for the photos.

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  2. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    This looks bloody good Tom,nice scale for older eyes like mine too,
    75mm cannon! thats is something,
    will keep an eye on this one.

    Ron
  3. Tailor New Member

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    United-States
    Great work and what a nice and dynamic scene!
    Can I suggest that the guy with with blue pants should be bleeding from a wound in his left upper thigh. To me it seems he's pressing his hand there to stop the bleeding and he doesn't seem to be able to stand upright so he is leaning angainst the gun.
    Cheers,
    Guido
  4. Dr Force Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Great paint job Tom!

    You have the colours spot on and agree with the idea of a wound to the leg but overall you have ticked all the boxes.

    I have seen this sculpt in the flesh when I met Steve at figure World and it's a magnificent bit of sculpting.

    Great stuff and thanks for sharing.

    Dave
  5. kansas kid Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hi Tom re: "The Alamo Vignette"

    Hello Tom:

    Oh my, . . .you're off to a very good start. I also have this lovely vignette
    from Steve Readies "Reedee Miniatures". (Oh gee, I didn't get the spelling right. I apologize to Mr. Readie. )

    The casting of this "wedgie" is of the highest quality. And the scene
    has such a dramatic atmosphere and tension filled aspect about it.

    You've done well so far, and the comments about the wound in the Alamo
    fighter's right leg is correct as I see it.

    I will follow your efforts here with a great deal of interest. Just keep those
    SBS and WIP photos coming, Mr. Speilberg. . . Okay???

    The Miami Jayhawk
  6. sarouman A Fixture

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    Greece
    Several original issue and it seems to go quite well. has caught the motion but also the thrill of battle!

    Thanks
    Alexandros(y)
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Tom great painting and looking forward to seeing the cannon wedgie painted.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  8. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I thought it was the box art again, great work.
    Carl.(y)
  9. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Your doing an excellent job Tom, I can confirm the figure holding his leg does have a thigh wound (y)
    Looking forward to seeing more on this.

    All the best

    Steve
  10. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    I love that shotgun guy. This is looking great.
  11. sam b Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    this looks good so far !!! look forward to more up dates
  12. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you all for the great comments:) I will definately add some blood to the thigh, thanks, I have the cannon and base done and I'm in the final stages. I still need to weather the wall section. This has been a very fun build and it has taught me alot, Thank you Mr. Readdie for making this possible. Also an open question, does the finish on the cannon look too, "modern"?

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  13. sam b Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tom , maybe tone it down a tad with a little weathering pigmet ! But that can be done at the end once the hole piece is together ! Imo

    Sam
  14. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    That's a good idea Sam, I think I'll try that, thanks

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