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WIP Reflections of Arnhem - A Bust to Far

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    As many of the PF members will recall,i completed a trio of Young Miniatures busts of British Paratroopers at Arnhem late last year and I did plan to finish the piece with a backdrop of some sort,however having returned from my holidays late last year a further para bust was released depicting Maj Urqhart portrayed by sean connery in the film a bridge to far,having seen the release I held back on the previous 3 paras I had done as I wanted to complete this one as well.
    having only just returned to the workbench recently we now have a further young miniatures para bust with a piat,so now the plan is to portray all 5 busts and then complete the setting and presentation.
    These latest 2 busts from young minatures are just beautifully done,the piat itself is a thing of beauty,it comes in 13 major parts and needs constructing very carefully.
    I'm really excited about these latest 2 bust and I feel they will add to the previous 3 I have already done perfectly.
    in the next couple of days I plan to start the priming and painting,updates will follow as I progress.

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    Brian
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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I think you better go ahead, otherwise another will come out and before you know it, you will have a whole platoon to paint.
    Looking forward to this Brian.
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  3. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    It'll be a Battalion muster before you know it! Good effort, I'm sure you'll make a cracking job of these two as well.
    Scotty.
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  4. Richard Baxter A Fixture

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    Excellent work, a fitting tribute to those brave men. Just as an aside, has anyone done a similar bust of the Polish paras at Arnhem? Their role tends to be forgotten, I fear.
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  5. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks bob,I never envisaged young would bring out 2 paras
  6. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks scotty for your coments
  7. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Richard,I'm not aware of anybody that has done a polish para,wouldn't be difficult to do though
  8. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking forward to this. What a project!
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  9. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks graham
  10. misfit151 A Fixture

    Great project Brian ...looking forward to the progress.....(y). Mike
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  11. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    There was a bust of General Sosabowski, not sure who produced it but it'll be on here somewhere and that name won't crop up too often on the search.
    Scotty
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  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you mike
  13. Fokionas Active Member

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    Hi Scotty,

    Mirage Hobbies from Poland used to produce a bust of Sosabowski but I m not aware if they still do.......
    Fokion
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  14. Fokionas Active Member

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    I admire your painting style Brian.....i wish we could achieve these results!
    Great project , i will follow this thread.
    Fokion
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  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks fokian
  16. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    Brian, Look forward to seeing you two new paras painted up soon. Very lifelike and character filled busts of the Red Devils at Arnhem. Thanks for Sharing!(y) Yours was one of my favorite projects from 2017!

    Terry Martin-member of the Atlanta Miniature Figure Society
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  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    many thanks terry,i appreciate those coments,glad you like them(y)
  18. 1969 A Fixture

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    If you wait long enough Brian somebody might release a 1/9 scale Glider that would look excellent as a backdrop to the busts :)
    Looking forward to seeing these two added to the mix, going to be very impressive.

    Cheers
    Steve
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  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks steve,the paras have become quite popular with young miniatures
  20. Mookie Active Member

    Im sure that Miltches military models do a polish Para.Seem to remember Ross and Gordon did a V.bust of Sosabowski.
    Richard
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