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Rosie the Riveter

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by khollar, Jun 10, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

  1. khollar Well-Known Member

    This is the FeR Miniatures 1/10 bust of Rosie the Riveter. This is a very nice, beautifully sculpted and cast kit.

    This is a real change of pace for me, as a non-military subject, but this one had some special significance for me. During the Second World War, my paternal grandparents heeded the call and went to work in a munitions plant making 40mm shells for Bofors guns. My grandfather was a mechanic, and my grandmother set fuses in the shell - dangerous work for sure. F21F1CD7-58E0-4D58-8D00-EB518406CDDB.jpeg

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  2. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Excellent work Kurt, & a great reminder that WW2 was indeed total war with all involved.
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  3. Scott Sheltz Active Member

    Great paintwork!
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  4. clrsgt A Fixture

    Well done Kurt. A fine tribute to your grandparents as well.
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  5. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice work! Really well done.
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  6. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful paintwork

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  7. misfit151 A Fixture

    First class job Kurt.....(y). Mike
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Kurt

    Great to see you posting and really nicely painted , like the fleshtones and the workwear she's wearing

    More importantky a fine tribute to your grandparents ...brave

    Why not enter a piece into the class of your choice in our JUNE FOTM comp and also vote in MAY's classes as well

    ....And enter in Vignettes & Diorama #3 running till 31/01/22

    Always good to see the artwork

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to the next

    Happy benchtime

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  9. Cannonball A Fixture

    Really interesting change of theme with this one Kurt but obviously a very personal one which is reflected in the quality of the finish. Lovely piece.

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  10. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Excellent job on this fine bust Kurt. I am reminded of the Norman Rockwell painting, whose subject is a little less delicate than this one, but no less feminine.
    My maternal grandmother and my mother both worked in a Royal Ordnance Factory in WW2 - gran in the canteen, and mum making fuses for naval torpedoes. They all did their bit, and my thanks to all of them for doing it!

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