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Completed Critique Sir Bernard Law Montgomery 120mm Tartar miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by marco14, Feb 1, 2024.

  1. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Belgium
    Hi Warren,

    you got it also :) come on,paint it also,im not alone then LOL ,it's a very nice one hé,
    realy happy with it and there are just 30 pieces from,so a special one ;)

    Mario
  2. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi, yes his shoes would most likely have been brown, British Army Officers wear a brown Oxford or Brogue style shoe when in Service Dress. The leather is pretty much the same colour as the leather Sam Browne Belt, they would be leather soled as well. Having said that Monty was some what eccentric and was a law unto himself when it came to uniform, often wearing two cap badges in his beret.

    Cheers Simon
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  3. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks mate, I found also a colorized picture and the shoes are like black,but that could be wrong,so I gonna paint them like you say here,
    gonna look how that belt looks,because I don't know everything hé ;)

    What you say about Monty,yep you see on pics he wearing everything what hé like ,thanks for the advice (y)

    Mario
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  4. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    He looks like he is wearing boots, not shoes, so I suspect they should be black. As stated above, officers shoes are dark brown.

    Mike
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  5. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hey Mike,

    He is wearing shoes friend,got a picture and you can see he got shoes on,the figure I got is with shoes hé,like you have can see ;)

    gonna show pics,so you can see

    Allies_at_the_Brandenburg_Gate,_1945.jpg m.jpg
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  6. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    I reckon all things being equal you can't really get this one wrong, he wore so many variations in his time that whatever you do can be said to be right so don't get too tied up over small details like this.

    Cheers Simon
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  7. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    well,it gonna dark brown shoes then LOL ,and things like this are confusing me,you search for things to paint it good
    and then you find different ones,and so im sitting here,but like you say mate,it can be wrong ;) thanks a lot (y)

    MARIO
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  8. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter


    That's something the British Army is good for, confusing the he'll out of anybody trying to do some research. For every reference you find that says brown you'll find another that says black so do not end up going round in circles and take the option you like best.

    Cheers Simon
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  9. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    and that's what we are going to do ;)

    Mario
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  10. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    damned,no he got boots on ,see it on the figure oh man, these pics are from a museum,what do you think??? 50930.jpg 50930a.jpg 50930b.jpg 50930c.jpg
  11. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    I think you go with what looks best, you can only paint what's on the figures feet and I'd take a gamble and suggest he owned more than one pair of shoes or boots. No point in stressing over details that can't be pinpointed to exactly what he wore on any given day, maybe he even changed his foot wear half way through the day because one pair got wet, who knows.

    Give the brown boots on the last figure I'd go with that because they were brilliant.

    Cheers Simon
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  12. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Here a little update ,

    First,yes pictures are from me not my son,so they are crap :) sorry

    The face is done,but I consider to get over again with matt varnish,not sure,gonna see, hope the color for the pants are OK,but I will do it with the stippling Technic ,but I failed
    also the jacket I like to do the stippling,this is now in the base color (the jacket) the figure also.

    Now I see also on the pic,that the pants maybe must have darker shades ??? all comments are absolute very welcome,I like to have this one good,I have used British brown
    and another color.

    here you see the pictures,thank you

    mm.JPG mmm.JPG mmmm.JPG mmmmm.JPG mmmmmm.JPG m1.JPG m2.JPG m3.JPG m4.JPG
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  13. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Coming along nicely, the face is good but I'd suggest a little more work on the hair and tash, those bushy eyebrows as well. The trousers and jacket look good as do the boots, some nice work there Mario.

    Cheers Simon
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  14. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hey mate,

    Thanks,gonna do the things you say this evening, maybe a little bit to bright and getting a bit darker grey,but I figer out and gonna see

    Mario
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  15. Briggsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Go for it, I'll be watching the rugby England v Wales and drinking cider.

    Cheers Simon
  16. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    :LOL: :LOL: make you see the end hé LOL
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  17. Henk A Fixture

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    Good progress so far.
    As for the shoes/boots debate. I wonder if they could be standard ammo boots? The toes look like it.
    As for the colour, in the photograph of him in the chair, he's obviously wearing Black shoes/boots....

    Edited, as I was mixing Brogues and Oxfords and making soup...
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  18. Warren SMITH A Fixture

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    Coming along nicely...
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  19. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Belgium
    Hi Henk,

    Thanks,gonna change them again,to black now LOL gonna do it,it must be so close as possible as on the picture
    thanks (y)

    and euh,was it good soup :)

    Mario
  20. marco14 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hey Warren,

    Thanks,step by step and no hurry att all, hope he result is going to be fine (y)

    Mario

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