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Sir Edmund Hillary

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Belcher, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Guys,I thought I would post some pictures of my figure of Sir Edmund Hillary.For anyone out there who is not familiar with New Zealander Ed Hillary.He was the first man to reach the summit of Mt Everest in 1953.I was prompted to post some pictures after seeing Andrea Miniatures 54mm figure (Hillary).I sculpted this figure two and a half years ago now and it is still my favourite scratch built figure.I have always admired Ed Hillary for his acheivments and how he has always remained a very humble man throughout his life.Even at the age of 84 today he still manages to public speak to audiences from which funds are still rasied to support the peoples of Nepal for whom he has never forgotten.It is Always something special when you can create a figure that has a personal touch for yourself.I hope you like the figure.Kind regards John Belcher :)
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  2. Pete Wenman Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    John hi

    please post some more photos, that is a terrific model. (y)

    The painting on the shirt looks enough of a challenge, but I'd love to see a close up of the face, and a view of the back of the figure.

    Impressive sculpt of an impressive man

    Pete
  3. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Fantastic work John! both sculpting and painting, how about some more pics :)
  4. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
  5. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
  6. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent work John...what a lovely figure.

    All the best.

    Roy.
  7. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Absolutely marvellous, a great likeness. What scale is he?
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful work!

    all the best,
    Dan
  9. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful work John..........a definate figure to be added to my favorites
  10. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hello John,

    Great subject, great sculpt and great painting! (y)

    I also guess that tartans are small meat to you. :lol:

    Q.
  11. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, I concur with Quang - excellent all way 'round.
  12. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Well, chipping in a bit late I can only echo the comments of others.
    Just love the face, such character in it.

    Cheers
  13. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow! Super work, John!

    Jason
  14. georges64 Member

    Country:
    France
    (y) (y) (y) !
    magnifique.
    g64
  15. Alex Lopez Active Member

    Country:
    Mexico
    Exelent work!!! I´ll like to see more figures from you.

    Alex.
  16. Johan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Beautiful !!! Great sculpture of an interesting subject !!! (y)
  17. bwildfong Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    John,

    What an AMAZING likeness ! Hillary has always been one of my favourite "personalities" (he'd be loathe to hear himself referred to as such !) of the 20th Century. You've done an incredible job on the figure - being a fellow Kiwi, have you had a chance to show it to Sir Ed himself ?

    A year or so back, I was inspired by the 1953 Everest expedition to produce this 54mm scratchbuilt of Hillary's partner, Tenzing Norgay, based upon Hillary's famous summit photo:

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    Hmmm.... no image, but here's the link:
    http://www.kitpic.com/is.php?i=11634&img=Tenzing06.jpg

    I know I've posted it here before, but it seems appropriate to include it again - honest, guys, I have done other stuff since ! :lol:

    Thanks again John for sharing Hillary with us !

    Cheers,

    Brian
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Jhon,

    This is a great tribute to the man who climb the Everest and reach the summit for the first time.
    For that time a great event, today it still is, but sometime's it looks like it is a tourist route on the Everest.
    You gave a great likeness to the figure, and an excellent painting.

    Thanks for sharing.

    marc.
  19. callum Member

    Fantastic work John, and great photos as well.

    Regards Callum.
  20. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    John , that is 'exquisite'. Great stuff

    Stephen Mallia

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