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Completed "The arrival of Englishemen in Virginia 1585"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MattMcK., Mar 17, 2013.

  1. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    After last week's WIP post, I managed to get this done today. I titled it "The arrival of the Englishemen in Virginia-1585," and yes, the extra 'e' in Englishmen is on purpose. It's the title of the first chapter of the 1590 work that features the John White illustrations on which the scene is based. There are a few more details than in the previous pictures I posted, but they might be hard to see. It's really challenging to capture pics of something so small, carefully lit, and behind glass. The first picture shows it before I closed it up, lit brightly. It, of course, looks better in person. I'd love to hear feedback. Painted in oils over acrylic base coat. DSC_1038.JPG DSC_1042.JPG DSC_1055.JPG DSC_1048.jpg DSC_1053.JPG DSC_1051.JPG
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  2. Helm A Fixture

    Looks great a lovely job but I fear you'll spend the rest of your life at shows saying "The arrival of the Englishemen in Virginia-1585,the extra 'e' in Englishmen is on purpose. It's the title of the first chapter of the 1590 work that features the John White illustrations " :LOL:

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  3. megroot A Fixture

    Very nice boxed diorama.

  4. diamond cutter Active Member

    Reminds me of old Shep Paine
    I'm not sure about this concept of the boxed diorama (even well done)
    Seems a bit like a pause frame in a vid etc
    But whatever peels your skin I guess
  5. John Bowery A Fixture

    A great theme and well done. Congratulations on the finish. Cheers John
  6. blaster A Fixture

    Hello Matt,

    Excellent work!

    Rgds Victor
  7. Jeff Active Member

    I have always thought that was the idea of a box diorama, to capture a moment.
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  8. jenghiz Active Member

    I agree Jeff,a box-diorama is supposed to represent when the director says "Cut". I can't see the difference with any other model of a figure,surely that is what we are all trying to achieve.
    Jeff likes this.

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