WIP Critique The Chosin Few, 1/10th scale Bust Young Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Here are the first pics of my latest bust, another Young Miniatures classic. I've always been drawn to this bust; the face is so forlorn, and the uniform clearly has seen better days. He's dishevelled , desperate and chilled to the bone but not defeated. I plan to add some snow flakes on his shoulder and helmet as the finishing touch to help sell the cold. Hopefully the face will do that too.

    There's still a lot to do and I haven't started shading or highlighting the jacket in earnest yet. I also intend to give him a liberal dose of pastels to show a lot of mud and dirt

    As always I welcome your comments and suggestions.
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  2. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Cold and exhausted...outstanding(y)
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  3. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice job here. And it is a great bust, I think one of Young's best.





    Steve Deyo
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  4. JGREEN A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The face looks great, Tony!

    Jason
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  5. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice one, Tony, I really love this one. You've done a great job of making his face look freezing and weary, but keeping a determined look in his eyes. Well done mate (y)
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  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Fine work Tony,
    As always your brushwork really catches the intended mood of the piece superbly well.
    Hats off to you Mate, Brilliant,
    Keith
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  7. Johan Kees Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Well, you succeeded brilliantly, Tony!

    J(y)han
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  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Beautifull work

    Marc
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  9. Chris Mortimer Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Im just in shock. You almost wait to see his breath. Honestly one of the best paint jobs I have ever seen, and you say it's not even finished!? It's on another level mate.
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  10. ellie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Now that is very nice indeed, he looks almost alive you can feel the cold. a classic paint job,

    Ian
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  11. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Seeing this bust at such a magnification really emphasises your expertise with a brush.

    Andrew
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  12. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Super Nice work on this one Tony!
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  13. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    What a great face! I think it really shows the cold and exaustion.
    Following.

    Regards
    Pedro
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  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Another great piece tony,like the cold look
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  15. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work Tony (y) when you gonna get a bloody decent camera :D spend less on the amber nectar
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  16. captfue Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work
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  17. Ferris A Fixture

    The pink and purple tones work well Tony, he looks very cold.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  18. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. I'm feeling the love :love:

    Sorry about the crappy pics but my digital camera is playing up and I only have my IPhone available to use.
  19. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Feel the love indeed Colin because we all feel his coldness ...he looks really freezing great stuff , the snow flakes will really emphasise the weather

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  20. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy

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