The evacuation - an 80th commemoration

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by PLG, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. PLG Active Member

    Hi all
    Although I completed this a couple of years ago I decided to post some photos because it is the 80th anniversary of the evacuation civilians from Guernsey before the arrival of the German forces.

    The little vignette depicts a mother and child going up the gang-plank to board a ship to the UK - just like my mother and grandmother did. My grandfather could not get on that ship, and the Germans arrived before he could get a ship to join them so they spent the 5 years apart.

    All painted with Vallejo paints.

    Peter

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  2. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    A beautiful vignette with a great backstory! Well done Peter!

    Cheers,
    Ken
  3. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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  4. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

  5. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    Lovely work, Peter - water effects are excellent.
  6. PLG Active Member

    Thanks guys.

    the water was a very thin layer of clear resin over a dark base of blues and greens.

    Peter
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  7. Sergei Active Member

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    Excellent and meaningful vignette
  8. captfue Active Member

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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Peter

    Thanks for sharing , a very personal piece to you I am sure , can't imagine the thoughts that went through the evacuees minds

    Really nice painting , all figures work well together

    Good to see the civilian side of the time

    Why not enter something into Vignettes & Diorama comp as well

    Happy Benchtine

    Nap
  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    As per what Nap has said, a moving diorama from a personal story. Very well done.
  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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  12. Cannonball A Fixture

    A super piece Peter really nicely done. The back story is really emotive and adds another level to a great piece.

    Neal
  13. PLG Active Member

    Hi Guys

    thanks for the compliments.

    on similar vein, who remembers the actor John Savident? he played the butcher Fred somebody on Coronation Street for many years. I mention him because his family missed the official evacuation and aged about 3ish he and his family escaped the occupation to the UK by fishing boat. That must have been terrifying for his family.


    Peter
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  14. Chris Oldfield Well-Known Member

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    Peter,
    He also had a small part as an Ops Room officer in The Battle of Britain film in 1969.
  15. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    This great piece is all the better for the personal history associated with it. This is top stuff, and what modelling is all about.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.
  16. Steve Brodie Well-Known Member

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    Thats a very nice and emotive piece of work

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