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The Shoveller, 2nd CMR, 3rd Canadian Division, 1918

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regiment)
    Single figure in 120mm or 1/15th scale
    Somewhat based on the same illustration. This figure was intended originally as a fourth for the vignette below, but was removed at the request of the collector that commissioned the piece. I've now added maple leaf collar insignia, "CANADA" insignia on the outer part of the epaulette, and 3rd Canadian Division insignia on the upper arms of the M1902 tunic. I also resculpted the back and did new folds on both sides. After taking the pictures I also cleaned up the white residue on the helmet, chin strap and collar. It's amazing how photos show you things your eyes don't see!
    Sculptor: same as always! The head, helmet, boots and shovel is from David Parkins.
    Uniform markings are for the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division, 1918.
    • M1902 khaki field service tunic
    • M1902 khaki field service trousers
    • M1902 khaki putties and hobnailed blackened “ammunition” boots
    This figure is for Roger Newsome and is headed his way tomorrow!

    All the best,
    Dan

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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Another beauty coming this way!!

    Roger
  3. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dan,
    Again, great figure with nice animation.
    It's very hard to capture the "feel of movement"
    in this type of poses.

    The only thing I would like to point out is the
    length of right forearm. It's too long.

    TS
  4. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Done it again

    Hi Dan
    You have done it again, excellent work. What more can I say?
    Pete
  5. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Taesung and Pete - Many thanks! Taesung, I think I measured everything correctly, and checked it after assembly, but you may be right. I think it's more likely that I put the notch of the inner elbow in slightly the wrong place - at least that's what I see in the photos. Darn it!

    All the best,
    Dan
  6. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dan
    Measuring the length of arms can be quite tricky
    especially when the arms are bent at the elbow
    or the shoulders are in rotating motion... :)

    TS
  7. paulyrichard New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    To me the pose overall, looks very natural. Nice one.
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks Taesung and Paul!

    All the best,
    Dan
  9. BillW Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi

    Again you amaze me with your choice of subject matter...where did you get this idea?

    Nice work.

    Regards

    Bill
  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Bill - Many thanks! This figure was intended to be # 4 in the Tommies vignette. Not sure why I wanted to do four figures vs. three. Can't remember. The collector who commissioned Tommies asked me to remove this one because he did nothing for the scene - which is true! In the original illustration there are a total of six British soldiers in view - some in fore ground & some in back ground. The "shoveller" is off to the left of the illustration and behind the left Tommy but still in the fore ground.

    When I removed him, I was going to just remove the head and throw him away and Roger Newsome stopped me. He said, "Why not finish him?" So I did. And it dawned on both of us at some point that no one had done a figure of a soldier from the Great War digging. One of the things the PBI did a lot of, of course.

    All the best,
    Dan
  11. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice work Dan!
    christos
  12. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    very good looking
  13. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Chris and Vergilius - Many thanks guys!

    I opened up the package with this figure in it and checked the lengths of both arm segments - upper and lower. They're right on and the inner elbow of both are in the right place. So the photos must be misleading. I carved the elbow crook to make it a bit more prominent. Don't worry Roger, I re-packed everything and it is headed your way this morning.

    All the best,
    Dan
  14. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Good to hear Dan and I'm looking forward to it arriving along with the other three blokes.
    Still no news of me going away yet. It is getting a bit worrying now, I have to go this week or we will have to cancel/postpone our trip to France.

    Roger
  15. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The package is in the mail, Roger!

    Man, that's rotten. I hope things work out for you!

    All the best,
    Dan
  16. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hey Dan,this is shaping up nicely. Keep us posted

    Stephen Mallia
  17. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    hi everybody
    Roger if you don't have luck you'll cross the package when you leave ;)
    Dan, another good work on the WWI.
    Continue please.

    Seb.
  18. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Seb, I'm going to have quite a squad of figures waiting to be painted khaki, plus a couple of Union blue ones, when I get back, whenever that is. I've got to go first.

    Roger
  19. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Stephen and Sebastien - Many thanks!!!

    All the best,
    Dan
  20. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Great stuff Dan

    I like the theme very much.The pose is superb,he really looks like he,s putting his back into it.Look forward to more.
    andy

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