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Three Tommies in the Agony of the Somme

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

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    I've made some small changes and cleaned the piece. It is now ready to go to Roger Newsome for painting! Can't wait to see the final result!!

    All the best,
    Dan

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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Excellent work Dan!!! I'm looking forward to getting to grips with this. It's going to be a fun paint.

    Roger
  3. T50 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Dan
    The vignette is looking great so far. Interesting subject!
    Love the furry vests. :)
  4. flart1943 Active Member

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    England
    Again

    Hi Dan
    Yet again excellent work.
  5. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Pete and Taesung - Many thanks!! The vests are goatskin, Taesung - worn by both the British and Commonwealth soldiers, French, German and, I think, Russian also.

    All the best,
    Dan
  6. BillW Member

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    United-States
    Hi Dan

    Nice work, you've captured the scene nicely. Do both the standing figures have the P14 gear?

    Regards

    Bill
  7. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Dear Bill - Glad you like it! Yes they do both have P1914 leather equipment.

    All the best,
    Dan
  8. arthur Member

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    Canada
    Dan,
    Excellent composition and sculpting.
    Looking forward to see it painted :)
    Cheers,
    A.
  9. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Arthur - Many thanks!

    All the best,
    Dan
  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    New Photos of the Three Tommies

    As most of you know, my favorite collaborating painter and good friend is Roger Newsome. I think his mellow shading and subtle blending is about the best I've ever seen, plus he makes some great color selections. When I received this vignette back from him in the mail, even though it was badly damaged by the Post Offices of one or both countries, I thought it was the best thing he'd ever done with me. With some help from my wife, a little glue and putty, the vignette was reassembled and Pam painted the new bits blending them to fit Roger's original colors very well. As a result of this, I'm pleased to say I've talked her into trying a whole figure.

    Anyways, some photos in the beautiful Nebraska September sunshine...hope you like them.

    All the best,
    Dan

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  11. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    looks very muddy Dan.
    Roger did a good job on this one.

    marc
  12. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    I completely agree Marc!

    All the best,
    Dan
  13. eissteban Active Member

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    France
    hi Dan
    your collection become great i think ;)
    I didn't know for the trouble during the travel ! It's good that all is right now.
    i waiting for your cavalry man now :)

    I'll congratule Roger for his work when he'll back
    Again bravo for your work

    Seb.
  14. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Sebastien, you are too kind! Yes, Roger is out in the North Sea yachting, unfortunately. Didn't he do a great job!

    All the best,
    Dan
  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Dan

    This is a fantastic vignette. I've seen several photos of just such a scene. The composition and unform details are absolutely spot on.

    Forgive my gnorance, but is this available commercially?
    Regards
    Tony
  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Tony - many thanks for your kind words! This is a one-off commission done for a collector, Martin Fine of NYC. Marty came up with the idea. It is from an illustration in John Ellis' book "Eye Deep in Hell".

    All the best,
    Dan
  17. Wendy Active Member

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    United-States
    Wow. That's a whole lot of mud! Nice job to Dan on the sculpting and Roger on the painting. It gives a peek into what the conditions were really like. Will you be at Chicago this year?

    Wendy
  18. petermh Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Dan
    I have just returned from a trip to Belgium when I visited the Flanders Field museum in Ypres and the Passchendaele museum nearby, your piece conveys beautifully the appalling conditions encountered by British and Commonwealth troops at Passchendaele which took place 90 years ago this year,
    Incidently a local publisher as just produced avery reasonably priced publication on the battle of Passchendale (lots of inspiration for figures) visit www.passchendaele90th.co.uk for details
  19. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Wendy - Many thanks and yes, if work allows, I'll be there with both the Three Tommies and the Dead Stretcher Bearer. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is bringing! :)

    Peter - I envy you your ability to see the battlefields. One of these days, after retirement perhaps.... Thanks for the link!

    All the best,
    Dan
  20. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Dan,
    Pam did an excellent job on the repair work. I'm glad it turned out ok.
    Thank you all for the the kind comments on my paint job. It was a bit tricky this one but once the mud was flowing.........

    Roger

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