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WIP Critique "To the death..."

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    An intentionally simple two figure vignette suggested by Kreston Peckham several years ago. At the time I didn't follow up, but eventually...

    Basically two soldiers fighting for survival in No Man's Land surrounded by lethal gas. The German soldier has run out of ammunition for his Mauser rifle. Both soldiers have discarded a lot of equipment to enable them to fight and survive.

    1/16th scale, parts from several kits, the putty is Magic Sculpt and Kneadatite - mixes. I have clear lenses for the German Draeger and British PH gas masks. They would have to be fitted by the painter, of course. I don't intend to paint this myself...looking for a collaborator.

    I still need to clean each figure thoroughly, but otherwise the vignette is done.

    Hope you like it!

    All the best,
    Dan

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  2. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    very interresting idea Dan !
  3. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nice Dan with only tiny alterations this could be a really nice steam punk dio as well as a top class WWI one, very spooky and different (y)
    Steve
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  4. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great stuff and I am on a WWI kick right, so will be following.
  5. Mark S Guest

    Dan, it's a nice idea well executed...well done.
    I have one criticism though, and that's the way the trench club is held. It appears to be being held aloft like a torch rather than gripped as a club.(most clearly seen in fig.5).
    I think it should be at about 45degrees and more tightly gripped.......hope that's clear enough...cheers.
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  6. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Eissteban, Steve, Matt and Mark - Many thanks for your comments!

    Mark - Yes, the club doesn't look quite right does it? I didn't notice until you pointed it out. I'll see what I can do about that this weekend.

    All the best,
    Dan
  7. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Dan,

    Terrific work!
    I notice the rifle gets shifted around, with our without the bayonet. You may want to extend the base to "protect the overhangs, including the German's legs?

    Rgds Victor
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Nice work. It tells a story.

    Marc
  9. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Interesting how trench warfare resulted in the use of medieval type weapons for close quarter combat.

    Nicely executed vignette.

    Mike
  10. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    A great dynamic scene with terrifying and tragic overtones.This is a war.
    It would still soften and clean, make readjustments draperies (smooth out with sandpaper), and I also agree with Mark S, but even now it looks very interesting:)(y) . Cheers Borek
  11. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Victor, Marc, Mike and Borek - Thanks guys!

    All the best,
    Dan
  12. swralph A Fixture

  13. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Well done Dan!

    Roger.
  14. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  15. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Awesome vignette piece Dan (y) (y) (y)! Good Job :LOL:.
    Cheers!
    Kenneth.
  16. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dan,
    Well done
    Cheers
    John
  17. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    swralph, Steve, Kenneth and John - Many thanks all! I have moved the club into a different position on the hand and will resculpt the fingers and thumb over the weekend. Hopefully I can find a better looking result! Steve - yes I remember Marijn's scene - very dramatic and well composed. His scene involves two French (I think) soldiers battling over one gas mask. My scene is a bit more pedestrian.

    All the best,
    Dan

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