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Completed Trench Sections

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Andrew Belsey, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. marco55 Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Really some excellent work.
    Mark
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  2. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Andy

    Thanks for posting updates , great pieces , so much detail , really brings the conditions to life

    Look forward to your book as well

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. s.e.charles New Member

    fantastic - "every picture tells a story" - don't it!
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  4. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Mike Butler has worked his magic on two more of my figures. Jimmy is sleeping in his itchy blanket while Uncle peers at his map through his glasses. The figure are converted by me and then cleaned and enhanced by Mike before adding his wonderful paintwork. They look great in the dugout that I created for them. THANKS Mike!

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    See the light shine through Uncle's glasses which Mike made from bent wire! See the chalk stains over his clothing.
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    On the desk are letters sent by my Grandfather during WW1 to my Grandmother. These's also a pair of wire-cutters, made up of 14 little bits of styrene.
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    The third member of the team is under the bed.
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    There's plenty to see including a copy of Wipers Times and a rolled up gas curtain.
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    Its lit from both sides by LED lamps.
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    It took four tense weeks for the post from New Zealand but my prayers were finally answered on Friday! Worth the wait!!
    Andy
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  5. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Sensational...... nothing to add other than its got everything that makes this hobby great.
    Cheers
    Derek
  6. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    +1 from me

    Fantastic to see both modellers work

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  7. PropBlast Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful work as always! A real sense of atmosphere. What happened to your website and sbs on building trench sections and other trench items such as barbed wire, duckboards, fascines, corrugated sheets?
  8. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    My website is still there but I removed the tutorials because I'm just about to submit a book to Crowood Press. It will have much more than I had as tutorials and it will explain the history behind each section.
    https://andybelseymodels.wixsite.com/mysite
    Andy
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  9. BESPJL Active Member

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    Portugal
    Fantastic! Did you made the telephone?
  10. marco55 Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    This is brilliant detailed work.Definitely a work of love.(y) (y)
    Mark
  11. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Yes, bits of styrene. Sorry to plug it, but my book will explain how I make things.
    Andy
  12. Banjer Well-Known Member

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    England
    Fabulous work. Such attention to detail, really inspiring.

    Bill
  13. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Fantastic!!! Just AWESOME!

    Cheers Borek
  14. callmehobbes Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Jaw droppingly good.
  15. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Andy good luck with the book, I have followed your Trench Section project and it has been an amazing journey, the research, the planning, the building, the painting and the presentation all done to perfection, what dedication and all that puts you right up there with the best, truly inspirational.
    TERRY
  16. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks guys. All positive feedback from Crowood Press so far! So I’m a happy bunny!
    Just had my sixtieth birthday, which takes some getting used to. Oh well, just a number and I never grew up anyway!
    Andy
  17. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Just magnificent.

    Mike
  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Andy

    The great modelling work you've done on the trench sections alongside Mike "The Kiwi" figures will ake this a book to look forward to

    Do tell us the releases details when known

    Happy modelling

    Nap
  19. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike Butler has pasted some of his 1:32 scale skin and cloth onto another of my figures! He's a Tommy's War figure sculpted by Gianpierro Russo https://tommyswar.co.uk/product/tw32g01-captain-4th-bn-berkshire-regiment-france-1915/
    I gave him a Brodie, box respirator and folding periscope. Mike enhanced him even further!

    This is an officer who accompanies my Lewis gunner. Harry Patch was No 2 in a Lewis gun team, so we've called him "Harry". There are no records, that I could find, of his officer, so this guy was named after his No1 and friend Bob. THANKS Mike!! Can't wait to put them in the Reversed trench! ("Harry" is coming on beautifully!)
    Andy (and Mike!)

    “Captain Bob”
    7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
    Passchendaele 1917

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  20. grasshopper A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Mikes Patreon subscribers have been treated to the blow by blow on this figure..quite wonderful

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