WIP Triptich Arnhem hero: 2 . John Dutton Frost 1/9

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by offo, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. offo A Fixture

    Hi Friends I add another hero in this miniseries.
    Now it's representative of the British side of John Frost.
    I hope you enjoy.
    Scale 1/9
    Material: Super Sculpey Fimo + 50/50
    Palo offo.

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  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Excellent likeness. Should his Denison have more creasing?

    Colin
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  3. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    I think that's a battle dress jacket, cracking likeness, maybe the beret needs shaping a bit more.
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Another great subject reckon I will be getting this one from MMM

    Thanks for sharing the sculpting Palo

    Nap
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  5. Ferris A Fixture

    Excellent likeness!
    Too bad he's not wearing the denison smock though.

    Adrian
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  6. swralph A Fixture

    Great sculpting.
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  7. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    That's what I get for looking at thumbnails before I put my specs on. D 'oh!
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  8. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    First class.

    Mike
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  9. lopee Active Member

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    (y);) Perfect!
    Martin
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  10. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Pavol,
    This is a very nice sculpt again, however I have to agree with Scotty about the beret, I think it needs reshaping. I'm not sure if Johnny Frost actually wore his previous unit cap badge which was the Cameronian's at the time of Arnhem, but I've given my book away now and cannot check. Anyway this is a small detail and the classic para cap badge looks just as good.
    cheers
    Richie
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  11. offo A Fixture

    Yes friends thank you. Beret I repair. A sign on it is big. So make corrections.(y)
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  12. Gellso A Fixture

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    Lovely work Pavol.

    Grant
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  13. Eludia A Fixture

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    Looks good, likeness is excellent (y)

    I agree about the beret though. If any RSM is watching this thread they'd go into meltdown ;)

    Cheers,
    Billy :)
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  14. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

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    Great sculpting, I think John Frost was also part of the Bruneval Raid as the second paratrooper raid (Operation Biting) and it was an impressive book!!

    Great mark of respect!!

    Cheers
    Jamie
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  15. Richie A Fixture

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    I can certainly recommend Johnny Frost's book - A Drop Too Many (2nd edition, as it has an expanded input on Arnhem) and also a book by James Leasor called - Green Beach which is about the raid on Bruneval. Two books I could not put down(y)
    cheers
    Richie
  16. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Hi Richie - I think leasor's Green Beach deals with Dieppe.

    The Alan Ladd flick know alternately as "The Paratrooper" and "The Red Beret" has a few scenes on Bruneval. Not bad for a 50's war film.



    Colin
  17. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Colin,
    You are correct:notworthy: the old grey matter must be getting scrambled, still a good read though(y), I'll try to remember the correct book:facepalm:
    cheers
    Richie
    I got A Drop Too Many right.....I must of been thinking of having a tipple.:D
  18. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    At least you didn't think he was wearing his Denison LOL

    Colin
  19. Helm A Fixture

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    Johnny Frost wore the Parachute Regt badge at Arnhem although he is mostly pictured wearing a helmet (wise man) during the actual battle
    [IMG] [IMG]
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  20. Helm A Fixture

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    Also well worth a watch

    "Using the original locations of the battle, the film featured veterans who were actual participants in the battle. The film was jointly produced by the J. Arthur Rank Organisation and the Army Film and Photographic Unit (AFPU).[2]
    Weaving original footage from the battle with re-enactments shot on location at Oosterbeek and Arnhem, the film was shot a year after the battle had ravaged the Dutch streets. As well as veterans, the film also features local people like Father Dyker (a Dutch civilian priest who conducts the service in the movie) and Kate ter Horst (who reads a psalm to the wounded men in the cellar) re-enacting their roles and what they did for the airborne troops during the battle.
    Though no credits appear before or after the film, over 200 veterans appeared as actors including Majors CFH "Freddie" Gough and Richard "Dickie" Lonsdale, Lieutenant Hugh Ashmore, Sergeants Jack Bateman and John Daley, Corporal Pearce and Privates Tommy Scullion, Peter Holt, David Parker, George ‘Titch’ Preston, Frank ‘Butch’ Dixon, and war correspondents Stanley Maxted and Alan Wood. Each veteran was paid £3 per day by the Rank Organisation.
    The narrator notes the soldiers as "just ordinary men". "But when you next watch the movie look closely at the faces of the men and especially at their eyes in the many close shots that Brian Desmond Hurst arranged. When you look into the eyes you will start to gain a little bit of the experience that those ordinary men went through"
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