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USMC Fallujah 2004 Buste

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by VisjeMar, Aug 10, 2021.

  1. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    After a nice holliday I went back to paint a buste
    This time a modern figure with a challenging camo

    From Young miniatures

    Boxart
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    The beginning of my face

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    The sides (ears) need to be done.

    Thanks for watching

    Martin
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  2. Scott Sheltz Active Member

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    Off to a very nice start!
  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Martin

    Good to have you back at the bench ....all refreshed after holiday

    Good start on the face ..he looks very determined

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  5. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    Apart from the box art whats the reference for a marine with a beard.........any actual photos from Fallujah showing that?.
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  6. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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  7. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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  8. Djoubri M Well-Known Member

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    Very nice start !
  9. santi fernandez Well-Known Member

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  10. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    ANJA-NIEDRINGHAUS-4.jpg
    This is the photo that the bust is based on, USMC in Fallujah 2004.
    Marines are clean shaven and the earlier post showing service men in beards is not quite correct, as the photos show British, Sikth and other foreign units and special forces. Better to search USMC in Fallujah.
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  11. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    With respect, hardly beards, a few days growth. They also appear to be in a rest area or off watch
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  13. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    One man's beard is another man's stubble . anyway its still a very nice start. looking forward to seeing how the camouflage works out.
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  14. MaxGV06 New Member

    Brilliant! watching this!
  15. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    Thanks all for your kind reactions and discussion

    I started with the camo on the helmet

    It is very hard to do but I like it so far

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  16. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Martin

    I hope your using a optibisor for the camo ...lovely start on what looks a complicated design

    Nice facial hair effects

    Great pics as well

    This is getting better each time

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  17. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    I’m blessed with good eyes. So no optivisor for me. I do have one :) but not using it.

    I went futher but I’m not sure of the colours

    The brown seems to brown.

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  18. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Martin

    Looks good to me on the helmet

    I would relook at the Brown once rest is done


    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  19. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    After some critics on other fora I desided to change the colours now its better

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  20. Henk Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Brilliant. I think the face is beter than the box art. You achieved a nice "1000 yard stare" look. Camo is looking good too.
    I do agree that a Grunt is unlikely to have more than a light 5 o'clock shadow (sorry Steve..;)), but it does suit his overall look.
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