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Completed Usmc - iwo jima

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    UMC iwo jima

    Thanks guys for your coments,i have taken on board all your coments and i have decided to re-paint the helmet and rolled poncho, will be completing these soon,hopefully!please hopefully they will turn out ok,this is the first time i've had to make so many changes to a piece but as i said at the very begining of this post the pacific theartre of war is a bit alien to me and this has caught me out badly with this bust,i'm normally quite thourgh in my research when i paint figures but this proves if the research is not right you will be found out.
    Stevie - the item of colour under the poncho i've depicted as the stars and stripes,i saw on some recent documentries on sky that some of the marines that landed on iwo jima actually had these in their ruck sacks to place on the island when specific objectives had been achieved,paticualy on mount surabachi.
    Once again many thanks to my fellow modelers for all your help.:cool::cool:
  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Good idea to add the flag and equally good that someone noticed and asked. :)

  3. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Ok gents,i've repainted the helmet and poncho with some better photo's to work from,i would'nt say i was 100% happy with the final result but i feel better about the bust than i did before the changes.
    Please find some photo's i've taken of the finished piece attached,after carful thinking i have decided not to paint the plinth in the stars and stripes as i felt this would detract in some way from the finished bust.
    Hope you like the changes i've made and i look forward to any coments you may have.
    Happy modeling / painting - Brian :cool::cool:

    Attached Files:

  4. Meehan34 A Fixture

    I don't know what the camo is supposed to look like but it looks good to me. Really nice looking bust and great detail work.
  5. unknown01 New Member

    I think your work was the masterpiece which is Great.
    Amazing painting! !!


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