We died in hell - Paschendale

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Bluesking, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This little diorama is constructed from converted Airfix Multipose parts and Hornet heads + Magic Sculpt. It depicts members of the 109th Feild Ambulance RAMC 36th Ulster Division during the 3rd ballte of Ypres. Paited throughout in oils.

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  2. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Stephen

    Good looking piece, another brilliant idea again mate, you can see the struggle on their faces, I will have a look at this one in May....

    Dave
  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Stephen. I agree with Dave with the looks on their faces.
  4. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    very realistic, stephen !
  5. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    I really like the mud, Stephen!

    Could you tell me more about the title I feel that Im missing something?

    Cheers
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Good work Stephen,
    I really like what you have done. You see at the faces what they are going trough. Great.

    marc
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Stephen,

    I love this piece. Well done mate.

    Cheers
  8. Steve Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Stephen--Is this little gem since Atlanta? Wow! I can only echo the impact of the faces on those boys as they slog through hell; well done!
  9. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    hi stephen,
    i like this vignette, and the poses are original (i don't forget the William McFadzean one).
    blood and mud, all is tell !

    Seb.
  10. John Long Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Stephen, This is a nice little vignette. I really like the depiction of the deep mud.
  11. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
  12. Doberdob Active Member

    Good work Stephen! Their faces tell everything.
  13. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice work indeed Stephen, a great little vignette.

    Roger
  14. bwildfong Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi Janne,

    The title of the vignette is (probably) based upon the poem "Memorial Tablet" written by the British Great War poet, Sigfried Sassoon. The full poem appears below:

    Memorial Tablet
    by Siegfried Sassoon

    Squire nagged and bullied till I went to fight,
    (Under Lord Derby’s Scheme). I died in hell—
    (They called it Passchendaele). My wound was slight,
    And I was hobbling back; and then a shell
    Burst slick upon the duck-boards: so I fell
    Into the bottomless mud, and lost the light.

    At sermon-time, while Squire is in his pew,
    He gives my gilded name a thoughtful stare:
    For, though low down upon the list, I’m there;
    ‘In proud and glorious memory’ … that’s my due.
    Two bleeding years I fought in France, for Squire:
    I suffered anguish that he’s never guessed.
    Once I came home on leave: and then went west…
    What greater glory could a man desire?

    Hope this helps,

    Brian
  15. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You are quite right Brian
  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Paeschendaele

    Marvelous diorama, Stephen! Well done!

    All the best,
    Dan
  17. petit belge New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I can almost smell and taste te mud of that soil I'm living on (almost). Well done my friend.

    All the best
  18. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Stephen,
    Great rendition and wonderful mud.
    Cheers
    John
  19. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Good to see more of your work Stephen.Great look of the period.

    David
  20. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Thanks for all the clarifications!

    Cheers

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