Completed Critique Young Paratrooper Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike Stevens, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    Hi Guys,

    As usual it's been to long since I posted. I just finished up this Bust for a good friend of mine. I hope he like its as much as I do.

    All comments and critiques are welcome.

    Thanks for looking

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    gordy, tbolt7, Trep and 8 others like this.
  2. Brian Mikulencak New Member

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    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Hi Mike love the bust!!!
  3. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Looking good brother!

    It turned out pretty well after all that work, I am sure Jason will enjoy the hell out of it!

    Keep it up!
  4. jcichon Active Member

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    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Thanks Mike! I will treasure it! It turned out fantastic!! Much better than mine! Now I need one from Anders!! Maybe we should try doing a full figure this time! I have a few in mind. It looks really good bro. Now I just have to figure out how to get it from you!
  5. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Hi Brian,

    Glad you like bust.

    Anders, thanks for all of help on this bad boy.
  6. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Hi Jason,

    I'm happy that you're feeling well enough to get back on the forum. I'll try to get back up to Dallas sometime during the next two weeks. Failing that you can pick it up in Chicago.

    No more busts for me for a while bro. Thanks for the challenge

    Mike
  7. Steve Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Nice, Mike. That 82d patch looks like it came with the kit. Good on ya!
  8. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Nice job

    Just a small point ,I dont know if this is true or not but an american friend of mine tells me that the stars and stripes is always the other way round on the arm IE the stars to the front to depict american soldiers always going forward into battle,worth checking I suppose,there are plenty of americans on this site so maybe someone will clarify.
    Ronnie
  9. Richie A Fixture

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    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Hi Mike,
    An absolute cracker, really like what you have done.
    cheers
    Richie
  10. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for taking a look comment on the 82nd Airborne patch. The kit does indeed come with a 101st Airborne patch.
  11. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Hi Richi,

    Thanks for looking and commenting. This figure was a challenge to paint at times but it finally came together.
  12. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for the comments.

    I have not been able to find any historical pictures that would suggest that the flag should be facing the other way. I may be incorrect but I'll leave the history to others.

    Thanks for the feedback and I will continue to see if I can find historical pictures that would indicate that the US Flag should be facing the opposite direction.
  13. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Not during WWII, the flag is correct the way it is.

    However. For modern figures that have the flag patch on the right shoulder, helmet (SF) etc, the stars are always pointed forward.
  14. Kandor8 Active Member

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    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Great job Mike!

    Ric
  15. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Love it Mike, well done!
  16. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    nice work sir. The patches are painted to an excellent standard as is the rest. I really like how this guy turned out.
  17. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Hey Anders, Thanks for the historical clarification on the flag placement.
  18. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Thank you Rick and Pedro.
  19. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Hi Mike

    Regards the flag

    The comment was made not about your bust but another painters effort
    last year ,the girl in question was in the US marines and into a bit of miniature
    modeling, and she pointed that out right away, but it might be quite a modern thing. but the painting is very nice indeed.

    Ronnie
  20. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Re: Young Paratropper Bust

    Thanks Ron for take looking a look. No offense taken on my part. I have a pretty thick skin and as I said "All comments are welcome".

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