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New Zealand soldier/Gallipoli 1915
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 14, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2007 - 11:29 PM UTC
Hi Guys,just finished my 54mm figure of NZ Soldier Staff Sergeant Major Marr at Walker's Ridge ,Gallipoli 1915.Marr was killed at Walker's Ridge on May 18th 1915 by sniper fire.The figure is scratch built from Magic Sculpt and Duro epoxy putties.apart from a Airfix Multipose .303 rifle which I got from the spare parts box.It was slightly modified .I painted the figure in Valligo acrylics.Hope you like him.Kind regards John.

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Victoria, Australia
Joined: July 28, 2004
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 12:09 AM UTC
Hey John,

Fantastic job! Is that 1908 webbing he's wearing? It looks really great. Any chance of photos from the side and back?

Awesome job!!!

Rudi
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 09:17 AM UTC
Gday John
A fitting tribute methinks...
I like the subtle way you depicted the grime on the undershirt.
Just a hint of a 5o'clock shadow too!
Good stuff
Cheers
Brad
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Invercargill, New Zealand
Joined: April 06, 2006
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 10:27 AM UTC
Hi John,
The figure looks great.I hope you will take him to Wellington soon.
Andy
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 10, 2005
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 10:50 AM UTC
John a wonderful piece of work (as always) and beautifully photographed
I love al the little details John - have put the pics in my Gallery staight away or as Darryl Corrigan says "that ones going straight to the Pool Room "
Ha hahahaha Ian
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 10:58 AM UTC
Amazing piece of work John. Photos from the back and side would be much appreciated.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 14, 2005
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 04:33 PM UTC
Hello,Rudi,Brad,Andy,Ian and Jesper.Many thanks for the kind words on my figure.Rudi .You are correct he is wearing 1908 pattern webbing.Andy,Yes I will have him at the I.P.M.S Nationals in Wellington this weekend.Here are some more photos.Kind regards John.


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Victoria, Australia
Joined: July 28, 2004
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 04:39 PM UTC
Lovely John. Just keeps getting better and better!!

What did you use for your buckles and loops on the webbing? Wire?

Thanks again for such a treat. Am sure this figure will clean up at Nats

Rudi
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: July 06, 2005
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 04:47 PM UTC
Hi John,

great sculpting and a very nice paintjob !!! My compliments !!!

What`s your next?

Happy modelling,
Markus

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 14, 2005
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007 - 05:14 PM UTC
Hello Rudi and Markus,Thanks for the compliments on my figure.Rudi the buckles and loops etc.. are all made from Duro putty,Great stuff for detail work as it holds it sharp nice and shape.Markus my next figure is a New Zealand soldier of the 1860s in 120mm of which I have started about six months ago,and will post some pictures over the next few weeks.Kind regards John
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: March 13, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 05:18 AM UTC
Hiya John,history in 3d,it doesn't get any better pal,bloody superb pal.
Arthur
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: January 18, 2005
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007 - 06:20 AM UTC
Morning my son,...
Johno,..he's cool,my favorite subject, the ground work looks very much like south east Queensland country side, especialy my back yard.....
I've started to paint the bloke in his great coat and am enjoying it heeps, not sure on his boots, black or brown,.. he! he!.......

good stuff brother..Phil..
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: December 16, 2005
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007 - 11:39 AM UTC
Hello John,
Only just caught this post,dont know how i missed it.You have done a great job on the painting to compliment the fine sculpting work you have done on this figure,very pleasing to the eye.Looking forward to seeing some pics of the 120mm figure.

Steve
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 14, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 12:05 PM UTC
Hello ,Arthur ,Phil and Steve,many thanks guys for the compliments on my figure of Staff Sergeant Major Marr.Just seen your responses,I have been away In Wellington NZ for the I.P.M.S Nationals and Model Scale Expo Show this last weekend.Phil looking forward to see your figure all painted.take care guys.Kind regards John
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Joined: December 25, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 03:40 PM UTC
Hi John,

Like it: no I LOVE it. I really hope I had half the talent you have my friend. Superb figure!

Gino
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 11:44 PM UTC
Hi Gino,thank you my friend for your very kind words.I feel very humble .I know that your work has always inspired me ,and always look forward to see your new creations.All the best.kind regards John
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Nebraska, United States
Joined: November 11, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 01:51 PM UTC
Of all your figures, John, this is still the one I like best! Cheers!!

Dan Morton
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Texas, United States
Joined: September 02, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2008 - 02:02 PM UTC
John; Fantastic workmanship a true piece of art work from the schulpting to the painting. Very impressive.
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: June 05, 2007
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2008 - 01:00 AM UTC
Glad this post came back up. The buckles and webbing looks stunning, fantastic work all round. I hope I can one day learn to paint like that!

Chas
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Joined: January 17, 2006
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2008 - 10:41 AM UTC
idd, good that this post came up again!!
otherwise i'd have missed this great figure!

love it!!

koen