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The king of Souvenirs... Painting the box art

1/9 bust from Stormtroopers

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gothicgeek09/10/2014 21:37:23
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Hi all!

This new release from Stu at Stormtroopers is....

PPST20 King of Souvenirs, John "Barney" Hines 45th Battalion ,AIF 1917

After a few days of work I'm here...





Here's the Grey I did for the black and white box art and which was on display at Euro


I'm really enjoying this bust as the sculpt is very tight and fun to paint. I'm also enjoying the research about a very particular kind of soldier, always in trouble but almost foolhardy in his bravery.

Of course this sculpt is from this very famous photograph called "Wild Eye, souvenir King"

Update soon

Robin Buckland09/10/2014 22:34:22
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Hi Mark

That face looks amazing smile o

Robin smile

Mark Bannerman09/10/2014 23:33:27
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Absolutely stunning work ! The figure itself is full of character and the treatment of the colours is spot on. Superb thumbs up


john hutton10/10/2014 05:53:22
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Hi Mark,

What a fantastic sculpt and your painting is turning into a real beauty thumbs up. I find your tonal changes using acrylics absolutely amazing will look forward to the finished bust star.


david pickford 110/10/2014 07:59:25
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Very nice indeed, I like the grey too. On the sculpt like how the lines all radiate out from between the eyes, you have really brought that out

Durk10/10/2014 08:57:56
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Superb work! The flesh tones are very subtly done, yet cover the spectrum perfectly, incredible. Same for the eyes.


Craig Hiscock10/10/2014 09:45:31
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Mark that is superb mate, another fine bust on the go and really good to see you sharing some of your stuff again thumbs up


Craig Spencer10/10/2014 10:41:41
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Saw this face building up on PF, that's nice ! really realistic face tone . good choice of subject by Stuart.. this is going to turn out nice.


Ian Sinclair10/10/2014 10:58:44
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Nice to see the painting you are doing on such an evocative subject and also to put a nema to the face.I'll google this shortly to see what information i can find.

I'll be getting this bust as it is such a good idea.


jimbo11/10/2014 14:31:35
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Hi Mark

Stunning stuff - a real inspiration.


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