Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Lewis Gun Hero!

Honest I am not slowing down and getting doddery! OK I may be.

Here is another 28mm VBCW figure for Matt. This time a Lewis Gunner.  I am told the figure should have a pipe but Matt wanted a cigarette and had adapted the figure to more closely resemble a fag. (Americans please Note that Fag and Cigarette are the same thing in England and neither are to be considered as a sexual orientation!).  He is destined to join the Socialist factions in VBCW, although he could easily fit into any faction. And that is one of the big joys of VBCW so many figures can be used in so many factions.

The Lewis gun would perhaps be too heavy to hold like that for long and the fact that he can at all shows him to be very strong! Lewis Guns were normally slung over a shoulder if being carried simply because they were heavy! So the Sculptor is more GW than real life. That said I do like the pose and for a picture might be very authentic!


 I have painted him in a soviet uniform to reinforce the feeling that he is a socialist but only people who know have a keen interest in Military history will recognise the uniform among all the others and then they probably would not either.... why do I bother?

The figure was great fun to paint and there will be 2 more along on Friday. And a batch on Sunday as I am working on a selection of Morris dancers as well at the moment.

All the best folks have a nice sunny day
Clint

20 comments:

  1. Cool looking figure Clint

    Ian

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    1. Cheers Ian. I am a big fan of the sculpt

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  2. Nice work Clint :)

    Morris dancers? Oh, dear...

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, I am finding them a struggle but Morris dancers are on the paint table!

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    1. Thank you Fran, I have to agree.

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  4. What a wonderful character piece, really impressive Clint.

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    1. Thank you Michael, some more to come in 2 days.

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    1. Thanks Jerry, I appreciate the comment.

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  6. Great work- just get a figure with a caerma to follow him about to justify his pose.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  7. Thanks Pete. I think you are most probably right. And I know a company that does camera crews in this scale!

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  8. Excellent work mate. It looks good with the cigarette. You still have been very productive over the past few weeks.

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    1. Thank you Simon. A couple more of these tomorrow and hopefully the Morris Dancers on Sunday. (Fingers crossed)>

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  9. He is very much the hero standing in that pose. As others have said, he's full of character. Your painting has really brought him to "life".

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    1. Cheers Bryan. He does have a film star pose. But I suspect not one that would be carried out in reality.

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  10. Great figure and rendition Clint.

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    1. Cheers Joe. I should finish 2 more tonight!

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  11. A lovely mini which has clearly been brought to life by your excellent brushwork, Clint. I think the cheeky wink is especially well done. Terrific stuff :-)

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    1. Thank you Blax. He was quite good fun to paint.

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