by bob mack
December 14, 2013 in Figures
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Jack Mugan on December 14, 2013
That is terrific Bob. What kit did you use? Who sculpted it?
Nice composition and lighting as well.
bob mack on December 14, 2013
thank you jack…it’s a verlinden 120mm…not sure of the sculpter…not mike good i’m sure
michael dudick on December 14, 2013
“i care not what the enemy does out of my sight”- u.s. grant
cool calm and collected…no doubt
Bill Koppos on December 14, 2013
Looks Great. The hair and beard make it.
My favorite Grant is, the night after day 1 of Shiloh, Sherman said to him, “had the Devil’s own day today, didn’t we?” and Grant replies, just so perfectly, “Yeah, lick ’em tomorrow though”. I often think of this when a day goes pear-shaped, and nothing works right.
that’s mine too bill…and lick em he did the next day…sherman was the best soldier in the entire army…but grant the master and commander…he knew just where and how to treat and use his people…the way he so carefully handled lee at appomattix was sheer brilliance…not so good in peace but the kind of man you want in war
Frank Cronin on December 15, 2013
This is absolutely fantastic. I really admire excellent figure painters. A definite skill.
bob mack on December 15, 2013
thank you frank…i was tearing through your ships yesterday…that 1/35 pt…then i looked up stan staples and pulled up a couple mustangs and b-24’s…he used all most black olive drab and i figure he would know
Simon Whitney on December 15, 2013
Great job there Bob , such fine rendering and subtle shading.
thank you for your friendly support simon…allways great to hear from you
George Williams on December 15, 2013
Really nicely painted and photographed.
thank you george…i keep looking for that ferrari f60…one of these days
AL HOFFMAN on December 15, 2013
Captures the mood perfectly. Your finish looks very realistic.
Hit the “go” button before I ask what paints you used & if the map came with the kit or did you reduce a picture?
hey al…thank you very much…the map came with the kit and the pencil…the only thing i added was the cigar and the coaster base…the paints were model master and testors enamels…but i use whatever i have…i’d have put tamiya over it if i needed to as i cut both with lacquer thinner…the dry brush high lighting was white oil which makes it look a little glossy in places but believe me i used plenty of dull coat
Tom Cleaver on December 15, 2013
That’s just superb, Bob. Grant looks entirely lifelike there. Put him in a wooded clearing and photograph it in daylight and you’d easily convince me it was somehow real. Figures are one of those things I still don’t feel I have “found the secret” with. I admire those who have, like you.
wow…thank you for that tom…the wooded setting is a wonderful idea…i’m still wrestling with the photography thing and i’m all ears…i all ways followed you on MM…lately i’ve looked up a couple of your movie reviews…i really like the gritty all most english sarcasm you use to express yourself…i’m a fan of o’henry…twain…kipling…you talk straight yet colorfully
Mike Maynard on December 15, 2013
One aspect of the hobby I’ll never get right, figure modelers have a skill set all their own. Great effort and results, Bob, but you omitted the bottle of “snake bite medicine” he was so fond of.
thank you mike…i doubt if he drank much more than the rest of his jealous incompetent contemporaries like meade …hooker…mcclellen or burnside …are you saying lee… jackson… longstreet and forrest were beat by otis the town drunk…some how i all ways gave those guys more credit than that…i think his drinking is a bit over rated…i’ll bet most of them got desperately planted when they could…north and south…after all none of them were holy…it was a kill’in business
Ramon R. Lomeli on December 24, 2013
WOW! FLAWLESS VICTORY!!!
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