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    avernos
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    So I thought since brown on brown doesn’t show too well on camera I would throw up a couple of pictures to show were I’m at with this.

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    so as I was leaving Hope Castle I noticed this on a wall and decided to take a picture, when I got home it was a few days before I remembered to look him up, during that time I was already thinking about painting a gun team up for Dicky Boyd and Pete Barfield’s Remembering the Armistice group but that changed once I had read up on Thomas.

    Thomas

    Prior to receiving his VC in London. I based the idea for the diorama on this newspaper illustration but the objective was to get it finished for today and with free time being short I went for a simplified version, so I didn’t have time to cut and resculpt the leg of his trousers or change the Germans in any way, the idea of scratch building the wall went in favour of a couple of Fogou’s lovely pieces that gave the impression.

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    Here’s what I currently have, I will go back in the next couple of weeks and do some work on the men themselves, but for a piece rushed together over a couple of nights free time it isn’t a bad start.

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    #1300070

    avernos
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    weird, the interwebs told me this crashed and didn’t upload so I went and put it all into a project instead…. This is why I don’t like technology, I should just write it all out and post copies to people maybe with polaroids attached

    #1300083

    damon
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    Excellent piece.

    #1300087

    avernos
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    thanks Damon, I hope to get back and finish it off soon.

    #1300121

    seldon9
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    Lovely piece, great work.

    #1300125

    trewets
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    Proper nod to the sacrifice those men gave for our freedom,well done!

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    avernos
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    thanks

    #1300131

    avernos
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    cheers matey

    #1300137

    somegeezer
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    Nice work, Gerry!

    #1300216

    buggeroff
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    Amazing work there Gerry

    #1300239

    a27cromwell
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    A very well done 3D version of the news paper picture . Will you present it to the Regiment or Vets Organization  when complete ( paint touche ups , etc )  ? I think it’s going to end up a museum type piece when your done  Gerry , judging by the work you shown on various threads .

    #1300240

    torros
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    I think he said he was with the Connaught Rangers which was disbanded in 1922 when the Irish free state was created

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    avernos
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    hadn’t considered that, like @torros said they were disbanded in 1922, I will certainly share it with the Rangers facepage when it’s done though. Thanks for your kind words @a27cromwell

    #1300351

    brucelea
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    Great looking diorama Gerry, I know you mentioned that you wanted to add more definition by adding more sepia tones, I love the way it is all blended at the moment so be careful not to lose that connection that the mud/dirt gives to everything. Amazing work and something any Mess would be proud to display, most infantry messes name their bars and function rooms after VC recipients and have a picture, citation and replica VC on display to inform the uninitiated into their regimental history. Great work mate and very fitting. Golden button!

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    commodorerob
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    Fabulous work there mate.

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