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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Verdigris wrapup

I worked the Iwo Jima statuette over one last time to reduce the mottled look and make it predominately green. I do think this last push did the trick.
Nancy's call on the flag was spot on. She was quite happy with these pictures so with this, her keepsake is complete.

For comparison, here's how it started.  

Nancy's dad put his life on hold during the war years.  The end of WW II meant restarting his civilian life. Those postwar years must have been heady times, full of hope and promise.  For Nancy's dad, it meant returning to the US, marrying his sweetheart and settling down to raise a family together. Nancy shared a wonderful engagement picture of her mom and dad. I do think they're the very model of love and optimism!


22 comments:

  1. Looks great all you hard work has paid off
    Peace James

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  2. Simply amazing! This I call an excellent paintjob.

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  3. Very nice tribute you've created, Monty. Well done!

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  4. That was quite amazing Monty, top notch!

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  5. What a stunning result, great job Monty!

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  6. Really beautiful Monty, really beautiful...

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  7. Oh yeah, this has turned out wonderfully. The patina work is flawless - as the flag. The full colored flag really sets off the figures. Stunning work and a most suitable display of respect and remembrance. Best, Dean

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  8. Looks fantastic, Monty. That flag really pops out against the base.

    FMB

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  9. Simply stunning mate! All your effort has paid off in spades. The timber base is beautiful and finishes it off perfectly.

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  10. Thanks everyone, for your kind comments! It was quite out of norm for me and a bit "seat of the pants." Fortunately, it came together at the finish line. I felt a bit less pressure knowing that if the verdigris didn't come off, I could take it back to a smokey bronze! Anyway, it was a very satisfying to paint for my good friends.

    My PC is down and I'm going to be slow (or no) comments until I get a new video card and get up and running again. On 2nd thought, I could get more painting done without a PC next to my painting desk. Hmm... ;-)

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  11. Outstanding work! Just in time for Veteran's Day - well done!

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  12. I can only concur with my esteemed colleague Millsy. That is one brilliant paint job, and the base is the icing on the cake.

    Truly a man of many talents!

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  13. Nice on Monty! It's perfect to step out of your comfort zone for a small(ish) project like this.

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  14. Looking good!

    I have the set at home twice (one from VFM [the better one] and one from TAG and was planing to do the same.

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  15. Brilliant work Monty! I've seen on of this statues on the hanger deck of the USS Intrepid in New York! Very impressive!
    But didn't the flag waves to the other side? I might be wrong but didn't I see that on teh original picture?

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Peter! Good eye, the Iwo Jima memorial has an actual flag. Since I was mailing this, I didn't glue the flag in. It's up to Nancy to decide which way its waving. ;-)

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  16. And thanks everyone for commenting! I'm still stuck using a backup PC that would better serve as it brick as the act of typing comments locks it up. ARRRGGG!

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