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I spotted this civilian figure when it was being sculpted by
; I've always quite liked civilian pieces. Even then it sat around for a couple of years until I decided I should do a "proper" historical piece again...
But I wanted to use the base work to really give some setting to yhe piece, so once again I went for a background, but instead of using it to portray a location, I felt the initial stages of the Korean War would give both location and reason. This could then be combined with the rest of the basework and the nameplate to portray the burnt remains of the house.
For the burnt wood I thought I'd go reralistic and actually set fire to the structure I'd constructed, then used powders to add white and grey to the result. It might run the risk of having to build it all again, but I think it came out ok :)
Love this!! For some reason it was missed before. I saw it in the book from last years Monte.