A 54mm Jon Smith Modelbau figure of a French Infantryman, "Poilu", Verdun 1918
  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Nice painting, but the photos are a little blurry and do not pay tribute to your work.

    • Mark "martkos"

      Thank you. Yes I am trying to understand how to use a camera properly. Haven’t got it right yet! Still in these rather surreal times I have plenty of time to practice!

  • Philippe

    Good job!

  • BranPLUS

    A subject that always moves me .... an atmosphere that translates well the era, well done !!

    • Mark "martkos"

      Thank you. Having read much about the British on the Somme. I read a book about Verdun and was shocked about how horrific it was.

  • Mark "martkos"

    I have changed the images, hopefully these are less blurry

  • MatteoPLUS

    Great work! Exactly the perfect amount of weathering!

    • Mark "martkos"

      Thank you. The weathering concerned me as I didn’t want to overdo it, although I am sure in reality it was much worse than on the model.

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    Gold !!!

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Great work, carrying a feeling and an atmosphere. The painting and weathering are great and give a perfect feeling for “usual life on the front line”. I really love it!! Gold!!

    • Mark "martkos"

      Thank you, I am sure in reality he would have been much muddier, but I felt that would detract from the figure.

  • Simon Gosseries

    Very nice !