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T.E. Lawrence 1917 - Updated 7-15-20

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bucks county, PA
T.E. Lawrence 1917 - Updated 7-15-20
Posted by Bucksco on Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:51 PM

Started a new project - Lawrence of Arabia.

This is a 54mm Andrea miniature that has been in my stash for many, many years. I finally feel like I can do him justice. The base is scratch built and has Verlinden palm trees.

Getting ready to start painting the camel - stay tuned!

 

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  IMG_6822 R by Jack Lynch, on Flickr

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:01 PM

Wow - fantastic!  The saddle (is it called a saddle?) looks awesome.  The base is impressive as well.  I'll be following along

Thanks,

John

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:05 PM

Thats some very nice painting, can't wait to see more.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:42 PM

hard to argue the quality of Andrea sculpting.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:53 PM

Looks really nice. Twer' me, I'd skip the palm trees. I've been in the Wadi Rum and it is really hostile and barren.

Eager to see this get painted.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    July 2019
  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:38 PM

@Bucksco: Why did you decide to build your T.E. Lawrence model?

Your diorama reminds me of one of my favourite books, The Odyssey, translated by Lawrence. You probably won't find a gorier version — my Grade 7 students loved it! Early editions are pricey, but it's easy to find paperback editions. I'll always remember that on my first liberty from Navy boot camp, in San Diego in 1962, I saw wonderful Lawrence of Arabia (and had my first lox for supper that evening!)Interesting combo — a film about Arabia and Arabs followed by a meal in a Jewish deli!

Bob Ingraham

Vancouver

On the bench: 1/72 Grumman Avenger being kitbashed as a U.S. Forest Service tanker; a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor), and a Pegasus model of the submarine Nautilus of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas fame. 

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  • From: Bucks county, PA
Posted by Bucksco on Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:21 PM

I would say that seeing the movie Lawrence of Arabia sparked an interest in finding out who T.E. Lawrence actually was. A very interesting and enigmatic character indeed. I purchased this figure kit way back when it was released and waited until I felt like I could do it justice.

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:51 PM

Does the figure look like the real person or the actor?

It's looking real good so far, almost wish I had one.

I found a old article in my Father's things.  It was a small hewspaper clipping about how Lawrence was in the hospital in England after a serious motorcycle accident and not expected to live.  There was also a mention that his friends were suspicous about the accident because he never had riden a bike and didn't own one to begin with.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 22, 2020 8:44 AM

Oh gosh I love that!!! Great work on the base and the saddle!!! Looking forward to more work on the camel and Lawrence himself!! 

 

Though I have to wonder in 54mm if you can really see much difference between the real Lawrence and O'Toole since the face is only the size of a pea! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    February 2003
  • From: Bucks county, PA
Posted by Bucksco on Friday, May 22, 2020 11:37 AM

Andrea's figure is sculpted after the actual man not the actor and it's readily apparent. A few years after the release of this kit Andrea did a version based on the Peter O'Toole portrayal and it was also a good rendering.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 22, 2020 11:42 AM

Bucksco

Andrea's figure is sculpted after the actual man not the actor and it's readily apparent. A few years after the release of this kit Andrea did a version based on the Peter O'Toole portrayal and it was also a good rendering.

 

Oh that's good to hear. As much as I liked O'Toole's portrayal I'd rather have one based on the real Lawrence myself. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Bucks county, PA
Posted by Bucksco on Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:38 PM

Here are a few progress photos - the camel is pretty much finished. Now onto Lawrence!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Monday, June 1, 2020 9:51 AM

Like that very much Yes

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 1, 2020 11:34 AM

Oh the camel looks fantastic and Lawrence is coming along great! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Bucks county, PA
Posted by Bucksco on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:30 PM

Almost finished. A few details to add and some touch-ups.

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 IMG_7444 by Jack Lynch, on Flickr

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:31 PM

That’s looking real good! 

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:47 PM

Very nice indeed, great detail work and paint tones....

Ben

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:05 AM

This is a cool project and it is nicely done. TCM aired the movie a few weeks back, which I watched. Yes

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