Friday, 5 February 2016

"The Lion Has Phones"...Dad's Army Pictures Part 1

G'day all, I can now present my first bunch of "proper" photos from my recent Dad's Army commission. The title of the post is taken from this Dad's Army episode:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lion_Has_Phones
or
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tn6gk

Those with a keen eye for detail, and who remember the episode, will notice that I managed to paint on some letters for "press button A" & "press button B". ;-)




11 comments:

  1. Keep 'em coming John! You know I am going to love them.

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    1. Hehe, OK mate, probably do next lot on Monday :-)

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    2. How did you go about paint the glasses on these guys?

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    3. Good question, I find glasses tricky. When you look at the characters from the show in the church hall, you can pretty much see through the lenses of their glasses, so their eyes would be visible, except perhaps for a glint of artificial light. When they are outdoors during daylight patrols I would expect there would be greater reflectivity from the brighter light of the sun. At this scale I find it hard to give a completely realistic representation of spectacles, I think what I have done is more of a "caricature".
      I paint the frames in a dark colour and highlight with a grey. The lenses usually get a bluish grey colour - you could add some flesh to this to give the impression of the face behind the lense. I try to give two tiny dots of an off white in the upper left of the lenses. A slightly darker off white fine line is applied in the bottom right of the lenses. These hopefully give the impression of glinting glass. I have done something similar in the lense of the headlamp in the pictures above.
      I hope that is helpful?

      All the best with your Dad's Army project,
      John.

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    4. Thanks mate, very helpful. Yes I noticed the lens above and I was thinking grey after having looked at some of your other photos. I think I will leave out trying to add flesh, asking for trouble for me to attempt that!

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  2. The thing I love most about this vignette is the mixture of fear, surprise and "tell me what to do next".

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    1. Thanks Lawrence, you are right, he does seem to have some sense of urgency about him.

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  3. That's cool. "Hello? Mum? Ah...can you come and get me? The Germans have arrived..."

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    1. Ha! That sounds like something Pikey would say :-D

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  4. I must watch this series. It wasn't part of my Canadian childhood.
    Figure and phone box look fab.

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    1. Thanks Mike.
      Yes the series is a big favourite with our family - even our teens love it.

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