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Ernest Hemingway in WWII

Posted by MABO on 18 Sep 2022, 18:36

Today I present you a small little work I could finish lately: A figure from Stoessi's Heroes.
It is Ernest Hemingway as a War Correspondend in WWII. It was a pleasure to paint him and I do what I can to do the figure justice. But judge yourself. Sometimes he reminds me of Oliver Hardy :-D

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Posted by JurgenH on 18 Sep 2022, 19:56

Hi Peter
A nice idea and well implemented. I like Ernest very much. :yeah: :yeah:
greetings
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 18 Sep 2022, 19:57

MABO wrote:...Sometimes he reminds me of Oliver Hardy :-D...

That was also my first thought when I saw it, MABO. :mrgreen:

It looks great, especially when compared with the photo of the original one. You have made him justice. Fantastic work, my friend! :thumbup:

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Posted by Ochoin on 18 Sep 2022, 21:07

Interesting man - not always pleasant but a giant in many ways. I still read him but he seems to have dropped appreciatively in people's estimation. His macho-man, big game hunter persona is hardly popular today.
I've always admired his spare style of writing - I still even read his bull fighting material though I wouldn't actually go see a real bull fight for love or money.

See what your great model prompts in me?

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Posted by Dad's Army on 18 Sep 2022, 21:22

Cool figure, well done!
He looks indeed like Olly, that's makes him extra fun!

(I wan't it to, a real non violent figure, put it on my Birthdaylist :mrgreen: )
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Posted by MABO on 18 Sep 2022, 22:24

JurgenH wrote:Hi Peter
A nice idea and well implemented. I like Ernest very much. :yeah: :yeah:
greetings
Jürgen.


I am not Peter. ;-)
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Posted by k.b. on 18 Sep 2022, 23:00

Very nicely painted Mabo. The only thing is we get the impression that he was quite short from this figure - hence the Oliver Hardy similarity - when in fact he was quite a tall gent if my memory serves me rightly !
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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Sep 2022, 23:10

:coffee: A nice figure Jan. :thumbup: BB
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Posted by JurgenH on 19 Sep 2022, 03:03

Sorry, Jan please don't be mad at me for the mix-up. It does not belittle your excellent work.
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Posted by MABO on 19 Sep 2022, 07:45

No problem, Jürgen, I just wanted to make sure. :-D

And to the others: thanks very much for the friendly responses.
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Posted by Egbert on 19 Sep 2022, 08:28

Hey Jan,
respect...
wonderful single figure with perfect painting !
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 19 Sep 2022, 09:01

Supercool figure, my friend. Nicely painted! Like it a lot.
It also pushed me to Stoessi's Heroes website and saw there is no Italian heroes. That reminded me of the smallest book in the world: "The Italian book of war heroes" :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by Konrad on 19 Sep 2022, 09:49

Very nice!
Fine painting and good pictures.
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Posted by Kekso on 19 Sep 2022, 10:34

MABO wrote:
I am not Peter. ;-)


You are not :shock: I thought we all are Peters here just from different countries :xd:

Fantastic work btw :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 19 Sep 2022, 22:27

Kekso wrote:
You are not :shock: I thought we all are Peters here just from different countries :xd:

Fantastic work btw :thumbup:


I forgot! :-D
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Posted by MABO on 19 Sep 2022, 22:28

Thanks for the other kind comments. I am happy to read, you like the post.
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Posted by Minuteman on 20 Sep 2022, 14:37

A remarkable figure based on a very interesting photograph. This is fine work, sir!

It seems that Mr Hemingway 'filled out' a little on all that good living, even in the war years! Still, the US Army were clearly able to find appropriately large sizes for this fine writer and war correspondent to wear.

There are various references to Hemingway during the period of the liberation of Paris in August 1944, in Matthew Cobb's book 'Eleven Days in August'. Hemingway, always prone to doing pretty much what he wanted, joined up with a unit of the OSS (a US military intelligence unit) and had various adventures before reaching Paris, where he was wined and dined on Liberation Day (25th August) on best quality champagne by a retired French Colonel. If such a thing is possible, Ernest Hemingway had quite a 'good war'.
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Posted by Peter on 22 Sep 2022, 20:15

Wonderfull painted figure! :thumbup:

Do you have a link to that manufacturer?

PS: I'm Peter! :mrgreen:
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Posted by MABO on 25 Sep 2022, 20:17

Thanks Peter and the link is here:
https://stoessisheroes.com
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