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Plynkes - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate
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Hu Rhu - Lets call it Greenland!
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Voting closed: June 15, 2018, 11:37:03 PM

Author Topic: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!  (Read 3273 times)

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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 06:53:13 AM »
Maybe he's using night vision goggles.   :D
They're also surrounded, the walrus have bulk on their side and ivory to spare.

Love the African knights and the guy who seems to be a muezzin (top right).
That's James Bruce, right*?

*the chap in the middle wearing unsuitable clothes for the clime, not the muezzin fellow.



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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 09:28:34 AM »
Gary, that is ingenious, hilarious and unexpected! Cunning repurposing of Ice Station Zebra  lol

Dylan, sumptuous as ever. You are spoiling us with these epic vignettes week after week  8)

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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2018, 11:23:00 AM »
Gary, that is ingenious, hilarious and unexpected! Cunning repurposing of Ice Station Zebra  lol

Thank you.  :D

However hats off to you Plynkes for a wonderful diorama, with such a colourful array of figures. Love it.   :-* :-*

Sadly I had to look up who James Bruce was.  ??? 

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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2018, 11:38:35 AM »
Those Sudaneese are wonderfull!

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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 01:19:29 PM »
Isn't there one of those Ray Harryhausen pictures where they fight big Walruses in the snow? Maybe one of the Sinbad ones? This reminded me of that. I always loved that sort of thing, and I love this too.





That's James Bruce, right*?

Indeed, and yes, he's inappropriately dressed. I think he actually dressed in some sort of Ottoman mufti in real life, but I wanted to replicate the imagery from the glory days of Look and Learn magazine. So not properly historical, perhaps more a 1970s retelling for kids.  :)

 

These pictures from the aforementioned magazine were the inspiration for this entry. I think the second one is by our old chum from the Ospreys (specifically the Zulu ones for me) the late Angus McBride.




Oh, and that's no muezzin!  :)

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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 05:23:45 PM »
Fantastic painting and staging, Dylan! And a very original setting from Hu Rhu. So to say warm against cold ...

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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2018, 05:27:15 PM »
Hu Ru captures real story of Greenland colony fall!

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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2018, 07:55:48 PM »
Isn't there one of those Ray Harryhausen pictures where they fight big Walruses in the snow? Maybe one of the Sinbad ones? This reminded me of that. I always loved that sort of thing, and I love this too.





Indeed, and yes, he's inappropriately dressed. I think he actually dressed in some sort of Ottoman mufti in real life, but I wanted to replicate the imagery from the glory days of Look and Learn magazine. So not properly historical, perhaps more a 1970s retelling for kids.  :)

 

These pictures from the aforementioned magazine were the inspiration for this entry. I think the second one is by our old chum from the Ospreys (specifically the Zulu ones for me) the late Angus McBride.




Oh, and that's no muezzin!  :)
Look & Learn style - cool! (not literally though, and that's what I meant by inappropriate, I wasn't quibbling on authenticity!  :D)
Aha, not a muezzin, I thought he was calling out the prayer - so he's something else then  8)

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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2018, 08:09:22 PM »
That's Baldrick. He has been my LPL mascot this time. He's been in every entry and has brought me a large portion of good fortune.  :)

It does look like he's making the call to prayer, though.

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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2018, 08:17:54 PM »
That's Baldrick. He has been my LPL mascot this time. He's been in every entry and has brought me a large portion of good fortune.  :)
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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2018, 05:12:34 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous, both, byt Dylan, you have outdone yourself with those Knights of Africa!

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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2018, 06:55:49 PM »
Lovely entries both, but Dylan ...

If I could take one of this years entries home to keep then this would be it! The perfect balance of theme and execution for me - adventure and history with cinematic scope. Just perfect.

I’m genuinely considering doing a direct rip-off of these figures just to have this on my shelf :-)
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Re: Round 7 - Bruce in the Blue Sultanate vs. Lets call it Greenland!
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 01:03:40 AM »
Both great ideas, the Greenland idea is clever ;)

The quilting and rhythmic movement through the African scene is spot on. Awesome work Plynykes.
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