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1/16 German Solider (1/9 Itareli boxart sketch)

Discussion in 'Digis - Digital Miniatures 3D Modeling' started by kaz6120, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Hi, A happy new year everyone, long time no posts. :)
    I've been working on refreshing my digital sculpting workflow for a while.
    Here I wanted to share an example, a sculpt sketch from Italeri's 1/9 German soldier boxart picture.
    I did it with my recent workflows configured with ZBrush / Blender / Phrozen sonic mini 4k 3DP.

    I just want to share my experiment results so please no "commercial?" questions.
    (I already had enough via FB and twitter so just in case)
    It won't be commercialized, due to it's a sketch from Italeri boxart copyrights belongs to Itareli.
    IMG_6477 (2).jpg IMG_6477.jpg IMG_0456.jpg 123265636_3719632921381579_124322956760672154_o.jpg German-soldier-2020-12-28-0933.png Screenshot from 2020-12-28 18-57-34.png
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  2. Ferris A Fixture

    Too bad it’ll remain a practice item, as there aren’t many high quality ‘normal’ german soldiers around. Too many WSS with MG34s, but few average Joes.

  3. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Thanks a lot for your comment, Adrian.

    Yes I totally agree with you, many 'cool' WSS and not so many 'normal' average Joes.
    That's what I always thinking about....and I'm thinking I'd do more average Joes, based on the real ww2 pics.
    So I've been looking for a real ww2 pics something like this.

    Reason why I did this figure is because I just liked the Italeri boxart picture.
    I really wanted to have this Italeri figure as a sculpting reference, if Italeri release this as it actually looks like this pics.
    But I found out it was the boxart pic for their re-boxed old ESCI figure, not the new tool kit.
    So...that's why I sculpted this by myself from scratch, as a standard gauge / sculpting reference figure.
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  4. MrBMB A Fixture

    Lovely work Kaz!! now just post something we can actually buy :cry:
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  5. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Thanks MrBMB for your warm and kind clitiques :)
    You're right, I have to do something...
  6. 1969 A Fixture

    Fantastic sculpting and printing Kaz, it is a shame that Esci did not achieve this likeness with the original figure, the figure in the box was nothing close to the artwork in quality.
    Did you use manual or auto supports in Chitubox?
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  7. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Great work and I agree shame it's only a practice piece.
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  8. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Thanks Steve. Yes, I totally agree with you, and what I really feel shame is Itareli has just reboxed ESCI one, not new tools.
    About Chitubox, I use auto supoprts first, and then add some supports manually to enforce the strength.

    captnenglish, thanks a lot for yoiur compliments, I'm glad. and I will consider the original, something similar to this.
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  9. 1969 A Fixture

    I agree Italeri had a great opportunity to make this a nice new figure, shame they just re-boxed the original. Thanks for the info on the supports.
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  10. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

    A trip down memory lane, I built and painted the original kit and as far as I can remember it was a bad kit, horrible task and I don't think that it had convincing folds in the uniform that made it look weird, unlike your version that looks great.
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  11. Warren SMITH Active Member

    Lovely figure... Just one stupid question... Have you asked Italari, as they hold the rights to the picture if they would grant you permission to release the figure..

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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Kaz

    HNY to you

    Great to see you posting and on a personal piece for your use

    All credit to you for doing this

    It's a amazing and useful tool and compliments in the hobby

    Thanks for sharing

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  13. kaz6120 A Fixture

    No, I haven’t asked about the copyrights of the picture.
    But I sent this picture to them and asked if they are interested in my work data to make it commercial. (instead of old ESCI one)
    Their answer was “ not interested in your suggestion” or something like that.
    I knew it from the start they would say so though. I just wanted to test it out.

    And, then I thought they would probably say no to give me the permission to release mine.
    I haven’t asked that but just my thoughts.
  14. kaz6120 A Fixture

    HNY to you too Nap, and thanks a lot for your comment.
    I think I should sculpt something similar to this one with “copyright-free”.
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  15. Nap A Fixture


    That would make a lot of people happy

  16. Warren SMITH Active Member

    Hi Kaz, my next stupid question is, how much would you need to alter the figure to prevent a breach of copyright...
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  17. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Ok Kaz, can't wait till you get a series going, these are awesome!
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  18. Scotty Well-Known Member

    He looks great. Good luck with this, I hope you can get it produced commercially.
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  19. Ernesto Simó New Member

    Great Work, Great Work Kaz
  20. newtonk Active Member

    Not trying to be an arse here, but is there any copyright on a pose? Sure, if you’re trying to pass your work off as Italeri, or use their work to promote your product, I get that. Not copying a pose, I’ve a few Jeff Shiu German paras in 1/16 scale that are scaled up Dragon figures, and no one has raised copyright issues. And from what I’ve heard, if as little as 10% is different, then copyright does not apply.

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