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WIP Critique 1/24(75mm) Zundapp riders project

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by kaz6120, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Hi all,

    I've just started sculpting riders for Asuka (Tasca) Models' 1/24 Zündapp sidecar.
    I'm planning this to DAK riders in long coat, but also interested in more figures in other uniforms.
    Any comments, critiques, feedbacks are always welcomed!

    I started sculpting head.
    I want perfect 1/24 scale size figures to fit Asuka Zündapp which is modelled precisely scaled down to 1/24.
    Asuka's The DAK Panzer II tanker on the left. First I was thinking to use it as a anatomy guide but I think it's a bit over-sized for Zündapp.
    So I bought a 3D scanned human data to 3D printed out to perfect 1/24.
    3dprint-anatomy 060.jpg
    From left to right, 1/20(90mm), Male and Female in 1/24(75mm and 70mm)

    Then using this 3D figure as an anatomy guide, I started sculpting to match its size perfectly.
    2401-head 060.jpg 2401-head 061.jpg 2401-head 062.jpg 2401-head 063.jpg 2401-head 064.jpg

    And after finished sculpting head, I scratch-built helmet with Apoxie Sculpt
    2401-helm 076.jpg 2401-helm 078.jpg 2401-helm 077.jpg
    In this picture it doesn't match to the shape of the real one. I repeated "shape, sand, shoot pics to match the real one" procedure over and over until I satisfy with the result.

    And...now, low-poly shape of body stage. I know it's still rough sketch but it's important for me to sculpt whole body in low polygon shape before my idea goes away. Hope you like this idea.
    2401-fullbody 068.jpg 2401-fullbody 069.jpg 2401-fullbody 070.jpg
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  2. Ray Mootsey Active Member

    Hello, this is looking great so far, if going to be for sale, I am interested in some DAK figures. Any plans for a MG mount for a MG 34, for the sidecar. Keep up the great work, Ray
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  3. housecarl A Fixture

    Looks superb Kaz.(y)
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  4. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Thanks Ray and Carl, for your comments!

    yes I'm considering to make it into cast-ready for sale. Not sure about MG34, but developing 1/24 equipments are in my to-do list.
  5. MrBMB A Fixture

    Looks great, good face
    I know you wouldn't sell a lot at all but 1/9th for that larger model out there :)
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  6. T50 A Fixture

    The rider looks great so far!!!!
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  7. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Looking great!!

    Has any of the digital community thought about providing reduced size manikins the joints of which can be bent to suit?

    All the best,
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  8. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Thanks MrBMB, Taesung, Dan, for your warm compliments! but please note I've only finished head and half-done helmet and body is still just a lump of clay yet... :)

    Yes I know 1/24 is not a standard scale for WW2 items, but I love this scale, it's great scale on sculpting, painting, and displaying.
    I don't understand why not more companies join this scale. (I know whole AFV world is completely brainwashed by Tamiya 1/35... :) )

    Thanks a lot for your comment, Strongly inspired by Alpine's 1/35 rider pair.

    > Dan,
    Japanese figure company Max Factory done a closer concept of the figure, named "Figma". which is designed for cartoonists and illustrators. They are a bit cartoonish to me but I like its concept.


    Developing the mannequins for scale model figure sculpting sounds interesting.
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  9. kaz6120 A Fixture

    If someone has a good reference for DAK diver coat or long coat, please let me know. It's hard to find good pics.
    2283964ac0c918fef91cb1c9b5a10c05.jpg exclusive-bike-box-bb.jpg dak-afrika-korps-1941-42-r12_imagesia-com_buki_large.jpg

    This is the picture my idea came from.

    I found this pics too, but I can't find this original one which was actually used.
    Is this the original one? I'm not sure.
    I found this pic in here.
  10. MrBMB A Fixture

    Sorry Kaz I didn't mean your scale wouldn't sell well, I was talking about 1/9 scale which is the scale I would like for the 1/9 model.
    Still can't believe we don't have a 1/16 bike/sidecar in plastic yet :eek:
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  11. kaz6120 A Fixture

    ESCI 1/9 is still popular and still the best kit in that scale, shame no more new releases in 1/9.

    I totally agree with you about no bike in 1/16 scale. I think 1/16 is the best scale for bike + figures. I really wish there's 1/16 sidecars and Kettenkrad...
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  12. Mark Dollery Well-Known Member

    Got to agree with the views here, awesome sculpting & hope we see them on the shelves soon...no pressure Kaz...(y)
    Why don't the manufactureres listen to the masses, we need motorcyles in 1/16th / 120mm (i know there is resin examples as I have the Precision 1/16th Kettenkraftrad) but they would sell like hot cakes if they were in plastic!!!! (n)
    keep up the great work Kaz, we are counting on you!!!
    Mark D ;)
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  14. 1969 A Fixture

    Nice work so far Kaz, I know from doing some 1/9 riders that it can be very enjoyable and at times challenging getting the figure to mold comfortably with the bike.
    Will follow with interest.
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  15. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Thanks a lot, Steve
    Yes it's a bit challenging to fit the bike. I'm struggling on that now. :)
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  16. 1969 A Fixture

    I am sure you will succeed mate, just takes a bit of patience.
    The helmet looks very good also, not an easy helmet to get right but you are doing very well with it.
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  17. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

  18. Ray Mootsey Active Member

    Hello kas,it seems you touched on a popular subject, I also have a Zundapp in 1/24, 1/16, and 1/9. As I said before I would like to see DAK figures in 1/24, and if you are considering 1/16 I will jump on also. I do believe Steve can handle 1/9. Love your work, Ray
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