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WIP Austro-hungarian Mountain Troops - Bust 1/9

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by pokrad, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    I would recommend to show the numbers. Otherwise the bust/the unit cannot be identified.

    The correct title of the bust should read:
    "Korporal, KK. Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 4, Klagenfurt, Spring 1915"

    Cheers
  2. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Too bad, but there is still a solution: I can do a bust of that officer in the future, it sure looks interesting too ;)
  3. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Martin I did not see Your post, I will put the number "4" if you say it's better solution ;)
    Now, You say "numbers" does this mean that the number is on both shoulders or only on the left one ?

    Meanwhile started to add some "older man stuff" on the head, eye bags, a bit of wrinkles etc.
    There is a also a bit of asymmetry on the lips (sour smile) - it's here by accident, but I think I leave it this way.
    Next I should probably add some ears so I can adjust jaw line and the back of the head before I refine it further...


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  4. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    If you want to sculpt in the future an officer (or Ensign):
    I have some documentations on the exact look and mass of the hunter's horn.

    Because your character in spring 1915 is located, I would show the left shoulderbord with the number 4, and the right rolled - like in Your first picture...:

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    I would advise you to this version...:

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    Cheers
  5. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Ok, thx Martin for all the info.
    I'm interested in the "hunters horn" as the officer also looks interesting enough for the bust. I'll do it in the future for sure.

    I also found picture where the "hat pocket" is visible:

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    I think I understand now how rooster feather and the cyclamen are attached to the hat.
  6. LVM Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very interesting figure and thread ! Thank you for all the pictures and the uniformological details :)

    Laurent
  7. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Here, first the masses of the version that was worn at the black "Jaegerhut". There were dirrefent variants...:

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    The proportions to each other did not change, even if the badge at the Feldmütze was significantly smaller..:

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    Of the badge, there were different versions, before the war and during the early war years, it looked like this...:

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    Later on, there was a significantly simplified version ...:

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    There were also badges, which were a combination of both types - good design, but with enamelled infield, like in the photo of the Feldmuetze above.

    Cheers
  8. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Tthis is very close to the general idea I have in my head. Now it's clear, that this will not be usual "young soldier" head...
    There will be more detailing (smoothing. refining especially eyelids and region around the eyes, adding small wrinkles), but volumes are in places I think:

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    Feel free to criticize, I can use a good critic ;)
  9. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    @Martin "Save as" ...I'll use it in next projects ;)
  10. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Some special for the 4th regiment:

    This variation looked like this...:

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    I wish You "good luck!" for this bust and the future officer, too!

    Cheers
  11. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    One Question - There will be a bust commercially?

    Cheers

    Hendryk
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  12. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    @Martin, thank you once again for Your help, and I'll do my best with this one -however I'm still a beginner and have much to learn, so don't be disappointed if it does not turn out as You expected ;)

    @Hendryk - I think It's no secret, it should be published under the http://www.blackarmymodells.com/ but don't ask me when as I sculpt only in my free time, and that is a pretty unpredictable thing ;)
  13. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Still tweaking, started the ears, not satisfied with the eyes, but it is getting closer:

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  14. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    More tweaking, ears still raw and unsymetrical:

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  15. kingbingo Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Austria
    Since I am an Austrian patriot, I have been following this post and am very excited that there are artists such as you put a piece Gersch Ichte from my home in miniature!
    Thank you for that!
    (Sorry my bad english)
  16. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Your welcome ;)

    Refining the ears, and started to prepare the patches, firts Edelweiss, measures taken from the pictures, it's aprox 5.5 cm in real life, so it's 6.1 mm in 1/9

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    If anyone knows exact dimensions, fell free to correct me ;)
  17. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Exact dimensions were:

    55 x 35 mm; Weight: 5 g

    Cheers
  18. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
    Man, better than Encyclopedia Britannica ;)

    I corrected my image...
    Off course, there will be more questions about dimensions, as soon as I prepare the rest ;)
    How can I ever repay You !
  19. pokrad A Fixture

    Country:
    Croatia
  20. Martin Antonenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Another good step. I will follow with great interest.

    Cheers

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