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Berdan Sharpshooter

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by y_wong, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. y_wong New Member

    Dear folks,

    This is something which I am currently working on in addition to my fallschirmjager. I will be posing him shooting from behind a tree stump or fence.

    I need some helps regarding detail pictures of the 1859 .54 caliber Berdan Sharps rifle. I need them as I will be scratch building it. I have search the internet but some details of the rifle are still missing eg top and reverse side. Any helps with the pictures will be greatly appreciated.

    Hope you enjoy this thread


    Attached Files:

  2. Guy A Fixture

    He's looking good Wong.......I shall look forward to following your creation
  3. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Wong, My friend information is on the way. If your sharpshooter is dated after 1862 you may want to only have him wearing a green forage cap. I can send you uniform information also if you like.~Gary
  4. y_wong New Member

    Dear guy,

    Hope that I will not disappoint you.

    Dear Gary,

    Yes I wiould like to have whatever information regarding the Berdan Sharpshooter. I thought their uniforms were green throughout the war. Anyway if their uniforms were blue after 1862, then I will go for the pre 1862 look. Too much blues in my showcase. It's time for some other colors.

    As for the Sharps rifle, I will need to scratch build that first in order to fine tune the adjustment to his arms and head. Thanks in advance.

  5. olly_usafsoc New Member

    Watchin this with anticipation, if i am correct is that a hornet head your using? ;) .......... Anyhoo... please post more pics when you advance with the project! :)
  6. poch mahone Active Member

  7. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

    Wong, that is looking good. I,unfortunately,am not that talented and had to stick to stock figures, in particular the Imrie Risley Sharpshooter. Gary if you could also drop me someinfo on that 1862+ uniform I would appreciate it. Thanks to you both.
  8. y_wong New Member

    Dear Olly,

    I don't think it's a hornet head. It was given to me by a friend, Calvin. BTW the scale of the my figure is 120mm.

    I will be modifying its facial expression to fit the aiming pose.

  9. y_wong New Member

    Thanks Brian for the link.

    I have started working on the shoes and rifle now. Should be able to post something in the next few days if not sooner.

  10. y_wong New Member

    Dear Sharpie95,

    You never know, just give it a try. It's not as difficult as you think. I am sure all the sculpting folks in PlanetFigure will be willing to give you pointers and advises.

  11. yeo_64 Well-Known Member

    Hey Wong Yau,that's a really nice start to your next project;well done (y) (y) !! My current job duties require me to work most days of the week now,so not much sculpting has been done :( . However,I hope to remedy that real soon.Cheers and keep up the good work,my friend !
  12. y_wong New Member

    Thanks Kenneth,

    I was just wondering where are you as you have not be posting recently. Glad to hear from you again.

    regards :)
  13. Roc Active Member

    Hey Wong, my friend, this is going to be another great figure, I will be following this thread verey closely, I know,I will learn a lot from it. ;)

    Keep up the fantastic work.


    Roc. :)
  14. y_wong New Member

    Hey Roc,

    Thanks for the kind words, hope I will not disappoint.

    regards :)
  15. y_wong New Member

    Dear all,

    I have finished sculpting the brogan and posed it with the figure. Hope you like it.

    Back to the rifle and the head......

    regards :)

    Attached Files:

  16. y_wong New Member

    Thanks Calvin,

    BTW I'm on study leave therefore the 5 day week doesn't apply to me.

    regards :)
  17. y_wong New Member

    Dear Folks,

    I have finally scratch built the M1859 Sharps rifle. Attached is a pictorial SBS sculpting of the rifle. As for the details of the it, you will have to refer to my website at a later date.

    With this I will be able to fine tune the posture of my Berdan sharpshooter.

    regards :)

    BTW thanks to all that have help with the documentation of the rifle. THANKS!!

    Attached Files:

  18. y_wong New Member

    I have also attached some close up pictures of the scratch built rifle. Like William Hung said, "I have done my best and I have no regret!"

    regards :)

    Attached Files:

  19. Guy A Fixture

    Excellent work Wong Yau..........better than most rifles I have seen
  20. Roc Active Member

    Wong,you did an outstanding job on the rifle,it looks authentic.

    Keep up the good work.


    Roc. :)

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