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Berdan Sharpshooter

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

  1. y_wong New Member

    Thanks Kenneth, my last paper will be on Tuesday. After that it's back to the model to make up for the lost time.

    regards :)
  2. y_wong New Member

    Thanks Kenneth, my last paper will be on Tuesday. After that it's back to the model to make up for the lost time.

    regards :)
  3. y_wong New Member

    Dear Gary,

    Thanks and once again I know I can count on you to point out my shortcoming. I am aware of the length of the frock but somehow I must have overtrimmed the putty. I will be extending it a little bit but not too much.

    BTW do you happen to have pictures of the straps for the Berdan's backpack. It seems that there is a pair that hooks onto the front of waist belt and another pair that goes under the armpit. I can't seem to get any close up view of the straps from the internet.

    Regards :)
  4. y_wong New Member

    Dear Patrick,

    Glad that you like it and especially the toe. Yes it will be a one off. Previously I have though of trying to cast my pieces but I have since decided otherwise. Too much to do in so short a time.

    regards :)
  5. Patrick Kirk New Member

    I understand your point, and will admire your work here on the planet.
    Hopefully someday, your work will be commercially available.

    All the best...

  6. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Wong, This is a link to the illustrator that did the uniform plates for the osprey book on Civil War Shapshooters. If you do not have it you might want to buy it. There is one plate that has multiple views of it. I do not have it so cannot help you with a scan of it. Maybe the illustrator could send you a scan of the plate. Send me an e-mail as I have other images you may find useful. Strangly this is a piece of equipment I have very little on.~Gary

  7. Roc Active Member

    Wong, my dear friend,your sculpture is coming along nicely,your are giving it life.
    As usual,I'm enjoying your step by step and learning quite a bit. ;)

    Keep up the great sculpting.


    Roc :)
  8. y_wong New Member

    Hey Roc, glad that you like it. Please feel free to point out any problem. I am always looking forward to constructive criticisms from fellow modellers. It part of the learning process.

    Dear Gary, thanks for the link. You are a great help. I intend to sculpt the back pack and have it by the side of the sharpshooter. In the process of my sculpting, I always try to take the opportunity to know more about the history and equipment that they used.

    Dear Patrick, thanks again.

    To all have a wonderful Sunday.

    regards :)
  9. Roc Active Member

    Hey Wong, how can I point out a problems when there isn't any, believe me your sculpting is excellent, I've been following your step by steps for a long time and have gotten enjoyment from them, keep them coming. ;)


    Roc. :)
  10. Guy A Fixture

    I agree with Roc.....hard to point out any problems when you can't see any. I have enjoyed watching your creation come to life. Keep up the terrific work.
  11. y_wong New Member

    Dear Roc and Guy, thanks for the kind words. It's sure encouraging.

    Dear Gary,

    I have taken your advise and lengthen the frock but I realised that longer frock doesn't look natural when folded backward hence I got my wife to pose (no you won't get to see her pose :lol: ) and decided to fold it forward instead. I beleive it looks more natural.

    regards :)

    PS I have also posted a preview of my yet to finished Alabamian.
  12. y_wong New Member

    Sorry folks,

    forgotten to attach the pic. The fingers were too fast for the brain.

    regards :)

    Attached Files:

  13. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Wong, Very nice, I like the way the bottom half of the frock looks. Here is a simple line drawing showing the rear of the coat. This might be of some help.~Gary

    Attached Files:

  14. y_wong New Member

    Thanks Gary for the pic.

    regards :)
  15. y_wong New Member

    Dear folks,

    I have sculpted the left hand. It is align to the left arm as the rifle and right arm needs to be separated from the body in order for me to sculpted and eventually paint the frock. Attached is a pic of it. Hope you like it. Currently I am working on the sleeve. It should be ready soon.

    regards :lol:

    Attached Files:

  16. Guy A Fixture

    Awesome work Wong......I have enjoyed following your steps.
  17. y_wong New Member

    Thanks Guys. Glad that you like it.

    regards :lol:
  18. yeo_64 Well-Known Member

    Hey,Wong Yau,VERY NICE (y) (y) !! Cheers !
    Kenneth :lol:
  19. y_wong New Member

    Thanks Kenneth.

    regards :)
  20. Ernest A Fixture

    this is an stunning and superb job, did you use magic sculpt to mold the hands...?


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