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WIP Chinese Infantryman, Shanghai, 1937

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by valiant, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi folks,
    a bit more progress on this one, with the addition of the haversack strap and the HMG canvas pouches. Still much tidying to do and smaller detailing to be added. Scale 1/9, sculpted in Miliput over a resin dolly.

    Thanks for looking(y)

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  2. Kevtk135 Active Member

    So far, so good. Nice!
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi Steve

    Liking this subject matter ,coming on nicely

    Like the fact that you sculpt subjects that are not often seen

    Is this asked on a illustration from a Osprey book ?

    Following with interest

    Nap
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  4. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Cheers guys. Kev - its based on an amalgamation of illustrations in the Osprey book, The Chinese Army, 1937-49. I may add the hilt of a sword on his back, not sure yet..! I would like it to be a commercial piece, however, as you say, like most of my stuff, its very "niche" and most painters/modellers/manufacturers seem to prefer "tried and tested"!(y)
  5. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    Hi Steve

    Thought it was , had that book in my hands yesterday ..lots of interesting subjects

    I like your stuff and I for one would go for this if it was commercial ...certainly don't see many like this ..if ever

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
  6. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Kev - Unfortunately, if I was only to sell a couple, then its not financially viable. Been there, done that!(y)
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  7. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England

    Fully understand mate got to be worth the work

    Look forward to seeing updates ..and painting

    Nap
  8. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Ta Kev - it still amazes me, with the whole plethora of subject matter out there to explore, that the same old subjects still get rehashed over and over again!!(y)
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  9. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England

    You got it ! .....some companies seem to prefer to stay safe rather than cross the line to something different

    Nap
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  10. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    True! Manufacturers want to play safe on subjects, so stick to tried and tested, as that's what they say the customers want. As a result, the punters only get the same old diet of subjects - and so it goes on...! Or maybe, its because some people dont like to research new stuff and prefer to stick to well-documented subjects....:unsure:
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  11. Mookie Active Member

    Here here Steve.I like so many genres and eras but i just cant get into Napoleonic era.Colourful uniforms just doesnt appeal.As a few know im a modern era buff especially S..A.S.But like the ww1 era and Victorian.
    Im an old dinosaur i know.
    Rich.
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  12. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Some detailing added on the collar tabs, buttons and ties on the canvas pouches(y) chin1.jpg
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  13. captfue Active Member

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    United-States
    Interesting piece you are a great job on it. I like your choice of subject
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  14. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Inspirational stuff and again great results with the Miliput, it would be great to get a wee bit of an insight into how you work with the Miliput, I use it myself for minor alterations and gap filling but have not arrived at having full control.
    TERRY
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  15. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Great stuff Steve hope we see this Miliput Magic at Bugle Call on 24/11

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  16. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Original subject, very interesting!

    Pierre
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  17. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the comments, guys. I never thought that working with Miliput was any more difficult than any other medium! As its all Ive ever used for years, I suppose Im used to it. Im not really aware of any particular special techniques that I use, other than an old wet brush to help smooth out some of the folds. As Ive mentioned, it behaves very much like clay, so, again, its something Ive just been used to....!(y)

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