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Review DDay Miniature Studio 1/35 WWI Belgian dog-drawn cart with crew

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Zastrow.cuirassier, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    An uncommon subject in figurine, thanks to the dynamic brand DDAY
    1/35° Resin, Sculptor : Pavel Krasicki
    Dday Belgian army (1).JPG
    WWI Belgian dog-drawn cart with crew
    Not a lot of Belgian WWI figures offered to collectors, except this one, only the Fusilier (now OOP) and Metal Modeles with a Carabinier and a Guide treated this subject yet very interesting!
    Attention, I remind you that I am not a professional photographer and that my photos are not always up to the quality of the figurines.
    I'm going to take photography lessons, and I asked Santa Claus for a new camera and a mini photo studio.
    Books references :
    Not a lot :
    Verlag Militaria (Available in French, English, German and Dutch)
    2 rather expensive volumes (99 € each) but almost indispensable
    https://www.militaria.at/Search.asp...N=&Content=&languages=df,nl,bs,de,en,fr,hr,hu,
    [IMG] [IMG]
    Osprey :
    A superb booklet illustrated by P. Courcelle MMA452
    https://ospreypublishing.com/the-belgian-army-in-world-war-i
    [IMG]

    [IMG]

    The figure :
    Dday Belgian army (3).JPG Dday Belgian army (4).JPG Dday Belgian army (5).JPG Dday Belgian army (7).JPG Dday Belgian army (10).JPG Dday Belgian army (9).JPG Dday Belgian army (11).JPG Dday Belgian army (13).JPG Dday Belgian army (15).JPG Dday Belgian army (17).JPG Dday Belgian army (16).JPG

    Possible conversion, using a Maxim MG
    [IMG]

    My rating criteria:
    - Choice of the subject 11/10
    - Pose 9.5/10
    - Sculpture 9/10
    - Molding 9/10
    - Packaging 10/10
    So an Highly recommended figure !
    Available directly from :
    http://ddayminiaturestudio.com/
    Tom W., Black Army, JonH and 8 others like this.
  2. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Interesting piece
    I knew only the one made by Scale Link, in metal 40 years ago butt I thing stille existing
    Good
    aknific and Zastrow.cuirassier like this.
  3. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Country:
    France
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  4. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Casting a tad less crisp than we've come to expect from some other companies, a bit "flashy" in places and a few clunky sprue attachments, but nonetheless a very original subject and a welcome release.

    - Steve
  5. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    The dog looks well done..agree it’s a bit rough about the edges, but nice subject and well animated
    Zastrow.cuirassier likes this.
  6. akaryu PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very nice and original! Glad to see some Belgians! I'd love to see this in 75mm scale.

    Pierre
  7. grasshopper PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Definitely Pierre..the vignettes of the dog carts are unusual...
    akaryu and Zastrow.cuirassier like this.
  8. Pavka Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Dear Zastrow, many thanks for your review. And to all folks remember there is 1/35 scale and the pictures are sometimes even bigger than 1/9 figures :)
    Cheers
    Pawel Krasicki
  9. Cannonball Well-Known Member

    Super set and nice idea
  10. archimede Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Looking at the pieces with the sprue, I wonder if they were printed using pressure or vacuum.
  11. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    You have to ask the owner of Dday for that !
  12. archimede Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Looking at the pieces with the sprue, I wonder if they were printed using pressure or vacuum.
  13. Pavka Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Dear Archimede, I sculpted the figures by hands in Miliput standard and the cart is scrachbuilt using polystyrene profiles and sheets. Then the figures were casted in polyurethane resin using vacuum pump.The moulds are made in silicone/rubber. I don't know a lot about casting process, as I am not a caster, I order casting!
    Pawel
    Nap likes this.
  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi ZC

    Thanks for the review ,a unusual subject so well done to the company for releasing

    Good to see the Belgium Army being represented

    Nap
  15. archimede Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Dear Pawell, you are really very good for your sculptures, they have movement and are well made. I thank you for the information I was looking for.
    ;)

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