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WIP Drill Sergeant scale 1/9

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by offo, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. mick3272 A Fixture


    Just wait until kev gets his mits on those medals, he will think all his Birthdays have come at once.
    Might even add a CDM just for good measure
    Mick
  2. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    What a great subject! I'm surprised no one has thought of this before. Offo - you've totally outdone yourself with the likeness!

    I agree with all the critique. Getting the cover with exactly the right tilt and a smidge above the eyebrows sells the whole thing!

    All the best,
    Dan
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Ooooh you are a one ...CDM ...Cadburys Dairy Milk?

    Lots of ribbons there and those rifle and pistol badges

    Happy days

    Nap
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  4. offo A Fixture

    New photos. Hat is independent and can be extracted from the head. In order to do better were cast, and also that you painted it better. He is perched vicej to head to the edge of the eyebrow. Lýmce jackets are also repaired. A hat height is changing too. I think it's this good.
    Palo .

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  5. MasterGunns New Member

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    United-States
    Great start on a character close to my heart. Honorary GySgt R. Lee Ermey has become an iconic representative of my generation of Marines. Your sculpt is for the most part spot on, however there are a few more tweeks that need to be made:

    1 - This is the MOST important correction - the Marine Corps insignia on the right lapel needs to have the flukes on the anchor face inboard (to the right as you look at the figure) which would make them the opposite of the insignia on the left lapel. In other words, they should face inboard towards the button line on the blouse. Also they should be a little smaller in size (enlisted lapel insignia are smaller than those worn by an officer which is what are displayed in the photo by JasonB above.

    2 - There should be no gap between the ribbons (refer to JasonB's photo and the one you reference in your photo grouping).

    3 - This may be a little difficult to depict, but the buttons should not be smooth, there is very visible detail that needs to be shown.

    4 - And lastly - too much hair. A Senior Drill Instructor (and all other Drill Instructors) would not have any more hair showing than a 5 o'clock shadow. I'm sure Steve Ettinger would be able to verify that.

    Having spent 30 years of my life as a Marine, and a collector of figures depicting Marines, I look forward to seeing the finished product. And I'm sure that R. Lee Ermey would get a kick out of seeing his character of GySgt Hartman immortalized in miniature.

    Semper Fi - MasterGunns
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  6. offo A Fixture

    Thank you, that insignia , I have not noticed. I've fixed it.:)
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Offo ,

    Are you going to include the full arm rank insignia ?

    Love this and all the information you are being given

    Nap
  8. offo A Fixture

    No, bust is so complete and so will fit into the series V busts at MMM.
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  9. Grod A Fixture

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    Private Pile must be quaking in his boots!
    Great work Pavol.
    Gordon
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  10. Andrew Perren PlanetFigure Supporter

    Listen up maggots - Absolutely love it. Will get this one for sure. If you haven't seen it there is a youtube series "Lock N Load" with R. Lee Ermy, its great for a giggle.
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