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WIP Dutch soldier 1/16

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Renéduret, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I decided to create a Dutch figure early second WW.

    the battle lasted for 5 days or so, Holland wasn't prepared for a war.
    Obsolete weapons ( some heavy guns were ordered in Germany but delivered without visors...) and their main weapon was the mannlicher of 1886.

    Posting this tread also on a re- enactmentsite ( for different kind of reactions good idea) and collecting all I can get about details.
    The Dutch soldier has never been so popular for research and I feel a bit obliged to do so.

    knowing me it all starts with sketches :)

    [IMG]

    for eventual casting purpose I was inspired by my Harrisbuste.
    Hands in this scale are hard to cast unless mounted on to something.

    René

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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
  3. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    No I didn't Roger, thanks!

    René
  4. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
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  5. Eric P.M. Member

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    Netherlands
    René,

    a Dutch soldier of may 1940 is always a great idea !
    I've build several in 54mm. Attached you'll find some pictures that might be of help.
    The main weapon was a Mannlicher based gun build by the Dutch factory Hembrug and known as the M95.

    succes, Eric

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  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    thanks Roger,
    Great scene.....i we can see our Dutch soldiers from those days.
  7. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Your welcome Marc. René's project is an interesting subject that desrves to be done.

    Roger.
  8. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    thanks guys!

    Eric,
    I never have seen any of your figures which regrets me.
    especially when regarding we're fellow countrymen.

    working on the helmet now, the rifle will be taken care of by a riflespecialist :)

    René
  9. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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  10. Eric P.M. Member

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    Netherlands
    Rene,

    looks great ! One thing: don't you think the helmets needs a deeper curve at the back?
    I've tryed to past a picture of a real M27 helmet in your last photo to show you what I meen. The area indicated in red.....

    cheers, Eric

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  11. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    yes thanks Eric,

    it's just a start to have something to work on. Helmets are made in different stages.
    the curve will be important.
    The head underneath only has a carrying purpose for the oven, a new one will be provided.

    René
  12. marius'mules New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    René

    Very good start.

    Wow--- You work at a blistering pace!
  13. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
  14. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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  15. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
  16. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    like what you are doing so far
  17. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    Dankjewel marc....


    ( the thought about Stevy Ray is still around, just finding a way to scratch the strat)


    groet,

    René
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I have a Stratocaster sculpted. Get it from Lee van Quang.
    The only thing i have to do is sculpting a bust of Stevie Ray just like in the avatar.
    There was once a guy here at the forum who promised years ago to do that, but never hear anything.

    marc
  19. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    you should have posted his strat and ask: Who..:)?

    is it 1/9? or bigger?
    The strat I actually know in an anatomic way but switched to the spanish guitar.

    René ( who will send you a pb)
  20. Renéduret Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    hm, forgot to tell.

    the oval sign on the helmet will be ( hopefulley) performed in pe.
    It's terrible to this manually.

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