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WIP Female Tank Commander.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mil-mart, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is the start of the latest sculpt in the range of Heroines.
    Aleksandra Samusenko was a female Tank Commander who fought at the battle of Kursk in 1943.
    She was killed in the last days of the war in the final battle for Berlin.
    All comments and critique most welcome and many thanks for looking.

    Cheers Ken

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  2. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Nice idea and a great subject, Ken! You look like you've made a really good start also!

    All the best,
    Dan
  3. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    From what I can tell, looks a cracking likeness.
    Carl.

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  4. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Dan and Carl
    Appreciate the comments.(y)
    Should be posting more pics tomorrow.
    Cheers Ken
  5. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Hi Ken,

    Thanks a million for doing this. We need this. An essential subject matter. I trust you will give it all you have (pls do as I am religiously passionate about Soviet female models)

    Will closely follow.
    Michael
  6. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Ken,
    Nice start,you have captured her character well.look forward to more.
    Cheers
    Andy
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Dare I say it; Ken, you're addicted to heroines.

    Sorry for that.

    Great likeness mate and filling a small but very important gap in the market.
  8. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Me too, their tennis players aren't so bad either.

    Another great sculpt sir, keep it up.
  9. Von Luch Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ken,

    Great start! Very nice sculpting and darn near spot on with the photo!(y) (y)

    Jim
  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Female Hero

    Ken ,
    I like the start on this one , nice smile , should be another cracker and as said in previous posts on Night Witch , these so so brave women deserve more recognition .

    I have now read from cover to cover the Osprey Elite book -Heroines of the Soviet Union , amazing stories of both personal courage in and away from the battlefield .

    Look forward to seeing more on this and "future" ones as I have a feeling this won't be the last !!!(y)

    Here's an idea wha about a bust of a HSU winner in full dress uniform , rather than the "working" dress with embelishments , as shown in the Osprey on page 13 of Gds Major Polina Gelman ..just an idea !!!

    Naap
  11. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Micheal, Andy, Tony, Mike, Jim, Kev.
    Many thanks guys for the comments, much appreciated.
    Mike talking of Russian tennis players, do you happen to know if Maria Sharapova ever rescued a kitten out of a tree. :D

    Cheers Ken
  12. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Ken,

    its twin from girl of the photo.
    Awesome sculpt!
  13. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Your on a roll mate with the women at the moment, nice work Ken and i look forward to seeing the final version of this one, i love ww2 russian subjects and this looks very promising.
    All the best mate,

    Steve(y)
  14. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Pedro and Steve,
    Thanks guys I've been working on her today and quite pleased with the progress, I'll take more pics and post a bit later.

    Cheers Ken
  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    update more pics

    Made a bit of progress, I started on the helmet and torso. This is my first attempt at a Russian Tankers helmet, so no doubt it'll be two steps forward one step back until I'm happy with it.:) Many thanks for looking .

    Cheers Ken

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  16. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Great start Ken !!

    cheers

    stefano
  17. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stefano, many thanks and I'm hoping to post progress pics daily.

    Cheers Ken(y)
  18. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Hi Ken,

    Is this gonna be a commercial release?
  19. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Ken,
    progressing nicely.

    Like how you do the head as a complete unit, then work on hte body to match......makes sense.

    Where are you getting all these pictures from?

    You didn't defect many decades ago, did you? Ex-curator at the Soviet Forces Museum? ;):D

    Good to see women, and a women in a genuine combat role.

    A pleasant change from the standard WW2 subjects.....

    Keep on going!

    Cheers
  20. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Michael, yes this will be released by http://www.minutemanmodels.com after the Night Witch release.

    Jamie, the reason I build up the head separately is simply that , any putty left over I tend to stick on the end of either a cocktail stick or a cheap metal tube to cut down after. I've never really thought about doing it any other way.:) All the info and pics come from a fellow Planeteer Redtom who's a Russian Historian, I was going to say Nut but I'm too polite.:D. Many thanks Jamie.

    Cheers Ken

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