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WIP French Navy Gunner 1914 (Scratch-built 200mm Bust)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kaz6120, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Continued from this thread in sculpting section:

    My First Try at Sculpting (1/9 bust)

    I will post the rest of the progress of this project here 'cause sculpting thread doesn't appear on my vBench list.

    OK, this is the current status of my first sculpting bust. I've just over coated with Tamiya Primer surfacer. I will fix the rough part, I think it needs more sand to get smoother surface.

    jv-french-navy-gunner-1914-1.jpg jv-french-navy-gunner-1914-2.jpg jv-french-navy-gunner-1914-3.jpg

    As always, any comments are welcome.
    eissteban, dArtagnan, red tom and 8 others like this.
  2. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Kazufumi,

    I like it! Nice pose and subject. Look forward to seeing it painted

    Nick
  3. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi kazufumi,
    amazing first effort,I commend you!
    Sculpting comes natural to you,most have to work very hard at it,I'm one of them.
    Love the subject too!!!
    Best Regards
    Paul

    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com
  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    well done!

    Very nice sculpting! Great subject!!

    All the best,
    Dan
  5. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much for your kind comments, Nick, Paul, Daniel.

    I'm glad to know that there's some people who like this subject. The reason why I wanted to do this subject is because I couldn't find any other work about this subject. (Maybe there's some, but I just still haven't found any.) I want to try the subject not so many people do. I just want to do something different.

    Thank you very much Paul. This is really encouraging comment 'cause "natural" is my favorite word. yes, it really is. :) I don't know if I have any talent on this but I don't care about it now 'cause I just want to try at sculpting and want to have a "sculptor's view".
  6. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    wonderful, Kazufumi !

    Hi! Kazufumi.:)
    A wonderful sculpting.
    Indeed it's amazing as first TRY.:eek:
    I think the thing to which an arm was expressed became finer for charm of this figure.
    I'm looking forward to this figure's being painted.;)
    Mitsutaka.:)
  7. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks Mitsutaka,

    I need to clean up and shape and fix many parts, and its surface is little too rough to paint. I now really admire what the pro sculptors do...
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very nice sulptwork.

    marc
  9. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Great stuff,keep up the good work.
    Andy
  10. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hey Kazufumi,
    I feel that credit where credit is due mate, for many what your doing as a first attempt is very scary!!!
    But your result stands out......
    P.S. like the sailor in 120mm
    Best Regards
    Paul
  11. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks Marc, Andrew, Paul.

    I'm focusing on the 120mm sailor project for a while now so wait for the further progress without hurry...:)
  12. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Kaz, excellent sculpting and an interesting subject, hard to believe it's your first sculpt. Congrats. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  13. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    As everyone has said, for a first sculpt that is a cracking piece of work.
    Look forwards to you painting him,
    Carl.
  14. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Have to echo all other comments, well done.


    Cheers David
  15. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks a lot Ken, Carl, David.

    I still haven't decided whether I should add a light mustache or not. Maybe he looks trimmed too well, I don't know.
  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Sailor's Beret

    I suspect you already have references for the beret, since it is so well done. Just a question - will you work in the anchor insignia in relief or paint it on? I think the anchor in relief would be a nice touch. If I were doing the beret, I'd give it a try.

    Fine sculpting!

    All the best,
    Dan;)

    Attached Files:

  17. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Yes I've had references for that. I was inspired by the sailor photo I posted here:

    http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/showpost.php?p=383601&postcount=17

    The beret they put on have no anchor in relief, but, I looked for many images of the beret used in early 1900's and I found that there were several types of beret.

    To tell the truth, I haven't decided whether I put anchor in relief on or not till now. And yes I agree with your opinion that would be a nice touch, and that would be a good icon to show what this guy's job is. :)

    I don't know if I can sculpt a nice anchor shape but I will give it a try.

    Thanks for the info and your opinion.
  18. Wlas Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow! Keep up the excellent work!
  19. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Some progress pics. Arrows indicate the modified parts. Added anchor on beret, mustache, re-built pompon on the beret, hair and beard.

    jv-french-navy-gunner-1914-4.jpg jv-french-navy-gunner-1914-5.jpg
  20. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    First attempt?
    Your both sculpts are excellent,
    well done Kazufumi, you are very talented,
    regards
    Christos

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