French Soldier WWI

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Markus, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Friends.

    here are some pics of my latest work I`m doing for a local collector. It´s 75mm scale and as you see just in progress.

    I hope you like it.

    Best wishes,
    Markus

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  2. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
  3. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Markus, Your doing a nice job on the figure. That's a great photo to use as a basis for a figure. The pose of the figure and supporting groundwork lends itself well to such a project.~Gary
  4. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice litle project and very nice sculpting.
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Markus,

    As we say here in Holland, you did the laundry before i did.
    Because i wanted to learn sculping i had choosen this picture also. Now i seen yours i much change my project. :angry:
    In my opinion: When sculpting you creating a figure that nobody has or can buy (when it is not commercial).
    So you did a great job with this project so far. (y)

    Marc
  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic work Markus..........keep us posted on your next step.
  7. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Markus - Great subject for a diorama! It's so FRENCH! Wonderful sculpting!

    I'm looking forward to see how you deal with the bicycle and the Poilu's thin droopy moustache. :lol:

    All the best,
    Dan
  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Markus,
    GREAT STUFF! I like the fact that you are doing something french! A subject not done often enough! It looks great so far, keep us posted on this one. You have picked a nice picture to work from, nice and simple. I like the bike and the small bit of equipment scattered about.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  9. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Markus, so far so good, I like the subject matter.
    I will follow your step by step.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  10. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful work, Markus!!

    Are you going to be using a "stock" head or sculpting your own?
  11. Manfred Active Member

    Markus you have started my dream project !

    I want to do this scene in 54mm since I saw the old colour photo but the bike and the column has kept me off.

    I will watch this thread with anticipation :)


    Manfred
  12. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice Markus. Am looking forward to seeing it completed.

    John
  13. Bill Mayo New Member

    Markus,

    This is coming along nicely! Your inspiration shot is so good, I'm adding it to my documents list.


    -Bill
  14. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    Wow fantastic Markus I have to see more of this......
  15. Ulrich PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi

    here is an link for more french colour photos from WW I

    http://www.mediatheque-patrimoine.culture....ochromes.html#1

    It is in french, but there are good photos


    And I am the lucky :) :) :) local collector from Markus. And this was my dream project, too

    I am astonished how much from you knew this photo

    Ulrich
  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Markus and Ulrich: I agree this photo is one of the classic WWI images. There are many more images from illustrations, photos, paintings, that, at least for me, qualify as "classic". I'm sure if we started posting some of them, you'd see a similar reaction from my fellow WWI 'nuts'.

    I look forward to seeing the entire diorama complete and, hopefully, in future figure competitions.

    All the best,
    Dan
  17. Hyades New Member

    Fantastic subject, Markus! It's a wonderful picture to base a project off of. That poor guy looks dead tired! Please keep us posted!

    Nancy
  18. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Friends,

    first I want to thank you all for your feedback and your kind comments. I really appreciate it.

    About the bike: It seems so, that there is a bike available that could be used for this project....that would be very nice. :eek:

    About the head: The basic was a Preiser head. I sharpened the eyes with my exacto blade, cut away the chin, the mouth, the cheekbones and the eyebrows and resculpted them. I tried to sculpt the moustache as close as possible to the one at the pic.... :( Then is sculpted the helmet - it isn`t finished yet. I have to sand it a little and then we will see....

    The best wishes,
    Markus

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  19. Mike McGregor Member

    It's really cool to see one of my alltime favorite photos sculpted in 3D...
    good work.

    Mike
  20. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very lovely sculpt, Markus!!
    Such great talent!
    I love it and I would love the see it painted!
    Congratulations,

    Eddy.

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