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French WW1 Gas mask

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mil-mart, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    And now for something completely different. Sculpted with Magic-sculpt and Duro.
    All comments and criticism welcome.

    Cheers Ken

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Good work on the gasmask Ken,
    I immediately get to my books to look if you did the right job and it's spot on.

    Marc
  3. elanlane13 A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Ken , great subject choice. Very unusual. Kevin told me about this project and I was looking forward to seeing it.
    Two things: I think the gas mask container might benifit from the odd dent, it looks rather pristine. Also he looks a little narrow chested. From the rear he is spot on, but considering he's wearing a coat he could be beefed up , to push the arms out a little on the lower part at the front.

    Great work, what scale is he?
  4. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Marc, many thanks for your comment.
    Cheers Ken
  5. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Robert, comments much appreciated, in regards to pristine container, my excuse is that the several reference pics show them to be all old and rusty , not one dent in sight and although I'm sure some were damaged, I'm going to leave it to the painter to add or not. Great idea though.
    Yes well spotted, I'll bulk out the bottom of his sleeve's.

    Many thanks Ken.
  6. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Ken,
    He,s looking good.Can i suggest something .As the bottom of the gas mask is like a V shape.What about reflecting that shape in the bottom of the bust .In other words make the bottom of the bust V shaped ,because finishing it with a flat line looks,well flat.that way you can add a bit more to the ammo pouches which are interesting in their own right
    IMHO
    Andy
  7. Ray Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ken,
    Beautifully sculpted and an interesting subject. He does look a little narrow in the chest as Robert noted, but I wouldn't call the proportions incorrect he might just be a narrow chest guy.

    Ray
  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Frenchie

    Hi Ken ,
    Nice work , glad to see you are taking on board the suggestions to make this even better , I like the idea about the V shape at the bottom of the base and would probably balance it up at the base with a little more of the pouches .

    Rob , the bust is about 1/10th

    Happy sculpting my friend

    Nap :)
  9. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Andy,
    great idea regarding V-shape, will definately work on it and post update, very much appreciate your advice.

    Ray,
    many thanks for your comments.

    Kev,
    thanks for comments , sent E-mail
  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Ken,

    Tremendous work mate. I like the way you've combined different mediums to achieve the overall effect. Are the eyes visible through the goggles?
  11. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent, Ken! Very original bust! Great idea - just wish I'd thought of it first!! :)

    All the best,
    Dan
  12. Black Army Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Hello Ken,

    Overall it's a nice bust, but I also think shoulders are to low.

    By the way it's a great work!

    Congratulations!

    cheers,
    Balázs
  13. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tony,
    Many thanks for the comment and yes as an experiment I built up the top part of the face and painted the eyes, then built up the gas mask and finally made 2 rings of duro and glued clear plastic to the inside. In the process I think I must of gotten some glue on the plastic causeing them to go misty, luckily that was the effect of condensation I was after;):)
    Cheers Ken

    Dan,
    Appreciate your comments.
    Cheers Ken

    Balazs,
    Many thanks , as a result of comments and constructive suggestions I am changing the look of the figure slightly. Will post update soon.
    Cheers Ken
  14. Mat Lambert A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ken

    Really interesting subject. As Im a beginner its good to see the work in progress images too, showing all the different materials you have used and where you have used them. Look forward to seeing the updated pics with the V shape lower section - be interested to see how this is 'added' onto what looks to me like a carefully finished piece.

    cheers Mat
  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Matt, thanks for the comments, planning on finishing it over the weekend and will then post final pics.

    Cheers Ken
  16. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice work Ken, good idea and good execution.

    Steve
  17. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    final pic

    Steve, thanks for the comment, much appreciated.

    After several alterations to which I thank in particular Andy, Rob and Balazs it is finally finished, ended, finito, in the post, gone.:):D
    Cheers Ken

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  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    And who is casting it???

    Marc
  19. Black Army Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Great result!
    It was worth the trouble!
    I like the numbers on the colar, how did you do it?

    Cheers,
    Balázs
  20. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Marc, regarding casting , not sure if it's commercial enough, no face with an expression to paint may deter manufacturers. Appreciate your comments.
    Cheers Ken

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