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German Motorcyclist WWII sculpt

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by bonehead, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. tiger111 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    Will there be a second figure in this series for the motorcycle (sidecar)?
    Brent
  2. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike, I think this model is a fail. I mean he is holding a map but he is not doing the requisite pointing off in the distance. LOL!
  3. JasonB A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yep, he needs optional arms. One pointing, and one holding his chin in deep contemplation of just where he took that wrong turn!
  4. SDowning New Member

    Mike,
    Great SBS. I was curious in your prep work for a figure. After the topic is chosen and reference material researched do you make a rough or very detailed sketch of the figure? Or, just go with your minds eye so to speak and start sculpting? Thanks Sean
  5. Johan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Just wondering, is this figure going to be released as a commercial kit ? ... well question is, should I consider going after the tasca 1/25 sidecar or not :)
  6. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    As I said on page one: "BTW, yes this will be a commercial kit. The manufacturer will remain anonymous for now."

    So yes, go ahead with the Tasca scoot....

    I dunno, should there be? :cool:

    D'oh! I failed the Verlinden modeling cliche test. Do you think they will suspend my artistic license?

    No sketches. I operate with a vague plan and a few armature parts. I do, however, always find a full length photo of a guy wearing the uniform or clothing in question (or a reasonable facsimile) and reduce it down to the actual size of the figure. This is used for getting proportions and measurements for the clothing length, belt line and such. Measurements are taken off the pic using dividers.

    Some people do not bother with this step, but you can tell sooner or later because they can't guess right every time.

    Cheers!!

    Mike
  7. tiger111 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    RE. 2 figures
    I truly believe a second figure can complete a story.(y)
    Two figures will look great with the sidecar also. You've got my vote.
    Brent
  8. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Great to see how he comes to live, Mike!
    Very nice work!
    Eddy
  9. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Not much to add here. The final details were just a few buckles and the belt insignia, all done with Pro Create putty.

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    Several people had asked about an SBS, so here it is. Thanks to everybody for their kind words. This figure will be issued sometime next year.

    Happy Holidays and cheers to everybody!! :D :cool:

    Mike
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  10. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Fascinating to watch your process, many thanks for taking the time out to create it :)

    And I'm sure it will be a popular figure...

    Mark
  11. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Mike for taking the time to document this SBS, the pictures speak a thousand words in any language and certainly provide a guide for those of us who push the putty!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours! (y)
  12. Panzer Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike
    I do believe that K-98 ammo pouches need to be added to the figure, it is very unlikely that a dispatch rider would have a weapon with a source of ammo?
    Just an observation.
    Merry Christmas Dudula!
    Mrosko
  13. gioazz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    I can only say that I'm a big fan of your work since I start modelling.

    Thanks so much, I hope one day I'll be lucky enough to meet you in person.

    Ciao

    Giovanni
  14. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Great stuff Mike- always a pleasure to look at and experience your work.(y)
  15. jimmyoc Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thank you for sharing, absolutely fascinating, (y)
  16. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Will this be commercially available? if so, when?
  17. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yes. Soon! :cool:
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  18. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much for the info, Mike!
  19. Jagdtiger46 Member

    Interesting point, and something I need to work on.
  20. Jagdtiger46 Member

    You have one too?

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