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HG in Sicily 1943

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Diegoff, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Diegoff A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Begining of a new figure.
    It is going to be an officer of the Luftwaffe -yes, another evil nazi :)- in Sicily, 1943.
    Scale 1:24.
    Still I am not deciced about the headgear. My first intention was a "Meyer" cap but a regular Luftwaffe cap could be cool too...
    What do you think?

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  2. Ferris A Fixture

    Diego,

    This is seriously cool stuff you are showing!
    I like the look you got into the face.
    I have no strong opinion on the cap. The look dictates it to sit rather 'nonchalant' in any case!

    I will follow with interest.

    Cheers, Adrian
  3. Diegoff A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Thanks Ferris.
    There is still some work to do in the face.
  4. kansas kid Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I wil say this is a very good start, even though I have no idea how anyone
    can sculpt a head and face/features in that small size. It still astounds me.

    Kansas Kid
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very good start.

    Marc
  6. BobLff257 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Keep this going Diego as I am trying to learn to sculpt, I will try and pick up some tips, good start,
    Rob
  7. Hammond_Lord Member

    Nice start , Diego, and a excellent subject too!
    "Hermann Meyer" visor cap is very rare to find on a figure, so it would be nice to see it sculpted, but if you want to move away from "being too much uniform" (i.e. to avoid having cap, tunic, shirt and trousers in same/similar shades of sand yellow), I would recommend Luftwaffe tropical uniform with nco/officer's white top visor cap, I think it would be a great combination.

    Also, a standard feldblau (blue-grey) visor cap was also worn with the tropical uniform.

    HTH

    Cheers,

    Nemanja
  8. Tailor New Member

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    United-States
    Thanks for sharing, Diego!
    What material do you use for sculpting and does your figure have a wire frame?
    Guido
  9. Diegoff A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Thanks friends.
    Thanks for your recommendations,Hammond Lord. I was thinking too that a feldblau cap would break a bit monochrome look.
    Guido, I am using A mix of Magic Sculpt standard and chocolate. My preferred was "flesh" color but is unavailable right now. Magic Sculpt is fine but I find the standard color slightly translucent.
    Some wire was used to suport the legs and, when the pelvis was set, I put some wire like a spine to suport the rest of the body.
    Some more progress:

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  10. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Diego excellent sculpting and great work on the creases and folds. Will follow progress with interest. Many thanks.

    Cheers Ken
  11. Diegoff A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Thank you.
    I think that today will post some new pics.
  12. Von Luch Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Diego,

    Amazing sculpting and great subject! I envy you guys that can create such masterpieces, from scratch!!! It inspires me to go on to the next level. This site is most valuable! Thanks again Diego!(y)(y)(y)
  13. Diegoff A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Thanks, Von Luch!

    I posted some pics yesterday but, for some unknown reason, haven´t appeared.

    Here they go again

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  14. Diegoff A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Finally have decided to put the Hermann Meyer cap, although its more ample peak obscures a bit the face.
    Now am going to make the pieces of equipment necesaries. If some manufacturer produces a good set of 1:24 equipment... I will be a costumer!
    These pics show the progress and the idea of the final stance.

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  15. Hammond_Lord Member

    Nice work, Diego! So, you changed your mind about the "Hermann Meyer" cap after all ? Nevertheless, it look great. Keep 'em coming!
  16. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Superb looking figure sofar Diego!
    Looking forward to the next steps.

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  17. Diegoff A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Yes, I decided the Hermann Meyer cap because as you said is rare to find in a figure and think that add some tipical style of the Mediterranean theatre.
    Thanks, Marcel. I will post very soon.
  18. Von Luch Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Diego,

    Great progress! Very skillful work!

    My compliments! (y)(y)

    Jim
  19. Diegoff A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Some more progresses.

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  20. Von Luch Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Diego,

    Great sculpting! I can't get enough!:p Is there any chance of doing a SBS on sculpting some day? That would be wonderful! Can't wait to see him painted!(y)

    Jim

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