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"I want to ride my bicycle!"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Marijn Van Gils, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Marijn Van Gils New Member

    Hello everybody,

    this is my latest figure: another Belgian/Congolese soldier in East-Africa during WW1. He is a cyclist, but obviously not very happy with the east-african terrain, which was not always suitable for bike-traffic...

    I used hornet hands (with most fingers resculpted) and head (heavily converted), and historex feet (underside detailed). The rest of the figure is sculpted with Magic Sculpt and Duro. The Belgian mauser is converted from a Tamiya German WW2 kar98K.

    The bike is a Tamiya kit, detailed with Aber photo-etch, plastic sheet, copper and brass wire.

    Any comments or criticisms are welcome!

    Best wishes,

    Marijn

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  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    just one word............awesome.

    Look forward to seeing it painted.
  3. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Marijn...he looks superb...why is life like that..?..just when you think you have the most useful piece of kit....another obstacle raises it's head..
    I can't wait to see the terrain he will be set into..I love it so far..!

    Looking forward to some more pics of this pedestrian trooper..

    All the best....Roy.
  4. RobH Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    magnificent Marijn, as always.

    only one comment. from the front on view of the soldier, his ankles look a little thick to me. But some people have thick ankles!
  5. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Super. Nice detailing on the bike. How difficult were the spokes?
  6. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Interesting subject as allways Marijn!

    I was wondering due to Rob´s comment about the ankle. This is supposed to be a soldier with african descent? Dont africans generally have sturdier ankles?

    Cheers
  7. Marijn Van Gils New Member

    Thanks guys!

    Rob, probably you are right. It is only noticable in one specific angle, but I have the same feeling. I guess he has been marching very far! :lol: Or maybe Janne is right?

    Hello Bob, I would say quite difficult but not extremely. With good planing, everything becomes managable. A Japanese modeller (unfortunately I forgot his name) showed the technique on Missing Links some time ago, which made things a lot easier.
    I had plenty of vehicle-detailing practice in the past, so I actually find many aspects of sculpting far more challenging.

    Best wishes!

    Marijn
  8. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hey Marijn, another beauty. I mostly like your original ideas... apart from the rest obviously!!!

    Stephen Mallia
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hey Marijn,

    Again a great piece of art. Wich is gonna win BOS in Antwerp good be the only question at the moment.
    Looking for Von Lettow Vorbeck or this one.
    Well, i ám lucky to see both i think.

    marc
  10. Denis Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Any comments or criticisms are welcome!

    Criticisms I don't think so :lol:

    Comments : Wow!!! and speachless too :eek:

    This is very original. I enjoyed every pics I saw

    Keep the pics coming.


    Cheers

    Denis
  11. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Marijn,
    Superb figure (y) and again a great choice of subject.
    Also an amazing job on that bicycle.
    Cheers,
    A.
  12. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Marijn, simply Amazing as always :eek: :eek:

    Ray ;)
  13. Marijn Van Gils New Member

    Thanks a lot for the nice comments everybody!

    Marc, if I am so sure to win at AMSS, maybe I better don't compete? ;)

    Cheers!

    Marijn
  14. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    WOW! Can't wait finish :)


    Cheers!
    Artur
  15. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hi Marijn,

    Apart for some folds (you which one I'm talking about) this is another perfect figure. I guess he's almost painted by now?

    Doesn't Pinar want that big diamond award you can win at Antwerp? ;)

    CYA,

    Gino
  16. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Marijn,

    that is pretty interesting and very well done !!!

    I love this sculpture and the bicycle.

    (y) (y) (y)

    Perfect work my friend,
    Markus
  17. je_touche Member

    Country:
    Germany
  18. callum Member

    Hi Marijn,

    Excellent work, ready for Euro no doubt? :lol:

    Regards Callum.
  19. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Marijn,

    Awesome, as usual! It is not just that you are an excellent modeler, which is beyond question, but that you are always right there with excellent ideas as well.

    Excellent skills will make you an excellent modeler. Excellent ideas will make you an artist. You certainly are that!

    Maybe someday I will be worthy.........

    Cheers!!

    Mike
  20. pkw4 Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Marijn
    That look fantastic.I look forward to see it finished.
    Ciao
    Roberto :)

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