WIP Critique KNIL infantry1874

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Robert Jan de Wit, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello all,

    It has been a long time since I really sculpted a full figure, but lately I got inspired again and here is the result of last weeks efforts.
    It is an European infantryman of the KNIL army in the Dutch East Indies during the beginning of the Atjeh war 1874.

    Sculpted in with a mix of AB and Duro putty.
    The head is a Hornet, with hands and other pieces from the sparebox.
    The rifle is an Enfield from Wolf, slightly modified to an Snider system Enfield.


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    I hope to paint it soon.

    All the best,
    RJ
  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Very good execution Robert Jan of this figure.
    What is the scale.
    It's a figure from a period that alot of the very old dutch wanna forget.

    Marc
  3. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Marc!
    The scale is 1:35.

    It is an very interesting period from a historical point of view and with a lot of inspiration for making miniatures.
    But there is not much to be proud of the way the Dutch acted in these regions.


    greets,
    Robert Jan
  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Too cool, Robert! Could you show us a color illustration of the uniform?

    All the best,
    Dan
  5. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
  6. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Robert,

    I like this period and your piece! One comment - for the skirt, usually European troops of this period had a back vent, if not a double vent, especially when the uniform seems to be French/German inspired. Would this be backed up by any uniform source that you might have?

    Rgds Victor
  7. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Victor,

    Thanks!
    It is pretty hard to get good reference of Knil uniforms of this specific period.
    I have thought about a back vent, but couldn't find a good picture of the back of the skirt. It is some mix/match of different reference and interpretation.

    greets,
    RJ
  8. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Following this with interest Robert (y)
  9. Ferris A Fixture

    Nice work Robert Jan.
    I look forward to your painting treatment.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  10. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Gordy, ferris, thanks!

    greets,
    RJ
  11. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Robert,

    great to see a figure of yours,

    looking forward to this,

    cheers
  12. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Jamie!

    greets,
    RJ
  13. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent sculpture Robert jan! One of you best works.
    Looking forward to the paintwork.

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  14. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Bedankt Marcel!

    groet,
    RJ

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