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WIP Maj. Dick Winters, Coming in March from Pony Soldier

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tksculpt, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. tksculpt Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fellow MilMinMen:
    Here is a new 1/10 scale bust from Pony Soldier due out in March.
    It depicts major Dick Winters, Leader of the 101st Airborne, Band of Brothers who sadly passed away recently.

    Fell free to critique.

    TK

    Attached Files:

    tissibzh and gordy like this.
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Terry ,
    An interesting subject and a fitting tribute to a very brave man and Airborne .

    Look forward to seeing more on this

    Nap
  3. currahee New Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi Terry,will this bust be available in the U.K. , and if so who is the supplier?

    Regards Phil
  4. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    End of an era, nice capture of this hero Terry (y)
  5. tksculpt Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Phil:
    I do not have a U.K. dealer but I can ship directly to you if you desire. $35.00 (kit) $15.00 ship/handling. PayPal accepted.

    Thanks for the interest.

    tksculpt
  6. Glen Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Some more pics of the bust would be nice, but in all honesty, it doesn't look like him. The man in the pic looks to be late 20s; early 30s at most. The bust looks to be considerably older - 40s or early 50s.

    The tie seems to be too thin and indistinct and the cap is too thick. Look how tightly the cap fits to the head in the pic, then look at the cap on the bust; there's too much bulk at the lower edge.

    Was this a long planned release? Since Maj. Winters recently passed away, the sudden release of the bust seems a bit exploitive.
  7. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Have to agree here - it looks otherwise to the original character, don't know if I really like it. Best to be honest than give false praise.
  8. tksculpt Member

    Country:
    United-States

    Gents:
    Thanks for all the comments both positive & negative. One learns just as much from mistakes as from success.

    I will take him back to the bench for additional work and modification. I admit the image makes him look older.

    As for exploitation of a hero. Your definition of exploitation is translates to my admiration and respect for a true "everyman" warrior and leader, as well as the 101st ABN in which my son served in the first Iraq war. They were and still are the true heroes of today - regardless of politics.

    Thanks again for the comments.

    tksculpt
  9. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for your sons service, Terry -

    Were you using the photo above for reference or going off of another source?
  10. tksculpt Member

    Country:
    United-States

    I did use the photo as reference. I am now in the process of making changes as per the comments and critiques I received. I have to admit the image a used to display the bust does make him look older - excessive lighting/contrast and a little heavy hand on the eye wrinkles did not help. To live is to learn...even in ones senior years.

    Thanks for the comments

    tksculpt

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