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Middlesex Infantryman, 1914

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    The subtitle of this one is "A professional and his tools". Again 1/16th scale and a work in progress.

    This is based on some superb photos sent me by a re-enactor group, The Old Contemptibles. I wish to thank both TOC and my friend, Roger Newsome, who introduced me to them.

    TOC sent me several photos - views from every side actually! I'll just show you one of them and then the photos of the figure.

    I've used a rifle from D. J. Parkin, removing the bolt and drilling the chamber and "business end" and inserting dental floss that looks like the cleaning cloth or whatever it is. Everything else you can blame on me.

    Since these photos were taken, I've gone back and added a bit more to the torso above and below the belt.

    On the head, it looks a bit like the eyes are closed from these photos, but actually it works because he's looking down. I may open the eye lids a bit more.

    Lots more to do on both figures!!

    Critique and comment welcome!

    All the best,

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  2. blaster Active Member

    Hello Dan,

    Interesting stuff, your WWI models. If I may suggest, the left leg above the knee should be lengthened.
    Looking at the two pics front and back, the right lower leg appears to have been lengthened in the back pic? In that case, you may also wish to lengthen the leg leg accordingly.
    Rgds Victor
  3. vergilius New Member

  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Many thanks Victor and Vergilius! Victor - I'll take a look at that leg!

    All the best,
  5. petit belge New Member

    Hi Dan,

    it's like good wine, the older you get, the better!

    All the best
  6. Bluesking Active Member


    Looks the part, look forward to seeing the next step.
  7. eissteban Active Member

    hey Dan,
    nice start on this new original soldier
  8. elanlane13 A Fixture

    This wil make a lovely figure a great choice of pose.
    I agree with Blaster about the leg, he also looks abit thin above the belt. I realise that some of this will be lost with the addition of the pockets but as he's leaning forward the cloth would start to over lap the belt.

    I look forward to seeing more of this.
  9. tonydawe A Fixture


    Another beautiful WW1 figure in the making. Can't wait to see it finished and painted up.

  10. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Your sculpting improving with each piece, which is as it should be.
  11. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Roger, Stephen, Esteban, Robert, Tony and Matthew - Many thanks for your comments and critique fellas!! Very helpful! I plan to section and lengthen the shorter leg. After the photos were taken, I went back and thickened the bit above and below the belt and may add more after the pockets are added. Lots more to do!

    All the best,

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