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My first figure

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by microsculpt, May 10, 2005.

  1. microsculpt New Member

    Greetings, all!

    This is my first post on PlanetFigure about my work. Here is an image of a preproduction figure I sculpted. The subject is Capt. George Guynemer, the French WWI ace.

    Hope you enjoy it.



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  2. quang Active Member

    Hello Tom,

    A terrific sculpt. (y) (y) (y)

    Can you give us more details about the scale, avaibility and manufacturer?

    And welcome to the Planet!

  3. KeithP Active Member

    Very nice indeed.

    How about some close ups in the face and the chest with all the decorations?
    I, too, am interested in the scale.

  4. Jim Patrick Active Member

    :eek: Holy cow ! Do you have a close up of the medals? That looks fantastic. Do share more as it appears we have a lot to learn from you ;) .

    Jim Patrick

    Oh yeah, welcome to the planet Tom (y)
  5. microsculpt New Member


    Thanks! I've been lurking for some time, enjoying all the great work I've seem here. I decided it was time to join in the fun.

    The scale is 120mm. The figure was finished in September of last year. But it has been slow to come to market. It should be available for purchase in about a month or two— as production ramps up. I cannot reveal the company, as I have been asked not to, until it is available.

    The medals were done with photo-etch that I designed. They were multi-pieced, relief etched assemblies. A few had extra dimensional details added with magic sculpt to make them a little less flat.

    Here's a closeup.


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  6. nagashino New Member

    Blimey Tom, that is something else! The detail is awesome.

    Interesting subject - what attracted you to Guynemer?

    Best regards, and thanks for posting this - it's obvious we are going to learn a lot from you ;)

  7. thegoodsgt Active Member

    Tom Sollers!

    Now there's a name I haven't heard for a long, long time. I met you briefly 4-5 years ago (?) at MFCA when you were on the verge of sculpting for one of the Big Boys.

    It's good to see you back in the figure community after the long absence and glad to see you here on pF. Have you been sculpting all this time?
  8. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Tom's ability to capture a likeness is uncanny, having seen 1/48 pilots that can be recognized just by looking at them. Great stuff Tom.~Gary
  9. microsculpt New Member

    Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you like the result.

    I have always had a fondness for the colorful figures of the Great War. For me, it is a period with much potential to be explored.

    Hello, Steven! Well, life took me in another direction after MFCA. But I always wanted to come back to sculpting. I've been sculpting on and off for the past year. Most of the things I've been working on are 1/48 scale figures. Again, subjects of the First World War. But I am getting an urge to do some of the aviation 'greats' of the 20s and 30s. So I suppose there is hope for me.

    BTW, has anyone heard from Mike Good? I've tried contacting him a few times, but I don't get an answer.


  10. Guy A Fixture

    Mike Good is a planet member under the name of "bonehead" and is a regular visitor here on the planet
  11. microsculpt New Member

    Hey there, Gary!

    Actually, alot of the figures I've been working on are based on those heads. I'll try to post some progress shots over the next few weeks.

    Here is a closeup of Guynemer's head.


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  12. PHIL WALDEN Member

    Gi-Day TOM.love your work, WW1 perhaps my favorite era, he certainly has the look of his period, Ido hope he gose well in the market place for all parties..
    cheers cobber Phil ...
  13. ghamilt1 A Fixture


    That is truely stunning, and such an original subject as well. Will it be available commercially, and if so, from whom? If you're thinking of doing a WW I ace series, I'd love to see a Billy Bishop figure in this scale. A colourful and controversial character indeed.
  14. Manfred Active Member

    Nice to see you here Tom !

    Very good likeness body and detail.

    So finally one can buy some of your work. Will the 48s you were showing on the Aerodrome be available commercially too ?

    Manfred, Tom Sollers fan for quite a while :)
  15. LCoote New Member

    Wow Tom!!! I certainly hope we can see more of your work here
  16. bonehead A Fixture

    Hey Tom!!

    I did recieve an email from you, but on an old account I can no longer reply to. Sorry about that! Please email me here!


    That Guynemer is AWESOME!! I still want one of your Richthofen figures!

    You ROCK dude!! :)


  17. microsculpt New Member

    Thank you all for the warm welcome and kind words. It has been most enjoyable to post here.

    Any areas of improvement that you can recommend?



    Mike, good to hear from you! I'll be in contact.
  18. Einion Well-Known Member

    Hi Tom, nice work (y) those medals must have driven you to distraction!

  19. megroot A Fixture

    Hello Tom,

    Welcome to the planet where more great painters and sculptors of the world are joyning in.

    It is a great figure, out of a period here in the naberhood.

    Hope he is available in Europe to. Whanna have one.

  20. Dan Morton A Fixture

    A superb figure of an interesting and neglected personality! And a very good likeness. If you're pursuing WWI "personality figures", may I suggest Max Immelmann or Oswald Boelcke (hope I haven't butchered their names beyond recognition...) - respectively, the inventor of the Immelmann turn and the 'father' of simple air tactics. Or if you want to portray someone from the ground war - Gny.Sgt. Dan Daly, 5'6", 132 lbs, two time MOH winner before WWI, won the DSC at Belleau Wood. The Marine purported to have roused his platoon by yelling, "Come on you SOBs, do you want to live forever?!"

    all the best,

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