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Completed " Night Witch " finished pics

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mil-mart, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    This is my latest WIP sculpt. I've still to add the Epaulettes , buttons and even more medals to finish her.
    Lt Natalya Meklin was a Russian female pilot of the 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Regiment, nicknamed by the Germans the "Night Witches ". She was the standard bearer of the Regiment and flew 982 night missions.

    All comments and critique welcome.
    Cheers Ken

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  2. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    United-States
    She was also very hot. Nice work on the sculpting so far.
  3. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Having seen this little lady in the putty. I can say this is Ken's best sculpt to date. Hopefully she will go commercial as well.
    Carl.
  4. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Hi Ken,

    you are a very talent sculptor(y) brilliant bust:eek:
    Keep the good work:)
  5. Michael Tse Active Member

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    HongKong
    She really is hot. Thanks for bringing her back to 3D existence.
  6. Barke02 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Totally cool Ken!

    Did you use photo etch for those medals, or is it a total putty party?

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  7. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Ken, great subject choice! Nice work.

    Jay H.
  8. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks guys for the comments,

    Mike and Michael you're both right she's definately hot.

    Carl, cheers mate.

    Pedro, always appreciate your comments.

    Jon, would prefer using photo-etched medals but couldn't find any for a 200mm bust, so did my best using putty. :( Unless you know of any. ;) Cheers mate appreciate the comment.

    Jay, much appreciated.
  9. red tom Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Очень Хорошо! она красивая женшинаю Я нужен купить.
    Superb mate.This is really excellent and should be a very good seller for who can resist a beautiful woman.
    Cheers mate Tom
  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Well done Ken!!

    All the best,
    Dan
  11. amcairns A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Ken,
    Well done.A good topic for a bust,no pun intended:).
    Andy
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

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    Australia
    982 night missions!!! My god she earned every one of those medals. What a brave woman.

    Your sculpting has improved out-of-sight in recent years Ken. This is one of your best.
  13. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Ken,

    Great job on the sculpt, I look forward to seeing it painted!

    Nick
  14. Von Luch Active Member

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    United-States
    Ken,

    Fantastic sculpting and a very interesting subject!(y)

    Jim
  15. Einion Well-Known Member

    Hi Ken, I'm going to suggest a few things which are some pretty major revisions but I think they'll make a world of difference.

    The head seems to perch a bit, for a couple of reasons. First reason is a common sculpting error, the positioning of the head a little too centrally - you have it right on top of the torso; when you drop it down towards the front a bit it makes for a different collar angle, which as you can see would more closely match the photo:

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    I think the neck is a tad long too. This is just done quick and dirty and I may have shortened the neck a bit much but here's how it might look from the front with both tweaks done:

    [IMG]

    On the tunic, your folds are very nicely sculpted but it looks like too light a weight of fabric, like a shirt. A thicker fabric, as I think we're seeing in the photo, has slightly 'rounder' folds, and a few less of them too.

    Einion
  16. rheath Active Member

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    South-Africa
    COOOOOOOOORRRRR ! Well need I say more about miss Meklin, very nicely done mate. RobH:cool:
  17. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Tom , cheers matey I knew she'll be right up your street, and Russian to boot.:)
    Dan, glad you like her , many thanks.(y)

    Andy, much appreciated.

    Tony, thanks matey, yep 982 missions flown in a wooden fabric covered Polikarpov U-2Po-2 called the" Mule" and seved as a biplane trainer, transport and crop duster. Picture shown of a captured "Mule". They would carry one 250kg bomb or two 100kg bombs under each wing and were able to attack from a silent glide with the engine turned off. Amazing.

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  18. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Nick, many thanks .Cheers

    Jim, much appreciated.
  19. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Einion, many thanks for taking the time to comment and post pics . My initial reaction was that the problem was a camera distortion as the 1st set of pics show her from 2 entirely different angles, however looking at the changes between the 2 photo's in the 2nd set I can see your point. Luckily her head is seperate and just slots into her neck, so, I'll be able to shorten that slightly. In regard to the adjustment to the neck I'm a little reluctant to do anything at this stage as I've yet to add the Epaulettes which will raise her shoulders and may adjust the look. Will work on it and post update pics.
    Cheer Ken
  20. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Rob, thanks for the comment (y) Cheers Ken

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