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POPEYE U.S.NAVY.....Dolman Miniatures

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by EDUARDO SANCHEZ BARBERO, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Hello everybody…..
    Very soon POPEYE U.S. NAVY

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  2. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Love, love, love this!
  3. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    We all know busts are not your thing which of course your choice but this is a good subject full of character based on a real guy as well using 3D sculpting ...so good detail on the capband

    I think I've seen another sculpt of this subject from other company's as well

    Nap
  5. Scotty Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    This looks like Robin Williams when he played Popeye.
    Scotty
  6. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    I think he looks super, this is one for my list, he brings back happy memories of my childhood seeing the Popeye cartoons on the old B&W TV.

    Geoff
  7. Thank you
  8. More images on Dolman Miniatures Instagram
  9. Geoff Charman A Fixture

  10. offo A Fixture

    Yes, unfortunately, at the same time, two different companies managed to hit the same topic. This can also happen. Interestingly, the European firm presents Popeye as an American sailor. Conversely, an American company will offer British Popeye. I wish for both to have success. Especially for painters and lovers of busts.
    Geoff Charman and Nap like this.
  11. The bust that I present is made over a year ago, I put an ad in this same forum, the announcement will be here
  12. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice sculpting and a great subject.
    Gordon
  13. Billy Dickinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Yes, Tartar Miniatures, "English Leading Stoker WWII". Be tween the two, it comes down to whether or not you prefer English or American subject. Both equally good renditions of Popeye.

    Billy
  14. NeilW Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Again I start by stating that this (and the Empire version) are both great and characterful sculpts... and let's hear it for Sergey's earlier version as well :)).

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    I suspect that this is mainly a matter of source material.

    Empire have used a photo of an unknown British stoker (original in Imperial War Museum) and I suspect may not have recognised the fouled anchor as a RN rank badge, see:
    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205135301

    Sergey used the same ref but correctly titles his as an un-named Leading Stoker with no reference to Popeye:
    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/english-leading-stoker-wwii.78210/

    Dolman have used another photo, clearly in a USN style rig, identified as Lawrence P Arnold (in fact another Brit), as restored by Johnny Sirlande*, see:
    https://9gag.com/gag/a0K6bnd/the-real-popeye-photograph-of-a-man-identified-as-lawrence-p-arnold

    https://www.facebook.com/TracesofTe...ip-bound-for-the-us-when-he/1776459492386172/
    Neither is Frank Feigel, the real inspiration for Popeye (and not even a sailor):
    https://www.wearethemighty.com/ente...hat-he-looked-like?rebelltitem=2#rebelltitem2

    *Sirlande, based in Belgium, specialises in restoring and colourising old photos, many of military subjects: see below:
    https://be.linkedin.com/in/johnny-sirlande-779b27171
    https://twitter.com/historic_photo
    https://www.instagram.com/hpr_color/?hl=en

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