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WIP Critique Roza Shanina Russian female Sniper

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mil-mart, May 6, 2011.

  1. red tom Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    About bloody time too!
    Tom
  2. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Miss Roza Shanina, combat soldier

    Ken:

    You've gotten off to a great start. . . from that very fine photo of the young
    combat soldier. It was midway thru the last century, and I was just a young
    boy in shorts and knee socks. . . before the age of tennis shoes, (or
    sneekers as we now call them) so it is easier to forget about all the human
    sacrifices made. . . but for me that photograph brought so much of it back.

    I will be eager to see this fine figure develop, as time moves forward.
    So I see this as more than just your latest sculpting effort, In my view,
    it is also an appropriate way to pay tribute to a hero, to honor her
    "last full measure of devotion" — as this dangerous 'business'
    took the life of a very young woman.

    Best regards to you Ken,

    Jayhawk of the American Heartland
  3. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful sculpt happeneing here....she was very pretty.
    A great close up of her face and braided hair in the Osprey book, as you know I'm sure.
    Shows her awards and rank boards, very detailed.
    Great idea.
  4. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Dimitrios, many thanks

    Steve, I never sleep :)

    Tom, thanks again for the picture you impatient sod .;)

    Rick, she was a hero alright.

    Phil , she was a bit of a stunner and a very interesting character, just read her nickname was " Horny " :confused: :)

    Cheers Ken
  5. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Good work Ken !!! I also like the subject a lot, well done.
  6. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Christos, thanks for the comment and glad you like her, just waiting for the MS to dry and will be posting final pics later.
    Cheers Ken
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Finished Roza Shanina.

    Now completed, I had a setback as the outer casing of one of the ball bearing which I use for the eyes cracked. I mention it because on the photos she has one black and one white eye which is the repair with MS.

    The Mosin sniper rifle was supplied by Steve (1969) of Reedees Miniatures. Thanks again mate.
    Many thanks for looking and all comments and critique much appreciated.

    Cheers Ken

    Attached Files:

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  8. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I love it Ken ! Well done
    Sam
  9. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Wow Ken, thats some skillful sculpting. I am looking forward to seeing the finished piece.
  10. redhorse Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    She looks really good! I'd never heard of using ball bearings for eyes, but it makes sense. Thanks for the tip.
  11. Range Rat Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I used pin heads once for the eyes, not that I do alot of sculpturing though.
  12. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    FANTASTIC WORK MATE. THE MOISIN NAGANT ARE VERY REALISTIC.
    This lady is going to be release by Mil-Mart Miniatures?
  13. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sam, John, James, Mak and Pedro many thanks guys for looking in and the comments.
    Pedro the Mosin was scratch-built by the very talented Steve Readdie (1969 ) and yes It will be released but not sure when.

    Cheers Ken
  14. red tom Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Having this beautiful piece in my hands yesterday, I can confirm that it is a brilliant rendition of the photo. This is definitely going into my collection next year. Good luck with it selling Ken and I will be sending you some more inspirational photos tomorrow.
    ( I should be on commission really)
    Tom
  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tom, thanks mate ' Next year' I think you'll have one before than :)
    Catch you later

    Cheers Ken
  16. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great sculpwork Ken!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  17. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    About bloody time mate !!!!
    I knew you would be good at this 1/16 malarkey mate, really nice result Ken she looks great.

    Whats next a 1/48 version :p

    lovely job mate

    Steve
  18. Harry New Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I'm pleased to see that you modelled her with the butt of the rifle on the toe of her boot as in the photo'. It adds "something" that a bland "order arms" pose really wouldn't have done.
  19. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Marcel, may thanks.

    Steve, cheers mate I told you she'd make your rifle look good :p ... or was it the other way round. I think 20mm might be next...NOT

    Harry, glad you approve, the only liberty I took with the photo was to add the beret as in lot of her pictures shes portrayed in one.

    Cheers Ken
  20. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States

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