WIP Special Naval Landing Force flag bearer, WW2

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by valiant, May 22, 2020.

  1. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi guys,

    Some initial pics of my latest 120mm figure. A Japanese Special Naval Landing Force flag bearer, in my usual Milliput over a wire armature. Head will be used as a dolly for a new face, etc. Flag done in Milliput over a foil core with wire pole. Puttees in masking tape, trousers done and hands in Milliput over fuse wire, so far.

    Thanks for looking,

    Steve(y)

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  2. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    Hi Steve,

    Another masterwork in the making here - I like how you’ve done the flag.

    KTF!
  3. valiant A Fixture

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    Cheers Chris - the flag took some working out, but I got there in the end!!

    KOKO!
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Great to see the putty being pushed and a interesting subject as well

    There's a good Osprey book on these forces with a picture of a group coming ashore one carrying a flag ...sure you've probably seen the book

    Look forward to more

    Happy sculpting

    Stay safe

    Nap

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  5. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi Guys, some progress pics of this afternoon's session. Tunic added, minus lapels, atm, then on to head and helmet, prior to adding equipment. 120mm scale, in Milliput over wire armature.

    (y)

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  6. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very nice sculpting Steve! Looks to be a great figure. (y) :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  7. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks Ken! Its coming together slowly!!(y)
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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Steve

    Dashed good putty pushing there , really coming together now

    Looking forward to seeing the head features ...and the painting !

    Just noticed you've put the design on the flag ...WOW !! ....that's thin rolling !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  9. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks Kev - the design is applied with a tool onto rolled Milliput - just a steady hand.....(y)
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  10. Fransab Active Member

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    Hi Steve!

    Fantastic work until now, one of my favourite subjects and scale because there aren't in the market many figures about this army and period of the history.
    Will be for commercial purpose? I hope so.

    Cheers

    Francisco
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  11. valiant A Fixture

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    Hi Francisco - thanks for your kind words. I would like it to become commercial, I am sculpting it in sections with that in mind. We shall have to hope that one of the manufacturers sees it!(y)
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  12. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    Great work Steve, I’d like to see it released as a commercial piece too because it’s a unique subject.
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  13. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks Chris - keep your fingers crossed that it strikes a chord with someone!!

    KTF, mate!(y)
  14. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi folks,

    Further work on my 120mm Japanese Special Naval Landing Force flag bearer. Helmet and ammo pouches roughed out, detailing later when everything's cured...(y)

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  15. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    Like the way the ammo pouches are going so far Steve, & it looks to me as though you’ve modelled the feet into those split-toed boots the Japanese Army used to wear. Excellent features, I like the way this is coming together.

    KTF & KOKO!
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  16. valiant A Fixture

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    Cheers Chris, yes, Ive made the boots into Tabi - split toed pumps! According to research, they were issued to be used off duty, but became favoured when landing on the islands in the Pacific. I suppose being canvas and rubber, theyd dry quicker than leather. Just been shaping up the helmet,so lots of sanding and filing still to be done!

    KTF, mate,(y)
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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Steve

    Thanks for the update , this is very commercial IMO so hope someone does pick it up for you

    As always good to see how it progresses , good references obviously ..like the footwork

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy sculpting/sanding/filing

    Nap
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  18. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    A fascinating and rare subject, I have been enjoying this thread. Quality stuff there as well mate.
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  19. valiant A Fixture

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    Thanks for the comments, chaps -hopefully some more progress pics later....(y)
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  20. valiant A Fixture

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    On the home straight with my 120mm Japanese Special Naval Landing Force flag bearer. Some insignia to add and a slung Arisaka 38 rifle, plus adding buttons, etc, then on to a general tidy up...(y)

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