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Stormtrooper !

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by yeo_64, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. yeo_64 Active Member

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    Singapore
    Hi guys :lol: ! My next sculpt,a WW 1 German stormtrooper about to fling a bundle charge into an enemy trench during a trench raid.The head,hands and feet are from Historex,and the helmet and grenades are from Scalelink Models. The figure is built from the usual wire-armature/plastic torso-pelvis method. The putty used is a mix of my usual stuff and Duro Kneadatite. So,what do you think of it ? I'll be working on the trench-works next. Cheers !
    Kenneth :)

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  2. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Kenneth , my friend, that is a cool looking figure, nicely sculpted and very animated.(y)

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers.

    Roc. :)
  3. yeo_64 Active Member

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    Singapore
    Wow,Roc,my friend,that's a fast reply ! Thanks for the encouragement.Cheers !
    Kenneth :lol:
  4. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hey Kenneth,

    I would have to say that this is your best work. You have much better in the anatomy and the clothing. I am not sure about the pipe but that is just me.

    Joe
  5. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Hey Kenneth,

    I agree with Joe, you are definately getting better and you have started doing your clothing a lot better and not quite so baggy. Also looks like your folds are getting sharper as well, great job!

    As for the pipe, I think it could go, but thats up to you, and I wonder about the camo cover on the helmet. Did they acctuallly use them in WWI, it looks like a WWII pattern.

    Keep it up man, you are definately improving!
  6. yeo_64 Active Member

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    Singapore
    Joe,my friend,thank you very much for the encouraging comments;I really appreciate it :lol: ! All my improvements are a credit to the helpful and useful comments that you and the rest of the pF regulars have given me thus far. Thanks and cheers !
    Kenneth :)
  7. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Hey Anders,thanks a bunch for all the positive comments on my latest effort :lol: (y) ! As for the helmet cover,it's actually supposed to represent a hessian-type of cover(hence the texture).I got the idea from the colour plate in the Osprey book " WW 1 Trench Warfare(2)-1916 to 1918".If I'm not mistaken,it is plate B in the book. As for the pipe,I think I'll keep it in as it adds a certain "charm" to the figure ! Cheers.
    Kenneth ;)
  8. btavis Active Member

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    United-States
    I like the pipe as it gives the figure a sense of non-chalance about what he is doing as if it were "just another day at the front."
  9. Hardy Guest

    Looks good Yeo
  10. Guy A Fixture

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    United-States
    I will have to agree too. Your best to date......and I like the pipe and the attitude it gives the soldier.
  11. yeo_64 Active Member

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    Singapore
    Oops ! Forgot to log-in AGAIN :angry: !
    Kenneth.
  12. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Hardy,thank you very much for the encouragement;I really appreciate it (y) ! Cheers.
    Kenneth :lol:
  13. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Guy,my dear friend,thank you very much :lol: ! Any thoughts on the groundwork to use with the figure ? Would really appreciate some input. Cheers.
    Kenneth :)
  14. Jason W. Active Member

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    United-States
    Here's a pic, I got off e-bay, showing Germans "vermon" picking. Note how many are smoking pipes.
    Germans are habitual pipe smokers. I've seen dozens of images of groups of soldiers pipe smoking. I saw some WW1 film footage showing German artillerymen working their guns and the man loading was "puffing" away!
    This habit (even when not lit) could act as a stress reliever, not so different as someone constantly chewing gun or gnawing on a toothpick.

    BTW, looking good Kenneth!

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  15. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Wow,Jason,that's an excellent photo that you'd posted there :lol: ! Thanks,my friend for posting it and for the encouraging comment;I really appreciate it :) . Looks like I'll have to sculpt more Germans soon !! Cheers.
    Kenneth ;)
  16. jitch0t Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Your best to date, my friend, without any doubt! Nice job ;)
  17. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Thank you very much,Daniel;your positive comments are much appreciated (y) :lol: ! Cheers.
    Kenneth :)
  18. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Hi guys :lol: ! Well,I've completed making the base groundwork for my stormtrooper and primed the little fella. Used a little Blu-tack to hold the guy in place to assess the overall composition of the scene. What do you guys think of it :eek: ? All comments welcome.Thanks and cheers !
    Kenneth :)

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