The Brothers von Richthofen

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by bonehead, May 3, 2008.

  1. bonehead A Fixture

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    United-States
    Hello All,

    Here is a pic of a couple of 1/48 figures i showed at the SCAHMS show in March. They are portrait figures Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron and his brother Lothar.

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    The figures will also come with optional heads wearing hats which are not yet available for photos. The figures will be available in the near future from The Model Cellar. Oddly enough, just this past month, Eduard advertised that a special edition of their new 1/48 scale Fokker Triplane kit will also come with figures of the two brothers. Theirs include a grossly oversized figure of Manfred's dog Moritz.

    Anyway, thanks for looking!

    Mike
  2. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Mike, these figure are extremely well done, a definite must for any collection.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Roc
  3. JasonB A Fixture

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    United-States
    I would love to see these in 1/32 as well to go with the Roden Tripe kit

    Nice!
  4. Kirtles Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    The Brothers von Richtofen

    Great stuff as ever Mike.
    It would be great if these appeared in 1/32 as well. If not, then I'll just have to increase the magnification on my magnifier & go for it!
    I'll watch Model Cellar's site.

    I also liked the Billy Bishop figure you also displayed - will this be appearing via Model Cellar as well?

    Regards,

    Steve
  5. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Once again, stunning stuff Mike!

    Just look at the straining folds caused by the weight of the hands in the pockets. And the texture of the leather. Masterful.

    Did you use Premo for these figures as well? Or do you reserve it for the larger scales?

    Cheers,
    Quang
  6. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Mike,
    Awesome job on the brothers.

    Marc
  7. Barke02 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Wooah! Fantastic stuff! Is this taken from a photograph, like your Voss figure?
    Jon.
  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Mike, great stuff! Well done.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  9. eissteban Active Member

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    France
    hi Mike,
    Are you sure it's 1/48e ? ;)

    unbelievable as always

    Seb.
  10. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    How did I miss these at SCAHMS??!!!!!
  11. Black Army Well-Known Member

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    Hungary
    Mike! You are the master in this Scale!
    Fantastic work as allways!

    Cheers,
    Balázs
  12. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Everybody!

    Quang, I do not sculpt my figures in Sculpey Premo. I only do the heads in that material. I sculpt the majority of them in Aves Apoxie Sculpt white with selected details done in Kneadatite (Duro). I recently tried out Procreate which many sculptors have been raving about. I did not find it to be any improvement over the Kneadatite, although I really like it for doing ears!

    Go figure!

    Jon, these figures were not depicted from any particular photos so they are my own interpretations. Although I did try to depict their particular clothing from photos, especially Manfred's rather tatty and supple leather coat. Steve, yes the Bishop figure (in 1/32 or 54mm) will be a future release from The Model Cellar. Matt, you had to squint a little bit because they are kinda dinky.......

    Cheers!!

    Mike
  13. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    Great figures.
    Cheers
    John
  14. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Great work Mike on these !!!

    David
  15. pkw4 Active Member

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    Italy
    Hi Mike
    impressive work
    Roberto
  16. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Too cool, Mike! Great sculpting! OF COURSE!

    All the best,
    Dan
  17. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Mike, Great sculpting job. I'm sure it's no small feat to do personalities in that scale. ~Gary
  18. Roy New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice one Mike...in this scale, the great thing is they are instantly recognisable..

    Mike you surely must have bought one of those 'family packs' of Aves to get such a close relationship between these guys..

    Kindest regards...Roy.
  19. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks to everybody for kind comments!

    Cheers!!

    Mike
  20. Einion Well-Known Member

    Amazing stuff Mike; like with all your other 1/48 pieces hard to believe looking at photos that they're as small as they are. What you can do at that scale many people only aspire to at twice and three times that size!

    Einion

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