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"The Happy Jager"-A Single Figure Study

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by yeo_64, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Hi guys :) ! After being inspired by Jason's beautiful single figure study of a ACW soldier,I decided to do something similiar for WW1. I got the basic idea from the book "In The Service Of The Kaiser". The head is from Hornet,the hands and pipe from Historex,boots from Verlinden and the Jager shako from Bill Horan's F-P accessories set. The figure is depicted wearing a cut-down M-1915 greatcoat,the so-called Grahenmantel or trenchcoat. The base groundwork is florist foam and some spare Historex parts. The bulk of the figure is from 2-part epoxy putty. I'll add the groundwork material next. Thanks for looking and cheers !
    Kenneth :lol:

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  2. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great figure Kenneth! Can hardly wait to see this one finished.

    John
  3. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I really love your creations Kenneth. I also can't wait to see this beauty finished.
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Kenneth,

    This one is again gonna be a good one.
    Great sculpting, one of a kind figure??
    Hope we see him finished very soon.

    Marc
  5. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful work Kenneth.............now it is time for the brushes (y)
  6. poch mahone PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Scotland
    Another great subject Kenneth. I like your buttons, that is the one of the things I can never get right.

    Brian
  7. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Thanks alot,John,I really appreciate the encouragement !!
    Kenneth.
  8. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Thanks,Xenofon,your opinions are always highly valued (y) !! I'll be working on the groundwork first before I start on the figure,but I promise it will be soon ! Cheers.
    Kenneth.
  9. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Marc,my friend,your encouragement is always appreciated.Yes,it's a one-off figure as I don't think my skills are that proficient yet for commercial purposes. Cheers !
    Kenneth :lol:
  10. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Thank you very much,Guy;I'm aiming to finish him in time for Boston as one of my exhibits.Do wish me luck ! Cheers.
    Kenneth.
  11. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Thank you very much,Brian,I really appreciate the positive comments ! The buttons were made using Bill Horan's method(a small roll of putty,cutting little bits off and shaping the buttons on the figure itself) and lots of practice ;) ! I'm still trying to be consistent "button-maker" with this method ! Cheers.
    Kenneth. :lol:
  12. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow, Kenneth! Really nice figure and pose. You're always so imaginative and human in your approach. Skillful sculpting with more than a little finesse also! That pipe is perfect!

    Isn't "In the Service of the Kaiser" a fun book? There's a potential figure on every page, almost!

    I suppose the beard and shako could be misleading, but he almost looks more "Landsturm" than "Jager". Whatever...

    all the best,
    Dan
  13. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Thanks for the encouragement,Dan;I felt I'd "owed" you a new WW1 figure after my spree of Peninsular war figures ;) ! Yes,the "Kaiser" book is AWESOME to say the least and the figure modelling potential is indeed limitless. I wanted to show a war-weary veteran having a well-deserved break behind the lines,hence the heavy beard and well-worn shako cover. Anyway,I've added some more detail to the figure in the meantime and will post some more pictures tomorrow. Thanks and cheers !
    Kenneth :lol:
  14. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very cool, Kenneth! Love the pipe. Can't have enough of those "Germanic" style pipes. Too bad they don't sell those in bulk!

    Jason
  15. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Kenneth - I enjoyed the digression of the Peninsular figures also, but the Great War is my 'passion', as you know. As for "owing" me a WWI figure, consider the debt paid in full.

    Responding to Jason's comment. Would you consider casting resin copies of the pipe for sale?

    all the best,
    Dan
  16. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Jason,my friend,thank you very much for the positive comments;I really appreciate them :lol: :lol: !! Yes,those Germanic-type pipes are AWESOME stuff indeed ! Maybe that's why Historex only sells them in single piece sets ;) ! Cheers!
    Kenneth.
  17. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Hey Dan,thanks for the reply; yes, I too realised that the Great War is a fantastic period to look for figure modelling projects (a real transition period between Ancient and Modern styles of warfare)! As for the pipe, unfortunately Historex holds the copyright to that, so no resin copies, Dan :( ! Anyway, as promised, here are some more update pictures on my project. I added a water-bottle which I super-detailed from the ICM stormtroopers set, added more detail to the bread bag and gasmask bag, and added groundwork to the figure base. Next step, painting! Hope you like it, Dan. Cheers!
    Kenneth.

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  18. Alex Lopez Active Member

    Country:
    Mexico
    Another great work Kenneth, congrats my friend!!!

    Alex.
  19. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Kenneth, I echo what everybody said, excellent work as usual. (y) (y)

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  20. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Hey Alex,thanks for the compliment,my friend;I really appreciate it! Your movie heroes project is AWESOME too! Cheers!
    Kenneth.

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