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WIP Critique "The Pacific" USMC 1944 (1/16, NWM)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kaz6120, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    I've started the next project, "The Pacific" USMC 1944, sculpted by John Rosengrant.

    [IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG]

    This is tribute project to New World Miniatures & Chris, closed at 2011/12/31. I purchased it after heard about the news and received it few days ago. Thanks a LOT Chris & John for producing this wonderful figure.

    I've just started painting today and still WIP, so please be patient I have a lot to paint until I finish it.

    Any comments are welcome as always.

    Attached Files:

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  2. Einion Well-Known Member

    This looks great so far Kaz, face is especially nice but the uniform already looks good even before you're finished.

    One thing on the helmet though, it looks like it's sitting very high to me - maybe 10-12cm off the crown of the head?

    Einion
  3. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice face ! Will follow for sure
  4. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I don't have this figure, but I think it must be sculpted that way on the head because I've seen a couple of other examples of this piece on which it also looks to sit high.

    - Steve
  5. oldtrousers Active Member

    The head and helmet are seperate parts. I just got done checking mine out, so lowering the hemet is not a problem and would enhance the presentaion. Nice start though!
  6. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks Einion, sam, Steve, and oldtrousers!

    Einion is right the helmet looks sit high, and also Steve is right too it sculpted that way, I didn't do any shaving and carving on the default condition of the head.

    I haven't glued it yet I just put the helmet on the head, so I will shape the top of the head or dig the helmet deeper.
  7. phc35 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    You are without a doubt,one of my favorite painters. Great progress on a nice piece.

    Well done

    Jay
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work, the skin look great.
    I agree with Einion about the colors of the uniform. They are allready spot on.

    marc
  9. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Wow, that's too good honor for me. Thank you very much!

    Thanks a lot. I've been watching "The Pacific" again these days as a reference.
    BTW, I'm an Okinawan so the movie "The Pacific" is a little bit special for me. The pacific guy is painting "The Pacific".

    Anyway, today's WIP. Only a small progress on face today.
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  10. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    + 1 here.....Great job once again Kaz...(y)
  11. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Good start and very nice skintone my friend!!

    Alexandros(y)
  12. Ruben Ontalvilla Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    great work friend that brand is the figure??? (y)
  13. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks Rodrigo, Alex, and Ruben!

    Thanks Alex my friend I' using Jo Sonja again and I cannot live without them. :)

    The brand is "New World Miniatures", closed their business on 2011/12/31.

    OK, here is Today's WIP pics. Painting face is almost finishing, only a small fixing to make it a little bit more smooth, amd started painting helmet, hands...etc.

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  14. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    awesome work on the face sir.
  15. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Agree Kaz, It defienetly has that haggard look to it.(y)
  16. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks a lot Mike M and Mike S!

    Thanks Mike that is what I really want to achieve.

    Here's Today's WIP. Started painting uniform. Maybe I should add more Khaki on helmet cover.

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  17. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb as ever Kaz.
    Carl.(y)
  18. Ferris A Fixture

    Great paintwork so far Kaz.(y) Also love the uniform tone alteady.
    Looks like an awesome figure.

    Will be following this again.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  19. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks for the comments, Carl and Adrian.

    After a little bit long break (about 2 month), I re-started painting this marine.
    Here's today's WIP pics, almost 98% finished.
    usmc-19.jpg usmc-20.jpg usmc-21.jpg usmc-22.jpg
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  20. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That is looking really good!

    :)
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