WIP Critique Tibetan Militia 1904

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Robert Jan de Wit, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello all,

    Here is my latest sculpt, an Tibetan Militiaman at the battle of Guru 1904.
    http://burnpit.legion.org/2011/03/battle-guru-british-forces-win-battle-roof-world

    based on a drawing of Rick Scollins.

    Sculpting is done with various putties: AB, MS an Duro.
    Details with copperwire, lead foil and evergreen plastics.
    Head is from Hornet, hands, weapoens and powderhorn from the spare box.

    Groundwork is done with MagicSculpt, sand and small pebbles, already primed black.

    [IMG][IMG]

    all the best,
    Robert Jan
    sarouman, pmfs, gordy and 4 others like this.
  2. Steve Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is pretty dern cool; can you give us a bit of background on this battle? 1904 Tibet and matchlocks? Fascinating!
  3. Steve Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I researched this myself. What a fascinating episode. More belligerent pushing by the Crown, met by determined but hopeless resistance by the brave but miserably armed and led Tibetans. There was a battle fought at 19,000 feet and won by Gurkhas climbing a sheer cliff to flank the defenders, though not the battle this figure is from. Thanks for bringing this episode to my attention!
  4. marius'mules New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very interesing subject, and very nice sculpting as well.
  5. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks guys!

    greets,
    RJ
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking great Robert, and a bit different.
    Carl.
  7. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Fascinating history, excellent sculpt Robert (y)
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great stuff!! Super sculpting and thanks for the history lesson!

    All the best,
    Dan
  9. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Robert
    Finally a quite different issue expect the painting to complete my view of this job

    Cheers
    Alexandros
  10. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Looks great so far, looking forward to seeing it painted up!

    Cheers
  11. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thank you very much guys!
    Started painting today.

    greets,
    RJ
  12. Ferris A Fixture

    Very cool sculpt Robert Jan!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    GReat work Rober Jan.
    Thanks for bringing this forgotten history to attention.

    marc
  14. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thank you Marc and Adrian.

    greets,
    RJ
  15. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great looking figure Robert jan!

    Groeten,
    Marcel.

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