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Tzu Sun

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by zane666, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Last build is this 75mm Sun Tzu from RP Models, there was a little bit more cleanup than I expected, the main issue was flash lines going through some of the fine detail that became a slow process to remove. I was super happy with how the base came out and was originally going to have snow on it but, decided it would cover up too much of the detail/hard work that went into it.

    Regards Zane

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  2. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    If I may offer a purely personal opinion/observation....as nice as your groundwork has turned out....and it most certainly has....I cannot help but note that any horse....no matter how nimble....would have a serious problem over such stoney ground at the suggested speed and angle of lean that the kit forces it to adopt!
    To be fair to you....this is what personally put me off this kit from day one....however....in this instance...I would be inclined (no pun intended) to add more grass/turf....to at least suggest the horse could maintain some semblance of balance over this terrain.
    Please accept that this is a purely personal viewpoint....and in no way a criticism of your work.

    Regards

    Ron
  3. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Switzerland
    I think the base-work is absolutely marvellous. It really fits the piece.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  4. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Zane

    Great to have you posting your work here again ...a good subject sure you will create a cracking piece

    I like the groundwork and agree with Rons thoughts ( although I have never got on a horse on the flat!! ) , adding more grasses would break up the harshness effect IMO ...that aside its a great bit of groundwork

    Following this and your others with interest



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  5. Grod A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Top job. The base looks fantastic.
    Gordon
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  6. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looks great.
    But somewhere I have to agree with Ron.

    Marc
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  7. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think that Ron makes a valid point about the groundwork, however I also feel that this piece is a tad "stylised" anyway (what with the eagle and the billowing cape and all that) so I think that with this particular figure you can probably get away with it.

    The groundwork really has turned out great, and I look forward to seeing further progress on the figure and the horse. I have it in the stash myself.

    - Steve
  8. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Yeah, it's a little bit of a fantasy piece anyway mate. I look forward to this, you must have more stuff on the go than anybody else!
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  9. HansDig Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Now that's what I call a base!!
  10. Cannonball A Fixture

    Great job so far. Love the base and interested in how you’ve fixed the horse bearing in mind the angle of lean. The only reason I ask is that their French dromedary camel also had a lean and although I put in some metal rod the leg snapped low down.
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  11. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Ron, yes when looking back at the comments when this figure was being released that issue was brought up then as well. I will look at your suggestion as I have IPMS Nationals in Sept and the judges may also take that into consideration.

    Zane
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  12. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thankyou Huw, this is probably my favourite base work so far and the most time consuming, lots of glue and milliput.

    Zane
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  13. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Cheers Kevin, i'm looking into tickling up the base a bit but, hoping not to go past the point of over doing it. I was considering with the painting side of things to try some sort of chinese pattern which will be a first but, may chicken out.


    Zane
  14. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Gordon, i'm hoping to get this and the others finished by Sept for NZ Nationals.

    Zane
  15. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thankyou Marc, will be looking into that issue as it may come up with the judges at the Nationals here in NZ in Sept.

    Zane
  16. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Steve, I know what you mean, the kit is almost leaning on the fantasy side, when you come to build yours take your time with the arrows and they are a bugger to get straight, sometimes i think i should of built them from scratch.

    Zane
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  17. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thankyou, the only reason I have all these started kits is because I had been procrastinating about the next step which is painting. I had to just take the plunge particularly after a 2 year absence.

    Zane
  18. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thankyou lots of rock, lots of glue, lots of milliput and a lot of time.


    Zane
  19. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    I like the base and would reconsider the snow - maybe on top of the rearward rocks. It adds to the fantasy-style of the sculpture as a whole - otherwise the eagle would need to be replaced as well. Great work so far(y).
    Cheers, Martin
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  20. zane666 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Cheers, I think that the fact that i had pinned 3 legs meant that the weight was evenly distributed. Because the base was made of rock with polystyrene in the middle i glued 3 wall plugs at the position of the 3 legs, to get the right angle I just bent the pins bit by bit till it sat right, hope that makes sense.

    Zane

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