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U S Cavalryman 1870s

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by DaveCox, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. DaveCox Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is my latest - a 90mm metal U S Cavalryman by Sieland Miniaturen. Painted as usual in oils over acrylics.

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  2. DaveCox Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    and another view

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  3. jaime Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Good work. But I think the face needs more shadows.
    cheers
    jaime
  4. DaveCox Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I agree about the shadows, but I painted what was there.
    The face has deep areas around the eyes looking like an older man, but flat slightly full cheeks that gave little natural shadow area. I have painted shadows, but they're more visble under natural light as opposed to photo spots.
  5. jaime Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Yes, I think pictures are the worst way to see figures. I take 100 pictures and only one is really good.
  6. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Dave,good effort on this figure!
  7. Excatlon Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    I LIKE IT!!!MORE SHADOWS ON THE FACE?
  8. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I am not familiar with Seliand Minituren but that figure looks awfully reminiscent of this 90mm Andrea figure:

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  9. DaveCox Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the comments.
    Bob, I'm aware of the similarity, but it's definitely not a direct copy so I'm happy that it's not a ripoff.
  10. Dani A. New Member

    Hello,

    The original design is, in fact, a large scale figure by sculptor Ron Tunison, specialized in ACW and Indian Wars subjects (he sculpts bronze monuments too). Andrea and Sieland copied it almost literally, down to the saddle on the ground (Sieland substituted a kepi for the original's hat, Andrea is more true to the source). The Tunison figure appeared, among others, in an old article (Dec. '91) about Tunison's work in Military Illustrated magazine. I would guess Andrea's and Sieland's "inspiration" came from there, unless they saw the original at some US model show.

    I don't know which one came before, Andrea's or Sieland's; and I don't know if the second manufacturer in releasing the US Cavalryman was "inspired" by the first, of if both copied Tunison. What it's sure is that both came after Tunison work. Also, that Tunison's figure was better quality that both its imitations. Apparently they could not match his skills.

    Not exactly creative work, then, by Andrea and Sieland.

    Dani

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