Completed Critique Unterscharfuehrer - FeR Miniatures - 75mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ferris, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Ferris A Fixture

    Hi Everyone,

    Once again, this one turned out a lot more complex than I had thought, but I am very pleased to have completed it now and to move it to the display cabinet. Hope you like the end result.
    The sculpt and cast are excellent; I can very much recommend this figure. There have been some comments about the face, but actually, I like it a lot. It has very young looks, and not the extremely handsome teutonic/warrior look seen on many other German figures. Just a common young lad.
    I also think the face looks like the actor Tom Schilling in the (impressive) German series about the 2nd world war "Unsere Muetter, unsere Vaeter" (Our mothers, our fathers).

    All painting done in Vallejo acrylics.

    I'm not sure which type background I like more so that's why I included two series of pictures.
    By the way, I understand that H&V Miniatures has changed into FeR Miniatures, in case you want to get the figure.

    Cheers,
    Adrian

    Attached Files:

  2. YongA01 Active Member

    Country:
    Malaysia
    Wow Adrian... Really beautifully executed...
  3. Djoubri M Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Superb job. Bravo !
  4. Vitalino A Fixture

    Hi Adrian

    Really beautifully !!!!!

    Vitalino Chitas
  5. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A masterful paint-job Adrian, everything works together well, has a real feel to it :)

    -Rich
  6. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Adrian, what a superb work you've made! I really love it!
    Really flawless, very real tones, excellent camouflage painting, and so on...
    Now I want to paint this figure!
    My congratulations!


    Regards
    Pedro
  7. Blunderbus Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful job on this. The Flectarn camo is especially nice.
  8. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    I know nothing about WW2 Germans.....but I do know quality work when I see it (y)
    Great restraint in not over-weathering this beautifully painted uniform, as for the face, stunning work.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  9. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Adrian, eye catching piece my friend. Truly inspirational.(y)

    Cheers,
    Pedro.
  10. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Adrian,
    as said a remarkable paintjob(y). Your way of painting the face led in my eyes to a far better result than it was acchieved by the boxart-painter. Still there is something about the facial features that makes him look like a caricature. - Yes there are ugly people and of course the looks of these "boy-soldiers" of Division "Hitlerjugend" were very young and nearly childish sometimes but the sculptor did not get that look IMHO.
    Anyway that is a problem of the sculpt and you pulled off a very nice version of this figure.
    Cheers, Martin
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  11. LVM Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Superb! I love it :)
    The camo is very well painted.

    Laurent
  12. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Super work Adrian,
    You were very lucky that the camouflage pattern was so straight forward to paint. :whistle:
    Seriously, I have always liked your painting style and this piece is, I think, your best.
    Well done you.
    Keith
  13. Mjølner PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Denmark
    jep, that is just a piece of cake :whistle: Wonder if I ever get to that:eek: Really great job (y)
  14. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I agree, this version is WAY better than the box art. I also agree with you about the face . Many of this sculptor's faces are very similar to this and I dislike them intensely. I find them doll-like and just a bit weird looking (the rest of the figure is great though).

    It's the faces that put me off H&V pieces. If I were to paint this one, I would have to swap out the head. But all that said - great job. The camo is superb and I love the groundwoprk.

    - Steve
    Martin64 and crf like this.
  15. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    What a great piece Adrian. Excellent work my friend.

    Xenofon
  16. Tutilo17 Active Member

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Great paint job!
    Stefan
  17. Konstantin A Fixture

    Country:
    Ukraine
    Really well done!
  18. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Excellent Paintjob !!!
  19. Ferris A Fixture

    Wow, thanks for the response guys!

    Allan, Djoubri, Vitalino, Pedro, Rich, Blunderbus, Derek, Pedro, Martin, Laurent, Keith, Brian, Steve, Xenofon, Stefan, Konstantin and Markus: Many thanks for leaving a commen, and all others for 'liking'. After having this on the bench since July, it is very satisfying to know you like the figure.

    @Pedro A: As said, I can recommend the figure. Casting and Fit are very well and the folds are a pleasure to paint. If you want to buy you'll have to go to FeR Miniatures now.

    @Keith: Yeah I thought to keep it simple this time and dip it in Vallejo WSS camouflage effect... If only that were available!

    @Steve and Martin: I am flattered by your comment, but it is too much praise. I had the advantage of being able to study Jaume's version and particularly the face is much smoother than mine (and my figure's). Anyway, thanks for liking it that much!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  20. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Superb work, Adrian! Another cracker of a figure to add to your collection!
    I have to agree with some of the other comments, I much prefer your version to the box art.

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