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US tank crew Vietnam War

Discussion in 'Digis - Digital Miniatures 3D Modeling' started by vince wai, Nov 2, 2023.

  1. vince wai Active Member

    A small update with the M48 capola. Had been working on the Browning M2 and should be done soon.

    Capola1.jpg Capola2.jpg Capola3.jpg Capola4.jpg Capola6.jpg Capola7.jpg Capola8.jpg Capola9.jpg
  2. Ned Ricks Active Member

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    United-States
    Looking good!
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  3. engeee Active Member

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    United-States
    Excellent! I'm really looking forward to see where this is going. I wish I'd have had a detailed helmet like yours while I was working on some figures. I ended up using the head/helmet from a 1/16 Tankercraft Vietnam Tank Crew figure that I found on eBay. Carved out the face and replaced them with other options...lol... Anyways, they're still in progress but I've attached a few pictures.

    Again, great work and I look forward to seeing your model finished!

    Steve
    engeee@aol.com

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  4. Ned Ricks Active Member

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    United-States
    Nice look, Engeee!
  5. vince wai Active Member

    Thanks Steve, your models are great work as well.
  6. Excellent work!!
  7. very good!! Blender?
  8. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Vince

    So many angles , turns and lines to deal with on the cupola, you did a great result on the helmet so looking forward to seeing more

    Have fun

    Nap
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  9. vince wai Active Member

    Yes, it done with Blender Capola R1.jpg Capola R2.jpg
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  10. Ned Ricks Active Member

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    United-States
    Amazing likeness. Does the hatch have the rather feeble rubber pad supposed to protect the tank commanders head? (It does not do so, I can say)

    I am in awe of what can be done these days, and you do it well.
    NR
  11. vince wai Active Member

    The only reference that I can find is from a model someone made, seems there's no rubber padding. However, there should s indent area that I need to remodel with the inner surface. Thanks for raising the question and made me look into the matter again.


    hatch.jpg
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  12. vince wai Active Member

    Hi,
    Got some progress, attached are some images of the M2 Browning 0.5 Cal. Still working on some of the details, it's really addictive.

    M2 browning11.jpg M2 browning10.jpg M2 browning9.jpg M2 browning8.jpg M2 browning7.jpg M2 browning6.jpg M2 browning5.jpg M2 browning3.jpg M2 browning2.jpg M2 browning1.jpg M2 browning4.jpg
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  13. very good M2 Browning
  14. vince wai Active Member



    Thanks, now I can add the Browning to the capola and move on to prepare the pose of the figure.
  15. Nap Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Vince

    Good updates on both cupola and the Browning looks great

    Amazing what can be achieved

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
  16. vince wai Active Member



    Thanks, it's a chance for me to learn the process by actually doing the modelling ( not the catwalk ).
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  17. vince wai Active Member

    M2 R1.jpg M2 R2.png M2 R3.jpg M2 R4.jpg
    Some more images of the M2 Browning
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  18. vince wai Active Member

    M2 Browning added to capola

    M2 browning:capola2.jpg M2 browning:capola1.jpg
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  19. vince wai Active Member

    This is the initial base pose put together with the MG and capola, further refinement of the uniform and figure details will follow

    crew mockup7.jpg crew mockup6.jpg crew mockup5.jpg crew mockup4.jpg crew mockup3.jpg crew mockup2.jpg crew mockup1.jpg
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  20. vince wai Active Member

    Hi all,
    Attached are some "work in progress" pictures of the M1955 body armor. Haven't work on the body yet, so the arms and pants are just for position reference only
    vince
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