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WIP WWI canadian soldier 120mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by offo, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. offo A Fixture

    Hi friends. my last project just before finals. I made a small SBS.
    During the work I took pictures MACRO system. Photo therefore distorted proportions. Until recent photos .Last fotos is normal. And there it is seen that the proportions agree. SBS is up to it in order to see how it arises figure 120 mm. Coming soon complete the final.
    I believe it will take and where appropriate help and inspiration. final k.JPG 1.JPG 2.JPG 3.JPG 4.JPG 5.JPG 6.JPG 7.JPG 8.JPG 9.JPG 10.JPG 11.JPG 12.JPG 13.JPG 14.JPG 15.JPG 16.JPG 17.JPG 18.JPG 19.JPG 20.JPG 21.JPG 22.JPG 23.JPG 24.JPG
  2. offo A Fixture

  3. swralph A Fixture

    Great sculpt(y)
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  4. Franckythefrench Active Member

    Look very good!! nice job
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  5. Jimbo A Fixture

    Very nicely sculpted, well done & thanks for sharing it with us
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    I agree...nice job and good proportions. Thanks for sharing the SBS shots. Looking forward to seeing it painted.

  7. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Superb, I really enjoy this figure, but why put an helmet ?
    I explain the main differences with British soldiers in WWI was at the beginning, the Ross Rifle Later abandoned the profile of the English gun LEE ENFIELD.
    The Ross rifle
    Lee Enfield rifle

    But the biggest difference, and it gets interesting, badges worn.
    Cap badges, collar badges, shoulder and arms badges, usually made of copper, but also very beautiful.
    It was not that the maple leaf and the title Canada, many others have been worn, especially by the NCO, proud of their original battalion.
    A famous example of the 22th Battalion.
    This one was worn as Capbadge and collars badges, title shoulder/arms Canada
    Other version of title exist,there's the more common.
    All this to say, as your figure seems to "rest", why do not represent wearing a cap with the badges you want?
    That would make more Canadian.
    For Canadian badges, three reference books:
    The Cox- Military Badges of the British Empire 1914-1918 by Reginald H.W.COX, publisher, The Standard Art Book co.Chicago, Illinois no ISBN
    All the cap badges worn by the British Empire Forces during WWI, all photos are that of cap badges full size, some photos of collars and title 1/2 full size.
    A must have all British, Canadian, Anzac, Indian, African....All the British Empire!
    the second and third, the Charlton's reference guide, is for collectors, but referenced all Canadian cap badges with their estimated market value. Phtos versions and often collars and titles.
    I am talking about them, but it is now almost impossible to find
    In case the books references :
    The Charlton price Guide to First world War Canadian Infantry Badges, by WK CROSS, The Charlton Press, ISBN 0-88968-081-7
    The CharltonStandard catalogue to First world War Canadian Corps Badges, by WK CROSS, The Charlton Press, ISBN 0-88968-162-7
    Finishing with this you can also have a look at :
    have a look also to :
    A lot of very interesting information for WWI enthusiast.
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  8. offo A Fixture

    Ďakujem moc ZA Príspevok. Projekt JE WIP. Premýšľal som o alternatívu. Vyrobené s viečkom taky. Vojak JE členom 4.divízion 54. Prápor. Ma napis na chlopniach C/54. Pre Podrobnejšie fotografií uvidíte.

    Viem, ze existuje vela krasnych Sablon. Ale na Moze byt upravený Britská armáda.
    Ďakujem všetkým VAM ZA pozitívne komentáre.

    Thank you so much for the post. The project is WIP. I was thinking of an alternative. Made with a cap too. The soldier is a member 4.divízion 54 Battalion. Have a title at the valves C/54. For more detailed photographs you see.

    I know that there are many beautiful templates. But can be modified British Army.
    I thank all of you for your positive comments.

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  9. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thank you for responding in Slovak. but ok, I asked a trucker to translate.:happy: Not a joke, where i'm working , there's around ten or more Slovak truckers how pass.:sneaky:
    Being more serious.
    The formation patches were introduced late in the war (1916). This would be a small addition to make a version with cap.
    A bit like Gordon of Mitches Military Models with the version of British soldiers he sell.
    For the formation patches :
    CEF Formation Patches
    The full story of the evolution of Canadian formation patches, or "battle patches" is given in Clive Law's book "Distinguishing Patches"available from Service Publications. Briefly, however, by 1916 British and Canadian leadership recognized the difficulty of identifying friendly troops, especially when infantry battalions were on the attack. While British units did have distinguishing cap badges, shoulder titles, and other "quiffs", Canadian soldiers presented a more homogenous appearance, with common CANADA shoulder titles, and for the most part cap and collar badges based on the maple leaf. To that end, coloured badges were introduced, first intended to be worn on the back of the tunic, but instituted instead for wear on each sleeve. These patches were first worn by Canadian soldiers in the middle of 1916. Towards the end of the war, many units took to painting the patches on steel helmets as a further aid to identification.
    The images and descriptions below are based on a colour poster designed and printed by Service Publications. This 23" x 32" poster is still available by contacting the publisher.
    Artifacts and image courtesy of Bill Alexander.
    Click to enlarge.

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    Artifacts and images courtesy of Bill Alexander.
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    (Divisional patches for the Third Division were originally black in colour, then changed to French Grey.

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    Artifacts and images courtesy of Bill Alexander.
    Click to enlarge.

    Artifacts and images courtesy of Bill Alexander.
    Click to enlarge.

    More on :
    About CEF :
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  10. colban Member

    This figure looks superb! And love that it will be a Canadian. Will it be available to buy?
  11. Gellso A Fixture

    Amazing work.
    It's great to see the WIP shots so we can see how the figure comes together and what stages.

    Great work.

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  12. offo A Fixture

    I hope ,yes.;)
  13. offo A Fixture

    Original for my soldier. I morning make a cap.(y)

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  14. Zastrow.cuirassier PlanetFigure Supporter

    You choose an "easy" cap badge,;)
    for this battalion if you need information :
    Why not choose the 13th, it was the first battalion with a Victoria Cross recipient (1915), :wideyed:
    Victoria Cross recipient Frederick Fisher
    Cap badge of the 13th.
    But no cap, they wear a Glengarry as it was an Highlander battalion from Nova Scotia !:angelic::whistle: Sorry, but an idea for an other C.E.F soldier.;)
    I'm following your work, and hope it will be a commercial figure.
    Well done Offo.
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  15. John Ballard Well-Known Member


    Superbe, bravo ca fait changement a voir un simple soldat Canadien. J'espére que tu va le peinturer.

  16. offo A Fixture

    50.JPG 51.JPG 52.JPG 53.JPG 52.JPG 53.JPG 54.JPG 55.JPG 56.JPG 57.JPG 58.JPG 59.JPG 60.JPG 61.JPG 63.JPG 64.JPG 65.JPG 66.JPG 67.JPG 68.JPG Takže, páni, JE nutné iba pre Jemné doladením detailov. Ak chcete sa vykonávajúcemu FINAL.
    Dúfam, ze sa vam páči.
  17. colban Member

    LOVE the cap!! this goes straight to the top of my wishlist. A masterpiece, Palo ;)
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  18. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Very nicely done.

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  19. housecarl Moderator

    Lovely work Palo.(y)
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  20. Daniel.M Active Member

    Nadherna prace. Moc se nam libi fotografie z prubehu sculptingu. Skvela figura, Offo, gratulujeme k perfektni praci(y).

    Dan & Katka
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