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WWII Italian AC commander- New to sculpting

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by eppi, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. eppi Active Member

    Hi you Masters!
    This's my first post and I hope to be in the right forum.
    The guy in 1/35 I'm introducing to you is the Commander of a AB 611 armored car in Ethiopia 1940.
    Imagine he's on the top of the turret pointing in the distance for something suspicious and asking for a binocular to another crewmember.
    It's a deep tranformation of an old tamiya figure (pak 36 servant).
    I'm quite satisfied but, before primer and paint I'm here to ask for comments and suggestions to improve it.
    Thanks in advance!

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  2. Chazman Active Member

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    Nice conversion.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi there Eppi

    Well done on the thread , good start

    I can't comment as I am not a sculptor but I moved the thread to sculpting part ( I am a moderator here ! )

    Are you working from a reference ?

    Look forward to more

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
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  4. eppi Active Member

    If you mean a photo, not this time. I just imagine the scene and try to adapt figures to my idea.
    I can't sculpt a figure from scratch so I use old plastic figures dismembered and re-assembled to the wished pose.
    Actually I feel like a dwarf between giants, here, but I'm too old to become a master and I will try to ... steal as much as I can! :):whistle:
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  5. theBaron A Fixture

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    That's a good way to start. I'm teaching myself to sculpt, too. I haven't tried a figure from the ground up yet; I've worked on modifications, and accessories and equipment. I think it's good practice. I'm getting familiar with the techniques and the materials.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  6. captfue Active Member

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    Fantastic conversion!
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  7. eppi Active Member

    Hi you Masters!
    I don't know if I can post here the progress in painting ... it's just to show it and get comments and hints!

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  8. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Eppi

    Thanks for the update ....we do have a V bench for WIP's painting as well but no probs you posting on this thread

    I don't paint anything with legs...just busts ! .....

    .... but the flesh looks really good and I do like the way you've painted those clothes , nice touch having the worn part on the knee with the highs

    Possibly push the highs a bit more

    A fine start so far

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
  9. eppi Active Member

    Thanks Nap, I'll try to force the contrast between highs and recesses.

    Greetings!
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