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Young Miniatures News May 2013

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Tarracus, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Tarracus A Fixture

  2. Einion Well-Known Member

    Not a fan of the bust overall (not a fan of stuff projecting past the cutoff line) but that face is really good. Helmet maybe a bit small?

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  3. Babelfish A Fixture

    Agree with Einion - something just doesn't look quite right there. Very nice paint job though.

    - Steve
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  4. DEL A Fixture

    Have to say I like everything about this piece.
    A great looking individual face, great expression and thankfully no cliche fag.
  5. JasonB A Fixture

    I like the face, it has a bit more character than the ones we have been "whining" about lately. As far as the helmet goes, I always get the impression that the FJ helmets we see on figs are too small, then I see the real thing and realize they are usually about right. FJ helmets came in various sizes, so you can see some very tight ones and some that seem to have lots more space between the helmet and the wearers head. Overall not my favorite bust by Young but still nicely done, the cut line I agree with but a razor saw would take care of that. I'm glad to see an arm! Oh, sorry to include a pic with a "cliché fag":woot: Talk about a difference in meaning between cultures!:nailbiting:

    Notice the fit of the helmets of the center guy and the guy on the right in the pic above. One small, one big.

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  6. housecarl A Fixture

    If you're a fan of Germans as good as it gets.
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  7. Tarracus A Fixture

    A face full of character, but I'll let this one pass by, I've painted painted a bust with that same arm recently...:meh:
  8. Ernest A Fixture

    Mad dog face :bored:
  9. pmfs A Fixture


    Dear friends nothing is "perfect" in this life and if anyone thinks otherwise is mistaken.
    The bust from Young Miniatures are all unique, full character, style and with a wonderful engineering.
    Well done Mr.Young this one is beautiful and I love the adition of the half MG34, good value for money.

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  10. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Looks like you modelled for this one Carl:playful: and someone stole your bun:singing:

    Faces are all the same!!! then along comes a big change and nobody likes it ,how can this guy win ! mind you he could be holding a Roman eagle in that arm :singing:

    another fantastic German .

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  11. DEL A Fixture

    I think everybody likes the face so far. The only negatives are design / taste preferences that you always get with busts......half figures, one armed, equipment projecting past cut off and cut through gear.
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  12. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    At least it's not a steering wheel :woot:
  13. Don Johnson Active Member

    Hey, I get that it is his ball of putty, but is Mr. Young intent on sculpting a bust for every soldier who fought in WW2? For the WW2 fans, it must be great. I hope, for his sake, these busts are selling. I'm sure I'm forgetting a couple, but it seems it's either Germans and GIs, or Romans. Can't we induce this gentleman to do something somewhere in the middle? :happy:
    Anyway, the "what is a bust?" debate is eternal, and unresolvable, so either you'll buy it, or you won't. He does churn them out, I'll give him that, regardless of what we punters say.
  14. kiwi45 Active Member

    Fantastic face on this bust, but must agree the helmet is slightly wrong, the kit's helmet curves slightly back inwards (see last pic of fig) compared to actuall photo where helmet front has a slight cant outwards. could be easy fix. Like this bust all the same.
    Cheers Les
  15. gregmarm Active Member

    A "must" buy for mext month!
  16. NickM Well-Known Member

    This bust is nicely sculpted with heaps of character - at least we're spared the "same face" debate on this release.
    Although not identical, he still reminds me of the German boxer Max Schmeling, who served as a Fallschirmjager and propaganda poster boy.

    tumblr_li98sk9SSX1qg5z8jo1_500.jpg posed photo jump Max Schmeling German boxer paratrooper airborne fallschirmjager ju-52.jpg
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  17. Einion Well-Known Member

    1 out of 8 is "nobody" Ron? :inpain:

  18. Einion Well-Known Member

    In all fairness I think Young is stuck between a rock and a hard place to a degree, since most of his existing fans obviously like his set style which tends towards the idealised/handsome when it comes to the faces. They're likely to not be fans if he moves beyond this, but when they're done well it could draw in fans of a more gritty, more wartime-photo look; either way the face may have its critics.

    Without seeing the resin I can't be sure but I think this may be one of his best-sculpted faces, in purely technical terms.

  19. Mark S Guest

    I can't believe that we ever have to have this discussion about the skill of this wonderfully talented sculptor.
    I'd love to see the efforts of those who are disappointed....It sounds like there's a whole ugly guy face bust market out there. Apparently figure painters are desparately awaiting ugly people busts....there's a challenge!....I'm prepared to offer my services as a model...of course I'm only ugly on purely techincal terms
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  20. Tarracus A Fixture

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