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1/35 Russian Captive
auroramodel
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Kanagawa-ken, Japan / 日本
Joined: February 22, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 07:48 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

I introduce WW2 Russian Tank Crew figures that I made by full scratch.



[Two Female soldiers who got injured!]
I made a master model with resin clay.



[A desperate situation!!!]
German paratroopers are kits of the jaguar models.

Cheers~(^o^)/
panzer_fan
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 01:45 AM UTC
Impressive! That's all I can say.
auroramodel
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 02:40 AM UTC
Thanks!! Sebastian

I make figure under the theme of "a woman soldier".I introduce other figure from now on. In addition, I am glad if I can hear an impression.

CReading
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 02:56 AM UTC
Very nicely sculpted Kiyoshi.
Will these be commercially available to purchase?

(Edit) oops, guess I should have clicked on your website first, I could have answered my own question!! They are available plus a bunch of other nice figures cast in white metal. Nice site.....C.

Cheers,
Charles
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 03:07 AM UTC
Interesting. But are the figures sharing the same head. I can only spot two different heads with two different facial expressions each?

And how tall are they actually in millimeters? The russian seems tall compared to the Dragon figure behind her?

Cheers
auroramodel
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 05:15 AM UTC
Hi Charles

Thanks for looking at my website.
I like a feeling of weight of the metal figure very much.

Cheers!
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 05:30 AM UTC
They look kind of anime to me. The heads and bodies look out of proportion.
auroramodel
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 05:34 AM UTC
Thanks Janne !
I'm sorry. I did not explain figures which I made.


I made a master model with resin clay,
so It is difficult to make the same head,because I make it one by one.


Though You may look same,it is not same.


I compared it with the figure of the dragon.
:-H
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auroramodel
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 05:56 AM UTC
Hi Gino

What you say is right.
but I cannot think that the expression of a real face is pretty.
so I make only a little with an anime type. This is my style.


I can make figure of the 6th size,sometimes.
Cheers!
Uruk-Hai
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 10:35 AM UTC
Thanks for clearing that out. The angle of the picture portraying the girl and Dragon figure fooled me. I like the range but some do have other proportions that Im used to.

I would be interested in such stuff if the poses are useable. I like the flak-girl, the nurse and the Hitler-Jugend girl.

Some Hitler-Jugend manning a 88, like in the movie, The Downfall would be of my liking for example.

Cheers
milvehfan
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 04:50 AM UTC
Great !, Very nicely done. milvehfan
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auroramodel
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 05:21 PM UTC
Thanks for the replies, milvehfan

I made Russian Tank Crew figures before.
I make new figure now,introduce it soon.
auroramodel
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 03:56 AM UTC
Janne - Thank You comment.What kind of pose is good?@(flak-girl, the nurse and the Hitler-Jugend girl.) Your telling it of me help it.
Uruk-Hai
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 08:40 AM UTC
Well, for me its important if I can use the figures in a scene. Like a Vignette or a Diorama.
Or as manning a vehicle or a gun.

Thats why I like the idea of wonded russian tankgirl. But Id really would prefer another head as mentioned before. If you want to sell to Military Modellers you really should strive away from that slight Manga-look?

The idea with the german women in a car is good as well. Poses on the more modern tankergirls are good but as they are post 1945 its not my cup of tea.

The very one pose I dont get is the Hitlerjugend girl leaning forward? And the one going "Heil". But perhaps others find them useable?

If youre interested I and I guess others here can come up with precies suggestions?

Hope this helps a bit?

Cheers
auroramodel
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 08:34 AM UTC
Janne - Thanks for Your advice.

There are a lot of people liking slight Manga-look in Japan.
However, I thought that this situation was not same as the world.
From your comment, I understood it, thank you.

An effort is necessary so that I make the face of the Westerner.
because I am an Oriental!

Therefore I wish you and guys on here do frank comment to the Figure which I make.

For example, I am glad if you show me a good document such as a photograph of the photorecording and the face of a then beautiful woman.
And I welcome the suggestion of the pause that useful to a Vignette or a Diorama.

Thank you.
Uruk-Hai
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:16 PM UTC
You can make these things easy for you by using the net. This is the result I got by doing a google search for russian women soldier wwii.
http://images.google.se/images?hl=sv&um=1&q=russian+woman+wwii+soldier

Then you get a few pictures for inspiration. Not only from real russian women but also about hairstyle and other things related to the era.

A funny thing that came to my mind is doing a modern female tanker with low worn trouser sporting a bit of a "whale tail"?

Cheers
poky
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 11:33 PM UTC
looks good think I'm going to use some of the poses from you 1/72 sculpts
what is resin clay
auroramodel
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 06:58 AM UTC
Thanks Janne ! I was able to get a useful photograph.
I wish you like alluring figures which I make next.

poky - There are few people making 1/72 scale model in japan.
In the other countries, I can think lively.I want to challenge it sometime.
HONEYCUT
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 11:04 PM UTC
Hi Kiyoshi
An interesting website you have there!
You have some sculpting talent mate, regardless of peoples thoughts on what a figure's features 'should' look like. Clearly this is the style that is favoured in Japan, and I don't think there is much to be done to 'tweak' their facial appearance to suit 'occidental' tastes. I'd rather have these great sculpts and do a little putty work than put up with some sub-standard sculpts that looked 'acceptable' as far as facial features go...
Brad
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 10:50 AM UTC
Some intereasting sculpting!

they look rather nice

auroramodel
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2009 - 09:20 AM UTC


Sorry! my answer becomes slow, because I made the next Figure.

Brad - Thanks for looking at my website. I changed an a little method this time.
I made a nurse, but how do you think? Though I am in the middle of making it.

james - Thank You comment.I am very glad!
HEINE-07
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Posted: Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 05:19 PM UTC
This woman, with book in hand, shows the most beautiful face ever seen on a miniature! Your work is fantastic, and I will call The Red Lancers next week to see whether Aurora figures are available. Poky and myself would like to know "What is 'RESIN-CLAY'?" Is RESIN-CLAY something you mix up yourself, or does it come ready to work with? Does it get hard with time? Where do you get it?
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Posted: Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 11:06 PM UTC
The figures look really good!
On the first images, the both injured women shows a bit of "pain" or "helpless" in their faces.

As others already said... truly impressive!
Great work!

greetings...
Soeren