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Child Soldier
daviddrofckip
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 12:40 AM UTC
OK fellas, this is one I am working on at the moment. Its an African child soldier, a shocking aspect of modern conflict! Based on the photo below...




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I scratched an AK47 from plasticard


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Sculpted a head from MS and greenstuff mixed...
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worked up an armature from putty and wire
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developed some more...
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moved onto his legs...
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Started on his arms...
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More this weekend!
hofpig
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 05:54 AM UTC
Hi David great work so far. Any plans to sell once you have finished him?

Paul
daviddrofckip
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 06:25 AM UTC
None Paul. I don't think its something anyone would buy!
I hope to paint it up nice and have the satisfaction of a one off piece...
PeeDee
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 10:29 AM UTC
You just never disappoint David.
Originality, of the moment,touching, a statement that challenges.
I hate to use the phrase but a worthy subject.
Well done, an inspired choice
Will you be able to finish it for club night next week?
daviddrofckip
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 06:34 PM UTC
Very kind words Paul! I'll bring it along even if unfinished...
hofpig
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 06:45 PM UTC

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None Paul. I don't think its something anyone would buy!
I hope to paint it up nice and have the satisfaction of a one off piece...



That's a shame I'd have one!
daviddrofckip
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 07:46 PM UTC
Thats encouraging to me paul! Ive been at sculpting about 2.5 years - hopefully getting better, but short of commercial quality. Still maybe some day!
hofpig
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Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - 03:57 AM UTC

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Thats encouraging to me paul! Ive been at sculpting about 2.5 years - hopefully getting better, but short of commercial quality. Still maybe some day!



It's better than mine I can't sculpt for toffee apples.
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daviddrofckip
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 12:25 AM UTC
finished!
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Rauko_Din
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 12:39 AM UTC
Really good work David about a really sad matter.
Maki
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 12:53 AM UTC
Wow, what an amazing sculpt. I think this kind of figure would be interesting commercially... it is definitely something different.

Well done,
Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 01:40 AM UTC
Hi,

congrats for that very good and original work !

nico
daviddrofckip
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 03:53 AM UTC
it is sad Fernando, but kind of typical of modern conflicts I think!
daviddrofckip
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 03:54 AM UTC
not done anything commercial mario, but maybe some day. Thanks for commenting.
daviddrofckip
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 03:55 AM UTC
Thanks nicolas. Glad if you like it!
Trisaw
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 04:27 AM UTC
What a very original and unique figure! There are just so few figures representing Third World countries and conflicts. Excellent job!
justsendit
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 05:58 AM UTC
Another wonderful display of your talents ... can't wait to see more!

—mike
daviddrofckip
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 06:04 AM UTC
thanks Peter, its probably because no one can work out who's fighting who and why!
daviddrofckip
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 06:08 AM UTC
cheers Mike, I have problems getting pics up on this site that handicaps me a bit I must admit.
justsendit
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 07:27 AM UTC

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cheers Mike, I have problems getting pics up on this site that handicaps me a bit I must admit.



You might try using PhotoBucket. It allows you to drag-drop images.

—mike

Sent you a PM
PeeDee
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Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 05:02 AM UTC
Hey there DP

I was only wondering on Tuesday how this
Project of yours was coming on !

Well . . . WOW !

It's a Baby bear/ Goldilocks bowl of porridge this one .....

Just right.

Great stuff.

I hope it's in the competitions at SMW in November

Well done again mate


Paul
daviddrofckip
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Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 09:58 AM UTC
Thank you Paul- if I'm there, it'll be there along with all my other 2014 efforts. Problem is I"ve done so many of them! 11 so far so God knows how many I'll have done by then. I have a number semi complete too!
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Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:54 AM UTC
David,

Excellent model of a tragic subject.

I concur that there may be commercial interest.
daviddrofckip
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 03:22 AM UTC
Thanks Paul- not had any calls yet, but I'm sitting by the phone! seriously I think you have to sculpt in a different way if you plan to sell, to be able to break down the main parts for casting. I have no experience of that.