Tuesday, 4 January 2011

1/16 US Marine Recon, 1970


A happy belated new year to all and what better way to usher the new year with a 1/16 scale sculpt based on the head study. There are obvious plans for a commercial release of this sculpt by Alpine Miniatures but not anytime soon due to other personal and work commitments.

With the exception of the hands and boots (done in epoxy putty), the entire figure is sculpted from a 50/50 compound of Super Sculpey and Super Sculpey Firm. There's still a long way to go before it finds its way into the rubber mold. Many details such as the canteens, grenades, K-Bar fighting knife and the tropical rucksack will needs to be fabricated and features such as the hands will need additional attention.

As mentioned, it's still a work in progress and do feel free to furnish whatever opinions of the sculpt.




LBM said...

hi my friend
good to see you back on sculpted minis
this is a spot on figure
laurent borget

Orb said...


good to see a large sculpt from you....and one of my fave subjects - recent took out the Miniature Alliance sculpt you did of the Airbone Recon guy you did a while back.....nice

Fredx1408 said...

Hi Calvin and happy new Year! Excellent job as usual, every time more amazing than previous!!!
I would like to see the painting process ;-)

Anonymous said...

Long time no see, great to see you back in the swing of things.
Keep up the killer work.
Chris "Panzer" Mrosko

Anonymous said...

Hi Calvin,

Happy New Year and a productive year ahead!

This looks really great. Looking forward to postings of the full figure.

My only comment would be that the shape of the ears look odd.


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