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Re: Digital Sculpts - Guderian 180112
« Reply #390 on: January 12, 2018, 09:11:26 PM »
German General Heinz Wilhelm Guderian (17 June 1888 – 14 May 1954) innovator and advocate of the "blitzkrieg" doctrine.  He was noted for his success as a commander of Panzer units during the campaigns in Poland and France and for initial success in the Soviet Union.  A WIP painted prototype of this iconic general... comes with both 40mm and 60mm scenic bases.







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Re: Digital Sculpts - Guderian 180112
« Reply #391 on: January 13, 2018, 09:16:47 PM »
The face looks pretty good.  It may be the angle, but his coat looks too narrow and short - the lower part should be quite bulky.

Will he come with that cool map?

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Re: Digital Sculpts - Guderian 180112
« Reply #392 on: January 13, 2018, 10:41:48 PM »
Will he come with that cool map?

Unfortunately, that was hand-painted... BUT we will include several printed maps (similar look) on the assembly instruction so that you can replace the map part with a paper version.

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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Riders 180209
« Reply #393 on: February 09, 2018, 01:18:54 PM »
WIP German Tank Riders in early war uniform. The StuG III is for posing purposes only...







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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Riders 180209
« Reply #394 on: February 09, 2018, 03:39:42 PM »
I cannot comment on the accuracy of the uniforms, but the one channeling Cher looks a bit silly. Thankfully he is in uniform.

There are probably photographs of someone doing that (not Cher) but you will not want a whole unit sitting on the guns of your zug.

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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Riders 180209
« Reply #395 on: February 09, 2018, 05:14:16 PM »
There are indeed photos of Germans sitting astride their guns.  It was probably hard to resist...but I agree it's not a pose one necessarily wants.  I'd suggest these guys are all posed sitting on the sides or crouching on the engine deck.  Standing figures are easily converted from other sources.

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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Riders 180209
« Reply #396 on: February 09, 2018, 05:34:33 PM »
Good point, they look like tank sitters rather than riders.

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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Riders 180209
« Reply #397 on: February 09, 2018, 09:37:30 PM »
Most pictures I've seen of tank riders either show guys crouched down low , looking around for the enemy , so obviously heading into combat , or looking dejected and beaten , some sporting bandages , obviously in retreat  . These types of troops I would want . True there are a few sets of photos of troops just sitting being transported somewhere ( Paras on Tiger II during BOB  ) , but to me that's boring , of course your opinion might vary. But with a few tweeks I could make these guys work  for me

Think I might need a couple of sets ....
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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Riders 180209
« Reply #398 on: February 10, 2018, 09:44:39 AM »
They look nice, but the poses suggest diorama type use, rather than what you'd expect for "in-game" tank riders (largely echoing the other comments)?


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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Riders 180209
« Reply #399 on: February 10, 2018, 04:28:11 PM »
From a gaming perspective, I too would be more interested in tank riders that are looking as though they are heading into combat. I do not think any soldier in their right mind would straddling the main gun barrel of a tank while going into battle. Looks good for a propaganda photo-shoot or pictures to home, but not for when going into a combat situation.

All the figures shown in the digital sculpts look as though they are relaxing and are not expecting anything dangerous to shoot at them.

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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Riders 180209
« Reply #400 on: February 11, 2018, 03:54:30 AM »
Have to agree with most people here. The poses are too relaxed. Fine for dioramas of soldiers taking a break, in a relatively safe area. Lousy for gaming.

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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Infantryman 180215
« Reply #401 on: February 15, 2018, 02:54:08 PM »
Early war German infantrymen in running and firing poses... these are painted pewter samples of our NEW miniature series!



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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Infantryman 180215
« Reply #402 on: February 15, 2018, 04:20:29 PM »
I would classify them more as firing and advancing (or running).

They look nice.

So are the production ones going to be in metal or are these just samples?


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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Infantryman 180215
« Reply #403 on: February 15, 2018, 05:17:08 PM »
I would classify them more as firing and advancing (or running).

Should be running... corrected.


So are the production ones going to be in metal or are these just samples?

These are pewter and are production samples.  Will be the same as the commercially available ones!

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Re: Digital Sculpts - German Infantryman 180215
« Reply #404 on: February 15, 2018, 05:55:44 PM »
I could be interested in these. Depends on how they compare with the competition on both quality and price. I am probably in the minority as I prefer metal for figures.