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Title: Digital Sculpts - RM Trophy 171020
Post by: Rubicon Models on July 25, 2015, 12:21:35 AM
Digital Sculpt - Russian Truck Driver

Even though we have acquired a digital sculpting machine for a while, we have never really put it to good use.  To be proficient, you need a lot of practice and complicated by our heavy workload, we have basically done nothing significant in terms of production work... may be a few canvas tops, tarpaulins, and rucksacks.

During our last two production meetings, we have discussed about new projects for 2016 releases.  Our studio staff unanimously agreed we need to speed up the adaptation process to go FULL digital sculpting.  After a week of fiddling with the sculpting station, here is our first digital sculpt figure we produced!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Driver%20150723-1_zps7jbtr7do.jpg)

Close Up View:
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Driver%20150723-3_zpskjzh9afz.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Driver%20150723-2_zpsy8cx9qsm.jpg)

Test Fitting:
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Driver%20150723-4_zpsq7sv8vor.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Driver%20150723-5_zpsvptdn1ng.jpg)


Comments welcome!

Title: Re: Digital Sculpt - Russian Truck Driver
Post by: Bruno_015 on July 25, 2015, 01:17:14 AM
Wow thanks guys!! Looks really cool, detailed and anatomically correct (not big headed and even bigger hands). I'm a huge Rubicon fan, but one of the things that was pushing me back from buying open toped Rubicon vehicles was the crew... and well.... you seem to start sorting that out!
I got a question, how are you planning to implement this on previously released vehicles? I guess than in future ones, you will include them on the box. Maybe a solution could be sell them separately. That could work for "closed" topped tanks, as the crew only sticks out of the hatch. For open topped could be more difficult as each vehicle would have his own specific crew. Anyway, I'm sure you will sort it out as always!!!
Good luck and thanks!!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpt - Russian Truck Driver
Post by: Rubicon Models on July 25, 2015, 01:43:13 AM
I got a question, how are you planning to implement this on previously released vehicles? I guess than in future ones, you will include them on the box. Maybe a solution could be sell them separately. That could work for "closed" topped tanks, as the crew only sticks out of the hatch. For open topped could be more difficult as each vehicle would have his own specific crew. Anyway, I'm sure you will sort it out as always!!!
Making mould for figures require slightly different method than making vehicles.  We still need to master the technique before we go into figures en-masse.

As for existing kits, we probably will release two supplement products next year to fill the gap.  Please wait for official announcement.

;)

Title: Re: Digital Sculpt - Russian Truck Driver
Post by: elias.tibbs on July 25, 2015, 06:26:31 AM
Time for jeeps! ;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpt - Russian Truck Driver
Post by: Yaquir on July 25, 2015, 03:41:58 PM
And Kuebelwagen or Schwimmwagen!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpt - Russian Truck Driver
Post by: Laffe on July 27, 2015, 12:46:34 AM
Looks good!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpt - Russian Truck Driver
Post by: Allan on July 29, 2015, 12:54:50 AM
Making plastic crew figures available would be a very popular move.

A commander figure in each new tank kit and a driver for soft skins would be helpful.

Separate crew packs to buy as options would suit gamers like me who tend to add 'full' crew compliments to vehicles.

A set for each nation, German, Soviet, British and US, with torsos and legs, with heads and arms would be the way to go. The ability to add alternative heads & arms plus weapons and personal equipment could be met from the spares box by those who want additional crew or passengers.

If artillery or SPG are to be added to your range a source of arms holding shells, rammers etc would be welcome.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151023
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 23, 2015, 12:02:43 AM
Here is the 2nd version of our Digital Test Sculpt. The size and proportion is an in-between Perry's and the generic wargaming figure.
We would like to create something that is (at least close to) anatomically correct, yet easy to paint and being able to be tough enough to handle on the gaming table.
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Digital%20Test%20Sculpt%20151019-1_zpsoa0sx33h.jpg)

A familiar face... we certainly hope so! Our 3rd digital test sculpt with a more dynamic pose, incorporating more feedback from our fans on social media!
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Digital%20Test%20Sculpt%20151019-2_zps5qgxzarx.jpg)
Enjoy!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151023
Post by: ripley on October 23, 2015, 08:18:52 AM
Looking good , love the Desert Fox figure . Can't get enough pointing German figures   ::) ( 1/35 scale Dragon joke ).  Once you get the digital sculpts to a production level , would love for you to make artillery and tank crew as well as tank  rider type figures for all 4 major armies .
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151023
Post by: Pinky on October 23, 2015, 09:05:36 AM
The Romnel figure is very nice.  Only the top of his cap looks odd - should it be flatter?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151023
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on October 23, 2015, 04:13:58 PM
Looking good.

I do agree with Pinky that the top of the cap looks odd.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151023
Post by: Pinky on October 24, 2015, 09:45:31 AM
The top of his cap shouldn't have that bulge in it - it was a flat curve.  Removing that will also help make his head look a bit more proportional.  The gas goggles are also a bit off.  See the photo below.  Otherwise he's great, and would be a terrific addition to the SdKfz 250 (which he's presumably intended for).
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151023
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 24, 2015, 11:26:45 AM
We will continue to refine these test sculpts until we are satisfied with the outcome.

Seems like we have no Americans until now...
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Digital%20Test%20Sculpt%20151019-3_zpsbkym2363.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151024
Post by: Pinky on October 24, 2015, 02:30:53 PM
I like his relaxed pose - looks very authentic. 
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151024
Post by: H0ffmn on October 24, 2015, 11:21:28 PM
I like the U.S. sculpt. A couple of suggestions,though. The cartridge belt had ten pockets,five on each side. They did not make three pocket section to add to the rear of the belt as on your sculpt. The leggings could be a little longer, and the suspenders are incorrect . A good place to see pictures of U.S. and German field gear is at- http://atthefront.com/
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151024
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 24, 2015, 11:54:24 PM
Thanks H0ffmn, will pass that info onto our studio guys for revision!

;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151024
Post by: Pinky on October 25, 2015, 12:33:57 AM
I have one concern about the figures that are being planned, and this comes back to the plastic that Rubicon uses.  It's not as easy to work with as Warlord's, and (as I've pointed out a few times), Rubicon's plastic doesn't bond with other manufacturers' (e.g. Warlord/Italeri, or Tamiya).  This potentially limits the scope for conversion - and one of the joys of this scale is converting the figures.  Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151024
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on October 25, 2015, 02:02:51 AM
I have not had any problems with my Humbrol liquid poly, but I have not tried combining Rubicon with any one else's plastic yet.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151024
Post by: Pinky on October 25, 2015, 09:41:19 AM
I use Tamiya liquid cement to assemble my Rubicon kits, and it works fine (my Revell cement didn't).  But when I tried attaching Tamiya accessories to my Rubicon vehicles, the bond was very poor - they don't melt together properly.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151024
Post by: elias.tibbs on October 26, 2015, 03:08:48 PM
I use revell and never had any issues.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151024
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on October 26, 2015, 05:11:32 PM
...the bond was very poor - they don't melt together properly.

I had that issue with some GW plastics, but not as bad as Target's figures which inexplicably they had moulded in ABS.

Slightly off topic, sorry.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Various 151024
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 29, 2015, 11:12:18 PM
Had been really busy with a 3rd party project, and with much delays... here is some 3D prints based on our 1/56 (28mm) scale digital sculpts:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151029-2_zpsoxleaaye.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151029-4_zpsau83dmvc.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151029-3_zpsuwmihiae.jpg)



A comparison with a Tamiya 1/48 plastic figure sprue:
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151029-5_zpsnqpg5iya.jpg)




A comparison with a Perry 1/56 plastic figure sprue with our figures at 100% and 105% scale:
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151029-6_zpscdm6g3vt.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151029-7_zpsfoipdalp.jpg)



A comparison with a Warlord 1/56 plastic figure sprue with our figures at 100% and 105% scale:
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151029-8_zpsq5vvrphg.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151029-9_zpspsmjplgh.jpg)


At this point, we are still trying to find a balance between these brands in terms of scale, figure proportion, and functionality.
C&C much appreciated!

 ;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151029
Post by: Pinky on October 30, 2015, 12:25:57 AM
Warlord figures are very squat looking - almost dwarf-like.  They also tend to be posed 'heroically' (i.e. with their legs apart and knees bent).  Tamiya figures (which are too big anyway) all have legs like catwalk models, so ignore them.  The Perry figures seem to be a better template.  I don't think your figures should be any taller than the Perry figures.  Maybe slightly smaller than the "100%" version?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151029
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 30, 2015, 01:08:30 AM
Warlord figures are very squat looking - almost dwarf-like.  They also tend to be posed 'heroically' (i.e. with their legs apart and knees bent).  Tamiya figures (which are too big anyway) all have legs like catwalk models, so ignore them.  The Perry figures seem to be a better template.  I don't think your figures should be any taller than the Perry figures.  Maybe slightly smaller than the "100%" version?

For the average gamers, all have a huge collection of "heroic" scale figures. 

They usually complained the Perry figures are smaller in size and tend not to use them even though they are very nice.  This is also the key reason we make ours a bit larger, yet keeping the proportion more true-to-scale as the Perry's.

If we are to do TRUE 1/56 SCALE figures, they will be around 18% smaller than it is now...  ::)

We are looking for a "standard prototype" for our figures so that they will be:
- comparable in size and "feel" with other manufacturers when they are placed together on the gaming table
- look natural enough anatomically in terms of body proportion and scale
- heads to be able to wear "heroic-size" helmets and caps
- hands to be able to hold "exaggerate-scaled" hand weapons
- be able to fit into our vehicles with ease

Not an easy task... but once done, we will be able to churn out figures in various poses with ease!
;)

Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151029
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on October 30, 2015, 02:26:14 AM
I am one of those that feel that the Bolt Action (metal) and Perry Miniatures figures are too different to use together.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-p3oUl6qpacw/U0wykTrAIZI/AAAAAAAAAr0/eIQbDQOUOnk/s1600/ww2scale.png)
Of course, YMMV.

However BA do not do North African theatre figures, so I just use Perry figures for them. Currently I have only Perry vehicles, though your Panzer III is probably going to be a DAK one and at Warfare I hope to get two Crusaders, one of which will end up as a tank.

I would almost want Perry compatible figures for North Africa and BA compatible for 1944+ Europe, though that would be commercially non-viable.

The Tamiya 38mm figures are not a good comparison for size.

I am not sure if am comparing them correctly, but the 100% figures look nearly a head taller than both BA and Perry. I know when this was being discussed elsewhere [url][http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/perry-miniatures-eighth-army-comparison.html[url] that I had difficulty finding a figure from either with a neutral standing pose.

Any chance of a picture of the various size figures against a rule?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151029
Post by: ripley on October 30, 2015, 08:20:35 AM
Wow , quite a variety in sizes . Really don't know much about the difference in various company's  1/56 , 28 mm figures , I'm more a 1/35 scale modeler with a few ( about 30 ) 1/56 scale tanks and a couple of boxes of troops  . From what I've seen most 1/35   companys figures rarely match other company's figures , size wise . Mini Art are huge ( 1/32 maybe ) , Master Box seem on the slender size of 1/35 , some Tamiya are right on the money , others ...not !  Dragon's figures  are all over the place depending on the year they were made  , and even the canteens and ammo pouches vary in size , some I've used as 1/56 crew kit .  I really think Rubicon should pick a size that matches their kits . Please post some pictures of your figures next to one of your Tigers , Shermans and 251 halftrack . Your average gamer will use what ever figures come with the kit , your modeler type will kit bash the figures to fit the vehicles better or to match the rest of his figures . From the pictures you've posted I would think a 97 or 95 % figure would split the difference on the plastic Perry and Warlord figures . Metals are another story all together  ;D
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151101
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 01, 2015, 04:38:55 PM
Here is a quick post of our PIP of the 3D test sculpts:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20%20Painted%20151101-1_zpsomd7pdxn.jpg)


Will post more after they are finished!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151101
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on November 01, 2015, 05:14:18 PM
They look really good, which size are they?

Please can you show them against a scale: "Usual Suspects" style that would be great.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151101
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 02, 2015, 02:03:48 PM
Here is more painted 3D test sculpts for your comments:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151101-2_zpshd1nutz5.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151101-1_zps0qaecq10.jpg)



A SdKfz 251/1D for size comparison:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151101-3_zpsyhdwddoe.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151101-4_zps4bq92znp.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151101-5_zpsjh8xqa7c.jpg)


C&C welcome!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151102
Post by: Pinky on November 03, 2015, 12:46:30 AM
Could we see them next to a built and painted Warlord plastic German?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151102
Post by: Laffe on November 05, 2015, 03:28:19 PM
Looks good.

(http://data.primeportal.net/apc/clemens_niesner/sdkfz251_1/sdkfz251_1_2_of_4.jpg)

Tried to compare with height of the vehicle, but I don't know the height of these guys and the angle isn't the same.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151102
Post by: rijklau on November 05, 2015, 06:59:24 PM
Or this:
(http://s27.postimg.org/w7vfa5tpr/Zn904_FB.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/w7vfa5tpr/)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151102
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on November 05, 2015, 07:04:43 PM
Looks good.

(http://data.primeportal.net/apc/clemens_niesner/sdkfz251_1/sdkfz251_1_2_of_4.jpg)

Tried to compare with height of the vehicle, but I don't know the height of these guys and the angle isn't the same.

Mmm, it might be the angle, but the sculpt looks a bit large:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/3D%20Test%20Sculpt%20151101-5_zpsjh8xqa7c.jpg)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151102
Post by: ripley on November 05, 2015, 09:32:29 PM
The height of the 251 ,without mg shield was 1.75 m / 69 inches ( 4 separate books ) .  And as the average height of people was shorter 70 odd years ago , the figure's helmets  should just about match the vehicle height . Of course , some people were taller  and some shorter , as well as a fully loaded vehicle will sit lower on it's suspension . And don't even get me started on heavy armored vehicles parked on muddy wet ground  ;D , IMO I think the figures look "right ". ( and I think the 212 picture is a Czech OT-810 , postwar 251 copy )
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 151102
Post by: Pinky on November 06, 2015, 04:24:13 PM
Given that these figures are not naturally proportioned, but are proportioned along the usual 28m "heroic" lines, I think it's a bit irrelevant whether they measure up exactly to 1/56 scale vehicles (most 28mm figures are oversize, which is why many players prefer 1/48 scale vehicles).  I think it's more important that they look good next to the most commonly used 28mm figures, even if they're slightly different looking. 
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160108
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 08, 2016, 02:57:20 PM
An excellent first week for 2016!

Sculpt report and 3D prototypes for the SdKfz 250/251 crew are finally done... and got approved too.
Soon we can queue them up for mould making!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Mould%20Line%20amp%20Parts%20Report%20160107-1_zpspfd31o9z.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Mould%20Line%20amp%20Parts%20Report%20160107-2_zps3fq9gojr.jpg)


Another new sculpt in the process!
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/SAS%20Crew%20160104-1_zpsnl2b4erp.jpg)[/URL]

;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160108
Post by: Yaquir on January 08, 2016, 03:52:50 PM
Looks good.  :)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160108
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 08, 2016, 05:08:01 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160108
Post by: Pinky on January 09, 2016, 12:21:30 PM
So there will be a common figure sprue for both half-track types? 

I didn't like the design for the SAS soldier when I first saw it on your Facebook site - I thought it looked a bit too much like a dwarf (those long British shorts don't help).  But it's grown on me; I now think the proportions, while not 'realistic' are right for this style of figure.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160108
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 09, 2016, 12:54:13 PM
So there will be a common figure sprue for both half-track types? 

Yes, we are working on it right now!


I didn't like the design for the SAS soldier when I first saw it on your Facebook site - I thought it looked a bit too much like a dwarf (those long British shorts don't help).  But it's grown on me; I now think the proportions, while not 'realistic' are right for this style of figure.

We are using the same template we used for other figures.  Nothing had changed.  Rendered images usually will look a bit off... we usually will 3D print one out for preview before actual production begins.  Much like what we had done as shown above!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160108
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 09, 2016, 09:01:11 PM
I didn't like the design for the SAS soldier when I first saw it on your Facebook site - I thought it looked a bit too much like a dwarf (those long British shorts don't help).  But it's grown on me; I now think the proportions, while not 'realistic' are right for this style of figure.

We are using the same template we used for other figures.  Nothing had changed.  Rendered images usually will look a bit off... we usually will 3D print one out for preview before actual production begins.  Much like what we had done as shown above!

I had similar issues with another manufacturers' preview, Crooked Dice's Flamboyant Agent 2 from Season 7 Release 1. When compared with a print of the Tin Pot Dictator (who will be using a number of Rubicon vehicles) the apparent difference in proportions does appear to be an optical effect due to the colour and shading.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160111
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 11, 2016, 01:58:52 PM
Had moved this topic from "General Discussion" to "Work in Progress" because nature of the post had changed.



3D prototype based on our earlier illustration:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB-251-22-Crew-151216-4_zpsaiyk89oy.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160110-02_zpskctzzmjy.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160110-03_zpseb9mw2hg.jpg)


Additional 3D prototypes:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160110-01_zpswkcmuqjz.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160110-04_zpsbqs8til8.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160110-07_zpsejmaf2dg.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160110-05_zps0f9yqghb.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160110-06_zpskkp7qomr.jpg)

Will get them painted for review, more later!
Enjoy!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160111
Post by: Pinky on January 11, 2016, 02:24:30 PM
Lovely stuff.  Still can't quite believe how quickly you've mastered the art of figure design in this scale...

I can't make out the uniform details that well - presumably they are intended to be for 1943-44 (but also usable as Afrika Korps)?

A couple of (minor) points:

1. Will there be some optional heads?  Perhaps one wearing headphones?   

2. Could you consider having the vehicle commander's right arm separate as well?  He's a great looking figure, but while the 'hand on hip' pose tends to look good standing outside a vehicle, it's less convincing when the figure is inside.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160111
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 11, 2016, 02:32:16 PM
Lovely stuff.  Still can't quite believe how quickly you've mastered the art of figure design in this scale...

We have put in a lot of resources to it in terms of $$$...  ;)


I can't make out the uniform details that well - presumably they are intended to be for 1943-44 (but also usable as Afrika Korps)?

We'd tried to make them as generic as possible, and by painting using different colours, you can make them "look" and "feel" like that period or region you wanted to model.


1. Will there be some optional heads?  Perhaps one wearing headphones?   

Yes, we have some with headphones, not shown here.


2. Could you consider having the vehicle commander's right arm separate as well?  He's a great looking figure, but while the 'hand on hip' pose tends to look good standing outside a vehicle, it's less convincing when the figure is inside.

Will depend on sprue space.  Some of the 250/251 expansion kits are already quite packed.  If there are space, we usually will throw in some goodies as usual!

Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160111
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 11, 2016, 05:24:30 PM
Excellent.

Do the figures with both arms separate have common shoulder widths? I wondered if the map reading arms and the binocular arms fit on either figure, and any other similarly posed figure you create.

I know some poses,anything with raised arms for instance, require specific shoulder positions.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160111
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 13, 2016, 09:45:29 PM
Do the figures with both arms separate have common shoulder widths? I wondered if the map reading arms and the binocular arms fit on either figure, and any other similarly posed figure you create.
I know some poses,anything with raised arms for instance, require specific shoulder positions.

Those are not compatible because for each pose, the shoulder height is different.  Of course you can use green-stuff and a cutter to resolve this... ;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160111
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 13, 2016, 10:03:52 PM
More digital sculpt goodies...  This time templates for US and Soviet tank crews!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Tank%20Crews%20160113-1_zpsklxmmg5r.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160111
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 13, 2016, 10:12:29 PM
Can't resist showing off these sculpts in their native color before sending them off for sample painting. Various SdKfz 250/251 crews doing their duties!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160113-01_zpshefg529b.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160113-02_zpsiszeh3ut.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160113-03_zpsctek3ykz.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160113-04_zps7zbr0jvn.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160113-06_zpsffq5fi5j.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160113-05_zpsrhl6wzyh.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160113-07_zpscsyi8jzq.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Crew%203D%20Prototype%20160113-08_zpsbymjfmj3.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
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Post by: Yaquir on January 14, 2016, 03:12:56 AM
Looks really, really good. Very good positions und good details. Go for it!  :)
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Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 15, 2016, 04:16:53 AM
They look excellent, especially the eater of lunches!
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Post by: ripley on January 15, 2016, 09:29:03 AM
Fantastic looking figures .
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Post by: Pinky on January 15, 2016, 10:11:39 AM
Agreed - these are excellent figures.  Great poses, and well thought out options. 

I think the prototype Soviet and US tank crew also have loads of potential.  It's hard to get used to their proportions when they're posed like this - they are actually better proportioned than (say) Warlord figures, but when they're standing like that they look a bit odd (the US tankman in particular looks strangely hunched).  The more narrow-shouldered Soviet crewman on the right looks more natural than the others, for some reason.
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Post by: Rubicon Models on January 15, 2016, 11:20:22 AM
I think the prototype Soviet and US tank crew also have loads of potential.  It's hard to get used to their proportions when they're posed like this - they are actually better proportioned than (say) Warlord figures, but when they're standing like that they look a bit odd (the US tankman in particular looks strangely hunched).  The more narrow-shouldered Soviet crewman on the right looks more natural than the others, for some reason.

Same template, but when you add layer of clothing on top, and at this angle, it would look bulky and some how "hunched".
Once you have a pose, it will look more natural.  Also US crew tend to have a shirt and then a jacket, whereas Russian one will have a jumpsuit only.
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Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 15, 2016, 05:06:12 PM
Same template...
Do you have a selection of faces for the final figures? UK readers of a certain age will be reminded of Mr Benn* ^_____^.

The default pose you are using is more life-like than the Da Vinci inspired one used on the Shieldwolf kickstarter (described as a T pose).

* - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Benn
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Post by: Rubicon Models on January 17, 2016, 12:38:36 AM
Do you have a selection of faces for the final figures? UK readers of a certain age will be reminded of Mr Benn* ^_____^.
The default pose you are using is more life-like than the Da Vinci inspired one used on the Shieldwolf kickstarter (described as a T pose).
* - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Benn

This is an ongoing project.  After the standard template comes the uniforms, then the heads (with emotions) in the upcoming phase!
;)
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Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 17, 2016, 02:16:09 AM
Cool.
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Post by: H0ffmn on January 17, 2016, 02:12:31 PM
Your 3D crew prototypes look great. I have a request and a suggestion about the German 3D prototype figures. First PLEASE cast your figures that are wearing tunics/feldbluse with the collar open,as you have in the prototypes. That way they can be painted up as being in Europe or in North Africa.
 The  suggestion is that on the German 3D prototypes you have shown, most of the figures's tunics/feldbluse have pockets with straight edged flaps AND pleats. This is incorrect. Later tunics with the straight edge pockets did not have pleats on them, and earlier tunics with pleats on the pockets had two scallops on each flap,sort of a bat winged shape flap on them.
 They have great poses. Keep up the good work!!
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Post by: Rubicon Models on January 17, 2016, 02:24:32 PM
H0ffmn, will discuss with sculptor and our research guy on this subject.  Thanks!
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Post by: Pinky on January 18, 2016, 10:23:41 AM
It's true the pleats had disappeared from the Feldbluse by 1942 (but obviously many soldiers were still wearing the earlier patterns well into 1943).  By 1944 the Feldbluse didn't extend past the waist - it looked more like a British battledress.  However, I had assumed that the idea was for these figures to be generic mid to late war types - as someone pointed out earlier, there was a lot of variety in late war uniforms.  Also, if the pleats are removed, it's more difficult to convert them into Afrika Korps (Afrika Korps soldiers didn't wear gaiters, but that's fairly easily taken care of).

Warlord have gotten these details wrong as well - look at their initial 'late war' Germans.  I think to many people the pleated pockets an iconic feature of German uniforms. 
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Post by: Pinky on January 20, 2016, 01:10:58 AM
A few points on the 2 Soviet tankers:

The first figure is wearing the tanker's winter uniform, which was leather.  The trousers do not seem to have had the prominent diamond shaped reinforcement patches in the knees - this was a feature of the normal infantry uniform.  The jacket only had one row of buttons, not two.  The holster seems to have been worn on the right side (and often not at all).

The second figure is wearing the grey or black one-piece overalls, which were normally worn over the basic uniform.  This also did not have the diamond shaped knee reinforcements.  It had either two breast pockets or a single slash pocket over the right breast.  Same comment on the holster.

The goggles on both look odd, and not like those worn in the few photos I have of Soviet tankers wearing goggles.  In photos the goggles are more rounded in shape and sit flatter.  I'd suggest omitting them from most heads.

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Post by: Rubicon Models on January 20, 2016, 01:42:51 AM
Do you have a selection of faces for the final figures? UK readers of a certain age will be reminded of Mr Benn* ^_____^.

This probably will answer some of your questions... Still early work, will modify as we progress! 

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Digital%20Faces%20160120-1_zpsnlb1z4yg.jpg)
Enjoy!
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Post by: Rubicon Models on January 20, 2016, 01:45:25 AM
The goggles on both look odd, and not like those worn in the few photos I have of Soviet tankers wearing goggles.  In photos the goggles are more rounded in shape and sit flatter.  I'd suggest omitting them from most heads.

These are early work.  The googles was updated.  As for the uniform, think there is an upcoming update too!

Thanks ;)
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Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 20, 2016, 02:14:10 AM
The goggles on both look odd, and not like those worn in the few photos I have of Soviet tankers wearing goggles.  In photos the goggles are more rounded in shape and sit flatter.  I'd suggest omitting them from most heads.

These are early work.  The googles was updated.  As for the uniform, think there is an upcoming update too!

Thanks ;)
Originally I thought they were night vision goggles ^___^.

I look forward to the revisions.
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Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 20, 2016, 02:19:15 AM
Do you have a selection of faces for the final figures? UK readers of a certain age will be reminded of Mr Benn* ^_____^.

This probably will answer some of your questions... Still early work, will modify as we progress! 

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Digital%20Faces%20160120-1_zpsnlb1z4yg.jpg)
Enjoy!
Excellent.
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Post by: Pinky on January 20, 2016, 10:03:17 AM
Hehe - looks like stills from a speech by Mussolini...
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Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 20, 2016, 05:57:57 PM
Hehe - looks like stills from a speech by Mussolini...
The third on across on the top looks like the future IT expert from Young Montalbano.
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Post by: Rubicon Models on January 21, 2016, 11:37:19 AM
The first figure is wearing the tanker's winter uniform, which was leather.  The trousers do not seem to have had the prominent diamond shaped reinforcement patches in the knees - this was a feature of the normal infantry uniform.  The jacket only had one row of buttons, not two.  The holster seems to have been worn on the right side (and often not at all).

Have checked on soviet tank crew jacket - confirmed common jacket had two rows of buttons; those with one row was a late war version and is shorter (see attached photos).
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Post by: Pinky on January 21, 2016, 02:27:44 PM
I'll try and scan the photos I have - the single row of  buttons goes down the right side, not the centre, so it's not the late version shown in your second photo.  Having done some more digging around, it's clear there were at least 3 different official patterns, and variations depending on who made them.  It's not a big deal - the buttons are easy enough to remove if they're not wanted.
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Post by: Rubicon Models on January 21, 2016, 02:39:34 PM
Pinky, totally agree.  This is pretty much very early work; something that we have not even started as a project.  They are simply templates that we used for pose references later.

Being that said, we continue to refine these templates as more info surfaced.  This is what this forum is for!  Thanks again!

;)
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Post by: Pinky on January 21, 2016, 02:42:33 PM
Pinky, totally agree.  This is pretty much very early work; something that we have not even started as a project.  They are simply templates that we used for pose references later.

I know this is still very preliminary - I am just keen to see your tank crew figures eventuate, and (as usual) want to see everything is as accurate as possible.  I think this is a great direction for Rubicon (like your stowage sets), and sets your range apart from anyone else's. 
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Post by: Rubicon Models on January 25, 2016, 08:47:26 PM
Here is our painted 3D prototype figures for our SdKfz 250/251 expansion kits:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-01_zpsfajotss0.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-02_zpsdtbciklu.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-03_zpskipehz9d.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-04_zpswuppluta.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-05_zpsgrgtsbwn.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-06_zpszjsvsf2j.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-07_zpsp72lxalv.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-08_zpskipm0ljx.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-10_zpscsp3hnqi.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-12_zps8qsbqvor.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-09_zps8cocyooe.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-11_zpszcj8xjzi.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-14_zps5b75ojti.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-13_zpssxaijiqt.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-17_zpsi2fmxk1t.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-18_zpsrdc9qmfu.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-19_zpsig6fhl9k.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-15_zpso0axfvoi.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-16_zpsqgidhmwg.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-20_zpsshufd92c.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-21_zpso28hqxma.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-22_zpsue5g7flf.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-23_zpsqolu3itg.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-24_zpssnkaecbb.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-25_zpspnhjhs6h.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/SdKfz%20251-1%20Ausf%20C/FB%20250-251%203D%20Prototype%20Painted%20160125-26_zpssgaylktn.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
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Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 25, 2016, 10:38:19 PM
They look good.
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Post by: Pinky on January 25, 2016, 11:54:55 PM
They look great.  A couple of them suffer a bit from 'orang-utan arm', but no more so than most Warlord plastic figures.
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Post by: Rubicon Models on March 04, 2016, 06:07:09 PM
Not getting this update for a while. We have basically redo all the sculpts with higher contrast contours on the figures's face and clothing.  This will enable more efficient painting and inking techniques, even for novice painters.

Here is a concept design for a 250/251 MG gunner where the figure can be offloaded as an action figure if there is no need to have this guy on the vehicle!
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/250-251%20Gunner%20160304-1_zpsyee9wmvi.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
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Post by: runtz5 on March 04, 2016, 09:44:35 PM
I was wondering if we could get A German officer sculpt with a smoking pipe?
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Post by: Rubicon Models on March 04, 2016, 09:47:33 PM
I was wondering if we could get A German officer sculpt with a smoking pipe?

Of course!  Will take this into account with our future sculpts!  Thanks!!
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Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 04, 2016, 10:37:50 PM
Looks good.

The bricks in the wall look a bit strange to my eyes, are they odd continental bricks?
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Post by: elias.tibbs on March 11, 2016, 01:27:34 AM
when you do a pack of US ones, do you think a Patton to go with the M20 would work?
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Post by: Rubicon Models on March 11, 2016, 01:37:59 AM
when you do a pack of US ones, do you think a Patton to go with the M20 would work?

Our backlog on digital sculpts had prompted us to order two more workstations... end of March delivery; and hopefully will speed up our work!
:(
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Post by: stevepalffy on March 19, 2016, 04:41:08 AM
Looking forward to Figure sets !
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Post by: Yaquir on March 22, 2016, 09:02:35 PM
Yes, me too!
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Post by: Rubicon Models on March 23, 2016, 10:44:31 PM
Working on hand weapons for our figures!

We have to scale up most hand weapons to 1/53 to make them sturdier to be handled for gamers and to "look compatible" with other manufacturers.

Do you know most hand weapons done by a certain plastic figure manufacturer is averaged at 1/45 in scale??

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Hand%20Weapons%20160323-2_zpskpklzepx.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Hand%20Weapons%20160323-1_zpsygeujg8v.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Hand%20Weapons%20160323-3_zpsy9xiq5vc.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160323
Post by: H0ffmn on March 24, 2016, 12:07:33 AM
The weapons are nice, however, the German soldier sculpt's uniform is incorrect. The pockets should either have the pocket flap scalloped with the pocket pleated, like on your Rommel sculpt, or the pocket flap should be straight across, like the latest sculpt has, but without a pleate on the pocket. There did not exist an issued German uniform in the configuration that your latest sculpt is wearing
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160323
Post by: Rubicon Models on March 24, 2016, 12:17:20 AM
The weapons are nice, however, the German soldier sculpt's uniform is incorrect. The pockets should either have the pocket flap scalloped with the pocket pleated, like on your Rommel sculpt, or the pocket flap should be straight across, like the latest sculpt has, but without a pleate on the pocket. There did not exist an issued German uniform in the configuration that your latest sculpt is wearing

Thanks, Hoffmn.  Will check with studio tomorrow!
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Post by: Rubicon Models on March 24, 2016, 11:07:37 AM
Have checked original work, we are based on German mid-war tunic.  Seems like the details are almost gone during the 3D print process.  Will look into a possible solution.

NOTE: We needed to "deepen" all the creases and "straighten" the undercuts for mould making.  So will expect some losses of details during the process.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Digital%20Sculpt%20160323-1_zpsxomhyvgb.jpg)
Comments?
:(
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160323
Post by: H0ffmn on March 24, 2016, 11:33:41 AM
Your new digital sculpt looks pretty good for a German infantryman from 1939 through 1941. The same uniform was also seen worn up until the end of the war. Maybe you could make the scalloped part of the pocket flaps just a little deeper
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Post by: Rubicon Models on March 24, 2016, 11:48:13 AM
Your new digital sculpt looks pretty good for a German infantryman from 1939 through 1941. The same uniform was also seen worn up until the end of the war. Maybe you could make the scalloped part of the pocket flaps just a little deeper

Will see how it goes... there are limitations as to how the moulds are being made.
 :-\
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160323
Post by: stevepalffy on March 24, 2016, 05:10:34 PM
Looks good ...but would be Great to see some properly proportioned early war Germans in Jack boots and M36 uniform as well.
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Post by: Yaquir on March 24, 2016, 05:17:49 PM
Very nice sculpture!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160323
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 24, 2016, 05:54:31 PM
The Garand looks rather long, I thought it was under four foot?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160323
Post by: Pinky on March 25, 2016, 02:53:03 PM
Your new digital sculpt looks pretty good for a German infantryman from 1939 through 1941. The same uniform was also seen worn up until the end of the war. Maybe you could make the scalloped part of the pocket flaps just a little deeper

Except the gaiters didn't appear until later.  Given the focus of Rubicon's German kits so far has been 1942-45, it would probably make more sense for their figures to represent (as generically as possible) troops from that period.  The digital design is a bit of a hybrid - rather like WL's so-called "late war" Germans.
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Post by: Rubicon Models on March 26, 2016, 09:30:25 PM
This is the copper master mould for the Desert Fox!  We are very excited about this because this meant a great step
forward for our studio designing and manufacturing our own 1/56 scale miniatures using a "standard" template!

The 3D printed figure in this image is the not one you seen previously, but a new sculpt with details greatly exaggerated
to make painting (and inking) easier for gamers!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Rommel%20160326-1_zpsbl12bopp.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160326
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 26, 2016, 11:13:51 PM
Excellent.
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Post by: Rubicon Models on March 27, 2016, 12:08:51 PM
This is a direct scale up of the 1/56 Rommel digital sculpt to 1/16 and get 3D printed WITHOUT any retouching!
The details on the figure even at this large scale is amazing!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Rommel%20160326-2_zpsw0px6l8a.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160326
Post by: stevepalffy on March 27, 2016, 04:19:39 PM
This looks awsome great detail even in 1/16....its how figures should look....."Human"
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160326
Post by: Pinky on March 27, 2016, 04:35:48 PM
I dunno about it being convincing in 1/16 scale, but it looks excellent as a 28mm figure.

Did you fix the 'bulge' in the top of the cap?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160326
Post by: Rubicon Models on March 27, 2016, 04:47:49 PM
I dunno about it being convincing in 1/16 scale, but it looks excellent as a 28mm figure.

Scaling it up is for internal use, not for production.  If we are to do 1/16, it will be a super high detail one!


Did you fix the 'bulge' in the top of the cap?

Sort of... yes.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160326
Post by: Pinky on March 27, 2016, 04:53:27 PM
Sort of... yes.

I think the cap is a bit OTT.  Probably a result of the figure's 'heroic' 28mm proportions.  It's unmistakably Rommel though.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160326
Post by: Yaquir on March 27, 2016, 05:58:31 PM
Very, very good!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160329
Post by: Rubicon Models on March 29, 2016, 02:50:12 PM
When there is no use for a mounted MG gunner, why not off-loaded the figure and make it useful?
This is part of our product development cycle... design & concept!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Off%20Loaded%20Gunner%20160329-1_zpscy2huww9.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Off%20Loaded%20Gunner%20160329-2_zpsvk28jjzb.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160329
Post by: Yaquir on March 29, 2016, 04:18:02 PM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160329
Post by: Pinky on March 30, 2016, 06:17:32 PM
It's a nice idea.  I think the wall looks a bit odd with what seem to be 2 layers of bricks.  Maybe it's more appropriate for inclusion in an eventual figure set?  I think most people would prefer optional parts for the vehicle itself.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: Rubicon Models on April 14, 2016, 12:30:42 AM
This is what 1/56 scale miniatures should look like!

Painting in progress on the newly revised 3D prototypes.
Some of these figures will be included in our SdKfz 250/251 Expansion Kit.
Will post more of these figures after they are painted up!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Crew%20Painted%20160415-1_zps4yau18s9.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Crew%20Painted%20160415-2_zpstsha1n72.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: Pinky on April 14, 2016, 12:57:53 AM
Very impressive!  No wonder you're so pleased with them.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: stevepalffy on April 14, 2016, 01:00:33 AM
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: Bruno_015 on April 14, 2016, 04:20:17 AM
This is what 1/56 scale miniatures should look like!

Painting in progress on the newly revised 3D prototypes.
Some of these figures will be included in our SdKfz 250/251 Expansion Kit.
Will post more of these figures after they are painted up!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Crew%20Painted%20160415-1_zps4yau18s9.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Crew%20Painted%20160415-2_zpstsha1n72.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)

Jesus guys, I love you! Ok lets not get too emotional here lol. Really nice sculpts. Lack of crews where the only thing stopping me from buying some Rubicons models, other than vehicles tanks.

Btw, in the second picture, the 1st, 2nd and 5th form the left look like an artilliery/AT crew....Planning on expanding to guns? Not make me love you more Rubicon!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on April 14, 2016, 06:04:19 AM
Excellent.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: ripley on April 14, 2016, 09:19:47 AM
They look fantastic . I can see such potential in kit bashing these figures  :)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: stevepalffy on April 14, 2016, 12:22:37 PM
Looking good !
Can we get some early war  and some more DAK to go with Rommel....British....Russian...USA too !
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: Yaquir on April 14, 2016, 04:00:30 PM
Really, really good! :)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: Rubicon Models on April 14, 2016, 10:24:51 PM
These are the painted samples of selected SdKfz 250/251 crews:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Crew%20Painted%20160415-01_zpscusuumoi.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Crew%20Painted%20160415-02_zpsz66n4i1g.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Crew%20Painted%20160415-03_zpsuizbwqxm.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Crew%20Painted%20160415-04_zps7ddptzho.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Crew%20Painted%20160415-05_zpsbq4ncrqo.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Crew%20Painted%20160415-06_zpsvpevttqo.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Crew%20Painted%20160415-08_zps6yprpjrj.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Crew%20Painted%20160415-07_zpsrbmdallz.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Crew%20Painted%20160415-09_zpsq684iyrz.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Crew%20Painted%20160415-10_zps8jxo3pj9.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: Yaquir on April 14, 2016, 11:53:50 PM
Awesome  :)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: H0ffmn on April 14, 2016, 11:57:10 PM
Looking good !
Can we get some early war  and some more DAK to go with Rommel....British....Russian...USA too !

The anti tank rifle crew would only need to be painted in a sand/olive color to pass as Afrika Korps.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: Pinky on April 15, 2016, 12:29:49 AM
These are fantastic figures.  Great poses, well chosen options, and very nice heads.  Great work, Rubicon - worth the wait!

One little point (as usual).  The piping on the collars looks crimson, but should be pink (tank crews) or more likely copper brown (since SdKfz 250s were found in reconnaissance units).
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: stevepalffy on April 17, 2016, 04:26:27 PM
Hoffman....close enough....but not good enough....a proper DAK crew is needed as well.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: H0ffmn on April 17, 2016, 11:15:45 PM
I'd definetly like to see a DAK crew as well,especially a DAK tank crew. I was just pointing out that Rubicon did a nice job with the anti tank rifle crew. They made them generic enough with the early war tunic with an open collar, and trouser selection,that by just painting them another color than field Grey, they can pass for DAK as well as troops in Europe
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: Rubicon Models on April 17, 2016, 11:31:59 PM
I'd definetly like to see a DAK crew as well,especially a DAK tank crew. I was just pointing out that Rubicon did a nice job with the anti tank rifle crew. They made them generic enough with the early war tunic with an open collar, and trouser selection,that by just painting them another color than field Grey, they can pass for DAK as well as troops in Europe

We did a lot of research on the tunic.  The current sculpt is basically good for any mid to late war theaters.
This is our fist batch of plastic figures, and we wanted them to be "used" to the maximum.

We also need to take care of other Allies armies plus tank crews for all, so we are quite satisfied with what
we have right now.  It will take time to build up enough figures to diversify.  We are not in a hurry!

Everything is prioritized... no exception!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: ripley on April 17, 2016, 11:44:26 PM
I would use liquid Green Stuff to give them cammo  smocks , add BA plastic kit and I've got SS troops in Normandy . I know we all want specific troop types , early , DAK , winter , late , Italians  ::) , but I think  we have to realize  that not every troop type is going to be a money maker , so it won't be produced . We'll just have to kit bash our own , or just make do with what we got . Many troop / vehicle  types are still missing from the 1/35 scale market and that's huge , with a hundred companies of all sizes releasing kits .
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: Rubicon Models on April 18, 2016, 12:25:52 AM
I would use liquid Green Stuff to give them cammo  smocks , add BA plastic kit and I've got SS troops in Normandy . I know we all want specific troop types , early , DAK , winter , late , Italians  ::) , but I think  we have to realize  that not every troop type is going to be a money maker , so it won't be produced . We'll just have to kit bash our own , or just make do with what we got . Many troop / vehicle  types are still missing from the 1/35 scale market and that's huge , with a hundred companies of all sizes releasing kits .

Talking about troop types and uniform in various war theaters.  We have been toying with a new idea
regarding digital sculpting.  Here is our general steps of "creating" a brand new plastic figure:

1) To create an initial pose using a digital mannequin.
2) Once approved by the supervisor, will forward sculpting info to sculptor.
3) Sculptor will based on the pose and uniform template to create sculpt.
4) Once done and approved.  Will print out 3D prototype for studio review.
5) Will send back to sculptor for revisions (if any).
6) If not, will proceed to remove undercuts required by mould making.
7) Once done, will send final digital file to mould maker.
8 ) Moulds are done for test shots.
9) Once approved, will start commercial production.

Most figures can be done fairly quickly.  It is the removal of undercuts and mould making that takes
up a lot of the time.

We have been thinking about "in between projects" we can create a whole bunch of general purpose
figures of various poses in different uniforms and nationalities (only repeat Step 1 to 5), print them
out using the highest quality possible on our 3D printer...

AND make resin copies of these for direct sales!  These figures do not have to worry about undercuts
and therefore will be more naturally posed and better sculpt quality as well.  Of course, the cost will
be a little bit higher due to their limited run and production method.

Might be worth a try!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: ripley on April 18, 2016, 01:06:34 AM
Sounds like a good plan . Personally I've never really like resin or metal figures that much , although I do have a few . Give me a decent plastic tank crew figure with separate arms and head and I could use him in 20 tank hatches and never have the same looking figure twice . Resin or Metal on the other hand , I usually just get one set of each pose , very little conversion potential . Others , of course may  have different opinions 
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160414
Post by: airborne on April 24, 2016, 12:38:46 AM
Ripley is bang on here, plastic is so easy to convert and these are great, bring on the "Yanks".
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160615
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 15, 2016, 06:44:28 PM
We might not be doing much British vehicles lately, but we are hard at work
to create a commander to go against Rommel (in plastic)...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Montgomery%20160615-2_zpszvoufz9i.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160615
Post by: Pinky on June 15, 2016, 10:36:36 PM
That's an astonishingly good likeness.  It would be great if you could capture that in plastic.

Would Monty come with a vehicle you're planning?  The most obvious one would be his Grant command tank...
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160615
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 15, 2016, 10:55:07 PM
Would Monty come with a vehicle you're planning?  The most obvious one would be his Grant command tank...

I am afraid not... at least for now!  Not sure yet... ;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160615
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on June 16, 2016, 01:38:06 AM
Excellent likeness.

Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160615
Post by: stevepalffy on June 16, 2016, 03:09:19 PM
Looks good
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160615
Post by: elias.tibbs on June 17, 2016, 03:14:02 AM
Patton and Willie would be a nice addition.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160617
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 17, 2016, 05:28:58 PM
Going inline with the Monty sculpt, here are some Russian tank crews...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Crew%20160615-1_zpstd6oq2k4.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160617
Post by: ripley on June 17, 2016, 07:56:33 PM
Awesome ! I need more female Russian tank crew figures to add to the set I picked up from Bad Squiddo Games .
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160617
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on June 18, 2016, 02:05:18 AM
Really good.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160617
Post by: Pinky on June 18, 2016, 10:47:17 AM
I'm note sure about the female tanker.  Her proportions don't look right (especially next to the male, who I realise is slightly 'heroic').  Granted, you want her to be slighter than the male, and you don't want to over-emphasize her female features and end up sexualising her as a figure.  But she's ended up looking a bit weird - more like a young male than a woman.  If you're going to do a female tanker, then she might as well be recognisably female.  I'd suggest narrower shoulders, a bigger head and perhaps a bit more shape.  There are other female tankers who were more curvy -  maybe they'd be easier subjects?  Maybe leave the helmet off as well?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160617
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 18, 2016, 04:29:06 PM
@Pinky, somehow knew you will post these comments.

We have researched and studied a lot on human anatomy, and also obtain many
online references from many reputable sculptors.  The current sculpts still does
not "look" right but will get a 3D print before we make any possible changes.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Female%20Study%2001_zpsfbm6i3mq.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Female%20Study%2002_zpsckgnaody.jpg)
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160617
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 18, 2016, 04:32:25 PM
What could the Soviets do without her commander-in-chief
Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov? Для Родины!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Zhukov%20160618-1_zpshlzidm6y.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160617
Post by: stevepalffy on June 18, 2016, 09:15:08 PM
Looking good
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160617
Post by: Pinky on June 19, 2016, 01:27:04 PM
Zhukov looks good - another very close likeness.  Maybe he needs to be thinned down a little, as he looks a bit portly, rather than barrel-chested.  I think the challenge of successful 28mm figures is the proportions, and it's ultimately a matter of eyeballing them rather than trying to do it mathematically.

The female tanker is a good example - while she's probably quite naturally proportioned (for a relatively slender woman), she looks wrong next to the male.  She'll also tend to look even less feminine and an actual plastic figure.  Of course, much more experienced figure designers than Rubicon still struggle to produce convincing female figures (without resorting to oversized boobs etc).
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160617
Post by: Swamprat33 on July 05, 2016, 06:03:12 AM
Hi all, apologies if youve already stated this, BUT, when are you planning to release the 251 crews?
Ive just bought 4 of your 251 ausf D this weekend at a show and my mate got 4 from Warlord which have a crew.

Cheers
Tim
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160617
Post by: Rubicon Models on July 05, 2016, 09:47:28 AM
Hi all, apologies if youve already stated this, BUT, when are you planning to release the 251 crews?
Ive just bought 4 of your 251 ausf D this weekend at a show and my mate got 4 from Warlord which have a crew.

Cheers
Tim

Think they are on queue at mould making at the moment.  Not sure if they have started yet!  Need to check...
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160801
Post by: Rubicon Models on August 01, 2016, 06:25:22 PM
Something different from our normal line of work!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Willie%20160801-1_zpsavuuv6h8.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160801
Post by: Rubicon Models on August 02, 2016, 02:20:15 PM
Our famous General with a better view of Willie too!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Patton%20160802-1_zpsuztalazd.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160801
Post by: Yaquir on August 02, 2016, 03:14:20 PM
Great!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160801
Post by: Pinky on August 02, 2016, 03:17:35 PM
Very cool, although the likeness isn't quite as good as your previous character sculpts.  I think his eyes should be narrower, and his lower lip should curve down a bit more.  He worked hard at looking mean, so you need to capture it!

Willie also looks a bit too nice.  Bull terriers aren't cute...
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160801
Post by: airborne on August 06, 2016, 04:14:06 AM
What a great figure to pick, top of my list when ready followed by Rommel, Monty,  and all. Big thank you for Willie.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160810
Post by: Rubicon Models on August 10, 2016, 02:35:43 PM
We had been busy lately, hence less posts. This is a Soviet Tank Crew Template
that we had been working on for a while, with various uniform style, male and
female. We are now making some changes on the female in terms of scale; other
than that, any comments?

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Crew%20160810-1_zpskkrtr37f.jpg)
C & C welcome!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160810
Post by: Pinky on August 10, 2016, 05:46:19 PM
The second female figure from the left looks pretty good.  As I suggested earlier, it might be worthwhile making the female a bit more curvy, so it's clear that it's a woman.  The male figures are quite good too.  I assume you're be providing a choice of arms?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160810
Post by: Rubicon Models on August 11, 2016, 12:29:30 AM
@Pinky, these are what we called standard templates for future Soviet tank crew figures.
We use these to create figures for new projects with different poses.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160817
Post by: Rubicon Models on August 17, 2016, 06:07:25 PM
Work continued to be extremely busy with much fewer forum updates
than we anticipated. Here are a few pictures of the painted Montgomery
3D prototype by our in-house painter, Kent Lee.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Montgomery%20160817-1_zpsfoldxmks.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Montgomery%20160817-2_zpsun6jsbxn.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Montgomery%20160817-3_zpszt8wwsdu.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160817
Post by: ripley on August 17, 2016, 07:34:41 PM
That can't be Monty , every other model of him I've seen is holding a tea cup .  :D Great looking figure
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160817
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on August 17, 2016, 09:58:09 PM
Look good.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160817
Post by: Pinky on August 18, 2016, 12:52:28 AM
Is this a standard template Monty?

Great likeness - very nice.  How many generals are you planning to do?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160817
Post by: Rubicon Models on August 18, 2016, 01:27:21 AM
Is this a standard template Monty?
Great likeness - very nice.  How many generals are you planning to do?

For characters, there are no templates, all one-off!  ;)

Not sure how many generals or characters we will do.  These are training
exercises for new staff to get accustomed to our workflow and work style. 
We have very high expectations and must meet our working standards!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160817
Post by: airborne on August 19, 2016, 04:30:30 AM
Will they be released as a blister, and if possible I`d love to see Churchill and Hitler? Keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160820
Post by: Rubicon Models on August 20, 2016, 01:50:13 PM
There had been some talks about Rubicon Models doing infantry box sets.
We have no intention whatsoever to release any box sets. However, we WILL
do figures of special interests... like these Soviet tank riders!

These figures are still a work in progress (we are already making some
changes now), we will continue to refine them until we are happy with them.
Suggestions and comments are welcome!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Soviet%20Tank%20Riders%20160820-1_zpsyqtkxicm.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Soviet%20Tank%20Riders%20160820-2_zpsybmeswdn.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/FB%20Soviet%20Tank%20Riders%20160820-3_zpsadq4bmlc.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160820
Post by: Yaquir on August 20, 2016, 03:45:23 PM
Excellent! Very good idea, good job!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160820
Post by: ripley on August 20, 2016, 09:35:39 PM
Fantastic !
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160820
Post by: Ballardian on August 20, 2016, 10:42:42 PM
They look very good, perhaps some StuG riders would be a logical progression?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160820
Post by: Suetonius Paullinus on August 24, 2016, 02:01:36 AM
They look splendid!!
This is potentially gonna save me a lot conversion work..
Let's hope they'll be compatible with BA plastics 8-)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m146/CiaphasCain_album/Bolt%20Action%20Stalingrad/EBCD1830-03B6-4763-A08E-33E9F171D773_zps0bypebms.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/CiaphasCain_album/media/Bolt%20Action%20Stalingrad/EBCD1830-03B6-4763-A08E-33E9F171D773_zps0bypebms.jpg.html)

Cheers

SP
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160820
Post by: airborne on August 26, 2016, 03:20:11 AM
They look dam good , please tell me you`ll think about all axis crews and riders for your machines.?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160829
Post by: Rubicon Models on August 29, 2016, 03:34:16 PM
How about some Panzer crew to start your week? Crew with upper torso only -
4 bodies, 13 hands & 6 heads. Total possible poses? More than 23!! Can't ask
for more!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Panzer%20Crew%20160823-1_zpsipferurj.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160829
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on August 29, 2016, 03:50:56 PM
I especially like the guy leaning on the hatchway  coaming after a long and (for him) an uneventful journey.

The guy singing along to the music on his generic fruit based mp3 player is also good, just right for Stug/StuH duty.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160829
Post by: Yaquir on August 29, 2016, 04:59:16 PM
Very nice and dynamic and realistic poses and good details!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160829
Post by: elias.tibbs on August 29, 2016, 05:09:24 PM
"It's fun to stay at the YMC...."

They look awesome though!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160829
Post by: Ballardian on August 29, 2016, 08:39:57 PM
Very nice, a good selection of poses.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160829
Post by: Pinky on August 29, 2016, 09:47:26 PM
Great looking figures.  Any chance of one sitting in the turret side hatches of a Panzer III/IV?  After all, I'm sure these will be capable of being assembled open when you re-do your Panzer III and IV kits.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160829
Post by: airborne on August 30, 2016, 04:18:07 AM
Crew and passengers for all nations would be so great fully received by us all on this forum I`m sure. Thank you.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Updated 160829
Post by: Bruno_015 on August 30, 2016, 02:33:37 PM
Awesome Rubicon!!! As always. I would suggest, for the arm in horizontal, change the hand to a finger pointing hand maybe.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Russian Tank Crew 160930
Post by: Rubicon Models on September 30, 2016, 03:49:27 PM
Russian tank crew, most of them with full body...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Crew%20160930-1_zpsa8r4nlcu.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Crew%20160930-2_zpszb67gdos.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Russian Tank Crew 160930
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on September 30, 2016, 05:25:58 PM
Looks good.

The guy bottom right might be visited by the commissar as he does not know the words to The Internationale.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Russian Tank Crew 160930
Post by: stevepalffy on September 30, 2016, 07:17:19 PM
Looks great...
Any female ones ?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Russian Tank Crew 160930
Post by: ripley on September 30, 2016, 08:40:44 PM
Looking really good but quit teasing us , get some to the stores  :D
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Russian Tank Crew 160930
Post by: Rubicon Models on September 30, 2016, 08:42:36 PM
Looking really good but quit teasing us , get some to the stores  :D

We definitely would like these to be out ASAP, but the mould making queue is so long...  basically speechless!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew Set 1 - 161013
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 13, 2016, 11:11:25 AM
Preliminary sculpt for one side of the truck...  some poses still needed to be modify, but the general poses are quite interesting!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Cargo%20Crew%20161013-1_zpsrvwvgvwj.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew Set 1 - 161013
Post by: ripley on October 13, 2016, 11:40:40 AM
Those look really good . Add a alternate set of arms and heads for each figure and you've got winner there .  Every one would need at least 2 sets of 5 to fill a half track and probably 3 sets ( or more ) to fill the back of a deuce .The only figure that " bothers " me is the guy tying his boot . I would find it difficult to place 2 guys like that in a single vehicle . Maybe an alternate leg for him just so he looks normal  ::) . And of course there will be a set of seated  Brit , Russian and various versions of German figures in the future , right ?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew Set 1 - 161013
Post by: Pinky on October 13, 2016, 12:38:16 PM
Yes, these look great.  I like the poses, although maybe the one tying his laces is a bit too specific.

One question for Rubicon about the figures that coming.  I noticed that the detail on the existing US truck crew is a bit 'soft', in that it's less well defined than it is on the latest Warlord figures.  Is this because you're still  in the process of getting the moulding right for your figures, or is there an issue with the plastic you're using?   
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew Set 1 - 161013
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 13, 2016, 01:08:52 PM
One question for Rubicon about the figures that coming.  I noticed that the detail on the existing US truck crew is a bit 'soft', in that it's less well defined than it is on the latest Warlord figures.  Is this because you're still  in the process of getting the moulding right for your figures, or is there an issue with the plastic you're using?   

This is because of the differences between mould production method.  We are using EDM with a copper master, whereas Renedra (WLG) is using the traditional method using "manual" 3 up masters.  Basically in Asia, there are no more mould making using the traditional method... had been obsolete for over 20+ years!  Being that said, there is still room for us to improve the quality of our plastic figures.  It's just a matter of time and experience to fine tune it now!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew Set 1 - 161013
Post by: elias.tibbs on October 14, 2016, 01:57:53 AM
Preliminary sculpt for one side of the truck...  some poses still needed to be modify, but the general poses are quite interesting!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Cargo%20Crew%20161013-1_zpsrvwvgvwj.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)

I need these..
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Michael & Balthasar - 161014
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 14, 2016, 12:46:52 PM
If you like our sitting US soldiers, you will love this more!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Michael%20amp%20Balthasar%20161013-1_zpsh5hiomuy.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Michael & Balthasar - 161014
Post by: Pinky on October 14, 2016, 01:33:38 PM
These are lovely designs (although Wittmann tended to wear his cap with a bit more of a rakish tilt).  However...without wanting to get into a very old and tired debate, it might be worth considering whether you really want to produce models of SS poster boys.  Just a thought...   
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Michael & Balthasar - 161014
Post by: ripley on October 14, 2016, 08:18:15 PM
I agree with Pinky  on this one . Really nice looking figures though . Maybe you could include then in a Whttman specific Tiger kit , which would include specific decals for his tank , although this has been done by Warlord in 28mm and Dragon in 1/35  already
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Michael & Balthasar - 161014
Post by: Pinky on October 14, 2016, 11:26:28 PM
My concern is that companies like Dragon have been rather too enamoured of the whole SS thing, and produce too many kits and figures which basically replicate Nazi propaganda.  In fact, most kit manufacturers focus too much on German subjects.  I really like the Rubicon have kept a reasonable balance of subjects - although the majority of the current pipeline projects do seem to be overwhelmingly German, I'm sure we'll see non-German subjects given equally extensive coverage soon (like the Sherman). 
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Michael & Balthasar - 161014
Post by: airborne on October 15, 2016, 03:14:19 AM
Love the new figures, the U.S are most welcome and I personally love the Michael and Balthasar figures. at 62 years old, I`ve no  problem with SS figures I think all aspects of WW2 should be wargamed and modelled. I asked in another post if figures could be made with trailers as with camp equipment would this make there production easier for you..
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Michael & Balthasar - 161014
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 15, 2016, 01:11:25 PM
My concern is that companies like Dragon have been rather too enamoured of the whole SS thing, and produce too many kits and figures which basically replicate Nazi propaganda.  In fact, most kit manufacturers focus too much on German subjects.  I really like the Rubicon have kept a reasonable balance of subjects - although the majority of the current pipeline projects do seem to be overwhelmingly German, I'm sure we'll see non-German subjects given equally extensive coverage soon (like the Sherman).

We are trying to keep a reasonable balance of subjects.  Unfortunately, there is a very limited choice for Allies vehicles in general for us to produce them in plastic.  We are a business and need to sell enough in volume to survive; being that said, we are looking into expanding our product range to include resin/metal products for less popular and/or expansion items.

German vehicles are historically more diverse, thus tended to be more popular.  We are already trying our best to keep a good balance of subjects.  For lesser WW2 countries, historical references are not easy to come by, so need more time to research... doesn't mean we are not doing them!

;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Michael & Balthasar - 161014
Post by: nazadsam on October 16, 2016, 04:51:58 PM
Do you have plans to make full box of plastic models? Since you have already have for example bodies from German solders and Russian head it would be easy to make full box of plastic or resin Yugoslavian partisan
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew Set 2 - 161026
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 26, 2016, 12:39:17 PM
Second and final batch of 5 minis for our US Truck Crew set, still a work in progress...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Cargo%20Crew%20Set%202%20161026-1_zpslreloo7a.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew Set 2 - 161026
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on October 26, 2016, 03:23:13 PM
I am assuming it is the angle of the lower legs, but they do seem a little short in the facing view?

They look okay in the angled view.

Is the guy next to the smoker on his '90s mobile?

Overall they are full of character, but how many variations are possible, if you are building more than one vehicle, you do not want the passengers in each vehicle to look the same.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew Set 2 - 161026
Post by: ripley on October 26, 2016, 08:42:30 PM
Not bad at all . Only the guy lacing his boot up in set 1 is a problem IMO . The rest have so much potential if you include a few extra arms and heads for conversions . Keep up the good work
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew Set 2 - 161026
Post by: airborne on October 28, 2016, 04:03:57 AM
So really good, these will add a nice touch of style to the U.S. units.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew Set 2 - 161026
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 28, 2016, 10:48:45 PM
Here is a sample of the General Patton prototype painted by our in-house artist Kent Lee.
Not the best of pictures because our photo booth is still not setup properly, enjoy!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Patton%20Painted%20161028-1_zpsvr5rfeuu.jpg)

;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - General Patton prototype painted 161028
Post by: airborne on October 29, 2016, 03:43:49 AM
Really delighted with these two, love to see more. the quality looks ace. My wife Eileen want this set painted with the Jeep or our M20.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Semyon Timoshenko 161107
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 08, 2016, 12:06:30 PM
Semyon Konstantinovich Timoshenko, Marshal of the Soviet Union.

Timoshenko was a competent but traditionalist military commander who nonetheless saw the urgent need to modernise the Red Army if, as expected, it was to fight a war against Nazi Germany. Overcoming the opposition of other more conservative leaders, he undertook the mechanisation of the Red Army and the production of more tanks. He also reintroduced much of the traditional harsh discipline of the Tsarist Russian Army.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Semyon%20Timoshenko%20161108-1_zpsu8az12pr.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Tank Riders Painted 161110
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 10, 2016, 11:13:46 PM
Who say you can't fit more than THREE infantry on a tank?
Our Soviet Tank Rider prototype samples painted...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Riders%20161110-01_zps02vmgzxk.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Riders%20161110-02_zpsikxjb0vv.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Riders%20161110-03_zpsfsx2prkd.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Riders%20161110-04_zpsrmtmgtft.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Riders%20161110-05_zpsfomnhb2u.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Tank Riders Painted 161110
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on November 11, 2016, 12:01:17 AM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Tank Riders Painted 161110
Post by: Pinky on November 11, 2016, 09:59:22 AM
They look very good - a bit better proportioned than Warlord plastic figures, but still compatible.  Could we see some photos of them unpainted? 
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Tank Riders Painted 161110
Post by: Yaquir on November 11, 2016, 05:07:35 PM
Very, very good! Realistic and dynamic poses  :)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Tank Riders Painted 161110
Post by: Klank on November 15, 2016, 12:14:20 PM
Gamer suggestion... make a mounting base of some kind that can hold all the figures in a bunch that fits on to the back of your T-34 engine deck so we can place them on the model to show mounted tank riders and then remove them when they dismount and become regular infantry models (using other models of course).
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Tank Riders Painted 161110
Post by: Lenzman on November 16, 2016, 05:14:24 PM
You can use magnets to hold all the figures on to the back of the tanks.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1671303506474771&type=1
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - More firearms 161116
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 16, 2016, 11:42:12 PM
More firearms for use with our figures... can you identify them all?

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Firearms%20161116-1_zps5nss2eiy.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - More firearms 161116
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on November 17, 2016, 12:37:24 AM
Guessing.

Clockwise: Panzerfaust;  stg44; sten;  mp40;  BAR; SMLE.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Panzer Crew 161121
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 21, 2016, 04:06:02 PM
Panzer Crew prototypes being tested on various tank hatches for fitting
and size proportion tests.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Panzer%20Crew%20161121-1_zpsgfsj3zf1.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Panzer Crew 161121
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on November 21, 2016, 05:04:40 PM
They look good, the guy waiting in the traffic jam looks suitably bored.

How do they compare to your other figures in terms of proportions etc?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Panzer Crew 161121
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 21, 2016, 05:18:40 PM
How do they compare to your other figures in terms of proportions etc?

Basically the same template.  We used the same size template across all our figures.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Panzer Crew 161121
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on November 21, 2016, 06:16:38 PM
How do they compare to your other figures in terms of proportions etc?

Basically the same template.  We used the same size template across all our figures.

Excellent, certain other manufacturers crew look a completely different scale.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Panzer Crew 161121
Post by: Pinky on November 21, 2016, 07:57:55 PM
These are easily the best Panzer crew I've seen in this scale.  But will the detail be as sharp when they're reproduced in plastic? 
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Panzer Crew Painted 161122
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 22, 2016, 02:56:14 PM
Followed by our Panzer crew post yesterday, here are some of our painted Panzer crew samples
based on FOUR basic torsos with different combinations of heads and hands available on the
plastic sprue... A total of over SIXTY possible poses for your Panzertruppen!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Panzer%20Crew%20161122-1_zpsk1vxxiik.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Panzer%20Crew%20161122-2_zpsskgpoktf.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Panzer%20Crew%20161122-4_zpslbzlugiz.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Panzer%20Crew%20161122-3_zpsvdlnnz5w.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Panzer Crew Painted 161122
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on November 22, 2016, 03:38:10 PM
Very good.

Third one down on the end does look like he is listening to a track by The Bangles.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Panzer Crew Painted 161122
Post by: Yaquir on November 22, 2016, 04:34:31 PM
Looks very good!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Panzer Crew Painted 161122
Post by: H0ffmn on November 22, 2016, 11:05:26 PM
Is there any way you could include a tank commander torso wearing an open collar M-40 type tunic and one in a service shirt, in addition to the panzer wrap tunics that you show on your painted prototypes?? I don't believe that the panzer wrap tunic was common in North Africa. And a figure in a service shirt could be used for warmer weather theaters, such as Italy, North Africa and in the summer on the Eastern Front.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Panzer Crew Painted 161122
Post by: ripley on November 22, 2016, 11:40:31 PM
WOW ! These look awesome . If possible could you add a seated lower body with legs ? it would be nice to have some crew seated in the hatches as shown in many war time pictures . Its a real pain trying to convert standing figures to seated ones ,( although the plastic figures in the BA Uni carrier are a good starting point )
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Panzer Crew Painted 161122
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 23, 2016, 12:22:19 AM
If possible could you add a seated lower body with legs? it would be nice to have some crew seated in the hatches as shown in many war time pictures. Its a real pain trying to convert standing figures to seated ones, (although the plastic figures in the BA Uni carrier are a good starting point)

Unfortunately, these are done and send to mould making for processing...
The SdKfz 250/3 & 2501/3 Expansion Set had 4 sitting lower bodies which I
think can be used as a base for conversion.


Is there any way you could include a tank commander torso wearing an open collar M-40 type tunic and one in a service shirt, in addition to the panzer wrap tunics that you show on your painted prototypes?? I don't believe that the panzer wrap tunic was common in North Africa. And a figure in a service shirt could be used for warmer weather theaters, such as Italy, North Africa and in the summer on the Eastern Front.

Yes, we have plans to do a few sculpts just like that... probably next year
when our workload is less busy!

;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Crew 161123
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 23, 2016, 05:57:56 PM
Our first British crew template - KD uniform for North Africa...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Crew%20161123-1_zpschxnj4y0.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Crew 161123
Post by: Yaquir on November 23, 2016, 06:05:39 PM
Looks very good!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Crew 161123
Post by: Pinky on November 23, 2016, 11:19:11 PM
Looks good.  The breast pocket flaps are a bit overdone, but otherwise it captures the right look.  Of course, the whole crew wouldn't have pistols.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Crew 161123
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on November 24, 2016, 03:52:35 PM
Our first British crew template - KD uniform for North Africa...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Crew%20161123-1_zpschxnj4y0.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
They look good. I quoted your post so the picture appears on this page.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Tank Crew 161129
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 29, 2016, 02:51:57 PM
Preview of a 3-men US crew for our M10/M36 Tank Destroyer.

The same size as all our other figures BUT WILL FIT on our vehicles
without scaling them down! Still a work in progress...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Tank%20Crew%20161129-1_zpszqq8qicg.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Tank%20Crew%20161129-2_zpsliksgmvc.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Tank Crew 161129
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on November 29, 2016, 05:39:09 PM
Not completely convinced about these. Are they one piece figures?

Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Tank Crew 161129
Post by: lou passejaire on November 29, 2016, 06:38:21 PM
need some for the M8 Scott ... i'm still trying to fit some plastic models but ... :-\
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Tank Crew 161129
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 29, 2016, 10:56:05 PM
Not completely convinced about these. Are they one piece figures?

These are basically one piece figures, except for the head.  Only the head and
the shoulder will show outside of the M10/M36 turrets.  The current sculpts
are what we called "raw" sculpt, without machine tooling info added to them.

Once applied, some of the details will disappear.  That's why some features
are exaggerated to keep some of the features to remain after the tooling
process.

There are still some details that need to be adjusted, but the overall sculpt is
completed.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Tank Crew 161129
Post by: H0ffmn on November 29, 2016, 10:58:49 PM
Their jacket zippers and shirt /coverall buttons are overscale. The sleeve cuffs , collars and bottoms of the tanker jacket, the elasticized fabric, is also overscale. The rest of the figures look  good otherwise, especially the tanker helmets
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Tank Crew 161129
Post by: Pinky on November 30, 2016, 09:55:13 AM
The proportions on these do look a bit odd - even allowing for the usual 28mm exaggeration.  The figure in the middle has no neck.  The fingers on all of them look weird too.

Tank Destroyer crews often wore steel helmets because the tanker helmet provided no ballistic protection and sitting in an open-topped turret was pretty dangerous.  So having at least one with a steel helmet would add some variety.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Tank Crew 161129
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on November 30, 2016, 06:31:58 PM
Following on from Pinky's comment, when you do a Commonwealth crew, can we have a steel helmet option for similar reasons?

Has anyone got any good photographs of the helmet. Is it the same as the para helmet?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Tank Crew 161129
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 30, 2016, 06:39:58 PM
Forget to post this up yesterday...

British / Commonwealth Tank Crew for M10 / Achilles / M36,
still a work in progress!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Tank%20Crew%20161129-1_zpsx08qukax.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Tank%20Crew%20161129-2_zpswaclqwxi.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Tank Crew 161129
Post by: Rubicon Models on November 30, 2016, 06:41:34 PM
Following on from Pinky's comment, when you do a Commonwealth crew, can we have a steel helmet option for similar reasons?
Has anyone got any good photographs of the helmet. Is it the same as the para helmet?

Ooops, forgot to post yesterday!  Not sure about British tank crew helmets, need to look them up later tonight.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew 161130
Post by: Yaquir on November 30, 2016, 07:11:29 PM
Looks fine!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Tank Crew 161129
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on December 01, 2016, 02:03:29 AM
Following on from Pinky's comment, when you do a Commonwealth crew, can we have a steel helmet option for similar reasons?
Has anyone got any good photographs of the helmet. Is it the same as the para helmet?

Ooops, forgot to post yesterday!  Not sure about British tank crew helmets, need to look them up later tonight.
There is a section in the book British Tanks in Normandy about protecting tank commanders.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew 161130
Post by: Pinky on December 01, 2016, 10:46:27 AM
These British crew figures look much better than the Americans.  The chap in the middle looks very much like Michael Caine (and the middle US crew figure is not unlike Telly Savalas).  It would add some variety if one of them was holding a shell.  And, as others have mentioned, these crews often wore the British tanker helmet - and even normal British steel helmets.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German HMG Team 161201
Post by: Rubicon Models on December 02, 2016, 02:07:02 AM
Here is our German HMG Team prototype all painted up!


(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/HMG%20Team%20161130-01_zpsewadne0r.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/HMG%20Team%20161130-02_zpsriw5kvln.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/HMG%20Team%20161130-03_zpsdc2pvylx.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/HMG%20Team%20161130-04_zpsggagufmw.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/HMG%20Team%20161130-05_zpsmhlcd3f7.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/HMG%20Team%20161130-06_zpsakot1pyo.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/HMG%20Team%20161130-07_zpstr6lffc2.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/HMG%20Team%20161130-08_zpsqaxc3ofr.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/HMG%20Team%20161130-09_zpslsymspwa.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German HMG Team 161201
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on December 02, 2016, 02:17:35 AM
They look good.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - M10/36 crew
Post by: batesmotel34 on December 03, 2016, 09:49:46 PM
For the M-36 (and probably for M-10 and achilles) is witht he loader to the left of the gun and the gunner and commander to the right with the gunner to the front.   I am fairly sure that the crew would need to be well clear of the breach of the gun when it was fired so the figures should be positionable to the sides of the gun without a crewman standing in the area where they would be in danger of the breach or ejected casing hitting them when the gun is fired. See fvdb.50megs.com/usa/pics/90mmgmcm36.html for M-36 turret interior and the mentioned TM for more info.

Chris
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German HMG Team 161201
Post by: ripley on December 08, 2016, 04:32:34 AM
IRC the gunner was on the left in the Achilles , the gun was just the artillery piece mounted in the turret , unlike the Firefly where the breach block  was turned so the loader could work from the left and gunner from the right as situated in a regular Sherman turret . I think the regular M-10 had the loader on the right ( check pictures of the gun mantle for the sight hole ) . The Achilles from the Littlefield collection in California ( sadly sold off as Mr Littefield died ) was a strange one as it had a co ax machine gun on the right side of the gun , I read somewhere that it was bought from Israel
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Zhukov Prototype Painted 161214
Post by: Rubicon Models on December 14, 2016, 03:32:40 PM
While waiting for our Q4/16 new releases from the factory,
painted up a Zhukov prototype to kill time!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Zukov%20Prototype%20Painted%20161214-1_zpsizuew92c.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Zhukov Prototype Painted 161214
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on December 14, 2016, 04:13:18 PM
Nice.

Is he going to get a feature vehicle release or be part of a Commanders pack?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Zhukov Prototype Painted 161214
Post by: Rubicon Models on December 14, 2016, 09:29:26 PM
Is he going to get a feature vehicle release or be part of a Commanders pack?

Zhukov will be in a standalone blister pack together with another officer.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Zhukov Prototype Painted 161214
Post by: Yaquir on December 15, 2016, 02:54:00 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Michael & Balthasar - 161229
Post by: Rubicon Models on December 29, 2016, 01:05:52 AM
Some late night posting of Michael Wittmann and Balthasar Woll - in 1/56 and 1/18 scale.
The larger 1/18 figures are upscaled directly without any touch up. If we enhanced them
just a little bit, they can be produced in any of the more popular scales - 1/48 & 1/35 too!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Michael%20amp%20Balthasar%20161228-1_zpsioteuanl.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Michael & Balthasar - 161229
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on December 29, 2016, 03:38:47 AM
Excellent.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Somebody - 161229
Post by: Rubicon Models on December 29, 2016, 09:42:05 PM
Someone not worthwhile mentioning, but due to popular demand... Here it is!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Brad%20Pitt%20161229-1_zps5qnbz8bf.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Somebody - 161229
Post by: Pinky on December 30, 2016, 12:27:19 AM
"Hey, you want to talk Mexican? Join another tank - a Mexican tank. This is an American tank, we talk American."
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Somebody - 161229
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on December 30, 2016, 02:07:55 AM
Nice sculpt.

Will the next Sherman be an M4A2 with HVSS?

Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Somebody - 161229
Post by: Pinky on December 30, 2016, 09:55:15 AM
I just noticed the scaled-up SS chaps.  I really wouldn't recommend that route.  When scaled up, the heroic proportions become very obvious - Woll looks almost like a dwarf.  And when you get to scales above 1/35, you need a lot more detailing, including separated pieces.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Somebody - 161229
Post by: Rubicon Models on December 30, 2016, 12:03:56 PM
I just noticed the scaled-up SS chaps.  I really wouldn't recommend that route.  When scaled up, the heroic proportions become very obvious - Woll looks almost like a dwarf.  And when you get to scales above 1/35, you need a lot more detailing, including separated pieces.

We usually scale up the figures to check details and mould lines. Extra work had to be done (extra fine details and parts) before making them commercially available; but that's not our intention at the moment.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Sir Percy Hobart - 161231
Post by: Rubicon Models on December 31, 2016, 12:24:40 PM
Probably the last post for 2016...

Major General Sir Percy Hobart. He is a much under-considered, and
under-appreciated general in the history of WW2. Partly because he
was a bit of a nutter, and partly because the limited action he did see
is hard to assess.

Nonetheless Hobart was one of the most important technical and
tactical developers of Allied armour techniques, and was responsible
for training the famed 7th Armoured Division (the Desert Rats) for
its early Blitzkreigs in North Africa (though he didn’t get to lead it
into battle); for training the outstanding 11th Armoured Division
– probably the best British armoured division of the D-Day to
Germany campaign (though he didn’t get to lead it into battle);
and developing and leading the extraordinary 79th armoured division
(Hobart’s Funnies) through that vital campaign. Liddell Hart said this
'hat trick' of the 3 best British armoured divisions of the war alone
made him incomparable, let alone his influence on armour overall.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Percy%20Hobart%20161229-1_zpsy8wkqupj.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Sir Percy Hobart - 161231
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on December 31, 2016, 04:35:57 PM
Excellent choice and a nice sculpt.

The only problem is that we will now want all of his "toys" in plastic ^__^.

Of course, this might be an opportunity for your short run resin option.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew 170103
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 03, 2017, 06:25:26 PM
First 2017 official studio post... we are working on some British (Commonwealth)
tank crew with various poses and different hat gear.  Will post more as we progress!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Tank%20Crew%20170103-1_zpsms8xg7ve.jpg)
Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew 170103
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 03, 2017, 10:23:16 PM
Tea, very important (hence the requirement for a boiling vessel in British tanks).

The karaoke singer serenading the infantry might need some work.

Looking forward to these.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew 170103
Post by: ripley on January 03, 2017, 10:46:46 PM
These look really good except for the two heads in the right lower corner . Is that supposed to be the Tankers steel helmet seen in late 1944 pictures ? Or is it something from the early part of the war ? I've seen anything like that before 
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew 170103
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 03, 2017, 11:14:00 PM
These look really good except for the two heads in the right lower corner . Is that supposed to be the Tankers steel helmet seen in late 1944 pictures ? Or is it something from the early part of the war ? I've seen anything like that before

The first protective headgear for tank crews was introduced in 1936 with the original design being modified in 1939 and re-issued as the 'Crash Helmet, RTR' and was similar to the French Mle 35 tank helmet. The fabric crown covering had a distinctive multi-piece construction with three ventilation holes reinforced with rubber grommets at the front a 'bumper' pad to help absorb some of the shock of accidental impacts within the tank.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew 170103
Post by: ripley on January 04, 2017, 02:24:13 AM
Hmm , so early style tanker helmets , does that mean an early style tank is in the works ???
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew 170103
Post by: Pinky on January 04, 2017, 10:38:52 AM
They all look like Michael Caine...

I like most of the figures with berets (the mic looks too big though).  The figures with the very early tanker helmet don't look right - the helmet seems the wrong shape, and the joints are too prominent (see the photo below).  This helmet was only used for a short time, and wasn't common even when it was standard issue.  I don't think it was used in the desert at all.  I'd suggest not including it.  Figures wearing the late war version would be much more useful.

(https://s30.postimg.org/wr2yisku5/British_tanker.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/wr2yisku5/)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew 170103
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 04, 2017, 05:02:42 PM
Hmm , so early style tanker helmets , does that mean an early style tank is in the works ???
Has anyone identified the vehicle being used for the render?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew 170103
Post by: Pinky on January 04, 2017, 06:38:26 PM
Has anyone identified the vehicle being used for the render?

A 76mm Sherman.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Wittmann & Woll 170107
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 07, 2017, 03:06:24 AM
These 1/56 scale figures of Wittmann and Woll are made with love and dedications to represent a moment in history during WW2.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Michael%20Wittmann%20170107-1_zpsc6kzvjzj.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Wittmann & Woll 170107
Post by: Pinky on January 07, 2017, 09:01:23 PM
Maybe the "love and dedication" is a bit much for a couple of SS poster boys...

What is the plan with all these excellent character figures you're doing?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Wittmann & Woll 170107
Post by: Collius on January 14, 2017, 03:46:21 PM
The ship has probably long already sailed for American Shermans, but would it be possible to do a set of Heads for Black US Tankers and Soldiers? Having spent a great deal of time at Fort Hood I wanted to build a few tanks from the 761st Tank Battalion.


(https://s24.postimg.org/oavu3ysxd/image1_6.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/oavu3ysxd/)
(https://s28.postimg.org/8k4bqyr3d/image2_1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8k4bqyr3d/)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Wittmann & Woll 170107
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 14, 2017, 04:54:40 PM
The ship has probably long already sailed for American Shermans, but would it be possible to do a set of Heads for Black US Tankers and Soldiers?
An interesting idea. It is not just Americans, non European origin soldiers fought and died for all sides in World War 2 (a fact that is only now being commemorated).

I would politely suggest that any renders were reviewed privately before being  made public, so as not to cause any unintended offence.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Wittmann & Woll PIP 170116
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 16, 2017, 12:51:54 PM
If nobody tells you the scale of these figures, quite sure everybody will think they are 1/35 scale!
A paint in progress photo by our studio painter Rico Chia.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Wittmann%20amp%20Woll%20170107-2_zpsjywvrolu.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Wittmann & Woll PIP 170116
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 16, 2017, 05:48:10 PM
Yup, looks a lot larger than 28mm.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Wittmann & Woll 170117
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 17, 2017, 01:48:32 PM
Can't find a suitable Tiger I for posting, so we are using an early war DAK Tiger I instead.
Even though there had been debates whether Woll was at the Villers Bocage, we thought
Wittmann & Woll will do an excellent figure set.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Michael%20Wittmann%20170117-01_zpsze4xreu9.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Michael%20Wittmann%20170117-02_zpsbfiwea1n.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Michael%20Wittmann%20170117-03_zpsaf4rf5fi.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Size Comparison 170118
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 18, 2017, 01:46:52 AM
For those who had been asking... this is a size comparison between
our figures (standard figure template) and that of the Perrys.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Size%20Compare%20170117-1_zpsdynn9xmr.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew 170118
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 18, 2017, 12:56:21 PM
Here is the final version of TWO sets of our US Truck Crew Set...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Truck%20Crew%20170118-01_zpst40irtwi.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Truck%20Crew%20170118-02_zpso3qukrb0.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Truck%20Crew%20170118-03_zpspfyusxba.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Truck%20Crew%20170118-04_zpsk1gcnisk.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Truck%20Crew%20170118-05_zpsiq9x87ac.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Truck%20Crew%20170118-06_zpshpfwpdjt.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Truck%20Crew%20170118-07_zps1fiqofdl.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Truck%20Crew%20170118-08_zps5lohc3uc.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Truck%20Crew%20170118-09_zpsifo4wo7o.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Truck%20Crew%20170118-10_zpsbqgnruog.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Truck%20Crew%20170118-11_zpsjn3fkk0z.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew 170118
Post by: Pinky on January 18, 2017, 02:36:51 PM
These look really good - lovely work.  I think the US helmets are a bit oversimplified, but I'd probably replace the heads with Warlord plastic heads so they matched the other figures.

Whoever painted these did a great job too, btw.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew 170118
Post by: Yaquir on January 18, 2017, 04:05:56 PM
really good!  :)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew 170118
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 18, 2017, 04:47:16 PM
Nice paint job.

Full of character, how many combinations can you build from the bits, that is one of the limitations of distinctive figures, you can only use one of them.

Do the helmets look a bit tall compared to the Warlord ones?
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iudQRpgnzbg/WDH5auJlmQI/AAAAAAAABm8/kRIhp0Fe2wgtYvpKfV94WFB_r4jOJLxbACLcB/s1600/boltactionmodern1.png)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aCXVDSWRMo8/WDH5atyABdI/AAAAAAAABm4/lkrsnhPsNyUh5BXusKktk80yqgF8R2R3gCEw/s1600/boltactionmoder2.png)

Only US infantry photographs I have.

Infinitely better than the West Wind ones, which look decidedly odd: http://ultravanillasmurf.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/the-b-team-trailer.html
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew 170118
Post by: ripley on January 18, 2017, 08:39:42 PM
I'm not sure about the helmets either . Sometimes photos really don't give you the true impression of shape and size . Might look better if they had camo netting on them ? And as stated by Pinky , most guys would replace the heads to match the rest of their figures , as well replace  weapons, packs  etc . Still not feeling the love for the guy tying up his boot though . The rest look great  .But  I'm sure with a little surgery and a leg swap he would fit my needs . It dosn't matter who makes them ,or what set you buy, in what  any scale , there's always one figure that just dosn't do it for you
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew 170118
Post by: Captain Blood on January 19, 2017, 04:17:56 AM
What a wonderful set of figures  :)

Do agree, there's something not quite right about the helmets though. I think it's the fact that the 'peaks' on the helmets appear to be stunted or missing. The US M1 helmet actually has a really pronounced peak. The driver's helmet appears to have it. The seated troops do not.

Apart from that, really good. Great casual poses. Love the guy tying his laces.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew 170118
Post by: ripley on January 19, 2017, 04:31:05 AM
You really love that guy . Captain ?  There's always one   ::) ...lol
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew 170118
Post by: Captain Blood on January 20, 2017, 04:21:20 AM
 ;D I love the guy with the stogie too.
I applaud the thought that's gone into some natural human poses of troops at rest or in transit. Shows a lot of character and confidence I think. Would have been pretty easy to just have a load of soldiers sitting their clutching their rifles. Possibly more useful for wargames, I must admit. But I find this more interesting. Well done to the design team. Well, from me anyway  ;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew 170118
Post by: ripley on January 20, 2017, 09:36:20 AM
I'm sure if I got a couple of sets ( 2 trucks worth ) I could adjust his pose to blend in with the rest of the figures . But it would look really silly IMO to have this pose in every truck in your convoy . I know most gamers  usually get one of each vehicle , a modeller I like numerous versions . ( 7 Pzr IV , 5 T-34/85 so far  ::) )  I want them all to be different , with stowage , crew and tank riders if possible . But that's the joy of this hobby , we all have different things we like  to do  , weather its building , painting , converting or even a playing that damm game  ;D
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Truck Crew 170118
Post by: airborne on January 24, 2017, 11:01:36 PM
So pleased with these they add so much finish to some great U.S machines.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Tank Crew 170126
Post by: Rubicon Models on January 26, 2017, 12:03:17 PM
Some Soviet tank crew prototypes painted...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Crew%20170119-01_zpspfjpms1k.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Crew%20170119-02_zpsaej8846y.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Crew%20170119-03_zpsttdogt4m.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Tank%20Crew%20170119-04_zpsnyz95fmc.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Tank Crew 170126
Post by: Pinky on January 26, 2017, 12:34:35 PM
These look fantastic!  The faces look great, and the poses seem very natural.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Tank Crew 170126
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on January 26, 2017, 03:32:57 PM
Very good.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Allied Tank Crew 170202
Post by: Rubicon Models on February 02, 2017, 12:28:16 PM
Followed by our Soviet tank crew prototypes came the Allies one...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-01_zpsrhppowsx.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-02_zpskmonaqsw.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-03_zpsodkxgtbk.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-04_zpsgldfiyjj.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-05_zpsxg2tcazn.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-06_zpszival6x1.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-07_zpsopj1mc8d.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-08_zps4e7xqeo9.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-09_zps8vge6mop.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-10_zpso79gok72.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-11_zpskzss1eqp.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-12_zpsmsl1e77a.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-13_zpskdjzejdc.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Allied%20Tank%20Crew%20170201-14_zpsybdq6osh.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Allied Tank Crew 170202
Post by: ripley on February 02, 2017, 01:11:28 PM
While I'm not a fan of the machine gunners , both the US and Brit turret crews look fantastic . Weather used in an open turret vehicle ( M-10 , M-8 ) or just partly poking out of a drivers hatch , how soon before you release them to the stores ?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US MGs 3D Drawings 170214
Post by: Rubicon Models on February 14, 2017, 11:24:37 PM
A pair of US MGs for the Valentine special day!
Will be used for our new "weapon team" sculpts...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20MMG%20amp%20HMG%20170214-2_zpsmnkxizxc.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20MMG%20amp%20HMG%20170214-1_zpss797n5eq.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US MGs 3D Drawings 170214
Post by: Pinky on February 14, 2017, 11:45:34 PM
Good to see the Allies getting the same treatment as the Germans.  Hopefully some Allied anti-tank guns will follow soon.

Could you include separate hand grips for the .50 cal?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US MGs 3D Drawings 170214
Post by: Rubicon Models on February 15, 2017, 12:14:08 AM
Could you include separate hand grips for the .50 cal?

They all have separate hand grips now to ease assembly when with gun crew!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US MGs 3D Drawings 170214
Post by: ripley on February 15, 2017, 12:27:33 AM
Looks great .
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US MGs 3D Drawings 170214
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on February 15, 2017, 03:02:34 AM
Nice additions to the ammo box collection.

The MG gunner's are not much use for me.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US MGs 3D Drawings 170214
Post by: Yaquir on February 15, 2017, 04:27:20 PM
very nice.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Crew 170303
Post by: Rubicon Models on March 03, 2017, 02:52:19 PM
How many possible poses can you build from 6 heads, 4 bodies, 1 pair of arms, 5 right arms, and 6 left arms? Here are some of them... in plastic, of course!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Tank%20Crew%20170302-1_zpsjgt4hggx.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Crew 170303
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 03, 2017, 04:03:18 PM
Looks like I am going to need to start putting crew on my tanks.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Crew 170303
Post by: H0ffmn on March 03, 2017, 07:58:38 PM
These look nice. Any chance of a torso or two not in panzer wrap tunics? Either in service shirts or M-40 tunics,or both ? In North Africa they did not wear the black or cotton panzer wrap tunics.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Crew 170303
Post by: ripley on March 03, 2017, 09:10:50 PM
They look great . How soon will they be in the shops ?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Crew 170303
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 04, 2017, 12:48:58 AM
They look great . How soon will they be in the shops ?
I second that question, I also need some crew for my Spinne mech and separate heads will make life easier.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Crew 170303
Post by: Pinky on March 04, 2017, 04:20:18 PM
I bet these come out just when I've finished converting the 1/48 scale Tamiya tank crew I've been working on...

I'm looking forward to these and the Russian tank crew.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Crew 170303
Post by: ripley on March 04, 2017, 10:24:10 PM
You can never have too many crew figures .  I like to have 2 sets per tank if it has all open hatches , one just riding the tank , and then the other a bail out or dead crew to depict knocked out tanks
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Crew Sprue 170308
Post by: Rubicon Models on March 08, 2017, 03:19:41 PM
First time ever to show these in public, these are the two plastic sprues that composed
of our German Tank Crews.  Over 120+ possible combinations ignoring head changes!

The two sprues will be available as blister packs - a new product range from us!  The
size of the blister will be the same size as our decal packs.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Tank%20Crew%20170302-2jpg_zpszdvvldll.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Crew Sprue 170308
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 08, 2017, 04:28:22 PM
They look good.

Perennial question: will they be ready for Salute?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Crew Sprue 170308
Post by: Rubicon Models on March 08, 2017, 04:56:06 PM
Perennial question: will they be ready for Salute?

No, these are planned products.  We need a cache of them to launch the new range!  Still working on them.

RE: Salute - we will be sharing a table there with a friend, showcasing some of our existing stuff; plus new prototypes too!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Tank Crew Sprue 170308
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 09, 2017, 06:52:54 AM
RE: Salute - we will be sharing a table there with a friend, showcasing some of our existing stuff; plus new prototypes too!
Yay!

See you there.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew Prototype Painted 170329
Post by: Rubicon Models on March 30, 2017, 12:13:22 AM
Finally get the 3D sculpts approved for the British tank crew.
Did some sample assemblies and had them painted up. Will
send the files to mould making over the weekend! Thought
they were 1/35 scale!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Tank%20Crew%20170329-01_zpseo0dz2cc.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Tank%20Crew%20170329-02_zpsyhmpnqkg.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Tank%20Crew%20170329-03_zpsm6usp242.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Tank%20Crew%20170329-04_zpszpblo1rf.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Tank%20Crew%20170329-05_zpseijd84pf.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Tank%20Crew%20170329-06_zpsl4zar3zf.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Tank%20Crew%20170329-07_zpsxjvli8zv.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew Prototype Painted 170329
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 30, 2017, 01:14:54 AM
Looks good.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew Prototype Painted 170329
Post by: H0ffmn on March 30, 2017, 02:22:21 AM
Those are very nice
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew Prototype Painted 170329
Post by: ripley on March 30, 2017, 09:55:36 AM
They look really good except for the forth man in the first picture -  tanker's helmet ? Haven't seen anything like this , but maybe its early  war ?. I'm more interested in D-Day to Berlin Brits so I don't know  . Nice choice with the leather jerkin , always good to see troops looking unique . And again the question , how long before these hit the shops ? Soon ? Or do I have time to convert / kit bash my BA plastic Brits ? :)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew Prototype Painted 170329
Post by: Pinky on March 30, 2017, 11:20:04 AM
It looks as though Michael Caine was the template for a couple of these faces.  Which is fine - they look suitably pukka, especially with the beret.   There are some good poses.  One of the arms looks way too long though.

I'm not sure what's going on with the helmets.  I think they are meant to be the early war type, which wasn't used much - there was a discussion about this earlier but I can't find it.  The late war type was basically a dome - and would be much more useful than the early type.  The gauntlets are early war as well, I think.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Tank Crew Prototype Painted 170329
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on March 30, 2017, 03:51:32 PM
Ah, yes, forgot about the plain helmets.

Once pointed out, two of them look like they have riding helmets on.

Loose late War helmets would also be useful, as they are often seen on the outside of tanks as well as on the commander's heads.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Wittmann & Woll again 170331
Post by: Rubicon Models on March 31, 2017, 04:25:03 PM
This is an updated "alternate" version of Wittmann & Woll that
we showcased in mid-January. This is a half-body version which
enables you to have both figures fitted into the cupola of any
tanks. The final product will come with both versions of the
figures.

This update stemmed from comments and feedback from
our RM community about usefulness of these figures. More
value for money!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Michael%20Wittmann%20170117-03_zpsaf4rf5fi.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Michael%20Wittmann%20170329-1_zpsbkqmh8py.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Michael%20Wittmann%20170329-2_zpsif1xxuzz.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Michael%20Wittmann%20170329-3_zps32qoby80.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Wittmann & Woll again 170331
Post by: Pinky on March 31, 2017, 04:41:41 PM
These are certainly more useful, as I suspect most people will just want to use them as generic turret crew (nice paint jobs as well).  Someone standing in the loader's hatch is going to be either holding onto the hatch or resting their arms on the turret roof - they won't have their hands on their hips.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Wittmann & Woll again 170331
Post by: ripley on March 31, 2017, 08:53:32 PM
I like the idea of both full and half body versions . I suspect , as Pinky said , most of us  will use them as generic crew, I will . Might an extra set of heads with headphones on , or sitting around the neck of at least the commander head be possible ? . No need for the loader as he didn't need them . Only 3 crew had them , commander and radio operator could both talk to and hear each other ( to pass on radio messages / orders ) , the driver could only hear directions from the commander , no mike to talk back . Think he had a click / light system to respond to commander , at least in early war tanks
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Infantry Marching 170429
Post by: Rubicon Models on April 29, 2017, 05:48:42 PM
Something VERY different from our normal postings! What do you think?
Oh... they are "dismounted" tank riders!  ;)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Sculpt%20170429-1_zpszusjcmcc.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Infantry Marching 170429
Post by: ripley on April 29, 2017, 09:01:55 PM
They look great . Always room for more Russian troops
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Infantry Marching 170429
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on April 30, 2017, 03:54:03 AM
Not quite sure about the first two faces.

Otherwise looks good.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - About US Infantry 170501
Post by: Rubicon Models on May 01, 2017, 09:13:57 AM
Not every solider carries the same gear all the time.  For our US infantry, you will find various back packs and gears for different situations...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Sculpt%20170429-2_zpsrrejsnrp.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - About US Infantry 170501
Post by: jdg on May 02, 2017, 07:43:31 AM
The second figure isn't wearing a M1928 pack, it's the M1928 without the tent half extension. On the figures with the M936 pack, more commonly called musette bag, it looks much to big to me. on the last figure the late model E-tool is backwards you should be able to see the closing flap and although it certainly could be attached to the pack it almost never was the belt being the preferred place for it.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - About US Infantry 170501
Post by: jdg on May 05, 2017, 02:21:29 AM
After looking a little closer at the figures labeled as wearing the M1936 pack I now realize that they are in reality wearing the M45 pack not the M1936.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - About US Infantry 170501
Post by: Rubicon Models on May 05, 2017, 02:55:23 AM
@jdg - Thanks!  Our QC guy caught the errors after the picture was posted.
We have update it since... here it is!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Sculpt%20170429-3_zpsrfauf5aa.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - BASES 170512 !!!
Post by: Rubicon Models on May 12, 2017, 02:28:30 PM
Something that should not come as a surprise... but ours are QUITE DIFFERENT from the traditional round bases you've seen on the current marketplace!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Bases%20170512-01_zpsser3uwft.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Bases%20170512-02_zpsdna0z2sm.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Bases%20170512-03_zpsrzm2k7es.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - BASES 170512 !!!
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on May 12, 2017, 03:15:53 PM
Interesting.

So how do they compare height-wise to Renedra and Warlord bases?

Or are they more similar to slotted bases?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - BASES 170512 !!!
Post by: Rubicon Models on May 12, 2017, 03:20:35 PM
So how do they compare height-wise to Renedra and Warlord bases?

The bases are 3.25mm and the "rim" is 0.75mm high.  Don't consider the WLG one are bases, they are plastic discs.  :D
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - BASES 170512 !!!
Post by: elias.tibbs on May 12, 2017, 03:23:48 PM
They're very nice. An interesting concept and glad I saw them at salute.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - BASES 170512 !!!
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on May 12, 2017, 03:30:19 PM
So how do they compare height-wise to Renedra and Warlord bases?

The bases are 3.25mm and the "rim" is 0.75mm high.  Don't consider the WLG one are bases, they are plastic discs.  :D

The Renedra ones I agree are discs, but the WLG ones are lipped but similar height (some figures are still supplied with Renedra ones).
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - BASES 170512 !!!
Post by: Ballardian on May 12, 2017, 10:17:11 PM
The dimpling on the bases is a good idea, I'd taken to scoring the surface of plastic bases as it helped prevent any 'peel-off' in the PVA type glues I use to attach basing materials. The height looks good, too tall & the whole figure to vehicle scale thing crops up.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - BASES 170512 !!!
Post by: Drkangell on May 13, 2017, 07:17:56 AM
Not sure how much the dimpling will affect plastic miniatures as very little pinning is required (at least in my experience) but the extra grip for basing materials and glue is huge, and from what we come to expect from Rubicon these will be available very reasonably. Any time frame as of right now for when these might be released? It seems a rather simpler design so hopefully they can be produced much quicker than your typical vehicles.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - BASES 170512 !!!
Post by: Lovstrom on May 16, 2017, 05:05:22 PM
Very nice bases. I think I will use those for all my newly made infantry. Will there also be square bases od different size? for example 40*40 and 60*60 ? Those examples there is for Black powder or ancients and the 60*60 for Beneath the lily banner.
Sven

Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Infantryman 170609
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 09, 2017, 05:49:11 PM
Doing something different from our previous sculpts... what do you think?

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Infantryman%20170609-1_zpsnt4lvohi.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Infantryman 170609
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on June 10, 2017, 03:23:47 AM
Very heroic looking.

What period?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Infantryman 170609
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 10, 2017, 06:34:15 AM
What period?

Still WW2, but with more details.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Infantryman 170609
Post by: ripley on June 10, 2017, 07:52:34 AM
Looks good , all it needs is the long bayonet .  And maybe have the tea mug as an option " What did you do in the war daddy ?  Drank a lot of strong tea , Punkin "   ::)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Infantryman 170609
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on June 10, 2017, 03:45:33 PM
What period?

Still WW2, but with more details.
Sorry, I was unclear, what period in World War 2, kit changed, there was the pre-war kit, the found at the back of the cupboard kit and the later kit.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Infantryman 170609
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on June 10, 2017, 03:47:35 PM
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/British%20Infantryman%20170609-1_zpsnt4lvohi.jpg)
Just bringing it on to the new page.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Infantryman 170609
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on June 10, 2017, 03:48:44 PM
What would be good would be BEF kit.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Infantryman 170609
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on June 10, 2017, 03:50:58 PM
Looks good , all it needs is the long bayonet .  And maybe have the tea mug as an option " What did you do in the war daddy ?  Drank a lot of strong tea , Punkin "   ::)

I only just noticed the tea mug on the backpack, well spotted.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - British Infantryman 170609
Post by: elias.tibbs on June 10, 2017, 05:30:38 PM
So have you spent time rendering the base to make it look nice? Or are we to expect detailed bases/inserts for the lipped bases?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Infantryman 170615
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 15, 2017, 06:31:41 PM
More US Infantryman templates...
This time with overcoat and marine outfit!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Overcoat%201700615-3_zpsdvxfqptc.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Infantryman 170615
Post by: H0ffmn on June 15, 2017, 07:17:34 PM
The Marine and Army figures look very good,but the G.I. in the overcoat looks a little too wrinkled. The overcoats in real life are made from a heavy wool,and it wouldn't wrinkle as easily as the thinner wool or cotton trousers and shirts or jackets. The figure looks as if he has wadded his overcoat and trousers into a tight little ball, and packed them into the bottom of his dufflebag for a length of time before putting them back on.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Infantryman 170615
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 15, 2017, 08:03:44 PM
The Marine and Army figures look very good,but the G.I. in the overcoat looks a little too wrinkled. The overcoats in real life are made from a heavy wool,and it wouldn't wrinkle as easily as the thinner wool or cotton trousers and shirts or jackets. The figure looks as if he has wadded his overcoat and trousers into a tight little ball, and packed them into the bottom of his dufflebag for a length of time before putting them back on.

Thanks for the comment. This is just a template, but will let our sculptors know and update this as required.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Infantryman 170615
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on June 15, 2017, 08:31:27 PM
No idea on the US sculpts.

On the British one, the shape of the flap of the "map" pocket does not seem to match any of my (limited) reference material (Osprey Men at Arms 354 or the IWM photographs b9005_9006). They show a Vee shaped flap with a button (covered on earlier kit), the sculpt shows a plain flap with no button (time traveller with access to velcro?).

What is the cup hanging from?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Infantryman 170615
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 15, 2017, 09:02:04 PM
On the British one, the shape of the flap of the "map" pocket does not seem to match any of my (limited) reference material (Osprey Men at Arms 354 or the IWM photographs b9005_9006). They show a Vee shaped flap with a button (covered on earlier kit), the sculpt shows a plain flap with no button (time traveller with access to velcro?).

The flap was updated with a v-shape flap and a button.  Will post the revised version after all the amendments are done!


What is the cup hanging from?

The cup is hanging with a canvas strap on the side of the racksack.
 
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Infantryman 170615
Post by: H0ffmn on June 15, 2017, 09:58:44 PM
The Marine and Army figures look very good,but the G.I. in the overcoat looks a little too wrinkled. The overcoats in real life are made from a heavy wool,and it wouldn't wrinkle as easily as the thinner wool or cotton trousers and shirts or jackets. The figure looks as if he has wadded his overcoat and trousers into a tight little ball, and packed them into the bottom of his dufflebag for a length of time before putting them back on.

Thanks for the comment. This is just a template, but will let our sculptors know and update this as required.
Sounds good. Thanks
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Infantryman 170615
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on June 15, 2017, 11:17:30 PM
On the British one, the shape of the flap of the "map" pocket does not seem to match any of my (limited) reference material (Osprey Men at Arms 354 or the IWM photographs b9005_9006). They show a Vee shaped flap with a button (covered on earlier kit), the sculpt shows a plain flap with no button (time traveller with access to velcro?).

The flap was updated with a v-shape flap and a button.  Will post the revised version after all the amendments are done!


What is the cup hanging from?

The cup is hanging with a canvas strap on the side of the racksack.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170616
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 16, 2017, 05:04:16 PM
More US love...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20HMG%20Team%201700615-1_zpswljkr06k.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170616
Post by: ripley on June 16, 2017, 08:31:46 PM
Great looking team . Not too sure about the large ammo box .  The  100 round box you see in most pictures of 50 cals on the tripod or vehicle mounts weighed 35 pounds . They were shipped , two to a smallish wooden crate  ( weight 70 plus pounds ) . That large box has got to weight at least 100 pounds , not something a crew would want to hump around the boonies
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170616
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 16, 2017, 09:01:19 PM
Great looking team . Not too sure about the large ammo box .  The  100 round box you see in most pictures of 50 cals on the tripod or vehicle mounts weighed 35 pounds . They were shipped , two to a smallish wooden crate  ( weight 70 plus pounds ) . That large box has got to weight at least 100 pounds , not something a crew would want to hump around the boonies

Yes, those were 1,500 cartridges ball caliber M2 wood crates... will wait for more input before finalising the sculpts.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170616
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on June 17, 2017, 06:07:08 AM
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20HMG%20Team%201700615-1_zpswljkr06k.jpg)
Copying the image over onto this page.

The 0.50 looks a bit small (not like the 1/35 offering from Clockwork Goblin).

How does it compare to your previous M2 sculpts?

I assume the cartridge belt has still to be sculpted.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170616
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 17, 2017, 12:13:40 PM
The 0.50 looks a bit small (not like the 1/35 offering from Clockwork Goblin).
How does it compare to your previous M2 sculpts?

This is the same size as all our previous M2s. Will check with photos again for size.


I assume the cartridge belt has still to be sculpted.

Yes, the ammo belt is already sculpted.  This is a stand in.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Infantryman 170617
Post by: Rubicon Models on June 17, 2017, 03:29:40 PM
This Soviet infantryman sculpt is the same level of details as the British version
we posted earlier.  What do you think?

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soviet%20Infantryman%20170617-1_zpswlhpgm3s.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Infantryman 170617
Post by: Pinky on June 17, 2017, 04:21:28 PM
To me this looks much better than the British soldier.  Are these intended to be 28mm?  It looks as though you're aiming for something bigger.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Infantryman 170617
Post by: ripley on June 17, 2017, 10:32:45 PM
Both Ivan and Tommy look great IMO . A larger scale version of these guys would look very nice painted up and displayed on my shelf .
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soviet Infantryman 170617
Post by: Lovstrom on June 18, 2017, 01:04:19 AM
I think that all the infantry you showed so far looks great. From a wargamers point of view of course I like action poses. I would buy the Russians.

Sven
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Infantryman 170718
Post by: Rubicon Models on July 18, 2017, 01:35:18 PM
It's a month after the Soviet sculpt, here is our American one...
He looks familiar :D

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Infantryman%20170718-1_zpscgnzgtoa.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Infantryman 170718
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on July 18, 2017, 03:01:25 PM
It is Mr Smith.

Are you going to also do his (ex) wife? ^__^.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Plastic Bases 170726
Post by: Rubicon Models on July 26, 2017, 03:10:05 PM
Plastic bases done!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Base%20Plastic%20170726-1_zpss2prgbwc.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Base%20Plastic%20170726-2_zps5nvh11lp.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Plastic Bases 170726
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on July 26, 2017, 04:02:06 PM
Do the top and bottom indentations line up, in case you need to pin figures to the base?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Plastic Bases 170726
Post by: Rubicon Models on July 26, 2017, 05:22:37 PM
Do the top and bottom indentations line up, in case you need to pin figures to the base?

They aligned perfectly.  We will be outsourcing some high-quality self-adhesive magnetic stickers that can be fixed to the underside of our bases too!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Plastic Bases 170726
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on July 27, 2017, 05:45:42 AM
Do the top and bottom indentations line up, in case you need to pin figures to the base?

They aligned perfectly.  We will be outsourcing some high-quality self-adhesive magnetic stickers that can be fixed to the underside of our bases too!
Excellent.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Paratroopers Template 170817
Post by: Rubicon Models on August 17, 2017, 08:59:25 PM
Some eye candy for our forum members...
Sneak peek at our US Paratrooper standard template.
Not final, but almost done!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Para%20170817-1_zpslwtum0gp.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Paratroopers Template 170817
Post by: elias.tibbs on August 18, 2017, 12:45:52 AM
Yes. Just yes.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Paratroopers Template 170817
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on August 18, 2017, 05:00:19 AM
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Para%20170817-1_zpslwtum0gp.jpg)

Will you be providing an Iain (M) Banks style Knife mssile for this figure?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170907
Post by: Rubicon Models on September 07, 2017, 03:10:49 PM
Have not update our Digital Sculpt section for awhile.  Here is the sample painted 3D prototype of our US HMG team...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20HMG%20Team%20170907-1_zpsctamgujl.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170907
Post by: elias.tibbs on September 08, 2017, 12:43:55 AM
Ooooo.. will there be a redeploying version too?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170907
Post by: Pinky on September 08, 2017, 11:17:50 AM
Ooooo.. will there be a redeploying version too?

That would be interesting.  It must have been a real killer moving the .50 cal.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170907
Post by: elias.tibbs on September 08, 2017, 02:15:14 PM
The .30 cal was bad enough! One guy would carry the tripod, one the gun and the rest the anmo or ammo cart.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Paratroopers Template 170817
Post by: jdg on September 09, 2017, 08:30:52 AM
Best to forget the mohawk hair cut. It was only done by a few pathfinder troopers.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US Paratroopers Template 170817
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on September 09, 2017, 02:14:27 PM
Best to forget the mohawk hair cut. It was only done by a few pathfinder troopers.
Oh, I was going to paint him blue and give him a knife missile.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - German Infantryman 170914
Post by: Rubicon Models on September 14, 2017, 02:00:01 PM
With the British, Soviet and American infantry sculpt done, this is the German one!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Infantryman%20170913-1_zps2k4g3ruj.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Infantryman%20170913-2_zpsi1gf0ebt.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
Post by: Rubicon Models on September 23, 2017, 05:29:30 PM
After months of sculpting and amendments, we finally got our first batch of "Soldiers of WW2" completed!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/Soldiers%20of%20WW2%20170923-1_zpsguxoga0d.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
Post by: Pinky on September 23, 2017, 11:56:10 PM
They look like statues.  What's the thinking behind this range?  I'll say again - the standard Rubicon plastic isn't well suited to figures.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
Post by: tyroflyer on September 24, 2017, 10:18:51 AM
Oh well. Rubicon look determined to go down this road. Attempts to nudge them to concentrate on the vehicles are unlikely to succeed. If they are a commercial success then Rubicon will be vindicated.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
Post by: Rubicon Models on September 24, 2017, 01:06:55 PM
They look like statues.  What's the thinking behind this range?

All will be revealed over time!


I'll say again - the standard Rubicon plastic isn't well suited to figures.

We have made a lot of progress with plastic figures.  The current releases are our first generation figures, more improved version coming mid-2018.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
Post by: Rubicon Models on September 24, 2017, 01:11:13 PM
Rubicon look determined to go down this road. Attempts to nudge them to concentrate on the vehicles are unlikely to succeed.

Don't think we can last too long if we are to focus just on 1/56 scale plastic vehicles.  As a company, we do need to diversify and to embrace a broader range of products.  This year being "Year of the Allies" for our 1/56 plastic vehicles, the other undisclosed (until now) company goal is to establish a foothold in other new ranges within 2017.

;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
Post by: Pinky on September 24, 2017, 06:54:27 PM
The need to diversify is understood.  I'm just not sure where this range fits in (I assume they're not aimed at the 1/35 market).  There are niche markets for figures like this in various scales; they used to be metal but now they're mostly resin.  But these don't seem to offer anything over existing models, except being plastic.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US HMG Team 170907
Post by: Jaeger on September 25, 2017, 02:35:28 AM
Ooooo.. will there be a redeploying version too?

This is a heavy crew served weapon. 
Component Part   Weight (in pounds)
Receiver group:   60
Barrel:   Approximately 24
M3 tripod mount:   44
Total weight:   Approximately 128

The gun with barrel is 84 pounds.  Removing the barrel and reinstalling it after movement would require using the head space and timing gauge to ensure the gun would operate correctly after movement.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
Post by: Jaeger on September 25, 2017, 02:53:00 AM
Rubicon look determined to go down this road. Attempts to nudge them to concentrate on the vehicles are unlikely to succeed.

Don't think we can last too long if we are to focus just on 1/56 scale plastic vehicles.  As a company, we do need to diversify and to embrace a broader range of products.  This year being "Year of the Allies" for our 1/56 plastic vehicles, the other undisclosed (until now) company goal is to establish a foothold in other new ranges within 2017.

;)

Cold war and Middle East conflicts offer opportunities for more Armored Fighting Vehicles.  The T-44 was developed near the end of WWII but with a new turret and 100mm gun became the T-54/55.  Korea, the Middle East and Vietnam saw vehicles that were part of WWII such as the T-34/85, M4A3E8 and others soldiering on in Korea and the Middle East.
So existing kits could be re-purposed/updated but new vehicles would be required.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
Post by: elias.tibbs on September 25, 2017, 01:59:54 PM
The need to diversify is understood.  I'm just not sure where this range fits in (I assume they're not aimed at the 1/35 market).  There are niche markets for figures like this in various scales; they used to be metal but now they're mostly resin.  But these don't seem to offer anything over existing models, except being plastic.

They're proof of concepts though. They're showing off the uniforms weapons and proportions of the models. With it being rendered, they can pose them in any way they want. They're not all going to be posed liketheyre a statue.

Speaking to a lot of gamers about rubicons intentions in the 28mm miniature market, there is a lot of interest in this. In either plastic or metal.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
Post by: Pinky on September 25, 2017, 03:48:37 PM
They're proof of concepts though. They're showing off the uniforms weapons and proportions of the models. With it being rendered, they can pose them in any way they want. They're not all going to be posed like theyre a statue.

That may be the case, but I'm still not sure what demand these figures are supposed to meet.  The best larger scale models are far more natural looking, and resin is arguably a better medium than plastic for larger figures because it holds texture and detail, and you don't have to worry about undercuts.  It's also a narrow market - narrower than the 28mm market.

 
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
Post by: tyroflyer on September 25, 2017, 08:35:08 PM
I don't know what evidence Rubicon are using that makes them believe there will be a lot of demand for these figures. Perhaps it's a hunch. I had thought the main aim was to provide 28mm compatible miniatures for Bolt Action or equivalent level wargames. In that regard only the surface has been scratched thus far. The possible subjects for miniaturisation in 28mm are almost endless. An Sd Ffz 231 may not be high on the list of most modellers wish lists but I'd buy one. Quite obscure vehicles are available in plastic in smaller and larger scales so I can't see why they wouldn't sell in 1/56 scale. Anyway, if I were Mr Rubicon I'd be charging ahead with 1/56 scale WW11 vehicles and diversify in the following priority order;

- 1/56 scale vehicles for earlier and later periods
- smaller scale vehicles compatible with existing wargame figure sizes

I'd largely give the figures a miss except to ensure their compatibility with Rubicon vehicles. I'd also steer clear of models in larger scales. I think those are getting too big to fit comfortably on gaming tables and if I wanted to build them for display or a diorama I'd prefer the highly detailed models currently available.

Just my two cents worth. If I was smart I'd probably be rich and I'm not!
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
Post by: elias.tibbs on September 26, 2017, 01:54:50 PM
Demand for true scale infantry for wargaming purposes is pretty huge to be honest.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Seated German Medic 170926
Post by: Rubicon Models on September 26, 2017, 05:44:48 PM
Seated German Medic, a set of 4 figures...

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Medic%20170926-01_zpskgjltjfm.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Medic%20170926-02_zpsy8ondpxc.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Medic%20170926-03_zps6qef2kcf.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/German%20Medic%20170926-04_zpsmourdeov.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - Seated German Medic 170926
Post by: ripley on September 26, 2017, 08:26:48 PM
Very nice . I can see using these figures as molded  in a 251/8 ( guess I need to get another 251 kit )  or as base to kit bash tank riders . Love my tank riders  ;D  .How about molding a wounded figure to fit the stretcher in your 251/8 ?
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US GI Relax Poses 171006
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 06, 2017, 11:28:24 PM
Some GI Joe in marching pose, still WIP but taking shape!


(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Marching%20170919-2_zpsizlizejl.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Digital%20Sculpt/US%20Marching%20170919-1_zpsacw2bxnf.jpg)

Enjoy!
;)
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US GI Relax Poses 171006
Post by: jdg on October 18, 2017, 06:19:10 AM
So you going to release very late war with the M45 web gear which was fairly rarely seen during the war. well at least they would be useful for Korea
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US GI Relax Poses 171006
Post by: H0ffmn on October 18, 2017, 09:44:02 AM
The U.S. sculpts are not wearing very late uniforms or web gear. The M-41 field jacket is a little long on the torso,but otherwise correct. They are wearing the 1938 leggings and boots,and not the late war double buckle boots. From the front, the 1923 cartridge belt and suspenders are correct for the entire war, the only difference would be the color, earlier war would be a light olive/ khaki color, and late war would be a dark olive drab. It's difficult to view their field packs from the angle of the sculpts
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US GI Relax Poses 171006
Post by: jdg on October 18, 2017, 01:28:50 PM
No they are not wearing the M41 jacket they are wearing the M43 jacket. Your right about the leggings, As for the web gear they are wearing the M45 field pack with the butt pack extension you it's pretty easy to tell on the second figure.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US GI Relax Poses 171006
Post by: Pinky on October 18, 2017, 05:51:54 PM
I don't think they've got the proportions of these quite right yet.  They look rather child-like (as compared to the Warlord figures, which tend to look a bit ape-like).  Especially 'Mat Damon' in the middle.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US GI Relax Poses 171006
Post by: ultravanillasmurf on October 18, 2017, 06:03:07 PM
I thought that was Brad Pitt.
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US GI Relax Poses 171006
Post by: H0ffmn on October 18, 2017, 10:17:16 PM
The M43 jacket had four patch pockets on it. These figures do not have patch pockets on them. The length of the jacket does make it look like the later M43. The smaller pouch on the figures is a bandage pouch attached to the cartridge belt, not a pocket
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - US GI Relax Poses 171006
Post by: H0ffmn on October 18, 2017, 10:28:33 PM
It would ne nice to see the packs as well
Title: Re: Digital Sculpts - RM Trophy 171020
Post by: Rubicon Models on October 20, 2017, 11:26:20 PM
This is not something we do every day.  We did this trophy sculpt between jobs.

It is fun and quick to do, it measured 311mm (H) x 153mm (W), just over 12 inches high.

Figure busts on a stone pillar from five major WW2 nations!

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Misc%20Images/Trophy%20170930-1_zps2epqselz.jpg)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag377/RubiconModels/Misc%20Images/Trophy%20171018-1_zpsypkw44nt.jpg)

Enjoy!
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