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Tankmen Steve


Author Comments

Man this has taken a lot longer that I wanted it to. But with a new job, I received quite a few more delays than usual which resulted in doing parts of this while half asleep and others in a rush.

Although I had intentions of this being much better, I am still very pleased with it

Yay, I now have my own Tankmen Figurine!
And its the only one if its kind suckas!

Oh and my first submission on 2012! I'd call it a nice start.


Very nice! What kind of material is that made out of?

Kinsei responds:


nice stuff

the body seems a little big, however everything else looks good. i like what you've done here and it would be cool to see more of it.

Kinsei responds:

Thanks mega. I Addressed the body being off in my response to Lintire. I could have done so much better though.


Congratulations on getting a finished product out! If anything, that's an achievement in itself. For the model itself, well, not bad for a first attempt. And a pretty nice start to 2012.

But there are a hell of a lot of things wrong with it. the most obvious that, while you were obviously trying to emulate TANKMEN, you ended up with a surreal representation instead.

The proportions are, to say the least, way off. especially in the torso; which is about 1.5x the original TANKMEN design. But also in more subtle ways - like how one leg is bigger then the other. You've ended up with some sort of freak that belongs in the belltower at Notre Dame.

The "flow" of the model could have used a hell of a helping hand too, if that makes any sense. As said before, it really does come off as a surreal still-life instead of the action-oriented piece that its trying to be. I'm afraid I can't really help point out how to improve the flow of the figure in a sculpture :( I've never really tried them before.

Paint-job could also, as final point, have used a bit of an overhaul - such as the base's colour scheme could have used quite a bit of saturation to match JonnyUtah's palette. As well as bits like the can getting a tad sloppy in application.

But hell, those are all just pointers. Obviously not a fan of the piece - but like I said before, a good start to another year. Keep at it, man!

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Kinsei responds:

And here I thought Lintire didn't love me any more.

This... is one of the best reviews I have gotten in a long time, and I didn't have to go out and beg for it either.

I like that you not only are open about not liking the piece, but you took time to tell me what you felt what was wrong with that. That makes this review pretty valuable.
The first thing I want to address is the proportion issues. I agree that the torso is pretty far off. If you looked at the WIPS I posted in my New art thread, you can see that their was issues very early on with the proportions. Mostly due to a shoddy constructed armature. I should have gotten some epoxy steel and thick copper wire and done it right, but instead I used some smaller steel wire and twisted it out to get my proportions. That was an obvious mistake. I also didn't do much to try and recover when I blocked it out with aluminum foil , again a me dropping the ball.
The legs are about equal size on the actual Sculpture, so I think it just seems awkward in the angle of the photo, But then again, I could be off on my assumption as well.

As for the paint, yeah I wasn't taking my time either. I really wanted this out yesterday. I had originally allotted a week to complete this, but then it ended up taking closer to 3 weeks thanks to unforeseen circumstances, you know like employment :P.
I should have done a better job of thinning my paints to get them to spread better, and done better strokes with my brush.

Over all this is a pretty bitter sweet victory. I am pleased to have gotten the project done, and it isn't too bad, after all I have a tankmen of my own now. But I know I could have done a much better job if I had taken a little more time on the different steps of creation.

Thanks for the review Lintire.


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Credits & Info

3.44 / 5.00

Jan 1, 2012
6:10 PM EST
File Info
1296 x 1742 px
2.9 MB

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