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"Karl May" Legends

Posted by Egbert on 03 Sep 2022, 14:30

Dear friend,
After the last dioramica, I decided on a topic for my new project, which unfortunately, here in Germany,
for a variety of reasons, is very controversial.
At the time when I was dealing with the topic "Karl May" it was not yet to be thought of.
But that's the way it is!
Karl May's books and films have accompanied me - and not only me - but whole generations since my earliest youth.
This gave rise to the idea of depicting the various characters in the Winnetou stories in the way I imagined them when I read the books.

Below are some pictures of the construction progress...


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Maybe you can already guess one or the other person...
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Posted by Ben90 on 03 Sep 2022, 15:21

I think the whole discussion about this topic is awful! Yes, the native Americans were depicted in an unathentical way, but the books and the movies created interset and sympathy for their culture.
Your project looks very promising and I will follow with interest!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 03 Sep 2022, 22:33

I haven't never heard before about Karl May, Egbert. I think he isn't so popular here in Spain as can be in Germany, being himself German. :mrgreen:

Despite the topic discussed, it is always a pleasure to follow a project which involves figure conversions, especially if you are the one who makes them, my friend. :thumbup:

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Posted by Egbert on 04 Sep 2022, 08:52

Santi Pérez wrote:I haven't never heard before about Karl May, Egbert. I think he isn't so popular here in Spain as can be in Germany, being himself German. :mrgreen:

Despite the topic discussed, it is always a pleasure to follow a project which involves figure conversions, especially if you are the one who makes them, my friend. :thumbup:

Santi.


Dear Santi,
Karl Friedrich May, February 1842 – 30 March 1912) was a German author.
He is best known for his 19th century novels of fictitious travels and adventures,
set in the American Old West with Winnetou and Old Shatterhand as main protagonists
and in the Orient and Middle East with fictional characters Kara Ben Nemsi and Hadschi Halef Omar.
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Posted by JurgenH on 05 Sep 2022, 20:08

Hello
I have also tried my hand at modeling figures. your modeling clay looks finer than mine. I use Magic sculp.
I'm not entirely happy with it, it smears a bit, you can't tell when it's mixed (causing hard problems) and it's rough at the end. Can you give me a few tips. Also how to attach masses of wire, e.g. for arms or legs.
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Posted by Egbert on 06 Sep 2022, 10:19

JurgenH wrote:Hello
I have also tried my hand at modeling figures. your modeling clay looks finer than mine. I use Magic sculp.
I'm not entirely happy with it, it smears a bit, you can't tell when it's mixed (causing hard problems) and it's rough at the end. Can you give me a few tips. Also how to attach masses of wire, e.g. for arms or legs.
Jurgen


Hello Jurgen,
I also used Magic Sculp, but only for the 1st layer to fill in or if I want to work on individual areas.
Otherwise I take a mixture of Green Stuff and Magic Sculp, 1/2-1/2.
The material remains more elastic and details can certainly be worked out better.
I drill the brass wire constructions into the fuselage and fasten the whole thing with superglue and white glue.
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Posted by JurgenH on 06 Sep 2022, 17:21

Thank you for the hints. I gotta get some green stuff. I'm curious how Karl May will continue. I think I've read all the volumes. I remember about 113. When I finish my sculps and post them, I ask for criticism so I can do better next time.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 06 Sep 2022, 18:32

Thanks so much for the information provided, Egbert. :yeah:

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Posted by Erik-Jan on 07 Sep 2022, 18:44

Which caracters you say?

I see,:

Winnetou
Old Shatterhand (karl Maier Kara ben nemsi)
Old surehand
Old Wabble
Sam Hawkins (Samuel Falke)
Dick Stone
Will parker

Kleki Petra and intshu shuna ?

I read the books and watched the movies aswell..

Hawkins stone and Parker are looking good allready, i am curious about the heads you’ll put on them… a turban, a wig.. such great and funny characters .
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Posted by MABO on 18 Sep 2022, 08:35

I will follow this with great interest again. I am really looking forward to see more.
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Posted by Peter on 22 Sep 2022, 21:02

I will follow this with great interest. I have a whole range of comic books of Karl May! ;-)

I have the indians in 54 mm, except for Winnetou. :(

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Posted by Egbert on 24 Sep 2022, 10:48

Thank you for your great comments.
In the meantime I've been busy with the construction of the figures.
In most cases, however, headgear and weapons are still missing.
I took new pictures of the most meaningful actors from the books.
Maybe you can already recognize one or the other character.


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Posted by Santi Pérez on 24 Sep 2022, 13:19

A very interesting advance on your project, Egbert. Your enormous skill for conversions will never cease to amaze me, mixing parts from so many different figures and modeling the rest with putty. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

My deepest respect, my friend. ;-)

Santi.
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Posted by Peter on 24 Sep 2022, 18:57

That are some fantastic conversions in progress! :shock:
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 25 Sep 2022, 10:25

Looking interesting.
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Posted by PatrickJ71 on 25 Sep 2022, 14:56

Very interesting thread to follow!
You are definitely a very skillful converter of soldiers.
thanks fo sharing.
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Posted by JurgenH on 25 Sep 2022, 16:42

Very nice sculpting. I can't assign some of the characters yet, but that's coming. My conversions in the African diorama, on the other hand, look rather modest.
I'm excited and will follow the thread closely.
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Posted by Egbert on 27 Nov 2022, 13:39

The figures are now finished and primed...

Here are some of the main characters from the Winnetou trilogy


Winnetou, this character is a fictional chief of the Mescalero Apaches.
He is the blood brother of Old Shatterhands.


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Old Shatterhand is a famous German-born Westman,
Winnetou's friend "Sharlie" and his blood brother


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Intschu-tschuna, Winnetou's father and chief of the Apaches

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Klekih-petra the white father of the Apaches
Intschu-tschuna's advisor and Winnetou's teacher


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Below are some of the many characters that appear in Karl May's work
with a more or less strange, even comical appearance - both in terms of physique and clothing
(But these figures are characterized as excellent, tricky westmen and good-hearted people).



Sam Hawkens is a well-known Westman and is usually in the company of Dick Stone and Will Parker;
this trio is also known as The Leaf of Trefoil.
He's the one who takes young Charley under his wing and teaches him the beginnings of Westmancraft. However, he is soon trumped by his student.
He has a gun named Liddy and a mule named Mary.


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Will Parker and Dick Stone, Westmen and friends of Sam Hawkins

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Big Jimmy and Tall Davy, Westmen and friends

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Hobble Frank, Westman

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Old Firehand, he's called that because he's one of the best marksmen in the west,
he's a friend of Winnetou and of Old Shatterhand


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Old Surehand, Westman and Marksman

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Old Wabble, Westman was nicknamed "King of the Cowboys" in his youth

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Tangua, chief of the Kiowas, one of the most implacable enemies of Old Shatterhand

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Depart unknown Westmen as described in the novels.

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Have fun while reading...
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Posted by Morat on 27 Nov 2022, 18:17

Would be nice to have such talent to make your own figures. I have whole list for my project.
Great work
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 27 Nov 2022, 20:33

Happy to see so many new figures on your latest project, Egbert. I'm sure the end result will once again be another delight to behold, as always. :love:

Go on with them, my friend! ;-)

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