Hello Everybody, I finally managed to get a little more bench time in on this one. I just have a little more highlighting to do on the sling and his chinstrap. I think I want to put a little dust on his uniform too, then it's base time.
Hello all. I managed to get this guy finished over the weekend. The base isn't anything special. It's just a block of basswood I had laying around. Thanks again to all of you for your support, and kind comments.
Post by kaytermarram on May 14, 2015 5:13:25 GMT -5
I think this bust is a little bit special. Let me explain: At first sight it looks a bit boring, sculpting is good, pose is nothing spectacular and all in all it could be one amongst thousand. But after a closer look, this kit is marvellous! All the "art" is concentrated in the face which is one of the best sculpts I have ever seen, full of character and feelings. It looks to me like the guy isn´t there, in war, he is somewhere else, at home, with his wife and friends, lost in his memories.
You have captured this emotion perfectly with the paint job. The face is very well done, it communicates with the sculpting a lot and makes it so outstanding. The rest? Always great work I expect from you. But I would work a little bit more on the base. MAYBE something special, like detailed with some fake fotos from this time, something that can be connected with the word "home"...