General Hancock bust

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Mongo Mel, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello all.
    I wanted to share the first traditional figure (excluding my 2 flats) that I've finished in a very long time. Over 1 1/2 years now!
    It's not that I'm not painting, I've just been in a big slump trying to finish something.
    This is my version of the APG bust of General Winfield Scott Hancock.
    I've tried painting this piece many, many times since I bought it, but with no success. So, I decided to pull it out of my "cubbyhole of shame" once again, clean it up and give it another shot. I managed to get a face that I was satisfied with and kept on painting. My big reason for trying so many times was my idea of how I wanted to have it mounted. Based on the unusual pose, I was immediately reminded of a cameo. I used an oval soapstone soap dish as the background, using the underside of the dish since it gave me a nice framing.
    I think it's far from my best work but I am happy enough with the results.
    And even happier to have finally finished a piece!
    Thanks for looking,
    Craig

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  2. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    This is an excellent bust by Matt Springer, which I enjoyed painting myself.
    Unfortunately, I'm unable to see your version.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  3. Mongo Mel Active Member

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    United-States
    Thanks for letting me know of the problem. I'll see if I can fix it.
  4. winfield Active Member

    That is brilliant. The sculpting and the painting. Where likenesses of actual people sometimes fall short, this one is spot on. Thanks for posting.
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  5. Wayneb PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Very nice.....The finished piece looks excellent....

    Wayne
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  6. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    England
    Craig

    A great bust and very nicely painted ..worth the wait! And I like the presentation

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  7. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Very nicely done Craig, I think you are being very hard on yourself. The face is very well done and I love the way you have framed it, that background colour works well.

    Keith
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  8. anstontyke PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    love the painting and the setting.

    tony
  9. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Netherlands
    Excellent work.

    Marc
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  10. John Bowery PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Very nicely done and welcome back.
    Cheers
    John
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  11. Randy Myers Member

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    United-States
    Well done! A very creative display idea too.
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  12. Chris Ribchester PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Certainly done it justice, super work.

    Chris
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  13. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Lovely work Mr.Craig!(y)

    Cheers,
    Pedro.
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  14. V.Martin Active Member

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    Russian-Federation
    Fine idea! I congratulate!(y)
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  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent painting and presentation.(y)(y)

    Cheers Ken
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  16. Mongo Mel Active Member

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    United-States
    Thanks everybody. I appreciate all the kind comments :)
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  17. oldtrousers Active Member

    Beautiful work, Craig!

    Scott
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  18. bucsfan21 Active Member

    Nice job Craig! Remember you from TimeLines and the other figure site prior to Timelines. Recall that you knew of one of my favorite Pittsburgh Pirates from the early 2000's-(2001-2005) Rob Mackowiak.
    Glad to see you back painting!

    All the Best, Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Miniature Figure Society
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  19. Mongo Mel Active Member

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    United-States
    Thanks Scott and Terry.

    Terry of course I remember you too from Timelines. Hard for me to forget that screen name
    Being with the Atlanta group, I'd bet you know my friend Dee from that area.

    Craig
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  20. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice painting and excellent presentation.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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