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WIP 1/9th scale bust General Bonaparte

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by stoffy01, May 19, 2021.

  1. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi P'fers,

    Whilst the 54mm Young General Bonaparte is being prepared for casting I decided to sculpt a 1/9th scale version based on the same Detaille painting. This has gone through a couple of changes in mediums. I firstly used polymer clay to sculpt the head, but wasn't happy, so I then ground back most of that and re-sculpted in epoxy. Still needing a couple of little 'tweaks' here and there but I'm happier with the facial feature's this time round.
    Thanks for looking. [IMG][IMG][IMG]

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  2. Chris Mills PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Australia
    Fabulous Chris.

    You’ve captured the face beautifully. A real painter’s piece
    Can’t wait to see the production piece

    C
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Chris

    Nice to see you posting this piece , never painted a Napoleon .., this wil be my first !

    Really good facial work and must comment ref embroidery ..looks equally as good ....are you adding it to the glove as well ?

    Might be pics but gap on left as we view him looks slightly too much ?

    Will paint up nicely for sure

    Happy sculpting

    Nap

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  4. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    That is excellent Chris. Very close to Detaille's picture IMO. I can see it being vey popular.

    Phil
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  5. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Australia
    Many thanks Chris, yeah hopefully can get this piece organised for casting shortly. Will be in touch.

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  6. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Airkid, that's my intention, to get as close as possible to the feel that's portrayed to this painting.

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  7. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Kevin,

    Thank you. As for the 'gap', I'm not sure I follow. Are you referring to the collar and the head? I think it may be the photo and angle, it's sometimes a little misleading in picture form. His head is slightly turned and so the space within the collar isn't going to be the same, especially with the style of collar he has.

    Regards
    Chris.

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  8. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    looks superb
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  9. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Lovely job Chris, it's nice watching your progress with the sculpting which has jumped in leaps and bounds mate.
    Cheers
    Steve
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  10. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Superb piece of sculpting Chris, defiantly on my wish list.

    Bill
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Cheers Chris ...answered perfectly ...no wonder I'm no sculptor ...lol

    Nap
  12. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Cheers Steve!

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  13. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    I appreciate that very much Steve.

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  14. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Banjer, the sculpture has been sitting in Athens with the local postal service since the 22nd of June waiting to be delivered to the castors. Still waiting...

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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Chris

    Having massive computer issues so using a borrowed laptop ...trying to catch up ........this is a really nice sculpt and will I am sure be welcomed by painters when the castings are available .....going to be a interesting paint

    .......wonder whats next from your putty ??

    Happy puttytime

    Nap
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  16. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Nap,
    Was wondering why you'd been a little quiet of late. I've been doing a commision sculpt for future release, 90mm USMC Pacific War. Waiting on a couple of things before I can complete it.
    Cheers.[IMG]

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