WIP 80th Staff's Regt (Zulu war)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by blabsy, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi All,
    this is another attempt at sculpting, same scale as before 1/9 ish.
    a creative out-pouring and an attempt to try and push myself hmmmm!
    any way thanks' for looking.
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com

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    Ventress, Richie, crf and 4 others like this.
  2. housecarl A Fixture

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    Looks a promising start Paul.
    Carl.
  3. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Nice face, Paul!

    All the best,
    Dan
  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Paul ,
    Nice start , like the furrowed brow and the nose , , I do hope that you will be considering this as a commercial piece when its finished .

    Have you a reference that you are working from ?

    Nap
  5. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Paul, you've captured the look of the Victorian soldier very well.

    Roger.
  6. rheath Active Member

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    South-Africa
    Hah ! My old Regt. good start and anticipate your progress.
  7. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    That is really a face with character Paul.
    Like it.

    marc
  8. tonydawe A Fixture

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    Australia
    Promising start Paul. Keep pushing yourself mate.
  9. gordy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing Paul, I really like seeing the evolution of the process (y)
  10. ausf Active Member

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    Excellent work, you've really captured character.
  11. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi,
    and cheers one and all,your all very kind,and it means a lot...
    My work at the moment is a bit worts'n'all, the prosses is a bit like a tadpole what you start out with and what you end up with are two differant things..... see previous thread on the 33rd Regt.
    I'm constantly correcting,boy its frustraiting!
    That tells its no gift,and I dont like giving in to any thing.........Stubborn is the word.
    But thanks' for you kindness and for looking!!!
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com
  12. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi All,
    another instalment of my progress.
    The "glengarry" was too small, and the neck needed fattening....Ho and I've added the shape of the badge but no detail yet.
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com

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  13. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi All,
    its been some time since the last post on this project,but its still on going,and not turned in to the unfinished for good box( the bin).....
    A few changes for the better I think,not too far from the end game.
    As always thanks' for looking.
    Best Regards
    Paul

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  14. Barke02 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Coming on nicely Paul!

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  15. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Paul,
    I love this period in history please not give up on this piece, keep pushing, even if you need to put it back down, it is far too good for the bin. This epitomise's the Victorian soldier in every aspect, wonderful character in the face. Looking forward to seeing the finish.
    cheers
    Richie
  16. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi Jon and Richie,
    thanks' for posting and happy new year to you both.
    I have a few more hours work on him to sculpt more detail and then clean up for a casting?
    May have boobed for an in one cast may need to remove his head,but all this way off yet......
    I need to be happy with all of it before then.
    Falt finding is easy when its your own work, but running and walking are the same but differant if you know what I'm waffling on about.
    Thanks' as always.
    Best Regards
    Paul ;)
  17. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Paul,
    like your effort very much - youve stolen a march on my post just before Xmas, cos i have been working on something very similar! (80th foot, MI, 1879) I too was proposing to use the glengarry, but will probably change it now - in fact, i may change the whole thing!!
    i wish you success with your efforts - if you need help with moulding casting etc, send me a PM
    cheers
    Steve
  18. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Looks good Paul

    Like the sharp features on the face not many go down that road (y)

    Ron
  19. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve,
    cheers matey,
    I've been dragging my heels on this for months,well 5 of them,lazy / another project /very poor attention span more like, I started to loose sight of where I wanted to take the bust,I started "The Boatswain" as a sculpt and painted 3 figures in that time!!
    I confess I spotted your threads,and thought holy cow you and I have the same taste in periods The stunner! was the Russo Japan war, I started a Japanese cavalry officer figure in 54mm but endded up in the bin. Untouched area me thinks....
    Thanks' for the offer on casting mate,I had started inroads on this but may go nowhere.
    I'll let you know,kind offer(y)
    As for changing your work,hell no!! keep going,if your last bust was any thing to go by...NEAT! Do'nt stop.
    Be good to see another,the guys from the 80th staff's re-enactment group would be chuffed.
    I can't upload their pictures to show where my idea come from.
    Thanks' for posting
    Best Regards
    Paul
  20. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ron,
    cheers matey,very kind.
    I like peoples faces and study a lot and I'm keen not to go hollywood and try to keep it real if I can.
    Thanks' for posting.
    Best Regards
    Paul

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