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WIP Critique Audie Murphy bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mil-mart, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Here's my latest sculpt for Minuteman models . It's a bust of Audie Leon Murphy, to give him his full title, a famous Hollywood movie star who was also the most decorated American combat soldier of WW2.
    He received every decoration for valor that the U.S had to offer plus five decorations presented to him by France and Belgium.
    I hope I've managed to capture his likeness, the first pic was one I posted to fellow friends and sculptors on the Planet and the second pic is the result of the changes following their suggestions .
    All comments, suggestions and critique most welcome.
    Cheers Ken

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    robinh002, ubbi, Dan Morton and 7 others like this.
  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I thought that it was a good likeness before Ken, but the subtle changes have helped immensely.
    Carl.
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Agreed. A couple of minor changes have really captured the essence of his facial character. What a great subject too. Nothing like a real life war hero and movie star in one neat package. Excellent start Ken, I'll be following your progress with great interest.
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Audie

    Ken ,
    Nice start mate , good likeness , should be a good addition and commercial I imagine ..and whats this I see ...medals ..great , really would like to paint the box art on this one .

    Keep posting progress.

    Nap
  5. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Carl, Tony & Kev thanks for the comments, looks like he's heading in the right direction then. And yes , medals, lots & lots :eek: looking forward to the challenge.:D
    Cheers Ken
  6. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ken,

    Great start!! I really look forward to seeing it finished.

    Nick
  7. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You are definetely on the right track Ken and the work on the face is very nice, when viewing the first image i didnt have the one shown to compare and i can see that it can depend on which image you use as to what likeness you get, he definetely looks like like portrait shown in the post.

    look forward to more and good luck with those medals mate :D

    All the best,

    Steve
  8. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks really nice and I would say a VERY long overdue subject matter!

    Joe
  9. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Another work that I will follow closest(y)
  10. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nick, many thanks .

    Steve, cheers matey glad you like him .

    Joe, you're right definately a long overdue subject, he's such an interesting character.

    Many thanks Ken
  11. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Really nice sculpt Ken!
  12. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    expertly done. you have proven yourself to be a master at acheiving a lifelike portrait especially on subjects with lots of medals.
  13. Centaur Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Really nice contrast, the medals to his young face.
    Yes, well sculpted, may the nose needs some attention to give tall, her the typical character.
    Nice bust and idea.
    Keep us informed advance.
    Thanks for showing.
    All the best
  14. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Pedro, cheers mate, appreciated

    Jon, many thanks mate glad you like her.

    Matthew, appreciate the comments and yes more medals, trust me to pick the guy with the most medals :eek::D

    Ulrich, always look forward to your advice, many thanks again my friend.

    Cheers Ken
  15. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Υου are choosing wonderfull subjects Ken, I am sure it will be another one great master from your hands.
  16. Jimmy S Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Great choice of subject. His family run a society through a website (http://www.audiemurphy.com/) but for a great read on the man look for a copy of the book " No Name on the Bullet" by Don Graham. It gives a great account of Audie's wartime story and the demons that drove him to Hollywood (which he hated with a passion).
  17. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Ken,
    He,s looking good.To me he could be a fraction longer in the nose and possible longer in the face or narrower in the cheek or maybe less cheek from me.
    Andy
  18. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Not only beautifully done, but an exceptional idea and subject...wonderful.
    What he did in WWII boggles the mind...To Hell and Back.
  19. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nailed it!!!
  20. captfue Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    always like Audie M you have done him justice. Nice work

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