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Bedouin Desert Patrolman Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by DrLutz, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    The Desert Patrol is a paramilitary force of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
    It was formed as as a part of the Arab Legion in February 1931. Their main task was border control. Mainly Bedouins are recruiting for the Patrol and they help to establish strong links between the Bedouin and the monarchy that survive today.
    Nowadays Desert Patrol have mostly police and pathfinders tasks in the desert regions of Jordan.
    Their uniform traditionally is that of Arab Legion. For this bust I used as a refference photos from "National Geographic" issue of 1962. But untill now patrolmen amunition had only slight changes. This work is made of 'Cernit Doll collection' media and some delicate parts are made of Magic Sculpt. It's 1:10 scale.

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  2. Rob Brown Member

    Country:
    United-States
    that is nice! well done, I like it
  3. Cheung Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Great piece!
    Could share the steps?
  4. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Outstanding work Vlad! Will it be available commercially? Let's hope so!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  5. Mark S Guest

    Beautifully sculpted bust.
    Excellent piece!!
    Love it,who will produce this one?
  6. MattS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work! Can you tell a little bit about this Cernit Doll Collection polymer clay? Does it air dry or do you have to bake it like Sculpey?

    Thanks,

    Matt
  7. Bad91Fellow Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Looks really nice and interesting topic, too!
  8. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very nice sculpt. Lots of character.

    Colin
  9. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful work . i woiuld deifnately paint it !!!!!
  10. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful sculpt. It look like it would be a joy to paint.
  11. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Thank you people, I'm glad you like this bust.
    I wasn't planning to produce it commercially. If someone want to produce it - we can talk about it with pleasure.

    Cheung, I haven't make photos step-by-step, but the steps are usual for each bust:
    - first of all I make the head, no headgear, no hair, no beard
    - according to the head size I make a drawing of the chest and then I make it, no dress or amunition of course
    - the neck. Making it I'm try to find exact position of the head - it's rotation and bending
    - then I start to dress the body, in this bust I've sculpt the belts while sculpting the dress
    - a headgear. In thas bust it was hard and interesting to undersrand how should I fold the kaffiye correctly.
    - bullet pouches. Really I made only one pouch - the second from the bottom on his chest. Then I made a small mould of the pouch and multiplayes six more pouches
    - the last step or steps was making of the small details - shoulder strips, badge, tassels of kaffiye corners etc.
    - the very last step - the smooth bottom of the bust and making a support for the figure
  12. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Matt, Cernit is.... To make a long story short - here is some links:
    http://www.nationalartcraft.com/subcategory.asp?gid=8&cid=194&scid=631
    http://www.polymerclayweb.com/cernit.asp
    http://www.gigagraphica.com/poly/polyclay.html

    As for me - Cernit is soft, strong after baking, good enough material, I coud rate it better than Sculpey. Not the best one - the temperature while baking have to be very accurate. My favorite of all polymer clays is Premo.
    Here I have to say that I always prefere to sculpt faces or big items like busts using polymer clays and not epoxy clays. I can sculpt twice as faster with polymer clay, then it have the same softness all the work time, i can change face expression or to fix errors at each moment while sculpting.
    Hope you'll find it useful for you too.
  13. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Beautiful sculpture!!
  14. caramba Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Looks great! I can't wait to see it painted.
    M.
  15. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Marcel and Marcin, thanks a lot!
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent sculpt.
    I like it very much.

    Marc
  17. Cheung Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Hi Lutz,Thank you for sharing the steps and It reminds me of my work in next. :)
  18. DrLutz Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Thank you, Mark.
    Cheung, you are welcome!
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Beautifully sculpted Vlad. Excellent.
  20. darkeye Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    now thats an interesting subject; never knew they existed so thanks for posting a lovely piece with informative background Vlad.
    Never tried Premo myself, how does it differ to Sculpey then ?


    all the best ---- tim.

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