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WIP Bikeriders- 54mm original

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Stephen Ward, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Haven't posted on pF in forever, but thought I'd start again with this piece, 54mm one-off inspired by Danny Lyon's amazing book Bikeriders. It's a photo book mixed with stories of members of the Chicago Outlaws motorcycle club in the early and mid-sixties, of which Lyon, a photographer, was a member. I put a couple photos on here to show where the inspiration for this piece came from as well.

    He'll be leaning up against the wall, resting on his right shoulder, and holding a banged up Pickelhaube helmet in his left; the smug look, black eye, and cuts on his face are to help tie in to why he has the helmet in his hand in the first place. It's a work in progress, lots of carving and fixing the damn shoulders is left ;). It's sculpted in Aves and the face is painted with Vallejos and Reapers.

    Cheers guys, Stephen
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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Nice effort. Looks like he had a fight allready.

    Marc
  3. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work Stephen, love the shiner.
    Carl.
  4. SPrimeau Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very cool. Look forward to seeing the progress-please keep us posted.
    Scott
  5. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Very cool theme!!(y)

    Alexandros
  6. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Like it very much - different subject, nice start.:)
  7. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Oh yes, "Live to ride, ride to live". Very good start, the face is perfect. I like the rocker hayrstyle of the bikers from this period. Are you going to put patches on the jacket? I look forward.

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  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is too cool an idea - I wish I'd thought of it! I like the shiner - a nice touch! (y)

    All the best,
    Dan
  9. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Nice idea bro. I'm sure you'll pull this one off too

    Steve
  10. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Get'er done brother
  11. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks a lot for all the comments guys, much appreciated.

    Eduardo, yes, there will be patches on the jacket. The Chicago Outlaws patch on the back like the one in the photo of the guy at the diner, as well as some others on the front to add some color.
  12. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Some progress on this piece. The bulk of the sculpting is done now. Using a spare head, and old section of wall from a Warriors kit in my stash, and some Blue-Tak, I mocked up the basic pose of the vignette. The Pickelhaube came from my buddy Jason Whitman--thanks bro! Sculpting will be done this weekend and then it's on to the fun stuff and getting this one painted up.
    Cheers, Stephen
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  13. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Got the sculpting on this one done & finally on to the painting.

    Cheers guys, Stephen
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  14. dancap3286 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very cool bro. What else can I say. Great originality as usual.
  15. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks a lot Dan, I see a few things that need to be cleaned up, but other than that it's painting time this weekend for sure. Appreciate the kind words my friend.

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