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WIP Critique Britt - Magnificent Seven, 1:9 Mitches Military Models

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Marcin Morawski, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. Marcin Morawski Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    ... that is James Coburn. Rather reticent, but accurate. Except for the situation when he aimed at the horse and hit the rider ;) .
    I'll have a little more to do with this. I will have to make the brim of the hat from GS, because the shape is completely different.
    I will have to spray it with the primer, because the face also seems a bit too square, too masive by te jaw - though I might be wrong. Painting can do a lot, and screw up a lot.
    Shirt very nicely detailed!
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    Have a best day, friends!
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Marcin

    Look forward to this being worked on

    You'll do this fine ...be interested to see how the new hat brim will look

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  3. Airkid Active Member

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    England
    Nice work so far Marcin - that looks like James Coburn to me. He had a rather wide mouth exactly as you have sculpted it . Fine actor. I liked him as Steiner in "Cross of Iron" but his acting catalogue was far wider than action heroes. I think he had a war record? Somebody will know.

    Phil
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  4. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Joined the US Army in 1950 as a truck driver. Missed Korea, spent some time in Germany.
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  5. Airkid Active Member

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    England
    Thanks Richard . You can often tell if an actor playing a military role has "done a bit" - he looks comfortable in the kit

    Phil
  6. Marcin Morawski Active Member

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    Poland
    Actually, my work as far was to unbox this bust ;) . Pavol OFFO Ovecka sculpted this, he's very talented man!
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    According to the photo above, I should fill the gaps on the right cheek and slightly change the shape of lower lip, what do you think, guys?
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  7. Airkid Active Member

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    England
    Ah, my mistake. Offo is a talent for sure. I just finished his Bigeard bust.
    I think the hollows in the cheeks are probably OK, but the lower lip may need reducing in width to give that slightly pursed look. The tip of the nose could get reduced a bit. In the photo you posted his nose is rather less hooked that Offo has sculpted it. Point of the chin needs rounding out to make it less angular. If it's any consolation, the Steiner bust (Young Mins??) doing the rounds is nowhere near as accurate as this one IMO. I'll watch developments with interest:sneaky:

    Phil
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  8. offo A Fixture

    [IMG](y)I wish you good luck with this bust.
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  9. Airkid Active Member

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    England
    Nice one Offo !!:LOL:
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  10. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Not to add to your work, but look closely at his ears and you will see that the sculpt has 'generic' ears that are a different shape :oops:

    Personally the sculptor has nicely captured the actor IMO. I agree that you can adjust the features slightly to bring it closer to the picture, but it is undeniably James Coburn :) (That said I'd probably do the same as you and tweak the lower lip so that it blends more into the chin and reduce the depth of the sides of the face and cheekbones. Not too complicated and it will be easier than trying to disguise them with clever painting)
    Cheers
    Paul
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Marcin

    My thoughts are well done for looking so closely at the features , I would do the lower lip first and round off the chin and then relook at it

    Do share the putty work on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  12. Marcin Morawski Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Dear friends!
    I want to thank you for your help and all suggestions. I really appreciate that! I am currently browsing JC's fb page and looking at his photos, I come to the conclusion that I need to start painting the bust before I start remaking it.
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    [IMG]
    [IMG]

    Because, by the way, it would be strange for me: all the busts are practically identical to the originals and suddenly one would be not so good?
    As for the hat. Is this rodeo, cattleman or cutter style?
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  13. Airkid Active Member

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    England
    The US Navy photo is very much like Offo's sculpture. Can't help with the hat style, but it is possible it was his own hat, rather than the studio's.

    Phil
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  14. Marcin Morawski Active Member

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    Poland
    Cowboy hats had different cuts, especially the brims could be different and I asked about that, but never mind.
    Quickly - tried a bit of hat design.
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    I slightly chamfered the top to obtain a fairly ovoid shape:
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    Too narrow, as you can see, it should curl more:
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    As Bob Ross always said - what the heck, let's go crazy ;) :
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    Better. I'll keep trying tomorrow, but I think I should go this way?
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    Here the cardboard is delaminated, but I will use a single layer cardboard for final production and I strength it with CA glue.
    Watchathink?
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  15. Airkid Active Member

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    England
    Yup - last two photos look like you've nailed it! Wider at back, narrowing at front is how I remember them from the movies. Nice work so far(y)

    Phil
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  16. Marcin Morawski Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Thanks, Airkid
    Last photos for today:
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    Cutting here:
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    Stay safe!
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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Marcin

    Well done interesting you've not used rolled out putty

    The hat shape certainly has been looks good ...as Phil said " you've nailed it "

    I take it the casting line on torso will be removed !

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. Marcin Morawski Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Hi!
    Of course! In its time, I'll fill all gaps and remove all mold lines :)
    This is what the finished hat will look like:
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    The first dose of CA. The cardboard is quite absorbent, afterwards I will sand it with fine sandpaper, on both sides.
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    M.
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  19. Airkid Active Member

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    England
    That's a much better way to tackle that job, using card instead of trying to roll putty to a uniform thickness and then getting it to stay put while it sets. Good tip Marcin(y)

    Phil
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Marcin

    Nice result , as Phil said .... a good tip .......although with all that CA about I would probably stick my hand to the bench ...be interesting to see how many layers of CA you will use

    Happy hat work ...it's a nice bit of rework ...I believe Ofgo sculpted it as it was to allow for casting

    Nap
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