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WIP Critique Carl Reid Cherokee

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kiwi45, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi all, this is a mock-up of the Cherokee bust. I have carved the stock of the flintlock from wood, with many details to add, the barrel is not the right diameter, just to show how it may look. I need to do some resculpting of the hand and also the shirt/elbow area to get the flintlock sitting correctly. I may do this as a SBS, but this may be slow as we are now into the Fly fishing season and the lakes beckon. comments welcome. Les

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    carl reid, mil-mart, tonydawe and 9 others like this.
  2. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Les,
    The musket fits well into the composition.look forward to the SBS.
    Andy
  3. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    THIS LOOKS INTERESTING .
    Carls stuff does take a bit of extra work, but when you put it altogether it
    really does come alive, this looks superb (y)(y)
  4. MattS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice addition of the rifle. :)
  5. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I like it. It fits really well! Hopeto see the SBS.
  6. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Andy, Ron, Matt and Mike for your comments. will post updates asap. Les
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Les a great idea and nice work on the flintlock, the positioning looks very natural and well balanced . (y)

    Cheers Ken
  8. carl reid A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    He's looking good so far Les!
    The rifle is great so far.

    I would run the rifle along the forearm, into the crook of the elbow. To make it more comfortable to carry and slightly more natural looking.

    I think if you make rifle to completion with, trigger and guard and mechanism etc, it will be easier to accomodate the hand around all the furniture. Because as it is, his hand is just about where the trigger guard would be.

    But it looks fabulous so far mate!

    Carl
  9. chippy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Les , thats some great work you have done on the flintlock rifle making it out of real wood , but I have to agree with Carl were you have it positioned . You need to have it resting in the elbow as this is some wieghty piece he is holding , it needs to fall about the first magor crease up from the wrist . If you look at old pictures of anyone holding a rifle this way it is always supported on the lower part of the arm .
    Keep at it this will make a unique piece .
    chippy
  10. Don Well-Known Member

    Love your modification Les, really great idea and makes the piece just so much different. Wonderful job so far on his flintlock, superb idea.

    Don
  11. kiwi45 Active Member

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi guy's, thanks for your comments, much appreciated.
    Carl, Chippy.. the pics only show mock up, I will resculpt hand/forearm and alter fit at elbow etc, The Flintlock is still being worked on, I have all the hardware to add yet and I may add a little to the length, I feel it's just a tad short. more soon Les

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