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Completed Cheyenne Dog Soldier

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mwthompson, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. mwthompson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is my first post. It's the Carl Reid sculpture by Frank Miniatures. I am a big fan of Carl's work. I think he is the best sculpter of Native Americans today. I have all his Native Americans even some of the older ones. However, I was slightly disappointed in this one. If it inspired by the Karl Bodmer painted, which I believe it is, Carl left off several details which is not indicative of his work. The painting shows a plume just forward of the turkey feathers; the turkey feathers are topped by horse hair tufts and two small feathers; and the figure wears a war flute and long necklesses around his neck. I have included these in my rendition but wish they had come with the scupture. Other than these omissions I found the sculpture excellent. The nealy 160 raven feathers were a pain to paint but look great and really show off the essence of the figure. The facial feathers are also excellent. I hope you like bust. Comments are welcome. DSCF2645.jpg

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You must have the patience of a saint to play with all those feathers. Looks a cracking job Mike, looking forwards to seeing more of your works.
    Carl.
  3. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    Impressive feathering.
    Cheers
    John
  4. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    I cant agree more with that. Just by looking at this gives me headache. Beautiful work!
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Mike,

    Firstly, welcome to Planet Figure and thank you for showing us your impressive bust.

    The extra work you've done on this bust clearly shows your attention to detail and historical accuracy and more importantly, your passion for the subject. I hope we'll see more examples of your work here Mike.
  6. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Welcome to the Planet - nice bust of a subject that is also my interest, try and take some closer shots as well if you can so that we can see it in it's splendour.(y)
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Impressive work.

    marc
  8. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Nice work Mike look forward to seeing more.............I would have been tempted to put it on a pedestal base!? but maybe you are restricted by cabinet size? just a personal preference.

    Keith
  9. Wlas Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Courageous. Reid is a favorite of mine but Ive not picked that bust up because it seemed daunting ( then add in my laziness ).
    Well done and well researched.
  10. mwthompson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Base

    Thanks for your comments. I prefer the type of base I used here for busts. I would use pedestal bases for full figures, although I don't do many of those anymore. The base used here was made especially for me by John Jefferies of Birch Tree Enterprises in Freeport, NY.

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