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Dante Alighieri - Figuralia Inspired Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Guy, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dante Alighieri
    1/9th scale resin bust
    Sculpted by Luca Piergentili


    I have been anxious to start this bust since it arrived and will try to do a respectable painting of the bust following the beautiful box art version by fellow planet member Jean Paul Dana.

    Here is the begginning where I have pegged the base with a small brass rod to a work base. I thought about fastening it right to the pilar base supplied but would be easier to paint the underneath with the bust off the pilar base for now.

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    The hand has also been pegged to allow easier painting of the gorgous detail sculpted into the fingers / hand.

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    Below you see the second coat of the flesh undercoat, Humbrol #121 which I did this morning. Thursday or Friday, after the undercoat has cured and dried I will do the flesh.

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    I really look forward to seeing this finished and have yet to decide what kind of wood base to attach it to. Any suggestions?
  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Anxiously awaiting progress Guy! ;)

    Jay H.
    OKC
  3. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking forward to seeing this step by step develope.

    Cheers
    Roc.
  4. Angaliel Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
    Hi Guy,

    since I started to paint some boxarts (Figuralia, Meridiana, DesKit...) I wanted somebody to post his paint job of one of these figures.

    Like everybody, I used (and still do) to paint figures with the boxart on my bench as inspiration.

    But I never had the chance to see another version yet of one of my boxart.
    And there you're the first to do it. I know that Joan Kees will soon start Dante also.

    So thx a lot Guy to let us see your nexts steps. I really cant wait :)

    JP
  5. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Jay and Roc. I have looked forward to starting this one since I first saw Luca's sbs on sculpting it.

    JP ~ It will be tough to equal your box art version............I can only try and do my best. Thanks for the comment.
  6. Cicero New Member

    Country:
    Albania
    Hi Guy,

    You have beaten me with this project.

    Like JP stated I am about to start oils on Dante too. Actually I did already put him into the white primer ( see my work bench topic: http://www.planetfigure.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=10328 ) but the unusual tropical temperatures here in Flanders keep me from painting at this moment.

    Anyway, I am curious how your's will develop.
    Good luck!

    Johan ;)
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Johan, I appreciate your comment. We have the excessive heat here in Oklahoma as well with the outside temps soaring over 100f degrees. I am lucky to have central airconditioning in my studio which keeps the temp right at 73f degrees. Unfortunetly my shop in the garage where I do all the sanding and filing is not airconditioned......and thus too hot to work in. When I get a chance in the summer to work out there I usually clean up several figures at a time.
  8. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I did the flesh at the same time I did the Viking from Young Miniatures. Now both get a couple of days in the show case to dry.

    Attached Files:

  9. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I was able to progress a little further with Dante this weekend and shaded the red and began highlighting the red. Once the red dries it will get a final highlight.

    Base coat red enamel

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    Shaded and highlighted

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    ** all comments / critiques welcomed **
  10. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy,
    reds are looking good! Keep us posted!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    That red is superbe Guy,

    Keep us posted.

    Marc
  12. Angaliel Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
    Hi Guy,

    yes keep continu to post your wip :)

    I cant wait to see final pics ...

    JP
  13. Calvin Member

    Guy, nice to see that big nose man getting coloured...
  14. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the feedback guys.............much appreciated

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