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. The hand has also been pegged to allow easier painting of the gorgous detail sculpted into the fingers / hand. 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. I really look forward to seeing this finished and have yet to decide what kind of wood base to attach it to. Any suggestions?