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WIP La Garde Recule - Waterloo 1815

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks sansom for your kind comments
  2. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks graham,it's starting to come together in my mind now
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  3. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Ron,I always strive to do a better piece than the previous one,many thanks for your comments mate
  4. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I've managed to complete a little more today on the 4th grenadier,i'm reasonably happy with where I'm at,still some small details and some tidying up to do before we can call it finished (y)

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    Brian
  5. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

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    "Not that great a sculptor" You may want to rethink that Brian with what you are producing here mate. Gets better with every post you put on here.
    Barrie.
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  6. carl reid A Fixture

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    I agree with Barrie mate! Your sculpting looks pretty smokey to me mate.
    the posture and proportions look spot on. The attitude, animation and the pathos of the piece is superb. The story is clear to see. Superb Brian, absolutely superb!

    Carl
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  7. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Barrie,it's only uniform stuff I'm confident with,the arms are stock parts sculpted by Carl,I havnt got the skill to produce arms and legs or even a face.
    I tried a face once and it looked like john Merrick when I'd finished,trying to get some good sculpting books
  8. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks Carl for your kind comments mate,I don't think you'll be losing any sleep over my sculpting skills mate,can you recommend any decent sculpting books mate ?
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  9. carl reid A Fixture

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    The only books I can think of Brian are the ones sold by Tirranti's, and I only seen one of them. Can't say if they are any good or not.
    I mainly use art books mate. The discipline is much the same. All you need to study is human anatomy.
    The best ones I found was by Louise Gordon. She's creates all the art for medical books.
    I'll try find some and send you the links.

    Carl
  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Carl,appriciate that
  11. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Be kind Carl... share those links with all of us sculpturally challenged ;)

    Brian, though I'm not a huge fan of bustd or half figures, this is a fantastic idea and your execution is outstanding so far. Look forward to seeing some colour on these guys soon. IMHO, accurate or not, much like the period paintings posted above, the flag gives the scene a strong, colourful, romantic and recognizable focus... really anchours the whole group and draws them together... like all "Defending the Colour'' diorama, vignette or historical painting.

    Great project... Carry on MacDuff!!!

    Colin
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  12. carl reid A Fixture

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  13. carl reid A Fixture

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  14. carl reid A Fixture

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    As you can see Tirranti's
    sell a wealth of kit for sculpture, tools, armature wire, various clays as well as books etc.

    Carl
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks very much carl for that :)
  16. swralph A Fixture

    Some great work going on here Brian.Can't wait for the painting.
    Ralph.
  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks ralph,its slow progress and the painting stage is a few weeks away yet mate
  18. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Really, Brian, surely you're going to keep hacking away until your fingers go numb and you have blurred vision ?:confused::LOL:

    Alan
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I already have numbed fingers Alan and blurred vision,it's called old age,55 this year and I feel 75 :)
  20. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    55 !! you are a teenager :D
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