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Lady Godiva

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Firestorm, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Firestorm Active Member

    I have been working on this for about 12 months on and off, and I am nearly up to the painting stage. The figure is based on the painting by John Collier which is in the Coventry Museum.
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    The horse is 75mm bare horse from Pegaso, which luckily was the exact same pose as the one in the painting, except for the neck which I moved slightly. The horses caparisone (coat) is made from Milliput. I am currently working on the bridle and bit.

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    The figure is completely molded from Milliput on wire armature, (sorry no pics of that) I mixed superfine white milliput with superfine black milliput to get the grey color, I find it is the best color to sculpt in.


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    I plan to finish painting by end of January I will post more images as work progresses.

    David Hay Firestorm Models
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  2. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    I always liked the idea of bringing the painting art to the modelling world. I love the work you´ve made so far, nice anatomy and hair.
    If you allow me a comment, I see the soles too flat, they could look more real giving them a bit of curve.

    Military miniatures painted by Eduardo Garcia
  3. Firestorm Active Member

    I see what you mean I will fix that before I start painting
  4. Johan Kees Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Excellent idea and wonderfully sculpted! I look forward to see this painted.

    I have also one remark: her behind is pointing forward while on the painting it is slightly curved backwards.

    J;)han
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  5. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brilliant work
  6. Whiteraven_2001 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is slightly off-topic, but I find it interesting that in the painting she's riding "astride," as I thought it was convention that women rode "side-saddle," as astride was considered "unladylike." Or is my opinion based in a given time period, specifically the Victorian era?
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I find it great. Some anatomical remarks:
    You must give here (i think there is enough putty on that part) more lordose on the lumbal part of the spine. If you scrape the putty off then you make there more lordose (curved to the innerside). Do it just above the saddle and it looks more convincing then.
    Then put here more backwards into the saddle.

    Marc
  8. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Will be a challenge to paint saddle and blanket
  9. Sergey Popovichenko A Fixture

    Country:
    Ukraine
    Great idea and great execution. You can make a fragment of architecture as in the picture? Enjoy our great vignette.
  10. Firestorm Active Member

    I am still working on the figure, i have to re-position the feet, do some work on here spine, and reseat her into the saddle,
    The image below is the decorative plate on the horses Bit, the female master mold is in milliput, then is stamped out in Milliput and trimmed

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  11. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Greay work. I would love to paint something like this. I look forward to seeing the painted figure.
  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    WOW - great!

    Cheers
  13. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work.
    Carl.(y)
  14. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Amazing work! Great reference!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  15. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful idea! Very nice scupt Will you try and paint in it in the neo-classical style as well?
  16. Firestorm Active Member

    I will try and paint it to look like the painting
    Lady Godiva died sometime between 1066 and 1086, After the Norman Invasion. The side saddle was not developed until 13c. Up to then women rode astride like men. The side saddle was not commonly used until 16c. I also doubt the horse would have been wearing the caparison shown in the John Collier painting, it seems to detailed for that time period
  17. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice one David, I like where you are going with this. Knowing some of your other work, It will look awesome when done
    Ben
  18. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    This looks very promising.

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
  19. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    By the way, in Belgium, Godiva is a big name in Chocolate www.godiva.be
  20. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well she looks good enough to eat:)

    Hi David,
    Brilliant idea turning this Pre-Raphaelite style piece into a model. Fabulous, should be a challenge to paint, keep up the excellent work(y)
    cheers
    Richie

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