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WIP Critique Lt. Paulee 6me Hussards 1813 ~1/5 scale

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ACCOUNT_DELETED, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Here's my mostly complete sculpt of Lt. Paulee. Inspired by the attached painting. For background see my prior thread on sculpting him. This may be one of the strangest looking busts you will ever see due to the addition of the chair back. Not a direct copy of the portrait but inspired by it.

    I still need to add his barrel sash cord and the eagle ,crown and chains to his cartridge belt. Then painting starts. A wee bit of filling at the cuff and shoulder too. Just noted back of the left arm is a little rough too.

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  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
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    My 22 year old says his arm is too long. Feck, he's right. So off it comes. Stay tuned.
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  3. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Switzerland
    He's got a point. Marvellous otherwise Colin.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  4. Gaudin A Fixture

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    I would move chair closer to his body, if at all practical - it will tighten the composition. If you re- working the arm, may be to put the spindle of the chair where the elbow bends, so his arm rests on chair and hand with gloves hangs round and downwards.
  5. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Its looking great Colin (y)
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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Colin,

    The amount of detail in this is amazing , agree with the comments from Gaudin about the chair seems too out in the open ...as for the arm ...nice call that young man!...kids huh who needs them..LOL !

    Must admit I like the use of the chair wasn't sure it would work ..but it does indeed ..very clever mate

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Best wishes

    Nap
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  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Wow!!!!
    Another winner. I probably would have missed the arm issue if you didn't point it out. I love the idea of the chair involved in the bust, very cool.

    Once the arm is sorted I can't wait to see some colour on this bad boy.

    Good luck in Chicago

    Colin
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  8. ellie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Well done colin and good call by your son, the detail looks great and when you have sorted the arm out it will look even better. I like the chair it sets it off and gives you something more to look at, not just an arm going across the chest.

    Hope you have a good Chicago it's a great show, and looking forward to seeing this one painted.

    Cheers

    Ian

    www.elliesminiatures.com
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  9. SERHAN OFLAS Active Member

    Country:
    Turkey
    Hi Colin.

    -Yes please revise arm lenght and If you will move chair closer, change back -arch to opposite direction, or count back-arch direction which will reminds sit place in down, this will definetly need some place in down and will cause upper back- arch away from body..( I hope I could explain matter(n) )

    About right hand, if you let it down little, figure will have bit relaxed mood.

    This will be great

    Serhan-
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  10. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    it looks great. Even with the long arm

    Marc
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  11. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I agree that there is something unnatural about the arm and chair. I was working my imagination to try and get it to "work." It doesn't. The hand with the glove sucks too.

    I think I need to redo the whole thing. I am limited by several things including the figure's posture ( he is leaning back a bit); the rear of the pelisse (as it is laced I can't change the drapery without massive work); and the chest/shoulder.

    But I can certainly do better. As usual I was rushing toward an artificial deadline as I wanted to take him south tomorrow. Modelling under pressure always a bad idea when also resodding the property, painting, doing various chores, electrical and pkumbing work.

    Thanks for the input....very valuable :)
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  12. swralph A Fixture

    Apart from the changes you will be making it is still an excellent piece of sculpting.:):)
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  13. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Colin,
    Inclined to agree with the other chaps, tinkering the arm and chair will sort it out nicely, beautiful work Colin.
    Regards
    Chris.
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  14. Superb, as the norm from yourself Colin. A lovely piece and detail second to none :)
    Regards
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  15. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Like your work and recognizable style Colin.Keep it goin.............Wayne
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  16. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I decided to leave the arm essentially alone. But I did shorten it removing material from the wrist and shoulder. I am happy with the pose now. Arm is resting on chair back; he's leaning slightly back as he sits on the invisible seat. The alignment is OK, at least in my mind. If I imagine his bum and chair seat everything lines up and he is balanced. Thanks for the input.

    He is ready for paint now. Still need to add the Legion of Honour medal and sash cords but they can come anytime.

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  17. SERHAN OFLAS Active Member

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    Turkey
    Beautiful so far. Your builds are reference for the Napoleonic times (y)
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  18. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Threw some paint on him. First time using Life Colour. I like it. This is the undercoat and one shade of flesh. Looks like this guy is going to have acrylic on him.

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  19. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Looks good Colin... the eyes are near perfect.

    Are you going to start a new thread for painting or carry on here... just need to know where to look to continue following this great project.

    Colin
  20. swralph A Fixture

    Very nice eye's.(y)
    I don't know about anyone else,but I have been staring at these painted pics for a few minutes now,and there are quite a few similarities to how you look in your avatar.;)

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