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Madagascan Pirate bust

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Jazz, Dec 2, 2021.

  1. Jazz A Fixture

    Please see below my latest rendition of Raul Garcia Latorre's famous Madagascan Pirate bust which, like my 93rd Highlander bust, I have been the proud owner of for many years. Proud yes, but that didn't stop it getting knocked about in storage in my attic for several years. Now I have dug out this old piece and decided that it needs to return to its rightful place in my display cabinet. Originally this pirate had a brown leather hat but after seeing other versions on the internet I decided to upgrade mine with a nice new dark grey hat which I painted in oils. With the tanned colouring of this piece too much brown looks a bit odd so I opted for the darker hat. I have also cleaned up the skin tones somewhat giving more shading to the eyes. I have worked more on the eyes making them bluer than they were before. I was tempted to try a tattoo as some versions have done but my tattooing skils are not too good and I didn't want to ruin this piece so I left that off but I have given him a golden earing that he might sell next time he is in port!

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    All in all I am pleased with how this piece has turned out and he now sits next to his old mate the 93rd Highlander. The faces on these two are very similar so I imagine them to be related. Perhaps the Highlander is the grandson of the pirate. Who knows? Hope you like what I have done. Please feel free to comment.
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  2. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Wonderful work John! (y)

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  3. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful work

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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Hi John

    Always liked this bust , nice to see you revisiting pieces , like the fleshtones and the green

    Keep painting whenever possible

    If you wish ....Why not enter a piece into the class of your choice in our DECEMBER's FOTM comp (links below) and also vote in NOVEMBER's classes as well ( links in FOTM forum )



    Always good to see the artwork

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to the next

    Happy benchtime

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