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Major König

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Renéduret, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    thanks Steve,

    At first I had a clear idea about the scale of my sculpt and made some balls with the clay ( it worked perfectly!). Later on, after the corrections they were gone :)

    I'm taking a little sculpting rest now and do some painting ( which I also like to do)
    I centered Ed's eyes already and they look better now.

    I want to do some adequate research for the Gebirgsjagercap and the jacket with the woolen collar.

    I also love to make the Konigbuste with an officerscap, his major ranking.

    those two hats defenitely contribute to greater likeness.

    René
  2. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    Lost in transition!

    especially for you Steve,..I tried to fit this image:

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    into a known setting like beneath so you can have a glimpse on Ed with his cap already.

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    some other pics:

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  3. Ferris A Fixture

    The likeness turned out really well René. Congrats!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  4. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    thanks Adrian!

    working on the Gebirgscap now...
  5. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    some progress on the mountaincap.

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    René
  6. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    and some more...

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  7. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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  8. mil-mart A Fixture

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    Rene, , just read this thread from start to finish, very interesting and congratulations on an excellent likeness. Will follow. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  9. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ken,

    thanks!

    I'm working on the frame now and thinking of posture for a buste.

    regards,
    René
  10. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    The pose I have in mind for the major...

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    I think the torso, that suddenly transites into the socket will give a nice contrast with the extended rifle totally exposed ( with belt :)).

    true to principle, this posture is more or less the one where Konig wears this cap at the end.
    Maybe also nice to prepare the one with the cape ( scenes from the tractorfactory...for what we know now is veeeery big...)

    what do you think?

    rainy greetings from The Hague...

    René
  11. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    hm. the Eagle on his cap is way too big, should have known when it was coming along so easily
    I am not in a hurry...just like the Edelweiss I'll take my time for these details.
  12. Ferris A Fixture

    Good progress René!

    Pose for the bust looks right I'd say.

    For the pose I think it is very important that you get the stance just right: he is staring forward intensely, with his torso leaning forward slightly, and with his neck tilting forward quite a bit; like he has a bit of a 'hunch'. Your casting seems to have the neck going straight down.
    But I'm pretty sure your careful observation led you to these points already. I just thought I'd note these things to help give your excellent head sculpt get a matching torso!

    That eagle doesn't look too big to me by the way...?

    I'll be following your progress!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  13. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Netherlands
    Hi Ferris,

    thank you for observing..

    I am having doubt about catching Harris in his 'hunch' now.

    I believe he's not hunching all the time in this scene but's it's the most recognizable.
    The reason I would like to prepare him with a cape, looking for victims is also because of the somewhat lowered cap. The cape would be some extra drama in this buste.

    I think for the tilted scene I need to prepare the cap in a higher position on another copy and do have some work on his neck, like he's being trapped.

    so...for the first buste I was thinking of him with the cape, closing in a lot of dark in the torso and let him emerge out of this by subtile paintwork in the end.

    the second one must have all the good things you described.

    and yes, the eagle needs to be refined, reduced. Now it's almost all over the cap.

    thanks,

    René
  14. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    ..what doesnt imply ofcourse that I couldn't have a go for buste 1 :)

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    I sanded Ed's neck into a different angle and the cap a bit so ( I planned to do this anyway to make it rounder and smoothier) the eyes are more visible.

    René
  15. 1969 A Fixture

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    René nice idea to transform this one into a bust and from the look of things it is going very well. I agree he has to have that slightly braced forward motion to convey the tenseness into the scene, this will show all his alertness that would be common for anyone in this situation of hunting and being hunted.

    Cheers

    Steve(y)
  16. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Steve.

    Conveying tenseness,..I like that ...

    to get the picture:

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    this footage is taken a little from a frog's perspective but will be my model for the coming days.

    René
  17. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    Some filling up. In case I need to change direction of limbs , bendingpoints are visible.

    let's bake him...

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  18. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    just a little setup, a sketch ( with fimo you can...) finding the right shape and pose.
    Ofcourse all of it needs to be detailed:

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    the lower halve of the torso yet needs to be thought out.

    René
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  19. Renéduret Well-Known Member

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    this may look like a silly update but nothing is less true.
    I think I found the right proportion for the parka, where the rifle will be pinpointed.

    I am planning a couple of bustes with the cosy cape and some with the cap placed more towards the back of his head and even one without any cap.

    It feels like I developed a cartoon figure, finally start making stories with it and realizing the development was the hard part.

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    regards,

    René
  20. martinmack New Member

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    United-States
    I really have to applaud you on this sculpt. At first I just wasn't getting the likeness, but then you just kept on working and refining and it is really turning out well. I've really enjoyed watching your process and I am really looking forward to seeing this finished!

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