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Major Robert Rogers, 1760

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by garyjd, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    The only drawback to working with Aves putty is that it is white. They do make some colors and the gray would probably work best. After doing the moccasins twice the overall shape is what I was looking for. After the putty cures it will be smoothed with steel wool in addition to carving away a little of the putty so they look more like moccasins with feet in them. After completing them I managed to add the right side of the breeches.

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  2. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    The other leg will be done once this all cures and is cleaned up. I'm trying to keep the folds down to a minimum as the skirts of the waistcoat and the leggings cover most of the legs on the breeches.

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  3. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    The back of the breeches have the least amount of folds.

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  4. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    The figure at this stage.

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  5. Jason W. Active Member

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    Looking great so far my friend! From which set did that Hornet head come from?

    Jason
  6. y_wong New Member

    Look great Gary. Any chances that you can post a picutre of a close up of the moccassins. Too much of light there to see the details. I am particularly interested in seeing the details in the front central portion of it.

    regards :)
  7. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

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    Gary,

    He is looking really cool. Thanks for the sbs. I hope to put it to use sometime soon.

    Joe
  8. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Jason, Thanks. It came from head set HH12 5 different bareheads neutral expressions. There are some great heads in that set. When going through them you almost hate the thought of using them. I do anyway.

    Wong, Thanks. I'll post another picture of just the moccasins. It'll be darker than the rest but that's the only way the Aves photographs well. There is not a lot of detail on them except for some very small wrinkles and folds.


    Joe, Thanks. I'm sure you will.~Gary
  9. RobH Active Member

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    Looking good, my friend

    just been checking back issues of MI. The issue is no 36 and is the third part of a series, this part on highlanders and rangers. Just thought I'd check to make sure you don't already have this one! By Philip Haythornthwaite and Gerry Embleton.

    Rob
  10. RobH Active Member

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    I lied........that was part 1

    part 3 is in issue 39!


    and just had mental overload looking at those early issues..........so many good subjects and excellent original research! :eek:
  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Rob, Thanks. I DO have those issues and they are a little worn, but intact from use. They are great articles.~Gary
  12. RobH Active Member

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    cool.....saves me scanning!
  13. Dani A. New Member

    Gary,

    Sometimes I do feel, too, that it is necessary to change the colour a particular putty comes in, because of definition purposes.

    What I do is mixing some plasticine in the putty. Because what you need is just adding a little amount of plasticine, to "dye" the original colour, the compound properties are not apreciably altered. You can choose any colour, depending on your preferences and the putty colour (light coloured putties, like the one you use, are easily dyed with very little plasticine). Strong colours work better because less of them is needed to alter the putty colour, so you make sure normal putty characteristics will remain.

    And, BTW, GREAT work you are sharing!

    HTH,

    Dani
  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Dani, Thank you very much. The putty needs some color to make eliminating tool marks oreas missed in clean up easier to spot. I have some Magic sculpt and will mix a bit in the next batch when sculpting resumes.~Gary
  15. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Wong, Here is a photo of the moccasins with the addition of the first flap. It's still hard to see any of the small folds and creases I've added. When the figure is done I'll shoot it with a primer coat which will make it easier to see these things.

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  16. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    The upper leg of the breeches have been done as well as the upper part of the right legging.

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  17. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    A side view of the legging and moccasin. A lot of figures done of 18th century subject though well sculpted sometimes fail to duplicate the look of the garments being shown. Often moccasins and leggings are not shown as being form fitting but loose and almost look like they are hanging on the subject.

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  18. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    The figure overall so far. I have also sculpted part of the shirt that will not be covered by the waistcoat.

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  19. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    As with a lot of projects there's always leftover pieces of putty, so rather than throw it away I try to find a use for it. The figure will need a powder horn so I rolled several piece into hon shapes and will use one for the figure. The others will be used in future projects. :)

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  20. Jason W. Active Member

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    Great job, Gary! Good idea with the left over putty. Sometimes I cut up mine into rectangular squares for cartridge boxes or roll them out for bayonet scabbards, etc...Lots of uses if thought through.

    Jason

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