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Completed Mitches Iron Brigade Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Peter Day, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    My next is this well known bust by Carl Reid for Mitches, depicting an officer of the Iron Brigade, ACW. I've seen a couple of excellent treatments of this one on PF and they are a tough act to follow. I do find this sculptor's work challenging to paint, so again, no promises.

    The kit contains 10 parts, and it required quite a bit of sanding and filler to knock it into shape - big casting blocks where the arms join etc etc.

    So, the face:

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    A very typical Reid face with lots of lines and angles and bags of character. Other peopled have left the cheeks shaved, but I found that there was a lot of texture there that looked like stubble, hence my interpretation of the beard. I've gone for another redhead, as the colour goes well with the yellowish skin tones.
  2. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Peter

    Nice to be catching up,on your benchtime , as you say a typical facial sculpt from Mr R and painted up nicely

    Like your interpretation on the beard

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  3. misfit151 A Fixture

    Great start Peter looking forward to more....(y). Mike
  4. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great start Mr D
  5. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Looking good Peter(y)

    Phil
  6. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    Love the Iron Brigade Bust! You certainly have started off on a good foot as I like the contrast with the skin tones and hair. (y) Thanks for sharing your work!

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society of Atlanta, GA
  7. Henk Active Member

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    Very nice, love the work on the face.
  8. Scott Sheltz Active Member

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    Great looking face! Can't wait to see how the rest turns out
  9. mil-mart A Fixture

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    My favorite subject, will be following along on this one.

    Cheers
    Ken
  10. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks for looking in people. Glad you approve so far.
  11. Stephen Hutchinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Morning Peter

    Another cracking start with your auburn warrior.

    Looks like a blue day today, which will match the weather at -2 C

    Enjoy the brighter palette and keep warm

    Regards

    Steve H
  12. Merryweather Active Member

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    That's a really good face ,Peter!
  13. Von Bock Well-Known Member

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    Have to agree with everyone above very nice start and a very good face. Regards, Brock
  14. VisjeMar Well-Known Member

    That is one face full of character
  15. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks chaps. Update anon.......
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  16. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    It's getting there:

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  17. Merryweather Active Member

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    Blimey you're cracking them out, Peter!
    That's fab that is
  18. Moonraker Active Member

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    Looks fantastic Peter. Lovely rendition of the fabrics as always, and the contrast with the beard is arresting.
  19. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Lookin' good. My great-great grandfather was in the Iron Brigade so your bust is of special interest to me.
    Scotty and Nap like this.
  20. Peter Day PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Neil - Glad you like him so far. I just admit I'm having a ball with this lark at the moment.

    Tim - I've since spent a couple of hours trying to refine the folds on the coat. Hopefully the red hair gives the thing more colour. Thanks for looking in.

    Rick - That's pretty amazing. I'll try to honour his memory.
    Scotty likes this.

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