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WIP Sleepy Hollow- 54mm original

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Stephen Ward, May 22, 2012.

  1. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Here's the progress of Sleepy Hollow. Got Ichabod's vest done as well as the scarf. The torso looks a bit wacky since only part of the vest will show and the coat will cover the rest of the torso.
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    The Hessian is making progress as well...I photographed it against a dark background so it's easy to see the white fibers sticking off it. Since the Hessian is essentially a body that's been in the woods, I wanted to show a rotting uniform that's tattered, falling apart, and covered in elements of the woods. I used Duro for the layers of the uniform that are falling off, and using fibers from a sanding pad (which I'll trim down), I worked them into the putty and will attach leaves and other debris to them. We'll see how it works out...
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    Got the base finished and primed as well. Can't wait to paint it.
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    And since the Hessian has to carry a pumpkin in his right hand, I made one of those, too.
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    More soon. Any thoughts or ideas on how this is coming along are always appreciated. Cheers, Stephen
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  2. SPrimeau Active Member

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    I enjoy following the progress on this one Stephen, it will be a stunner when you get it done!
    Scott
  3. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Hey thanks Scott, I'm enjoying putting it together. I'm ready to get to the painting part for sure.
  4. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    This is gonna look so cool when painted. The groundwork is very nice as is the sculpting. Dank!
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  5. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Here's an update. Time is even shorter lately with preparing for a move in a few weeks and a promotion at work, but sculpting is just about done on Ichabod and the Hessian. Got the arms and a lot of the coat done on Ichabod, and the gear like a haversack and cartridge pouches & straps have been added to the Hessian. Just an FYI, the Hessian does have slightly uneven arms and some things that are under normal circumstances rather incorrect anatomically...but in the interest of keeping him zombie-like, I thought this would help with the effect. Anyway, lemme know what you think about how it's coming along. Cheers, Stephen
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  6. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    The pose appears stiff and enhances the whole zombie like stature. Nice detail also.
  7. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Thanks bud. That's what I was going for. Here's the finished and primed Hessian with all the oak leaves added to him. Finally has the look I was going for. Lemme know what y'all think. More soon. Cheers, Stephen
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  8. mil-mart A Fixture

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    Stephen late picking up on this one, brilliant effects on the Hessian and I'm looking forward to following.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  9. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Thanks Ken. I hoped I could pull it off.
    Cheers man. I hoped I could pull off the effect...should be painted along with Ichabod and the groundwork by the end of next month.
  10. housecarl A Fixture

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    I haven't got a clue what it's about, but it looks well done Stephen.;)
    Carl.(y)
  11. Helm A Fixture

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  12. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Steve hit the nail on the head. The original book was pretty damn scary stuff back in its day.

    Thanks for the kind words Steve. I am looking forward to painting this piece and trying out some new color ideas I've picked up from Calvin Tan. Should be a very dark and moody piece (fingers crossed).
  13. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Tonight's update. Just about done with Ichabod. Shoes and collar are all that's left. Cheers, Stephen
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  14. housecarl A Fixture

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  15. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Well, just some work with steel wool and a polishing pad and Ichabod Crane is done, too. Got the shoes finished with their buckles, added the collar, and added the last buttons to the breeches and the vest. Glad I'll be priming and painting soon. Lemme know what you think guys. Cheers, Stephen
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  16. Ferris A Fixture

    Nice work Stephen! That Hessian looks genuinely scary.
    I look forward to your progress.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  17. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Got some primer on Ichabod, so it's officially painting time. Glad to be done. Here's how it looks now. I'm pleased with Ichabod, as he has the oversized jacket, gangly arms, his green eyes, and completely terrified look, much as Washington Irving described. More soon.
    Cheers, Stephen
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  18. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This looks fantastic! I envy your talents. I would love to be able to sculpt something like this. I can't wait to see this finished
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  19. Helm A Fixture

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    It's really coming on now the paints started,great
    Steve
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  20. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Thanks for the kind words guys. I'm glad to be done with the sculpting process and moving along to painting now. Should get some more work on that done this week, likely the base first and then each of the figures. Cheers, Stephen

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