Stefano's article- English civil war figure

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Roc, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Stefano e-mailed me this article which I translated and posted for your pleasure.


    I have a particular weakness for the English Civil War, It gives me the opportunity to work on unusual uniforms that I consider to be between Medieval and Napoleonic .
    Another element not to under estimate is the color.
    Practically civilian clothes worn on the battle field , equipped , particularly for the officers, with various ornaments, ribbons and bows.
    It is in this period in Europe that the concept of scientific strategy is applied. One of the more characteristic components of this century is the siege of a city or a castle.
    This kind of reminds me of the medieval ; unending sieges in the mud , with hunger and disease.
    I believe three words suffice to identify this bellicose period in history: STEEL, LEATHER AND MUD..

    The officer that I chose to immortolize, is the result of rigorous study and research on the element of uniforms.
    This piece is a sculpture of an officer of the Royalist army, while in midst of battle he risks his life with two pistols drawn and ready to fire.
    The sculpture is a uniquely scratch built figure, I started with a metal armature and in short here is the result . For my numerous sculptures ,I use drawings, they help me understand the final results of the pose and because I love to draw!!!
    A good understanding of anatomy is fundamental, I start with a nude, which I dress beginning with the trousers; always!!!
    I give extra attention to the trousers and the shoes, I’m almost fanatic about this,sculpting well detailed well proportioned shoes give the figure a sense of stability and realism. The rest is good and solid research.

    Ciao to all my friends in the Planet and hope you enjoy it.

  2. Roc Active Member

    More pictures




  3. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Stefano, Fantastic figure. I really like the look of that time period. The weaponry is very convincing, especially the pistol.~Gary
  4. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Hmmm that's a very interesting figure indeed. I will agree with gary that he really looks good. The point is... is he gonna be commercially available??

  5. nagashino New Member

    Hi Roc

    Thanks for translating and posting Stefano's interesting thread.

    I can't help but like the ECW period - where I live is steeped in the history of that conflict. Charles I used my home town (Oxford) as a HQ throughout the war, and there are numerous battle sites within a few miles, as well as museums and collections containing stuff that Stefano would love to see.

    This figure looks very nice. I have painted several of Stefano's pieces in the past, and his attention to detail is first class.

    Thanks again to you both, and best regards

  6. Stefano Borin New Member

    Dear Roc
    one of my next Project will be just Charles I
    From a fantastic picture!!!
    Please Roc do you have opportunity to get some picture from museum in your city???
  7. Roc Active Member

    Dear Stefano, thanks for thr great article and I agree with every body else the sculpture is magnificent.

    I will try to get some pictures for you, as soon as I get a chance.
    If any of you out there have any photos or research material for Luca concerning
    his new project Charles the first, please e-mail them to me or to Stefano directly,
    we will both appreciate it.

    Roc. :)
  8. Roc Active Member

    Phil, my friend, you are very welcome.

    Translating for my friend Stefano and posting it is my pleasure.
    It is fantastic having in the Planet a sculptor of Stefano's caliber willing to contribute so much.

    Roc. :)
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Thanks Rocco for translating.

    Stefano, this is a great figure, full of action. I really apreciate figures in action instead of static figures.
    Great sculpting.


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