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Tartar Miniatures bust conversion

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Wendy, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Wendy Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    My latest project is a slight conversion of Tartar Miniatures "The Fox" bust. I thought it would be fun to add a flapper dress on her. The fox stole is part of the kit, but I added the dress and embellished the head wrap a little. She is supposed to have a cigarette holder in her fingers but I haven't added that yet. For the dress, I tried to get the blocky, masculine form that was popular at the time (though she's...rather well endowed...). I was going to do fringe, but reading it seems that Hollywood's depiction of the flapper was incorrect. In the '20's fringe would have been very expensive (though when Hollywood depictions came around the actual embroidery and other embellishments were more expensive than fringe due to manufacturing advances making fringe easier to mass manufacture so lots of fringe in Hollywood movies, less other embellishments). Any comments/critiques are welcome. I see I need to clean up the hand a bit more. I'm hoping to finish it for MFCA. DSCN1709 - Copy.JPG
  2. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Wendy

    I liked the bust initially ..but really think your additions has brought it more to life

    Thanks for sharing the rework look forward to seeing this as a SBS if possible with some mixes especially for that flesh !

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

    Why not put something into the feature FOTM ( Figure of the Month ) as well ?
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  3. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful work Wendy! It certainly raises the appeal of the figure. (y)

    I'm a fan of the Australian TV series "Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries" set during this period and the bust fits right in. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  4. Ulrich PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    That´s it. A great idea and can´t wait to see her painted
  5. Wendy Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys. Here's an update on the progress. I've been sketching out volumes and trying to get a good shiny effect on the head wrap and hair. The hair has to be blonde and the head wrap has to be a rich yellow, so I want to make sure there is contrast between the two. I'll go back later to fix some sloppy areas (like on the neck, the pearls, etc.). I need to add a catch-light in the eyes and go for a little more contrast on the face. The fox is a very rough sketch of shadows and the dress is just a basecoat. Still lots to do, but does the hair and head wrap look convincing?
    DSCN1712 - Copy.JPG DSCN1714 - Copy.JPG DSCN1715 - Copy.JPG
  6. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Great job Wendy! The hair and head wrap look fantastic. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  7. Cannonball A Fixture

    Looking good so far Wendy and echo Ken’s comments about the hair and wrap.

    Neal.
  8. Wendy Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I forgot to post a finished pic. Here's a pic from MFCA. DSCN1720 - Copy.JPG
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  9. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi Wendy

    Thanks for sharing the show picture , looks great , hope you enjoyed the show

    Hope we see more of your artwork soon

    Happy benchtime

    Nap

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