WIP Critique TE Lawrence, 1/12th scale bust, FeR Miniatures

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  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    My next project is this delightful bust released by FeR Miniatures (Fernando Ruiz), sculpted by Raul Garcia Latorre of TE Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia.

    I've read a number of books about Lawrence, some written by him and some about him. An undeniably fascinating and flawed character, he remains one of the most enigmatic and romantic heroes to emerge from the Great War.

    The bust has a very strong likeness to Lawrence himself (not Peter O'Toole who played Lawrence in the movie) and should present quite a challenge. Not shown in these photos is the ceremonial Bedouin dagger and sheath that fits into the front of the chest.

    The bust arrived last night and apart from giving it a quick wash in warm soap water and cut off a couple of very small pour mould sprues, the bust required no preparation. I've primed it in black and then over sprayed white Tamiya Fine Primer to create a pre-shade effect.

    I hope you like it. All comments welcome.
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  2. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    :wideyed:!!

    Shoot Tony I didn't even know this bust was out. You have not yet put a brush to him but, I'm excited already.

    Joe
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  3. stoffy01 A Fixture

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    Australia
    Hi Tony,
    This is a beautifully accurate looking bust, and the way it looks just in the primed stage could be viewed as a finished piece. Looking fowards to seeing what your mastery will produce, exited.
    Chris.

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  4. ometz Well-Known Member

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    He likes your lemonade. Great bust of "Ahrans!"
  5. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Tony

    A lovely looking sculpt I have visited his house near the Tank Museum in Dorset , an amazing place and so full of atmosphere

    Looking forward to this

    Nap
  6. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to bringing this bust alive.

    As part of my research I've found a photograph of the shemag and robes worn by Lawrence in Damascus, given to him by Prince Faisal. The robe is beautifully ornate and detailed, and I've decided to use this photo as my reference for painting. If anyone lives near the Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford and wants to pop in and take some better photos of the robes for me, I'd be very appreciative.

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  7. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Very nicely done.

    Mike
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  8. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I look forward to your work on this one Tony.
    Regards
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  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Great choice Tony.
    This is a real cracking sculpt and I hope that it is a good as it looks here.
    I have seen a few figures of Lawrence down the years and this is the best of them all and is good to see my first view with a painter I rate as one of the best.
    Itching to see how you tackle him
    All the best
    Keith
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  10. megroot A Fixture

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  11. Walks Active Member

    Looking forward to your progress on this Tony, got my eye on this bust myself.
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  12. phil_h A Fixture

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    United-States
    This is a great bust - I am sure you are going a fantastic job with it. Looking forward to seeing him come alive (y)

    Regards,
    Phil
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  13. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    That looks stunning just in primer and pre-shading Tony, I shall be watching this with interest as this bust is a must have for me as it has such character.
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  14. tonydawe A Fixture

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    Australia
    Thanks for all your comments fellas, I really appreciate them.

    We had a public holiday yesterday, so a long weekend of modelling for me. Got quite a lot done too, as you can see from the photos below.
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  15. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Once again I'm just :wideyed:!

    Love it, and you are not even done yet :D!

    Joe
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  16. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    That looks absolutely fantastic.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  17. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Joe, thanks mate. No, not finished yet mate, but getting closer.

    Hi Andrew, thanks mate. I'm glad you like it.

    What doesn't show up well in these pictures is that the white stripes on the robes are actually painted with a white pearl acrylic colour that shimmers in the light. It's intended to replicate the look of silk and under certain light conditions, it looks quite effective.
  18. anstontyke PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    wow, stunning painting, i love the haunted look of his features.

    tony
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  19. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    You've done a great job over one weekend, I can't wait to see it finished now.
    Scotty.
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  20. Geoff Charman A Fixture

    Absolutely stunning work Tony.
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