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WIP The Black Duke, Friedrich-Wilhelm Ferdinand

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by blabsy, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all,
    not posted for some time I know,been having a go at sculpting,not done any from scratch since '98,little better than my last effort's....
    This is still on going bust in 1/9 scale, so here's a few in prog shot's and to date.
    I hope you like it?
    Best Regards
    Paul

    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com

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  2. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Paul, great sculpting. Are you using Magic-sculpt and greenstuff. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  3. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent progression Paul ! (y)
  4. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great looking sculpture Paul!

    Marcel.
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Paul,

    Excellent sculpting mate. You've captured a very good facial likeness, and the braidwork on the uniform is outstanding.

    Keep up the good work.
  6. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers for your kindness!
    They say the only way to improve is to get on with it, I've had a fair amount reservation's.
    Ken; your are right about the sculpting material,but there's A+B for the Polrock (jacket),and odds and ends that came to hand, I have moved on from bubble gum and bus tickets,well thats' what the early work looked like..........
    There is talk of, if I manage to make it mould friendly? It may be avilable, not sure yet...
    Thanks' all for looking!!!
    Best Regards
    Paul

    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com
  7. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great stuff Paul, excellent detailing the embroidery.
    Carl.
  8. Barke02 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Alright Blabsy!

    Comin' along nicely mate!

    Cheers,
    Jon.
  9. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Great work so far ,with a very good likeness.

    Cheers David
  10. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Paul,

    Great likeness....what held you back...keep it up mate look forward to seeing a commercial release.

    Keith
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Paul,
    I find the likeness really good.
    Go on,

    marc
  12. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Hi Paul,

    Looking really good and wish you all the luck with the production mate!!!

    Ray ;)
  13. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom

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  14. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi All,
    after a few pointers from a good mate, and a lot of time looking at this bust,I've started to get a little a£nal about it,after all if it was on the market would I be happy with the sculpting and paint it, and be happy??

    So out with the hacksaw and on with some corrective surgery.
    A dot of fresh putty,and I hope the revised bust looks better?
    I still have a few more details to add, and a bit of cleaning up to do,also it is in 3 parts now,head, torso, stand.
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com
    as a reminder-; The Black Duke.

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  15. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    An outstanding likeness, Paul! Well done!

    All the best,
    Dan
  16. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Dan,
    kind of you,almost there but not quite,I have the sleeve's to finish,and some braid on the coller.
    The polrock (jacket),seem's to confuse most that look at it,it was bit of a pain after a long lay off from sculpting.
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com
  17. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Welldone with the correctness Paul.....it added that "dimension" which, when you look back at it, you do realize that it was needed!!

    Wise decision mate!!

    Ray ;)
  18. blabsy PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ray,
    and cheers mate,you know its that "looking at it for too long,convincing your self" problem, jon cheeseman woke me up, david grieve had a good look at it yesterday,seemed quite happy with my efforts, I have a few more details to do, then we're done....
    Best Regards
    Paul
    www.paulblaber1.moonfruit.com
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Paul,

    It's the relentless search for perfection that drives us to excel, and you certainly have excelled with this bust. Your changes are small but very significant. This will looking amazing once painted.
  20. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Incredible, such strong facial features. This bust will look fantastic when
    painted. The rendering of the hair, beard, facial hair is just so skillfully
    done. Truly beautiful,

    rick

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