Here is another I recently finished. This is the Thunderbird Miniatures Buffalo Soldier bust sculpted by the incredibly talented Mike Good! Mark over at Thunderbird sent me this for box art and did a PERFECT job of casting this beauty up. It is cast in 6 flawless resin pieces (hat, brim, head, pipe, one piece of scarf and the torso). I can't say enough good things about this sculpt, and how it simply came to life as I painted it. I'm not sure if it was because I was having so much fun, or if it was the flawless sculpt and casting, but this piece just fell together for me! Painted in oils over acrylic base as per usual. The real challenge for me on this one was mixing divergent browns for all the different surfaces. I also spent some time trying to get a good look of "sweat" and wear to his hat, particularly around the inside where the hat band is. The only other small painted bit I added was to add a little simulated "texture" on the inside of the buffalo hide jacket to simulate the look of the wrinkled skin there. Simply an outstanding piece. I'll be quiet now so you can enjoy the images. Contact Mark over at Thunderbird and treat yourself to one of these, you will NOT regret it! Thanks for looking! Jay H. http://www.thunderbirdminiatures.com/ Guys and gals if you will, please go to my latest post and find some important information about the painting of this piece. thanks!