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Union Army Surgeon WIP

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by petermh, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. petermh Active Member

    the figure is based on a painting by Don Trioani in his book Regiments and Uniforms of the Civil War it was scratch built from magisculpt with a historex head. A little bit of tidying up still to do and it will be ready for painting
    Comments/criticism welcome



  2. Guy A Fixture

    Looks good Peter. I look forward to seeing him painted.
  3. vergilius New Member

    Looks good to me too
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Your starting point is good. I cannot sculpt myself but i will give you some comments.
    I don't like the arms. They look that they are twisted into the shoulders and have a luxation. The turn into the underarm is also unnatural. Above this i find the figure (how do they say it??)to bulky under the belt.
    I think when you sculpt a figure, you have to made the anatomy and pose with this anatomy correct. Then make the cloths..
    But the choice of the figure for the sculpting is excellent..

  5. AJLaFleche Active Member

    I see what Marc means. In the last picture, it looks like the head is on backwards. That said, If I had done this it would look like a cross between Gumby and the Michelin Man.
  6. Airchallenged New Member

    I agree with Marc. You need to push the head and shoulder sockets forward a tad. Anatomically speaking the shoulder sockets are flush with the chest and horizontally aligned with the ear hole. other than that it looks great.

  7. petermh Active Member

    Thanks for your comments and suggestions guys
    Marc the bulkyness aroud the waist is caused by the waist sash I have pared iit down a little and I'm happy with it now
    I here what you say about the arms although I'm reasonably satisfied with their position in relation to the painting and by adopting the stance in the mirror. I think I'll see what they look like painted otherwise it means major surgery
  8. Airchallenged New Member

    Is he supposed to be pushing his chest out? If so them you might want to arch his back more so his shoulders still stay in the same place or flare his elbows back a little more (not sure if that made much sense :p ) He looks correct from every angle but the side so who knows it may just need a coat of paint.
  9. Hecky_uk Active Member

    Agree with other comments. My first thought was you had used a right arm on the left. His arms look too long also. Otherwise good work !
  10. Anzac1917 New Member

    A fine start and a good pose for the subject. I agree with the comments about the arms. I would think that if the surgeon straightened his arms by his side then the buttons would be at the front of his cuff rather than to the rear. Keep up the good work.
  11. petermh Active Member

    In the light of the comments I've had another look at the arms but I can't agree that they're too long or that the cuff buttons are in the wrong place they are copied from Trioani 's painting and if you mark your sleeve in the position where the buttons would be and stand with your hands behind your back then they're in the correct place

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