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Union Soldier

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jason W., Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi All,

    Taking a break from the dio to work on this fella.

    Just a typical Union infantryman in winter camp, relaxing with a pipe, contemplating the upcoming spring campaign.

    I wanted to keep him simple but yet w/ a little challenge. This challenge being layered clothing. Studying works by Bill Horan inspired me to go that extra "mile" to create a more natural look, the open collar and jacket front for example.


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  2. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    The head is a Hornet by the way. He had that perfect sneer for a pipe smoker.

    The jacket skirt was made of rolled out MS and attatched in two sections. Then carefully folded and creased.

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    I used the left over rolled out putty to create the knarled branches for the "corduroy" street.
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  3. Kreston Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work, Jason. The layering on the clothes looks really good. The upturned brim on the forage cap adds a nice bit of character. Another nice touch is keeping some of the upper buttons closed on his frock...a style characteristic of the times.

    Kreston
  4. y_wong New Member

    Dear Jason,

    It looks good. I particularly like the way the left hand moves aside the jacket shirt. A simple yet effective pose.

    regards :)
  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jason, That is just awesome. The layered effect of the clothing is great. His trousers are fantastic. Great stuff my friend.~Gary
  6. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    What a beauty Jason! Fantastic work!
  7. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Kreston! Yeah, I love that "look". It's amazing that this style of wearing a forage cap, that was so popular w/ CW soldiers, are never seen on CW miniatures.
  8. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wong, thanks! The pose had to have something to it, since there's no equipment, etc, etc.
  9. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Leigh!

    Gary, you may recognize the pose of this guy from a Rick Reeves painting entitled "Darkest of All Decembers". He's the Reb w/ a captured Fed frock on the far right of the painting. This is where I drew my inspiration.

    Thanks,

    Jason
  10. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I have to agree with everyone else Jason........beautiful work
  11. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Amazing how cool a 'simple' figure like this can be! Superb job Jason, I really like the over all feel of the piece, and ofcourse, it is beautifully sculpted like all your stuff.
  12. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Jason

    Please, please, please get this cast commercially, I would love to paint this one, just superb

    Dave
  13. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Jason,

    This is incredible sculpting. Further i must echo what has said before.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Marc
  14. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hello Jason...what a beautifully posed figure, sometimes the simple poses are the most difficult to bring into realisation, but you have done a lovely job. You must have put a lot of thought into all the different areas...just the fact that the braces (suspenders) are just visible is such a nice touch.....really well done...

    Daves about 6 or 7 miles from me and I can hear his brushes rattling in their box.. :lol:

    Lovely work Jason..

    Roy.
  15. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Jason, nicely sculpted,I like it.

    Cheers

    Roc :)
  16. bosko b Member

    An impressive combination of excellent sculpting and a great choice of head.

    Regards,

    Luka
  17. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guy's! Appreciate the kind words. It was a fun piece to sculpt and I'm pleased w/ the results.

    It was a quick sculpt, with the majority being done in one day. I over came another one of my modeling phobia, and that is using rolled out putty for a hat brim. In fact the whole cap was sculpted in one session! The top part of the cap was cured MS cut into a circle and glued to the top, then the "body" was sculpted and finally the brim.

    Thanks again,

    Jason
  18. thegoodsgt Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jason, great to see something new from you. I thought the dio was almost done, so I can appreciate the need to work on something new! You have a real talent for...well, everything! Folds, character, anatomy, etc.

    Will you be at MFCA?
  19. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jason, Do you find that sometimes doing another project on a whim can lead you to doing some of your best work? Sometimes I feel that that spending too much time planning a single figure let alone a diorama can sometimes stiffle the creative side of the project. Again great job on the figure.~Gary
  20. jitch0t Member

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    Spain

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