This is my take on one of Gordon Mitchell’s recent releases, a bust of a veteran Para, sculpted by Pavol Ovecka. It’s very early days yet with a start made on the face and beret. The bust is an absolute cracker, the detail is crisp and the face is superbly sculpted. The oils on the beret are still wet at present and I’ve tried to portray a paler skin tone on this one but the pictures don’t seem to convey that quite as well as it is in the “flesh”. I’m running this alongside another of Gordon’s busts, the other being Pavol’s interpretation of the French leader, Charles de Gaulle. I picked both of these up from Gordon at the recent Bolton show and if anyone’s contemplating purchasing either you won’t be disappointed, particularly if faces are your thing. Thanks for looking, Neal.