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Peter Gillson13/09/2017 19:37:23
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As well as the failure of the resin in my Dunkirk vignette, I have had some positive modelling, two busts I have sculpted:

The first is a WW1 bust of a VC recipiant, De Wiart.

de wiart.jpg

He was quite possibly the one of the most wounded souldiers of the war, it seems that he was wounded in every action he took part in.

The second is another VC recipient, Grenfell, one of the first of WW1 ( his moustache was based on another photo and needs to be reduced a little):

grenfell.jpg

All comments and critisisms welcome, especially thoughts on improving their likenesses.

Peter

Tim Marlow13/09/2017 21:03:07
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Hi Peter

In the spirit of your query, I will say what I see. This is supposed to be positive criticism to help you achieve a better likeness, as this is so far out of my comfort zone it's scary.....so please don't think this is negative in any way.

De Wiart looks pretty much spot on. Ears are a little more pronounced in his photograph, and he looks indefinably older, but that may change with paint.

Grenfell needs a little more work I think. The ears are definitely not pronounced enough, he has taxi doors in his photo....and I think the chin on the sculpt is a little too Bruce Forsyth in appearance.

I'm very impressed overall though....top stuff, well done.

Cheers

Tim

Peter Gillson13/09/2017 21:21:30
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Tim

It is great to have another opinion, so no worries, Your commets are helpful. It may sound daft but I had not really noticed how far my bust's ears do not stick out. I am not good at ears, my current bust project is and ECW figure with his ears covered up.

I think I can improve the chin by reducing the 'tash and enhancing the 'bulge' for the lower lip and a little chin reduction fileing.

Here is another photo of him with the longer 'tash.

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Peter

Tim Marlow13/09/2017 22:09:23
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Hi Peter

The lip bulge will help, as will a chinectomy..funnily enough, I think he has the air of Salvador Dali about him as his is.....it's probably the moustache, but looking again the nose may also be a little short..though that could be the angle of the photo.

Cheers

Tim

Peter Gillson14/09/2017 11:46:47
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Tim

You are right about Salvador, perhaps I should get rid of the helmet, drape a watch over his shoulder and some drawers out of his chest.

A series of bust of modern artists in their painting style, now that would be a challenge!

Back to reality - I think the nose is more the angle of the photo than anything.

Thank for the input, really is appreciated.

Peter

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