Peter Gillson's Bust of TE Lawrence

Peter Gillson

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Hi guys

My contribution to the WW1 GB is a bust of TE Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia. I have been scouting the www and some reference books and the majority photos of him are either army uniform of Arab dress but /i have found a few of him in uniform with the Arab headdress. I think this is the look I will go for since it visually combines the two worlds he straddled.

This is quite a clear photo which is going to be my main reference:

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Ooooh, nice! Eric Kennington's portraits would probably be helpful here Peter. This will be good.
 
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Peter - it I pull this one off well enough it may well be heading your way to paint. Fingers' crossed.

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Well I have no doubt that the two Peters collaboration will produce a stunning tribute to TE.
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Amazing what you can find on-line, this is from the IWM site:
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Great start Peter, so jealous of all the skills on show from everyone, never ceases to amaze.
 

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Hi Peter

The IWM also have his Arab robes. They used to be on display when I was there.

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National Army Mueseum and Ashmolean.

How about Auda as a companion piece?

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His arab robes are nice to see. Nice suggestion about Auda, definately one to think seriously about.

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Coming along nicely. What was distinctive about Lawrence, apart from the piercing blue eyes that everyone mentions, was the straight, overhanging brow and the double bow-shaped upper lip.
 

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my first attempt at his brow made the head look a little neanderthal. I think I may put it aside until the weekend, so that I am looking at it with fresher eyes. At least the GB continues until November so I have lots of time to re-sculpt him!

Peter
 

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If I tried anything like this Peter, it would end up looking worse than the figure I got with my Smer Airco dh2 kit. Fantastic work so far
 

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Looks very nice so far Peter:thumb2:, as I have no skill with sculpting figs too I'm following your work with great interest.
 

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Nice progress shot Peter. What do you sculpt with that allows you to make changes days after the event??
 

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Steve - i am back to using MagicSculpt. It can be smoothed when wet using a paintbrush and water. When it has cured it is had which can then be sanded, scraped back or even bits carved off.
 

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I'll watch quietly in the back ground Peter, and hopefully learn a bit about the esoteric art of figures.
 
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Hi Peter I watch quietly with Colin, good luck with the rest of the build.
Pete.
 
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