Wotan's sculpt Thomas Cochrane bust 1/6

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Hi John
Looking great but I would expect nothing less.
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Hi John, if I had half your skill...sigh. :tired:

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Thanks Jim

Richard. Chacun son metier as we say in French. There's no way I could reach your standard with aircraft.

Started to work on his arms and gave him a coat of Tamiya primer since the different media colours was making the result hard to see.

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OK I hope I never have to sculpt any coat lace ever again. I managed to get through it and I think the sculpt is finished. I had a last minute panic when I found that his left arm was too long. However a quick operation with flensing knife and saw removed about 8 mm and saved the day. here he is on his working base for the moment. The final base will be ready soon.

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Now a final inspection and on to paint.

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Hi John
He looks good. Love the lace detail. Not sure if it’s me or perhaps the angle of the pictures, but are the forearms a little short?
 

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What I think is remarkable is that you can see this young chap in the photogaph of Cochrane as an old man.
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Would you ever consider covering the bust in silicone and making a mould??. I think there would be a lot of people out there who would like a go at painting this bust. It is a stunning piece of work as always :thumb2:
 

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Verynnicely sculpted face.

It may just be the angle of the photo, but his right sleeve looks a little in the thinnish side to me.

Look forward ot seeing paint added

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Normally, I don't comment on this type of work, as I know very little about it. John, your work is breathtaking. I totally agree with Jon as to the very strong resemblance of the young man vs. the elder. You Sir, are a true artist and I commend your efforts to the highest degree.
Well done, and I would hope you take the advice offered as to the mastering of this model for future distribution. It is truly a masterpiece.
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Thanks very much gentlemen. You all provide such great encouragement.

Tim and Peter You got me thinking now; he may indeed have T-rex arms but I think I'm going to stay with him.

Steve I have thought about getting a casting of this guy but to be honest I would not know where to start. I suspect that the undercuts and the fine detail might make casting impossible but if anyone has more technical expertise I would love to know more about casting.

Thanks again eveyone and stay tuned for some paint coming shortly.

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Hi John
He looks great.
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Thanks Jim

I continued to vacilate in my usual decisive fashion about his right arm. Finally I decided he did need a little more Popeye juice so I have beefed him up a bit. I also got his final base sorted. Thanks for pointing it out.

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Started to apply some paint. I start with an acrylic base coat. His face and hair will be over painted in oils. His coat I have finished in acrylic since I wanted to keep it very dark and very little highlighting. The gold lace was fun to paint. Often I find that lace is painted too bright so I experimented with a number of techniques and I am quite happy with the result. The first coat was applied with gold pigment mixed into yellow ochre acrylic. This gave a grainy dull gold effect. I then used a few different gold highlights to try to vary the finish. The buttons were painted with AK true metal and then polished a little. The other highlights were applied with gold printers ink. Overall it looks like what I was going for.

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