Monday, April 21, 2008

Green Troops, part 3

11. Removed the excess folds from 2 of the figures, clipped the wires from the feet and made bases.

12. Finished backs of coats, with slit.
13. Added buttons to backs of coats and added backs of shoes
14. Added fronts of shoes (still need to add tongue and buckles)
15. Started faces/heads
16. More work on faces, added noses (1 each) and ears (2 each).

I may not do much more with the faces/heads before trying to make molds and cast masters. I'm not fully satisfied with the mouths at this point, but I may just leave them as is (these are for armies, not for high art). I don't think I'll try to make eyes (I don't tend to paint the eyes anyway - I hardly ever dot my eyes - lol). I figure I'll add hair, whiskers, bonnets, etc. as needed.

I may try to refine other parts a bit, such as the lower legs on some. And I think I'll add sporrans, dirks, bayonet scabbards, and shoe buckles. Not sure how much beyond that I'll go on the base figures.


tim said...

WOW!! Do those ever look GREAT!!!

I can't wait to see the finished product!

Snickering Corpses said...

They're certainly looking encouraging. Keep up the good work!

Fitz-Badger said...

Thanks for the comments!
I've made a little more progress, more pics to come later. I also tried making a mold, but my mold rubber was too old - so I wasn't too surprised it didn't work out. I have fresh stuff on order now.

Der Alte Fritz said...

Wow, I didn't know that you sculpted. These are looking very nice.