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"I am staring at a sunlit picture of Hell,"

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I added the helmet, did some more painting.  So here is the result so far:


The face reflects the quote from Siegfried Sassoon: "I am staring at a sunlit picture of Hell,"






British Infantry....Face Almost Done

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Did a little more work- hair, chinstrap and some more blending, Then Started the helmet.







British Infantry Somme 1916

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Off to start another Young Bust.  This is the British Infantry Somme 1916. Started with cleanup and prime, then the eyes.................. A brief SBS on that:

Base coat the eyes with a mix of Light Flesh, Basic Skintone, and Brown Sand.  Edges of the lids lined with Burnt Cad. Red, Old Rose, and Violet - added the deep shadows around the eyes.

 The black cornea are laid in
 Then Field Blue with a Little Andrea Blue are laid in for the blue eyes
 Pupils
 The basic colors are applied, adding more shadows and highlights as we go
Brown Sand- Burnt Cad Red and Burnt Umber.....some places I add Black Red and Black. highlights consist of base flesh color + Basic Skintone and Sunny Skintone.

 More.......  I add more Burnt Cad Red and Violet

 Painted the basic chinstrap.....



Done!

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Here is the finished Young Miniatures Panther Commander Max Wunsche (1/10 scale).







More Work on the Panther Tank Commander

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Now I am getting to the point of finishing this piece.  I assembled cupola to the base,  the figure to the cupola.  Now its up to finishing the hands and touching up..........





Hessian Jaeger finished

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Here is the finished Hessian Jaeger, 1776.   As stated below, this piece is for the APG box art and Auction in May.  If you would like to bid on the bust, contact Mike Stelzel at the APG.  http://www.artistpreservationgroup.com/2013-Auction.html









More on the APG Figure

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Some more work....  Now I see all my mistakes




Artist Preservation Group Figure

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Mike Stelzel approached me about painting a figure for the APG auction at MFCA this year.  Also he asked me to paint the box art for the latest APG kit-  a Hessian Jaeger foot soldier from the AWI.
So here is the start.  It is a really nicely sculpted bust.   So when the figure is ready, please support APG by buying this kit- or bidding on the original at the auction!  http://www.artistpreservationgroup.com/index.html