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1st Sergeant, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (1863)

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About john belcher (9961)


Great work, what more can I say?! I love how the veil of beard turned out.
OCT 19, 2006 - 01:18 PM
John, I have just got this one from David and I have just started on its face - lots of character Steve
OCT 21, 2006 - 01:54 AM
Very nice work John
OCT 21, 2006 - 05:03 AM
Hi Guys,thanks for the compliments on the bust.I'm sure Dave Ridley will also be happy.Dave has told me that there has been a very good response to the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer 1st sergeant.I"M looking forward to Daves next sculpt.Kind regards John
OCT 22, 2006 - 01:29 AM
Hi John, I've been meaning to ask you for a few days now, and I'm sure I'm not the only one that would like to know... What was your "recipe" for the black leather work? What colours did you use? Rudi
OCT 22, 2006 - 01:34 AM
Hi Rudi,you have asked what mixes I used for the black leather work on the 1st sergeant.I used all Vallejo acrylic colours.I started with black to which I added small amounts of saddle brown and burnt umber.This is the base colour. I used straight black for the shadowed areas.When it came to the highlighting I used flate flesh rather than white mixed into various mixes of black saddle brown and burnt umber.On the very edge of the straps I gave the most highlight so as to lift the edge and help contrast it with the dark blue tunic.I used the same mixes for the pack as well.I hope this is of help.Kind regards John
OCT 23, 2006 - 03:38 PM
Lovely painting and Dave's work is alays tremendous (keep thm coming my old pal- (I have the pleasure of seeing dave every month and He has 2-3 more lovely pieces in the pipeline, very nice and with people like Phil Walden and Steve Lennon to help you Dave is just going from strength to strength. See what happens when you live in Brisbane Australia -you start to sculpt Ian
OCT 23, 2006 - 06:01 PM