Ciao a tutti,
Again my life is keeping me away from modelling, but I promised myself to post at least once more before the end of January, so here I'm!
This time I'll show you the progress of the " Marinaio" where you can see progress on the lower part of the figures: gaiters and trouser, essentially.
Let's start from the gaiters, I've dig into my books, asked friends and search the internet (I always do it in this order...) nothing, I can't find a precise reference to the gaiters, only the original drawing I used as inspiration and one from a book I have on the Italian Marina.
I have found a picture and drawing of gaiters of the army of the same period, and even if these are the Army and not the Navy one, I don't think were very different.
I've then proceed to model the trausers, I used A+B white putty, which I had for ages and I think is off now, look at the brownish colour.., then I corrected the trouser with a cutter and fine sanding paper.
I then modified the sculpture adding milliput white, that's why you can see the difference in colour in the trouser.
Well, that's it for today, I hope to write something new soon and maybe post a new video.
Ciao a tutti,
Has been a long time since my last update, but I have been out and about for work and then holidays!
Well I haven't work on anything new but I had the opportunity to take pictures of some of my old work that haven't been seen before, owned by a collector.
The figures portrays the death of the colonel Frederick Gustavus Barnaby at the battle of Abu Klea.
I modelled this piece in 2002 for a great show, now gone.., in Nervi (Genova) where only few modellers where invited each time and that had every year a specific theme.
Danilo Cartacci, did painted this piece has he only can do, making it a masterpiece.
Let me know what you think.