Sorry it's been quite a while since my last update because I've been working on the next two figures I'll be releasing commercially in my range via FeR Miniatures and wanted to keep the subjects under my hat until closer to the release dates. I'm currently painting the box art for the second release (and will share some pics of this in the next couple of weeks) and the third has just been sent off for casting the other day. I'm actually very pleased with the figure I've just finished sculpting and think it may be one of my best sculpts so far.
I'm starting to find that some of the aspects of sculpting that I found very challenging before are starting to feel a bit more comfortable because of the many hours I've been sculpting over the past few months, but I'm not ashamed to say that there are still various things that still feel challenging and I still find myself having to rework things on a fairly regular basis! But I don't think this ever stops being necessary all the time you are pushing to become beter and better at a particular discipline.
I've also started painting the WW1 Bombardier that I'm making to donate to the World Expo Auction. Here are a couple of in-progress pics of that piece and I'll post some more over the next couple of weeks as I'm working on this simultaneously to the box art for my second release. The Bombardier is 1/35 scale so these enlarged images aren't very forgiving when compared to viewing the piece in hand!
As promised last week here are a couple more in-progress pics for this fellow.... more to come in a few days
By the way, I've been painting this with Jo Sonja acrylics.
So August seems to have gone by super fast and despite last week's heat-wave, which I found a bit debilitating at times, I'm really pleased with my painting progress which has seen me almost finishing two figures within the last three weeks. For my last update in August I wanted to give you a peak at the painting in-progress for the box art of the figure that is going to be my second commercial release very soon. A Grenadier Guard in Crimea. I hope you like him! (Click on the images to enlarge)