While I do not feel that I am anywhere near the finish line, what with the pelt but ~50% done, and the sword yet to be primed, my "benchmarks" say otherwise! In particular the one where the all- but-finished project is transferred to its permanent display base. . . UPDATE 27.01.16. . . With the pelt being completed, it is now time to move this project to the completed folder. . . Updates will be posted in this/these entry/ies as the situation warrants.
The base has been chosen and tapped, and the bust fitted to the same. That means that within 48 hrs., the bust will be permanently mounted on its presentation base. DONE!
This is not a bout of "buck fever". Quite the contrary! The time has come to start envisioning the final look of this project--and working towards it!--and given the dynamics of the bust, that can only be done with the bust "in its place", as it were.
So, by the end of the weekend, if all goes as planned, there should be no bare primer left to be seen!
More to follow. . . !!!
- Cravat - Undercoated.
- Cravat - Phase I Oils done.
- Eyes/Pupils - Touched-up in anticipation of final glazing.
- Plinth - Done.
- Hair - Done.
- Stray front forelock permanently attached and filled: save for Ice's blade/quillon subas- sembly, the figure is now completely assembled.
- Cravat - Done. I would point out that this project, along with the Hammerstein underta- king, have demonstrated the effectiveness and usefulness of acrylic washes over oil foundations that have completely dried (!). It is time to rethink the dogma of "Fat over Lean"--if it hasn't been already. . .
- Front forelock primed and undercoated.
“When the cost of a hobby exceeds the fun and doesn't attract new people, the game is over.” -
Oscar Koveleski, August 2003