Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Drummer, 63rd Regiment of Foot, 1775 54mm

Here's one for the road. I kinda did this out of order, the grenadier was the last figure I finished. I guess, saving a favorite for last before heading off to the MFCA show.

I really liked how this one turned out and enjoyed building and painting this figure. The drum however was a bear to do. I was going to use a simple spare Historex piece but the molding was horrid. So I stripped the entire shell and sculpted the tension cords with very thin strings of kneadatite.

The inspiration for the piece was Don Troiani's study of same subject. Except in my version the front is viewed prominently. I remember Gary a year ago mentioned that this would make a neat figure and I agreed.

Thanks to all that visit my blog. Please note my postings this spring/summer will not entirely be figure related but will be filler before I really get into my next project. It goin' to be BIG.

Stay tuned.


Gary Dombrowski said...

Man is that SWEET! You're killing me. Great sculpt AND paint job. ~Gary

Jason said...

Thanks! Lol!

Wendy, sorry your comment didn't show. Will have to keep that in mind about the hot water and potato chip clip for fixin' warped resin weapons. Good tip.