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1/5 bust - General of Brigade Fournier-Sarlovese

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My latest project is a bust of General Fournier, infamous Duellist and model for Gabriel Feraud in Conrad's story "The Duel" and Ridley Scott's award winning first film "The Duellists."

Colin

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Hi Colin, that looks great, is it hand crafted by you out of clay? if so, then the likeness to the portrait is amazing. I assume you will eventually paint it, Please post the finished project when complete

regards

Alex K

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Looking good Colin. My one comment would be that his face is rounder and not as sharp/angular in the painting. I cant really tell if iut is the collar pushing his face up.

Looking forward to the finished project.

:cheers:

Larry

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Thanks gents. Yes it is scratch built from oven baked polymer clay. I am using 3 different portraits of Fournier to get his appearance, so it's not surprising to me that you see differences from the most famous one that I posted above. Also I am self-taught, meaning I have limitations on my portrait sculpting skills. Over all I am pretty happy so far.

Here is is complete shako and the beginnings if his torso. He will be holding the shako in his right hand and will have a pelisse over his left shoulder.

Colin

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Thanks gents. Yes it is scratch built from oven baked polymer clay. I am using 3 different portraits of Fournier to get his appearance, so it's not surprising to me that you see differences from the most famous one that I posted above. Also I am self-taught, meaning I have limitations on my portrait sculpting skills. Over all I am pretty happy so far.

Here is is complete shako and the beginnings if his torso. He will be holding the shako in his right hand and will have a pelisse over his left shoulder.

Colin

Hi Colin

Understood. And definitely not a slam on your sculpting. It's light years beyond anything I could achieve. 1/72 green stuff bed rolls and tarps is about my level.... :blush:

:cheers:

Larry

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Bonjour,

Superb sculpting, congratulations !

Fournier-Sarlovèze was a fascinating character ; there was a very interesting article about him (in French) in "Vivat Hussar" No.16, pp.53-82, Tarbes, 1981.(apparently a reprint of the same article previously published in "Le Ruban Rouge" No.28)

Article including a reproduction of a copper etched profile portrait. You already saw that one ?

Salutations,

Jérôme

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Hi Colin, I'm seriously amazed, great work, look forward to seeing more work in progress

Alex K

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Thanks again.

Bonjour,

Superb sculpting, congratulations !

Fournier-Sarlovèze was a fascinating character ; there was a very interesting article about him (in French) in "Vivat Hussar" No.16, pp.53-82, Tarbes, 1981.(apparently a reprint of the same article previously published in "Le Ruban Rouge" No.28)

Article including a reproduction of a copper etched profile portrait. You already saw that one ?

Salutations,

Jérôme

Merci Jérôme - I have not seen the article. I have seen 2 other legitimate portraits of Fournier (attached). The engraving is of an older man, post-war after he had been granted the title Sarlovese. I am not 100% sure the sculpture is Fournier but think it is. I also add a picture if the pelisse in progress.

Colin

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Bonjour Colin,

Find below the profile view.

Cheers !

Jerome

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Hi Colin, coming on a treat, maybe a stupid question, are you going to paint it?

Alex

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Thanks Jerome - that is great! And luckily I think my effort complies with this image fairly well...within the limits of artistic license. Here is an upate.

Colin

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Jerome - profile view. Maybe not unlike your print....luckily!

Thanks again

Colin

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Sculpting done. Painting commences next week.

Colin

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Seeing things like this is always a blow to my ego.... I could not even begin to imagine making something like this!!

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Thanks Chris. Put it down to 40 years of practice. By now I should be OK at this :-) fun hobby though.

Colin

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Hi Colin, truly amazing, can't say more, congratulations

Alex K

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Basically done exc some minor touch ups and a turned wood base.

Colin

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Colin;

All I can say is ...wow! You have a wonderful talent ; I like to make military models and figurines ( which take months to build ) so I can appreciate the amazing skills that you possess. This is a museum quality work of art. Congratulations!

Mike

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