Update and castings

Hi folks – after a long break I’m starting to gear up to finish the Sherlock project. At the moment its in the rough out stage and is…

Sherlock #2

As you can see the Sherlock sculpt has moved on quite a way since my last blog post – work has started on the upper part of the figure…

Sherlock

Well – I’m back at the bench once again and sculpting , I’m feeling fitter and I have shaken off the majority of the chronic fatigue that has…

Western Girl in Store

Hi folks another quick post, I have more castings of the western girl prepared and they are now available in the store, look for the ‘Buy Stuff’ link…

The Western Girl Painting Reference

This post will be short and sweet as it is really up to you what  colours you wish to paint this casting. The sculpture is an artistic interpretation…

First Castings of “The Western Girl” Now Available

I am pleased to say that ‘The Western Girl’ sculpt is now finished and a mould has been taken from it. If you are interested in obtaining a casting there…

Hair, Hair and More Hair! (The Western Girl)

Another small update on “The Western Girl”. Not far to go now – the hair has taken a lot of time to get right and finding photographic reference…

The Western Girl Update #3

Hi everyone, the western girl sculpt is near the end of the initial sculpting stage, just the long trail of hair to the right of the sculpt to define…

The Western Girl – Update

HI folks – a quick post just to keep you updated. Western girl has taken a little bit of a back seat whilst summer work commitments have drained…

Marie Tepe sculpt – castings now available.

  Hi folks – its been a while coming but I am casting a limited run of the Marie Tepe casting, there will be an initial run of…

The Western Girl – update

Another quick post to show the progress on this sculpt. The face is starting to find its shape and the ear is in the first stages of being…

Randy Myers Kulmbach 2015

A very quick post to congratulate both Penny Meyer and Randy Myers on they’re awards at the 2015 Kulmbach Zinnfiguren show. Penny took the prize for her rendition of…

Amy Johnson painted by Juan Francisco Estevez

Its a great please to make contact with other artists (especially those who share similar interests). What is even better – is when that artist  breathes life into…

A neat little trick for relief sculpting

My sculpting methods have changed a little from early days and instead of rolling out clay and perforating through a printed image, I now lay clay down directly…

The Western Girl

So – after a five month gap I’m finally sculpting again! Due to a new edition to the family (namely – Izzzy the wonder dog) all our time…

Marie Tepe – Painting Reference

Included below are images and notes I used as reference when sculpting the Marie Tepe relief Figure. Please refer to the annotations about variations of uniform colour and non-regulation equipment. The…

Video Penny Meyer Master Class – London Ambulance Column

Chuffed to bits that Penny Meyer (Grandmaster Painter) has chosen to paint my London Ambulance Column figure. Filmed at a SCAHMS workshop earlier this year by Steve Lloyd…

Marie Tepe Sculpt Finished

Well – for all intents and purposes the Marie Tepe Sculpt is finished, there are a few niggling things to refine but they will not take long. This…

Amy Johnson – Painted by Randy Myers

I’m delighted to say that Randy Myers has painted a casting of my Amy Johnson bust. I was alerted to the fact by Steve Lloyd of Flat Tin…

Marie Tepe – Update

Progression on this sculpt is going well, I’ve just given it a final bake in the oven (after quite a few modifications) and I feel it will not…

Marie Tepe – Collis’ Zouaves

This is a figure project I’ve been working on for quite a while, it depicts Marie Tepe (also know as French Mary) a vivandière  who served with the 114th…

Amy Gets Some Colour!

Pleased to say that the sales of the Amy Johnson bust surpassed expectations and I ended up producing a second run! Some castings are still available, but I will be…

Amy Johnson – Painting Reference

Included below are images I used as reference when sculpting the Amy Johnson relief bust. Whilst the original image was a sepia photograph – they can be useful  for light…

Castings of Amy Johnson bust now available

After months of trial and error I am please to announce that the first castings of the Amy Johnson bust are now available from my on-line store. The…

Dorothy – Update

Progression of Dorothy is now at primer stage, I’ve got a little refining to do before mould making (sanding and sharpening the detail) and I plan to start…

Dorothy – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

A slight change of direction In taking a break from a couple of long term projects, I decided to try something a little different, something that was a…

War Posters

Amy Johnson – bas-relief bust

After halting the work on the US Navy Yeoman figure, I was a little disheartened. Hitting a stumbling block with your work has the side-effect of making you…

Hitting a wall – US Navy Yeoman

The progress of the US Navy Yeoman figure has finally hit a wall. I’ve been struggling with this sculpt now since June and basically its not working for me….

US Navy Yeoman – Part 1

As you may remember from my last post, I’m back in the saddle! For my next relief sculpt I’ve chosen to depict a Yeoman of the US Navy…