Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Artist Preservation Group Sculpt

These are the first shots of my newest donation to the Artist Preservation Group. This one will depict Winfield Hancock as he may have appeared at the battle of Gettysburg. This 250mm sculpture will available as a resin kit exclusively through the APG. We hope to have some castings available at the Feb 09 Atlanta Show. Thanks for looking.

Napoleon Bust - Painting Pt.1

Hello and Happy New Year!

Here are the first shots of the painting on my Napoleon sculpt. The face and surrounding areas are just getting started. This one will be a study in painting white and creating textures. I'll be finishing this one by the end of Jan 09!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Toto infine è rifinito (Toto is finally finished!)

Well, pending any final manufacturer revisions, here are some shots of the completed Toto bust. It was a lot of fun to make and the kits will be out very soon. Perhaps by early March. I'll keep you posted on release info as I hear it. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Elektra Update

Almost finished with her now....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Toto Update

More work on the Toto (Antonio De Curtis) bust. Nearing completion and continuing to refine his features. Not quite there yet, but getting closer.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Italian Officer WWII

Hello! Here is a new project for a customer. It is a 200mm bust of Italian 50's actor/singer Antonio De Curtis or "Toto". I include the inspiration photo with it so you can check my work on the likeness. What a great face to sculpt! This one has been alot of fun and will be finishing soon.


Thursday, November 13, 2008


Here is a new commissioned piece I'm doing. Different? Yes! A welcomed change from soldiers. The arms are seperate pieces for casting and are holding the sais weapons. Scrambling to get this one finished ASAP. I'll try to post again when she's completed.

Monday, November 3, 2008

John Adams

Hello everyone! Here are some shots of my latest sculpture. This one is a 200mm scale piece based on the famous painting of Adams. I also used some of the Monticello bust for some details I couldn't get from the painting alone. I hope you like it. The wig texture was done using a technique I picked up from the great sculptor Mark Newman. This piece will be released commercially in the near future.

Thanks and I'll update here for release info on this piece when the details are worked out.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Finished at Last!

Here is my latest piece to be called done. It was another fun, but challenging subject. I hope you like it and thanks for looking!


Monday, September 29, 2008

APG Bust Painted...Finally

After a long delay, I have finally finished painting the George Washington bust I sculpted for The Artist Preservation Group. Castings are available to order directly from the APG and I understand that there may be some castings available at the upcoming Chicago Show.

Painted in acrylics and some oils for special effects.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Masterclass New Release

The folks over at Masterclass just released the bust I made for them of General Ampsicora. Please visit their new site for ordering info.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

More Progress....

Here are some more shots of the bust. It's coming along more quickly now. Still working the face from time to time. The fur texture was an experiment to get some kind of texture, but still retain a soft look. I hope it works. I stippled the wet putty with an old toothbrush then lightly softened it with a wet paintbrush.
I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Napoleon Update 9/6

More work happening on Napoleon. I have some of the big forms for the ermine/fur and velvet robe going in and have started the detailing on the sleeve. Still playing with the face from time to time especially the mouth area which I don't think is quite right yet. Thanks for looking and come back soon for more updates!


Something Different....

Here is a new work in progress for completion next month. It is comic heroine "Elektra" and is around 250mm scale. Still working out the facial symmetry issues and starting to work on the musculature and body forms. It's nice to do a subject like this as it is a pretty big departure from my usual historical pieces. I hope this will be the first of many as I consider myself a bit of a "closet fan" of comics and superheroes! Stay tuned for more updates on this fun and challenging sculpt!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Napoleon Bust -Update 8/29

Hello again and thanks for checking in. I have done some further refining of the facial features of this latest bust. It's better than it was, but still some tweaking here and there. It's difficult with a well known face with which there are only paintings for reference as there really is a lot of variation though they still all have a certain "Napoleon-ness" about them. Trying to depict him at the coronation so he was a bit younger, too. The laurel wreath crown was difficult, but fun. Just starting to add the robe which looks a little funny, but will make sense as it develops. The sleeve folds are going in too.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ernst August Bust Released!

Hello! Here are a few pictures of one of my recent sculpts for Michael's Miniatures. In progress shots were featured in earlier posts. The pictures of the painted piece are by Italian Master, Danilo Cartacci. You can order this bust and other nice pieces directly from Michael's Miniatures at the following link: