Saturday, April 28, 2007

General George G. Meade 1/32 figure

After a break from sculpting I decided to do a figure that's been on my "to do" list for some time. Shenandoah miniatures has a set of heads wearing Federal Dress Hats and one of the heads appears to be based on this photograph of Meade. I've always wanted to do a figure of Meade and after seeing this head my mind was made up. The metal bootee/boot blanks are from Latorre and are perfect for Civil War footware. I will also be using a Shenandoah photo-etched belt buckle, with the remainder of the figure being scratchbuilt. To see the step-by-step being done on this figure, click on the following Planet figure link.
The following link has biographical information on Meade's life.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Alonzo Hayden study finished

The Hayden figure study is finally done. This is actually version number two. The most difficult part was the face. He has a fairly smooth face overall and the period photograph was very light. I have two or three more Gettysburg related portrait figure studies that are on my short list. This study is 8" x 10".