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    Modesty Blaise

    5" statue of Modesty Blaise. A gift project for a friend who's a big fan of the British comic strip.

    Started last weekend building the armature.
    I'm using Super Sculpey mixed with some light blue Sculpey III. While working with Super Sculpey alone I found that with its translucency I couldn't get a clear idea of the actual surface detail once baked. Combining the Sculpey III seems to have solved this.
    Let me know if you have found any tricks for getting a more opaqueness to Super Sculpey. I've seen work where Sculpey Firm has been added but do not know if this alters the overall malleability too much.

    Started building her from the ground up. Treating this as bit of an anatomy study before adding clothing.

    Some references included. Art by Jim Holdaway.







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    Roughing out the upper body. Will probably carve her gun out of wood.



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    Great choice of subject - Modesty Blaise rocks!

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    Boy. You sure got a lot of life in your armature and rough. That speaks well for the ongoing project.

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    The body looks good so far.
    It is an ambitious projekt you have started - but I am glad you are using Jim Holdaways drawings as your base. The other cartoonists tends to leave her looking like a fat serving-wrench from the southern part of Germany (mind you I have nothing against fat serving-wrenches from etc.).

    I would suggest you do the head on its own - as that will be the most challenging part of MB.

    Good luck - looking forward to seing your progress....

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    squidmonk3j: Indeed! I just started reading the compiled books.

    Joshua: Good to hear. I'll try to maintain this.

    Aseyngel: Yeah, I think right now she is a little thinker overall then what I am imagining she should be. Hopefully once I carve in all her clothes she will appear slimmer/taller. I'm going to do at least one head sculpt test/study before doing the final as I dont have much experience sculpting human faces. I do want to achieve a likeness to Holdaways version.

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    Started carving in her left boot and pant leg.



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    An update on her boots and trousers.

    Next up, her belt and holster.



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    Nice pose - and nice subject matter

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    very nice form and cloth folds keep it up

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    Boots and trousers looking good and very crisp.
    Now be very carefull with her Gluteus maximus, as many of us, used to admire that specific muscle when we were teens....

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    Current progress. Holster and belt roughed out.



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    Looking good.
    If you are not into pistol-shooting yourself, take at look at some small caliber hip-holsters - they will provide your sculpture with some nice details - and a good deal of realism.
    If you want my humble opinion we need a more feminine hip-bum-area.

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    She's English. That's as feminine as their hip-bums get.

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    After a bit of a hiatus I'm back working on this. Started sculpting shirt folds and working on a head study at about twice the size of the final. Figuring out how to sculpt her hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua A.C. Newman View Post
    She's English. That's as feminine as their hip-bums get.

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    Lady Croft would beg to differ!

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    good work ,,,,,,

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