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  1. I've been at it for thirty years professionally, but basically doing art all my life. I will likely create some other well known personalities and always open to commissioned projects. I even was thinking about creating the whole COMBAT! squad and propose it as a monument to the US Soldier. A number of these busts were completed between paid projects. See the following for other busts and relief sculpture: http://www.keropiansculpture.com/portrelf.html Mike
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    Sgt. Saunders from +COMBAT!+

    Hello, Generally I like to work with a water based clay (ceramic clay low fire or natural clay). But sometimes, depending upon the project, I may use plastilina clay, (a wax and petroleum based clay that doesn't dry out) and can't be baked. In regard to Vic Morrow Sculpture, I originally sculpted the bust over two years ago in water based clay. Made a mold and produced a resin (plastic copy) of the head. I then took the resin head and added it to an armature (aluminum wire skeleton) that would support the clay. The armatures are usually attached to a pipe for supporting the weight of the clay and to provide stability so the sculpture doesn't move or fall over while sculpting. The armature is then bent into position of the pose and I then applied plastiline around the armature and sculpted it with the resin head in place. Building up is the usual method with clay, but certainly if you put too much clay on, you'll want to remove it. Normally, I would just sculpt the figure in one type of clay but I had the head so why redo it? I just completed a life size figure for RIT and I used only water based clay. Feel free to contact me via my site if you have more questions. If you're just starting out try something easy with the natural clay and no armature, then find someone that can fire (bake it). A number of my students avoid the armatures as it can be costly to produce a mold if you only want one copy. Mike
  3. It took me over a year to sculpt the full figure of Sgt. Saunders (30" tall); off and on between paid projects. If I where commissioned to sculpt the rest of the Combat! squad at the same scale... Probably 2-3 months a figure. Thanks for the kind words! Mike Message was edited by: mikek
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    Sgt. Saunders from +COMBAT!+

    I created a sculpture of Vic Morrow in his roll as Sgt. Saunders from the 60's WW II drama COMBAT! This was a fun project as it combined both the creating of a childhood tv hero and WWII history. The figure is currently 30" tall, and I look forward to the day this figure could be commissioned to life size. The figure and busts are available on the following links. I can also be commissioned to create sculpture for memorials, gardens and architectural sites. http://www.keropiansculpture.com/sgtsaunders.html http://www.keropiansculpture.com/vicmorrow.html MK Message was edited by: mikek
  5. I created a sculpture of Vic Morrow in his roll as Sgt. Saunders from the 60's WW II drama COMBAT! The figure and busts are available on the following website. I also create a wide range of figurative and portrait sculptures. http://www.keropiansculpture.com/sgtsaunders.html http://www.keropiansculpture.com/vicmorrow.html MK Message was edited by: mikek
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    Vic Morrow Discussion

    Hello All, I haven't been on the forum for awhile. I completed my sculpture of Vic Morrow in his Sergeant Saunders roll. Hope you like. Busts and figures are available through my website. http://www.keropiansculpture.com/sgtsaunders.html http://www.keropiansculpture.com/vicmorrow.html Message was edited by: mikek

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