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 Post subject: 1941's Wild Bill
PostPosted: September 27th, 2022, 3:09 pm 
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It was a few BPMS meetings ago that a fellow figure modeler handed me Wild Bill. Thanks, Joe! This is a 75mm miniature bust from Dolman Miniatures. Apparently sculpted on the computer, and the details are crazy! The kit is flawless resin body (tho if you really look, there are remnants of grow lines) and the hands are pewter. The base is resin from my stash. I don't seem to have an out of the box pic. Sorry.

Looking at a few screen grabs, he's wearing a worn, brown leather jacket, and a white-ish scarf-
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An unreal level of detail!

We all know what John Belushi looked like, but I needed a portrait to make sure I get as many details as I can.
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Having a medium skin tone and a scruffy 5 o'clock shadow, that will help the look. Don't forget about the lifted eyebrow either. ;) The shadow was done with the "poor man's airbrush" - pastels. For what reasons a dark blue works best for stubble beard. The flight cap looked like a combination of leather and fabric.

There was no clear screen grabs of Belushi's jacket. He's got patches all over the place. The best place to go for this is the model's page on the Dolman site.
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The hardest patch is the one down his arm that point out the various cities. Because (I guess) it was designed on the computer, the artist was able to write the names of the cities in. But what I learned the letters were very shallow and I couldn't get the dark paint to sit in the letters and survive adding the white over the top. My choice was to use a .05 pen. Even with that I think the pen was larger than the letters. Oh well, I did the best I could.

The idea was to paint the base a WW2 Olive Drab color, and then use a printout of the movie poster. In my rush to get finished - this was on my desk for a looong time - I took the final pics without the name plate. :P Thanks for looking.
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And for the sake of size comparison, here it is with a US Quarter.
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 Post subject: Re: 1941's Wild Bill
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Wow, that came out great! You really nailed his character.


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 Post subject: Re: 1941's Wild Bill
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Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: 1941's Wild Bill
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That looks excellent!
From the amount of detail and how good it looked, I would have sworn it was a quarter scale piece.
To see how big it actually is (or isn't, in this case) is mind blowing.

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 Post subject: Re: 1941's Wild Bill
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Thanks guys!
My Opti-visors come to my rescue regularly. :lol:

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Absolutely incredible. I especially like the leather look of the jacket and head gear.

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 Post subject: Re: 1941's Wild Bill
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Apefan wrote:
Absolutely incredible. I especially like the leather look of the jacket and head gear.

Thanks. It's always an adventure for me trying to do leather. hehe :oops:

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Awesome job !!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1941's Wild Bill
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kcanderson wrote:
Awesome job !!!!!


I appreciate it. Thanks!

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