Friday, January 22, 2010

Rifles Continued

The 1903 Springfields for the Belleau Wood sculpture I'm creating are one step closer to finish, as I put on the rough forms of the barrel, chamber, bolt and receiver, etc..

To recap the rifle progress so far:
The beginnings of carving out the rifles from the template

Adding wax to the wood to fill parts of the stock out a bit

Roughing in the basic wax forms. These I will carve and detail to look like the chamber and receiver, etc.

Next, I'll take a stab at the bayonets!

UPDATE Jan 26, 2010:
Closer to Fine-- I had to make some subtle adjustments to the stocks a bit, to make it more closely resemble the original 1903 stocks, which sloped downward slightly toward the buttplate:

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