I spent some time today working on the latest sculpture: the 81mm mortar crew.
I'd done the armatures for this piece a while back, but was waiting to really start on it until I'd made more progress on the other sculptures-- the Marine Rifleman and Belleau Wood Marines.
Here are the basic mortar crew armatures:
For the heads, I decided that I should make a standard skull form for all three figures, and then adjust it for the individual when finishing. Here is the basic skull, with a penny put in for reference.
"...I knew him, Horatio!" (I'm sure this figure will be a man of infinite jest at well..)
The feet, hands and skull for a figure:
The 'half-heads' I made on the assembly line (I guess you could call it a head shop)--