Wednesday, April 10, 2013

1912-- The Hundred Year Marine

Also in process here in the combat art studio is a sculpture figure honoring the Marines of a century ago-- The Marine of 1912.

He could have served in the Banana Wars, the Orient and many a "clime and place." 

It was a time of transition for the Corps, in uniform and in purpose. He's got the new 1903 Springfield rifle, but hasn't switched over to the new combat boots or the "Montana Peak" campaign cover-- he's too salty for that, yet... soon enough he'll be training for expedition to France, but now he's still using the old ways of the Marine rifleman.
Here is the original build up of the sculpture, seen from skeletal armature all the way through to its current near-finish state: 

The "Ecorche" figure, fully fleshed out:

Now for his clothing issue:

Bedroll added...

Here's the original maquette I made for the piece (it's about 8" tall):

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good to see you posting again.